Those who are fortunate enough to visit Playa del Carmen will have their heart stolen by Mexican gastronomy. The most Mexican restaurants in Playa del Carmen 

From traditional combinations to contemporary proposals, Mexican food has continued to develop over the years.

Offering new dishes without losing the quality and abundance that characterizes Mexican cuisine. 

Playa del Carmen has become the focal point for many national and international tourists.

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Because of this so many restaurants have had the privilege of setting up shop in this city to delight anyone who wants to taste authentic Mexican traditional seasoning. 

If you have the pleasure of coming back to this incredible city, take advantage of it and visit some of the most Mexican restaurants in Playa del Carmen.

You’ll be able to experience the pure passion put into traditional and contemporary cuisine: 


Tradition, love, and excellence are the main ingredients at Porfirio’s.

This restaurant has one goal: to celebrate the best of Mexico. Its dishes transform the flavors, textures, and aromas of traditional Mexican food into exquisite haute cuisine dishes. 

This is the result of a careful selection of ingredients and a passion for Mexican gastronomy. 

Roasted beef rib, Rib Eye strip, Cochinita Pibil, and churros are some of the excellent dishes that will take your breath away in this contemporary restaurant. 

Atmosphere: Contemporary urban cuisine, traditionally Mexican. 

Amate 38

To delight in traditional Yucatecan cuisine, visit Amate 38. 

This restaurant-bar is based on all kinds of Mexican materials and ingredients to create a unique and fresh concept.

Each recipe uses ancestral cooking methods, and each meal is fresh, natural, and completely homemade. 

Grilled tuna, chaya shrimp, fried plantain and Cochinita Pibil cooked in a wood furnace are some of the favorites of the house and around the world. 

Atmosphere: A comfortable and relaxed space enveloped in nature.

Patio 8

This restaurant, located in one of the most central areas of Playa del Carmen, 5th and 8th Avenue.

Offers an excellent variety of contemporary Mexican food based mainly on seafood and meat cuts with traditional ingredients.

However, the procedures and techniques used for their preparation are entirely modern. 

Melted cheese, Arrachera tacos, tuna yin yang, and watermelon salad with feta cheese are some of the delicacies that you will be able to enjoy in this restaurant. 

Atmosphere: Youthful, modern, and Mexican. 


Mayan and completely traditional gastronomy in a highly recognized restaurant, Axiote. 

The flavors seek to create sensations and contrasts between the rainforest and the turquoise sea of Playa del Carmen. 

Each ingredient comes from a region in Mexico, which results in contemporary splendor and freshness of elements will create an exceptional delight. 

Duck taquitos, Ensenada Callo de Hacha, lime pie, and mango millefeuilles are some of the restaurant’s authentic culinary gems. 

Atmosphere: Mexican, traditional, and innovative. 

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All of these Mexican culinary delights deserve to be enjoyed during your next visit to the Caribbean. Which one will you try first?