The Yucatan Peninsula is home to a variety of cuisine at very reasonable prices. The states’ cultural mix has enriched its local gastronomy. Mexican food is predominant obviously, but it is more and more common to find international restaurants. So here’s a preview of the many options you can spot in the incredible region of Yucatan Peninsula.
1. Mercado 60, Merida
This gourmet market is a must visit place in Merida. It includes 18 different stalls which offer a great variety of high-end food and drink selection. Also, there is live music every day and handcraft pop-up stores you could check on. The ambiance is wonderful, fun and lively. In a nutshell, all the elements are reunited to provide you with an unforgettable evening in Merida.
2. Mivida Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Tulum
If you are looking for a romantic setting where you can enjoy stunning views, the fresh sea breeze and delicious seafood, look no further than Mivida in Tulum. This beautiful restaurant is located on the beach and offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine by using the freshest local products. The atmosphere is enchanting, and perfect for a special night out when on holidays.
3. Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar, Playa Del Carmen
Plank is a fine dining destination in Playa Del Carmen. The atmosphere is beautiful, trendy and romantic. Service is top notch and the food is flavoursome. Opt for a prime cut of USDA beef accompanied with parmesan potatoes and a glass of red wine. I can guarantee that you won’t regret it.
4. Ziggy’s Beach Club and Restaurant, Tulum
Dine on the beach with your feet in the water at Ziggy’s. This restaurant and beach club is a little oasis that offers a lovely ambiance and delicious food. Dishes are creative and made of fresh ingredients. Also, their margaritas are a killer. In addition, you can enjoy live music while dining on the beach. Ziggy’s is the perfect place to head to for a romantic dinner.
5. Tunich Restaurant, Tulum
You must go to Tunich for breakfast or brunch when in Tulum. This is such a relaxed, chill and laid back place to enjoy a healthy breakfast with fresh fruits, granola and a fresh juice. You could also opt for a Mexican meal such as a burrito or a cheese quesadilla, accompanied with an iced coffee. Anyhow, you must absolutely pay a visit at Tunich for its amazing atmosphere, regardless of what you choose to eat.
6. Kitchen Table, Tulum
Kitchen Table is a beautiful restaurant that is located in the middle of Tulum’s jungle. It reunites all the items that are required to give the clientele a unique experience. In fact, the staff is super friendly, the atmosphere is really cool, the restaurant’s concept is outstanding, the margaritas are very creative and the food is simply terrific. Every single dish is made of high quality ingredients and cooked in front of your eyes. So do not miss out on a great foodie experience at the Kitchen Table!
7. El Muelle, Playa Del Carmen
This is “the” restaurant to head to if you are craving to dine on the 5th avenue in Playa Del Carmen. The restaurant specializes in fresh fish and seafood dishes which are served by an extremely friendly and attentive staff.
8. La Capilla Argentina, Cancun
You chose Mexico like your holiday destination but feel like having a break somewhere else in Latin America? Then, La Capilla Argentina is your one way ticket to South America! Lomo, tango & vino, you can get it all! Tucked in the Marriott Hotel, this stylish restaurant serves mouthwatering cuts of meat at reasonable fare.
9. Captain’s Cove, Cancun
Dine with crocodiles at Captain’s Cove Seafood and Steak Grill which offers a lovely outdoor setting with a view on the lagoon Nichupte in Cancun. The menu is diverse and serves fresh fish and seafood as well as prime cuts.
10. El Meson del Marques, Valladolid
If you are stopping by Valladolid, do not miss out on having a meal at El Meson del Marques. This restaurant is located in a beautiful greenery courtyard and offers traditional Mexican dishes. In fact, it is a wonderful spot to have a feel of what Mexico’s cuisine is about.