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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of ITZAM restaurant
4.8
4.8 (33)
MXN310 to MXN500
Traditional Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
The intoxicating smell of freshly made tortillas and fire-roasted corn, being made throughout the day on the life-size wood-fired comal, welcomes diners into Itzam. Inspired by Mayan tradition but with a contemporary approach, Itzam’s menu is conscientiously focused on local products that are both sustainable and organic. Community and convivial experience are encouraged through sharing plates, enticing guests to experience an abundance of unexpected flavors.
Top review
NoeBeevip
Dined on May 27, 2024
One of our best meals in the area. A wonderful mix of Mexican inspired cuisine. Portion sizes were good - easily sharable for both the appetizers and main courses. Wonderful ambiance as well. Get there at six to enjoy late afternoon light and sunset - you will not be rushed. But be clear about the table location you want (outdoor or indoor) when you book to avoid disappointment. Would return!
A photo of Prime Steak House Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.4
4.4 (483)
MXN500 and over
Fine cuts
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
On the famous Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen steps from the beach and near Coco Bongo and Coralina Daylight Club. Indulge yourself with its delicate selection of ingredients and prime quality cuts such as New York, Rib Eye, Porterhouse, Tomahawk, Cowboy, and exclusive Kobe cuts with a high level of marbling, tenderness, juiciness, unique texture, and flavor that guarantees an unparalleled sensory delight. Every day, enjoy double drinks and signature mixology. If you prefer wine, discover Punto Medio, the house wine that offers Malbec, Selection, Rosé Malbec, and White Chardonnay; designed to achieve exceptional pairing.

Fascinate yourself with our signature mixology, elegant, innovative, and refreshing blends of aromas and flavors that will surprise your senses.

At Prime Steak House Playa del Carmen, the experience is for everyone. The youngest ones are welcome with a kids' menu while they enjoy recreational activities with educational carts or have fun in the playroom.
Top review
Michelle
Dined on May 9, 2024
Dined here on our last night in Playa Del Carmen, and our experience blew our expectations! Our server was outstanding, and the food was fantastic! Great atmosphere and vibe, and since it’s upstairs, it’s comfortable compared to the hot street of 5th Avenue. Will definitely dine here again when I visit next.
A photo of Piaggia Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (176)
MXN310 to MXN500
Mediterranean
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant


Delight in the exquisite Mediterranean Italian cuisine in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Piaggia Ristorante offers a unique culinary experience with chef-crafted dishes and selections perfectly designed to captivate your senses.

Enjoy unparalleled gastronomic excellence paired with the best service and a breathtaking direct view of the Caribbean Sea.

All of this in a welcoming atmosphere that will completely enchant you. Discover the magic of the Italian coast at Piaggia Ristorante, your gourmet destination in Playa del Carmen.

Piaggia, ranked as one of the city's best restaurants with top ratings on various platforms, come and sample the exquisite and creative dishes from our renowned Chef Eugenio Villafaña. We look forward to welcoming you!

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVORITE PLACE, WELCOME TO PIAGGIA

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Top review
Negreiravip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Again trying this amazing place! Best place in Playa, no doubt
A photo of Toro at The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (31)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Latin
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
TORO by Chef Richard Sandoval aims to create an elevated but approachable, contemporary, and global expression of Latin cooking without borders. The menus use ingredients from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela – the whole spread of both Central and South America.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 28, 2024
Amazing all around!! Highly recommend dining here!
A photo of Tauro - Fairmont restaurant
4.7
4.7 (106)
MXN500 and over
American
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Inspired by the strength and mythology of the animal behind the name, Tauro elegantly combines Mexican ingredients with classic steakhouse techniques and recipes. Rooted in excellence and authenticity, Tauro sources the best cuts and vegetables, elevating them with well-seasoned and deeply flavored sauces. The steakhouse features an in-house dry-aging program, raw bar and prime steak cuts. With handcrafted, top-shelf cocktails and a Martini Bar inspired by famous tastemakers, Tauro blends savage & sophistication for a unique and unforgettable dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
My Aunt and I left our resort in order to enjoy a great meal and we were not disappointed! The setting was amazing with wonderful views. The service from the hostess all the way to the server was phenomenal. We felt truly cared for and it showed in the drinks and food. We will definitely return and also try the other fairmont restaurants!
A photo of Ha' - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (244)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
IMPORTANTE
-Sólo adultos (+18) /Adults only
-Código de vestir casual elegante (Hombres zapato cerrado, camisa con cuello , pantalón largo. / Mujeres casual chic) / Dress code (Men covered shoes, collar shirt, long pants. / women casual chic)
- Garantía de la reservación 15 minutos a partir de la hora reservada / guarantee for the reservation 15 minutes.

