Date-Worthy Dining in the Riviera Maya: Recommended Restaurants

 Are you planning a date night while on vacation?  Celebrating a special occasion?  We asked our team at Loco Gringo where they go or think are most romantic places for an evening out with your significant other. These are in no particular order. 

Romantic Riviera Maya restaurants that won’t disappoint

Casa del Lago at Rosewood Mayakoba  Casa del Lago features Italian inspired fare with Mexican flavors and the fresh regional ingredients.  The ambiance opulent and refined perfect for that special occasion such as an anniversary, engagement, or just a memorable night out. 

Located:  Km. 298 on Hwy 307 at Mayakoba

Alux truly an underground restaurant.

alux restaurant playa del carmen

It is in a dry cave.  This unique dining experience. The cavern restaurant offers contemporary Mexican cuisine.  The cave environment offers alcoves and rooms for a VIP experience.  Whether you are dining alone or seeking a distinctive location for your wedding celebration or family reunion, no one will ever forget an evening out.

Located: Av. Juárez Mza. 217, Ejidal Playa del Carmen

Oh La La in Playa del Carmen with only 9 tables every guest is made to feel special. The international menu created by Chef George is a treat for the palate. One guest commented:  

We recently celebrated an anniversary here and had a wonderful experience. The food, staff and atmosphere were all positively wonderful. It’s a small place and can be hard to get in but be persistent! They will put you on the list and contact you in event of cancellation. Definitely worth the effort to get a table here. AMAZING.

Located: Calle 14 Nte Bis 147, Centro Playa del Carmen

Moro at Habitas

Moro at Habitas

Located on oceanside in Tulum one of the popular places to dine is Moro. Fresh, local, and thoughtfully prepared, the food at Habitas’ restaurant Moro is an unforgettable experience. Everything from the restaurant to the rooms has been thoughtfully planned with an awareness of the environment and the surrounding culture.   The “clubhouse” opens up directly on to the beach.  The beach level is the restaurant and then separate cocktail bar offer handcrafted cocktails.  We recommend the wood-fired octopus.

Location: At Km 4.5 on the Tulum Beach Road

Sahara Cafe at the Jashita Hotel on Soliman Bay

Sahara Cafe Soliman Bay

One of our favorite places on the secluded bay of Soliman in Tulum.  One of our favorite meals is breakfast seaside.  Dinner in magical whether you are seated looking over the water or the indoor dining room. Italian and seafood is the specialty of the house.  One guest commented:

The owner is from Italy and their homemade pastas are matchless. The seafood is fresh and delicious.  A number of delectable appetizers such as the eggplant. The flan is perfecto. Wonderful, friendly staff, and relaxing, elegant ambiance.

Location: At Jashita Hotel Soliman Bay

Other places for a guaranteed romantic dinner:

Posada Margherita in Tulum. Simply amazing Italian dishes. Find on the map

Mezzanine Tulum offering Thai cuisine and a stunning view.  Find on the map

Cenacolo in Playa del Carmen with delicious handmade pastas.  An evening of dining and people watching on 5th Avenue is always a treat. 


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