Pavo Real by the Sea

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Pavo Real by the Sea is a restaurant with Gourmet Dining and Handmade Hospitality at the most beautiful beach in the World.
The restaurant has an intimate dining room and cocktail bar, set in a group of private beachfront villas on Maroma Bay, overlooking the beach. The Travel Channel mention this as "the best beach in the world".

Lunch and dinner are served in the cozy interior salon decorated with original art. Or you can enjoy the open-air terrace or sit in the beachfront garden, or on the beach for special romantic occasions.

Pavo Real by the Sea takes dining to another level.

"WE DELIVER EXPERIENCES, SMILES AND MEMORIES"
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Leipzig
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida y servició

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, perfect service, excellent food. I can’t think of a single negative word to say about this special place.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. Our second visit here in six years managed to outdo the first!! I would put this up against any single to double star Michelin rated restaurant I’ve been to previously.

l
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location but average food. And very overpriced. No other diners there other than us.

K
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time here! The food was spectacular, loved the wine, and the ambiance was perfect.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Pavo Real. We make a reservation here every time we come here on vacation. The food and service never disappoint. We love coming here.

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately the restaurant was empty

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a romantic experience! Our waiter Miguel was amazing and so friendly food was delicious and the ambiance was just as incredible 10/10

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Such a romantic setting with wonderful service and food. Exceptional experience

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simplemente 10 / 10. Altamente recomendable, sitio, ambiente, atención y comida ..........uno A. Mil gracias a todos por hacer de la cena un momento muy especial.

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

You must tell guests that they cannot drive in to the restaurant , but park outside and call the Hotel taxi.
We got thoroughly confused when we were alloed in with no directions, only to come out and have to call the Hotel.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Playa Del Carmen.
This place is truly special. The only criticism is the location is so surreal that it was hard to find. We drove past 3 times. Make it a point to go but ask them for specific directions.

R
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El mejor restaurante 100 puntos!!! 👏👏👏👏

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! The service is great and the food!! Oh, my!!! Would love to go back again!! Thanks for great service Manuel.

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Coahuila
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiente muy romántico con vista espectacular, un servicio personalizado, los platillos exquisitos tanto en presentación como en su sabor. Solicitamos varias cosas para nuestro aniversario, lo cual cumplieron con creces. Definitivamente un lugar para regresar y recomendar. Dueños mexicanos con excelente gusto y atención a los detalles. Felicidades! y muchas gracias a nuestro anfitrión Miguel.

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LR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pavo was our last meal in Mexico for the end of our honeymoon and WOW did it deliver! We started with really creative Mezcal cocktails (Mezcal Manhattan? Yum) Then, after a surprise amuse bouche of chicken satay, we had the mussels and coriander cream soup to start (both amazing). For entrees, I had the seafood pasta (excellent) and my husband had the surf and turf and we both agreed that the filet was one of the best we've ever eaten. They brought us a surprise dessert to help us cap off our honeymoon.

Service was personable and attentive to every detail (one couple was having a beach proposal the same night!); sharing so many stories and background on the region and cuisine. Truly old world charm and elegance; we won't forget our special night.

BP
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Pavo Real is Magical. You need to give yourself some extra time to get to the restaurant since Taxis can’t really go all the way up to the hotel. Then you drive through a jungle to get to this amazing jewel by the beach. The restaurant has about 15 tables. My wife and I went for our anniversary and were treated to an extra special table almost by the sand. Miguel our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and charming. The food was amazing. Right up there with Michelin stared restaurants we’ve been lucky enough to have dined in. The potato soup was a particular stand out in the first course. The rack of lamb I ordered for the main course was also amazing. A perfect medium rare just like I ordered it. Their wine list is also filled with unusual gems. Great Mexican wines from regions other than Baja along with American and European wines from smaller producers. And to top it all off. The prices were incredibly reasonable considering the quantity of the food and the general ambiance. So if you’re in the area and want a special romantic night out, this is the place for you.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There simply not words to describe the setting, and the food and the service are even better than that. If you are wanting to dine on extraordinary food in quiet seaside beauty, there is surely not a better place for that on the Riviera Maya.

j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, beautiful, and relaxing environment, with outstanding service and cuisine. This was my second visit to Pavo Real, and will be a part of my yearly holiday here on the Riviera Maya.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and fabulous!

YP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El lugar, Ernesto y la comida son las 3 rasones porque regresamos cada vez possible y vamos a regresar el Proximo año.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place for a special occasion. The setting is beautiful - dining in gardens by the ocean, and the food and service are top-notch. Would highly recommend.

YP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estaba excelente como cada vez que estaba a Pavo Real

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location on the beach ... One of the most enjoyable restaurants my wife and I have had the pleasure to dine at ... Food, service and view are incredible .... Look forward to dining there again soon ...

ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience from beginning to end. I felt like James Bond driving up to the villa and being personally greeted by the manager Jan. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner or even a proposal. Views were breathtaking. Hope to come back soon.

P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Pavo Real. Beautiful beach setting, lovely drive in through the jungle. Our waiter was most pleasant and helpful but was quite busy with a number of tables and did comp us with a round of Tequila shooters. We had dinners of fish(snapper), steak, and rack of lamb. All were very tasty but the steak and lamb were both more well done than had been expected. The medium steak had no pink and the medium rare lamb was just a touch pink. We had a bonus of watching a next to the water, surrounded by tiki torches, serenaded by Mariachis romantic dinner that looked like something from the Bachelor.
If you are in the area and can afford a nice dinner. Go to the Pavo Real

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Valentine’s Day, what an amazing experience. From first booking until we arrived the owner kept in touch, provided the special menu and made sure we were taken care of. The atmosphere, service and food was perfect. My only complaint is that it was windy that night so the crashing waves and wind was a little distracting, but they offered my wife a shall to keep her warm and we didn’t even notice the wind after a little bit. If we come back again we will definitely eat here again.

IU
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Pavo Real by the Sea Sunday a week ago, and I loved it! It was my favorite restaurant in the week that we were there. First, the taxi dropped us at the front entrance to the drive to the beach where you wait before going to the restaurant. Ricardo greeted us at the door and showed me the beautiful garden there with the quiet fountains while waiting for a van to take us to the restaurant. He was incredibly kind and proud of the garden. Then a van took us to the restaurant on the beach where we were met by the waiter in the parking area. Our waiter, Carlos, gave us a choice of tables and recommended drinks. I had a cocktail with a smoky flavor which I am going to try to repeat at home. The view is beautiful, and the meal absolutely fantastic. Service was outstanding. I plan to return to this restaurant every time I am in the area. After our meal, we had a short tour of the beautiful hotel there. The hotel is expensive, but I can see why. It really is lovely.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, the food, the service, the location! a bit expensive though. We had a great time celebrating my friend's birthday! THANK YOU!

EP
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time eating here and as usual it was fantastic. Will be back.

JS
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the really pretty spots in Mexico. Great ambience and food with attentive service.
Beachside views with cool sea breezes.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect in all aspects

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the night was perfect. From the moment we entered we felt like we were all that mattered. Food was amazing and the views were breathtaking.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

SK
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special occasion.This restaurant is an adventure in itself. Drive through a couple miles of dense jungle.Then coming out to a building ,which seems like on the edge of the earth.At night it feels totally isolated. Personal service,and inventive foodViews of a small pool and beach makes for great atmosphere. If your a beer drinker, ask about their selection of beers from all over the world

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an absolutely fantastic place to enjoy dinner the ambience is fantastic the staff were friendly and the owner Michelle was lovely would really recommend this to anyone celebrating our just what a really good night

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and dining experience. Definitely a true 5 star, beautiful view, personal service, delicious food. I travel around the US on business and always try out the newest chef owner restaurants in whatever city I'm in. This was a top of the line restaurants on food and much better service than you get in most high-end restaurants. Pricey but worth it for the overall experience.

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying in a all inclusive resort and getting tired of the same food so decided to look for a nice restaurant. I found Pavo Real and it was worth the taxi ride! You have to take a taxi to the outside gate of Amarte villa. Then they take you in and have a escort which drives you down a couple mile jungle like road were we saw wild life and arrived at Kin Sol Soleil villa nestles in on the Caribbean. We were escorted by the general manger to take a seat overlooking the blue waters and ordered refreshments. Then they brought snacks and lighting while they prepared our table which looked over the water as well among the palm trees. Emilio our waiter was very attentive and informative as he explained the history behind these little villas. We order the Beef Stroganoff which was the most tender filet ever and potatoes and veggies and the Lamb chops which were 6 lollipop chops that were Amazing!! They give you generous portions, we could hardly finish as it was so rich and delicious! Before are dinner arrived they brought over fresh baked rolls and bread and small sample appetizer like a Mexican bruschetta. The Ambiance was incredible as was the view and waiters. It is never crowed and they pay special attention to you every need while giving you the privacy to enjoy a romantic evening will not forget!! For those very special occasions you can have a table setup on the beach and they bring everything to you, we saw a gentleman propose to his girlfriend from afar. Very Romantic!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful spot in Maroma beach with fantastic food and impeccable service! A must try in Riviera Maya.

J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After eating at an all-inclusive resort all week, we were bored with the same food every day. We wanted a meal we could remember and Pavo delivered in a big way! The seaside location is stunning, and we were seated at a table overlooking the water while we enjoyed a welcome cocktail. We were then seated at an outdoor table and were waited on hand and foot. The good was outstanding; I had the snapper and my daughter the seafood risotto. We left full and satisfied. I highly recommend this hidden gem!

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