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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion 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!

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4.9
4.9 (1042)
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
Opusgrandvip
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Amazing food and service! We are never let down. Love it here!
A photo of Ha' - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (243)
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.

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Meximusvip
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 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.
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janer
Dined on May 27, 2024
Amazing service and food. The catch of the day is a must!
A photo of Tramonto at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.7
4.7 (899)
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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MayB
Dined 3 days ago
Expensive Italian food. Great service though. Nice high ceiling.
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A photo of Alux Restaurante restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1909)
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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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent atmosphere! Definitely a must if you haven’t been before! They cater to special occasions, or just a night out.
A photo of Quinto at Vidanta Riviera Maya restaurant
4.6
4.6 (765)
MXN500 and over
Steakhouse
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
El Restaurante Quinto en Salum, Vidanta Riviera Maya, ofrece una versión única y lujosa de la moderna parrilla de carnes que se especializa en cortes premium y sabrosos platillos directamente de nuestro exclusivo horno de carbón. Piérdase en las vistas panorámicas mientras disfruta de cócteles especiales preparados por los expertos mixólogos de Quinto.
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Loveit
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Amazing experience! Love the food and staff. Definitely a place to come back to.
A photo of Harry's - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1167)
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Possibly the best steak I have ever had and that is seriously saying something. If you are going to Playa and do not go to Harry's you are seriously missing out. The food is second to none.... if you love truffles, definitely try the potatos and be sure to have a black truffle shaved on your steak.
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
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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 Prime Steak House Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.4
4.4 (482)
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 Bovinos Steakhouse - Playa del Carmen restaurant
4.1
4.1 (206)
MXN500 and over
Meat
Playa del Carmen / Riviera Maya
About the restaurant
Bovinos is an exquisite Steakhouse & Seafood fusion, which combines premium cuts and seafood, with our gourmet international specialties bar where you can enjoy jumbo shrimp, tuna and beef carpaccios, a selection of aged cheeses and charcuterie (artisan sausages), hot line, with Valencian paella, caramelized octopus with shallots and red wine, Biscayan cod, mussels in white wine, among others.
The first experience we offer is the traditional one, which includes premium cuts where you will find Tomahawk, Rib Eye, Picaña, Beef Ribs, among others. Placing the indicator in green starts the service and red for pause or end, remembering that the cuts will be served in small portions to enjoy
its softness and flavor.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 19, 2024
Great food, service was phenomenal and the restaurant is incredibly clean
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