Whether your idea of a romantic dinner for two takes place by the sea, near lush mangroves, or in a treehouse at the center of town, Akumal can satisfy your cravings.
Taverna Akumal is like a cozy treehouse. A candle-lit staircase leads to a thatched-roof, second-floor restaurant bathed in a warm glow.
From its creamy risottos to homemade pizzas made with fresh ingredients, Taverna strives to bring the best of northern Italian cooking to the heart of Akumal. Ask about the daily specials for surprises like pasta with fresh mussels and claims, specialty gnocchi, and a divine quinoa salad topped with fresh mango.
Taverna offers a great selection of wines, as well as specialty and frozen Caribbean cocktails. The Tequila Mockingbird made with tequila, a watermelon-based puree, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup topped with a jalapeno slice is a personal favorite.
Once dinner and drinks have settled, you’ll soon be able to salsa the night away (or at least until 11 p.m.) at the new bar and dancefloor beside the restaurant’s entrance.
Love Under the Palapa
Que Onda is a hotel and restaurant near the Yal-Ku Cenote and Lagoon. The outdoor restaurant is under a huge palapa (a thatched roof made with palm leaves).
Night time is really when Que Onda shines. It is quiet and candlelit, with a casual vibe. Que Onda is known for its delicious handmade pasta dishes such as the Spaghetti Bolognese and Linguini with Clams for which Que Onda. Its steak and fresh fish dishes are also popular. Don’t skip the fresh garlic bread and save room for dessert.
Que Onda also has a wide selection of wines. The Casa Madero Chardonnay, harvested near northern Mexico, is a particular favorite when it is in stock.
Dining beneath a canopy of stars, amidst lilting palm trees is enough to transform any dining experience into a romantic rendezvous.
Perched on the shores of Half Moon Bay, La Lunita is inspired by its enchanting surroundings. Its menu includes enticing interpretations of seafood favorites such as octopus, salmon, tuna, shrimp, and lobster. Innovative variations on traditional Mexican staples such as ceviches, tacos, and chile poblano relleno are also available.
Sunset is the best time to visit La Lunita. That’s when the Caribbean sun dips below the endless horizon, painting the sky the color of a tamarind margarita. The gentle lapping of the ocean against the shore is the perfect soundtrack to an evening ahead bursting with promise.