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Diners' Choice: Great for creative cocktails restaurants in Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best handcrafted cocktails 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 Oh lala restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1046)
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 on Jun 26, 2024
They have some of the best service, great food and super peaceful space! We were very impressed and will be back!
A photo of Nektar at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (535)
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
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ChristinaM
Dined 2 days ago
The taco bowls are fantastic. Excellent service and by far the best meal we had all week. Well worth the price
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.
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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 Tramonto at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.7
4.7 (905)
MXN310 to MXN500
Italian
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Experience a taste of Italy at Tramonto. Chef Luis Angel Torres Casarubias champions a creative menu that features a rich mix of American and Italian cuisine. Visit with a friend for dinner and indulge in a delicious made-to-order pasta dish or some juicy prime rib. Stop by the bar for some wine or a lively cocktail. Located in the Vidanta Riviera Maya resort, this upscale restaurant is an ideal pick for a romantic date. The restaurant is a popular pick for many tourists and comes with an outdoor smoking area. Tramonto is open Monday to Sunday.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Very attentive to our experience and great service! Food was authentic Italian. So worth it!
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A photo of Alux Restaurante restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1919)
MXN500 and over
Contemporary Mexican
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Alux is a restaurant inside a natural cave. A unique place to enjoy a magical evening.

The creation and formation of the cave is ancient. In this environment of true underground palaces decorated with unique stalactites and stalagmites you can enjoy a natural spectacle. With a capacity of more than 250 guests, our cavern has various environments designed for you to enjoy your stay to the fullest, all accompanied by our haute cuisine and mixology that distinguishes us in this region of the Riviera Maya.

Service only for dinners. À la carte service. Entry with reservation. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Kitchen closes at 11:00 pm. Payments are accepted with Cash, Credit and Debit Card AMEX, MasterCard and Visa. Children welcome. Smoking area. There is no corkage.

Minimum consumption $1,000.00 pesos per person.

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RussMvip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
my family and I visited Axul on June 30. The uniqueness of the restaurant is what attracted us. To eat dinner in a cave is very cool, one of a kind experience. The food was great and very diverse. Our server Carla was outstanding and very attentive. I would highly recommend Axul For that special meal.
A photo of Gong at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.6
4.6 (667)
MXN500 and over
Asian
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Take a culinary tour through the orient at Gong. Located within the elegant grounds of the Vidanta Riviera Maya luxury resort, this restaurant serves fusion Asian cuisine in charming surroundings. Helmed by Chef Gualberto V�zquez, the menu features Far East favorites like sushi, lobster rolls and peking duck. Diners can also enjoy a selection of sashimi and soup. It also includes select gluten-free dishes for diners who prefer this option. Gong provides a savory alternative to contemporary Mexican fare. The restaurant�s spacious interior features linen-covered tables, soft overhead lighting and Asian-inspired d_cor. Gong is open for dinner every day.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
My husband & I found Gong last night & were so impressed especially without server Angela & bartender Yareli. Everything was so good we ate here 2 nights in a row & brought our kids the second night. Gong did not disappoint. Angela was so nice and friendly and made excellent recommendations. She took time to talk to our kids. Cannot recommend this place enough! Best restaurant at Vidanta.
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4.6
4.6 (133)
MXN500 and over
Latin American
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Casa Amate es el restaurante insignia de Andaz Mayakoba, un espacio muy confortable para disfrutar de una experiencia culinaria única e irrepetible. Residencia de los señores de León, una pareja que viajo por todo el mundo y quiso dejar su legado y sus vivencias dentro de este recinto. Haciendo énfasis en la región latinoamericana.
Casa Amate es latino contemporáneo, con recetas tradicionales de México, centro y Sudamérica pero siempre con el toque de Originalidad que caracteriza a Andaz.
La Casa Amate está dividida en 4 secciones principales:
Estancia, Comedor, librería, Bar Estudio, Además cuenta con terrazas con vista a la laguna, en donde se puede disfrutar de una experiencia inolvidable.

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mariatvip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
We’ve been back to Casa Amada about seven times at this point. The food is incredible and the service is warm and professional. The salads are always wonderful and the steak is the best in the whole Riviera Maya :-)
A photo of Porfirio's - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (912)
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
AmberMvip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
The dinner and drinks were delicious. We came for a birthday celebration and Porfirios delivered just that! The restaurant had a live band and dancers. It was a great time!
A photo of Zapote Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (29)
MXN500 and over
Mediterranean
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Showcasing hand-crafted spirits, Zapote celebrates artisanal producers and sources from local small-scale farms to create cocktails that are at once familiar and nuanced for both casual and discerning drinkers. The food reflects the diverse culinary heritage of the Yucatán Peninsula including Middle Eastern flavors with a special focus on live-fire cooking. Zapote Bar is a love letter to the Yucatán, its products, culture and people. Created and operated by Rosewood Mayakoba under the leadership of Director of Mixology, Joshua Monaghan, Zapote Bar is an internationally recognized destination for Yucatan-inspired craft cocktails and a celebration of hacienda culture and Mexican hospitality. It is located at Rosewood Mayakoba, 12 minutes north of Playa del Carmen.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food as usual! The best vibe and ambience with Frank & Chui performing! The quality of the service never disappoints! Zapote is absolutely amazing!!
A photo of Harry's - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1175)
MXN500 and over
Steakhouse
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
This beautiful, upscale restaurant is one of the establishments that will surely meet and exceed the expectations of a discerning public seeking a truly exceptional dining experience.

However what really characterizes Harry's beyond its beauty and location, is the extraordinary high quality of its gastronomic offer. The kitchen specializes in the very reduced use of condiments, the purpose is to allow the natural flavors of the ingredients to be used flourish.

Harry's Prime Steakhouse & Raw Bar is the best place to enjoy that special occasion. From its beautiful architecture, sophisticated ambience and artistic cuisine to the extensive wine list and impeccable service will make it memorable.

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williams
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Amazing food. I splurged for the Kobe filet and it was the best steak I've ever had. Been to many high end steak houses in Northern CA and was surprised to get the best steak in Mexico. Highly recommend if you're ready to splurge on an amazing meal
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