Carlos Gaytán, el primer Chef mexicano en recibir una Estrella Michelin, abre las puertas de su nuevo restaurante.
Menú degustación / Maridaje con los mejores vinos mexicanos.

Top review
Meximus
Dined on May 18, 2024
Was a very good experience but I was expecting a little more after their recognition. Congratulations on maple caramelized duck, maybe one of the best I ever had. Definitely communication is an area of improvement between reservations and restaurant management. I tried to move for 30 minutes my reserve, but was neglected because they were fully booked. Half of the tables were empty since I arrived and stayed like that. Last but not least, they need to get better mezcal to offer with such high quality food. Service was the highlight of dinner!
A photo of Luma Taverna del Mar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (111)
MXN310 to MXN500
Seafood
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
El mejor restaurante en Playa del Carmen, Restaurante LUMA Taverna del Mar, Mediterranean Fusion Seafood
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Overall, we had a nice meal. The waiter, Alfredo, was great. They provided a very nice complimentary passion fruit topped cheese cake for our anniversary. The asparagus, beet and Brie appetizer was a mess however. It came on top of a bunch of crunchy chips which did nothing but obscure the flavors of the veggies.
A photo of Nektar at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (532)
MXN310 to MXN500
Regional Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Nektar is a restaurant that serves specialties of the region. Located in the Vidanta - Cirque du Soleil Theater Complex, it offers typical dishes from the State of Yucatan and spectacular cocktails
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! Highly Recommended!
A photo of Porfirio's - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (901)
MXN500 and over
Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
PORFIRIO’S es pasión, orgullo y excelencia. Un restaurante que elogia lo mejor de México, transformando sus tradicionales sabores, texturas y aromas en los más exquisitos platillos de la alta cocina mexicana. Un sitio que renueva el concepto de cocina urbana contemporánea, equilibrando recetas caseras con acentos tomados de cada rincón de México, que se traducen en audaces sabores resultado de una cuidadosa selección de ingredientes y un ambiente donde música, decoración y sazón se entrelazan armoniosamente.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent service and food. Good show And music .
A photo of Oh lala restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1044)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary French
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
The cuisine at Oh Lala! is a refreshing change from that of other, more conventional restaurants. Guests are treated like good old friends in a relaxing atmosphere coupled with personalized service and good food.
Opened in January, 2011, by co-owners George and Mikaela, Oh Lala! offers personalized experiences for its guests, ranging from a laidback sampling of hors d’oeuvres and wines, to a leisurely look at the full menu.
With a total of 9 tables divided between the indoor and outdoors seating, and an open kitchen, Chef George, Mikaela, and their staff, make sure that every visit to Oh Lala, International Cuisine by George, Is a unique and a delicious one.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We booked based on reviews and last minute as we got back later than expected from an excursion. The restaurant was a two minute walk from our hotel and all waitstaff were warm, welcoming and accommodating. We were celebrating my son’s 10th birthday and they all sang to him :) the food here is top tier 👌🏾 my son is still talking about the steak. Everything we had was amazing and I’ll be sure to return next time I’m in PDC. Our server Luis was more than gracious, friendly and patient. Thanks for a great evening!
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