The best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Short Guide to 30 great Locations

Playa del Carmen… aaah. In few places I have eaten that delicious – and that much. If you are lucky enough to visit this beautiful place, then you should bring as much hunger as possible. You will need it if you want to taste all the delicacies you will come across there.

You’ll find everything that Mexico has to offer – from great street food to award-winning chefs. The restaurants in Playa del Carmen not only serve delicious food. Many of them are also beautifully designed and give rise to a feeling like the land of milk and honey.

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes


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Porfirio’s | Mexican cuisine

Porfirio’s is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Playa del Carmen. Located directly on the famous pedestrian street Quinta Avenida, the location convinces with chic ambience and friendly service. From the terrace you can watch the lively hustle and bustle of Quinta Avenida, while you will be pampered. On weekends, live music from mariachis accompanies you through the evening between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. The restaurant also has a smoking area.

Address: Quinta Avenida, corner Calle 12, Playa del Carmen

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phone: +52 984 110 7798



Harry’s | Steakhouse & Raw Bar

Also located on 5th Avenue, Harry’s is one of the first addresses in Playa del Carmen if you want to eat exquisite steaks. You can choose between Japanese Kobe Beef, Australian Black Onyx Beef or USDA Prime Beef from the United States. The service at Harry’s Restaurant is excellent and the wine list is well sorted. Just perfect for a special evening.

Address: Calle Corazón Lt 8B, Nivel 1, on Quinta Avenida between Calle 12 and Calle 14

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Phone: +52 984 803 2021



Oh lala! By George | International cuisine

Beautiful restaurant in Playa del Carmen with a very unique ambience. The menu is a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and French cuisine. Good wine list and excellent service. The restaurant is very small and has only a few tables. Every dish is an absolute feast for the eyes. A visit to the “Oh lala!” promises great enjoyment for all the senses.

Address: Calle 14 Nte Bis, between Avenida 10 and Avenida 15

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Phone: +52 1 984 127 4844



Medium price range | $$ – $$$


Evass – El Pecado Culinario | Fusion, Mexican cuisine

The Evass is a unique surprise in the scene of the restaurants in Playa del Carmen. It is not located in the tourist part of town between the beach and Carretera 307, but beyond the highway. In the neighborhood where the locals live. If you are looking for an extraordinary, beautiful restaurant far away from the beaten tourist track – here you are in good hands. A unique, delicious cuisine awaits you. All in a first-class ambience and with super nice service. A place for connoisseurs. The restaurant also operates a delivery service.

Address: Av. Diag. 70. Y Esq. Calle 13 Sur, Colonia Ejidal, Playa del Carmen

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 984 8593 680



Luma Taverna del Mar | Mediterranean Seafood Fusion

Very cozy Italian restaurant right next to the beach of Playa del Carmen. The restaurant is located a little apart from the tourist hustle and bustle and is ideal for a quiet, intimate evening for two. Owner and chef Stefano is working real wonders in his refuge. The dishes are not only exquisite, but also a real feast for the eyes. A reservation is strongly recommended. Ideal after dessert – a walk on the beach.

Address: Calle 38 between Albatros and Calle Flamingo, Playa del Carmen

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 984 803 5020



Hola Bangkok | Thai cuisine

Hola Bangkok is another highlight among the restaurants on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. Nevertheless, a pleasantly quiet location in a courtyard. The Thai chef throws together very seductive delicacies. It’s hard to decide whether to just look at the plate or eat it. In addition, a very friendly service is offered. The restaurant also operates a delicious Thai truck for street food in Mi Ranchito Playero at Avenida 50.

Address: Quinta Avenida between Calle 34 and 38, Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen

Opening hours: Daily 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 984 147 7031



Zitla | Mexican cuisine

Cozy restaurant a little apart from traditional tourist paths in Playa del Carmen. Completely relaxed beach bar ambience with pleasant music – often even live. The restaurant is fully committed to the right holiday feeling and scores very well whit that. Delicious food and friendly service. A good choice to enjoy your time in the Caribbean.

Address: Calle 12 between Avenida 15 and 20, Playa del Carmen

Opening hours: Daily 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Phone: +52 984 873 3315



UNO Japanese Noodles pdc | Japanese cuisine

Super tasty Japanese restaurant in Playa del Carmen. Fascinating creative sushi, but also all other dishes are exquisite – for the eyes and the taste buds. Delicious Pokes, great