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Though not easily viewable from the main road, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen are full of culinary gems. From casual to contemporary, elegant to old school, There's something for everyone.
If you're looking for a rich bit of history, dine at Posada Amor, the oldest restaurant in Puerto Morelos. With over three decades of serving from picnic tables under dense palapas, Posada Amor serves savory Mexican fare like seafood bisque and whole fish. There is also a popular Sunday brunch. Or, if you want a truly unique experience, check out Alux Restaurant and Lounge in nearby Playa del Carmen. After traveling down a candlelit rock stairway, you find the restaurant is located in a cave and is part lounge, part bar, part restaurant and part nightclub.
If you're looking for seafood, look no further than Blue Lobster. You don't order off a menu here—you order from a tank. Though there are small to gigantic lobsters available, there are also other options including steak, ceviche and shrimp.
Or, if you're looking for a quick fix, try Loncheria El Tio. This fast service restaurant is almost always open and offers Mexican comfort food. If you're wondering what to order or how to order it, check out our Survival Spanish section.
Alux Restaurant and Lounge
Address: Av. Juarez
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Bar food
Alux is located in a cave. You get to it by traveling down a candlelit stairway and once there, dine, dance, party and drink the night away. Open for dinner only.
Address: Calle 12 and Av. 5
Cuisine: Seafood, Steaks, Lobster
Blue Lobster offers a variety of different sized lobsters you can choose directly from the tank. The restaurant also offers steak, ceviche and shrimp options.
Address: Av. Jose Maria Morelos, Lote 4
Cuisine: American, Mexican
El Pirata is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily and is centrally located in Puerto Morelo's town square. No credit cards are accepted at this restaurant.
Loncheria El Tio
Address: Av. Rafael E. Melgar, Lote 2
Loncheria El Tio serves Mexican comfort food at all hours of the day.
Address: Avs. Javier Rojo Gomez and Tulum
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Brunch
Posada Amore is the oldest restaurant in Puerto Morelos and features a variety of local fresh seafood and Mexican cuisine.
Address: Cale 4 Between Avs 10 and 15
Cuisine: Italian, Swiss, Greek
Casa Tucan is a small but satisfying restaurant with Italian, Greek and Swiss influences. All the dishes, like spanakopita, are fresh and well prepared.
Address: Avs. Tulum and Jupiter
Charlie's is an artsy restaurant with local artist's works on the walls and on the tables. The restaurant offers live music, great chicken tacos and is conveniently located across from the bus station.
Turtle Bay Café and Bakery
Address: Plaza Ukana 1
Phone: 52-984-875 9138
Cuisine: Pastries, Smoothies, Coffee.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Turtle Bay Café and Bakery offers a variety of baked goods, coffee, pastries and has a garden to sit and relax in.