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Restaurants and Nightlife in Playa del Carmen

Updated over a week ago

Here are our recommendations for the best restaurants and gastronomic experiences in Playa del Carmen, as well as our nightlife recommendations!

Top 5 Luxury Gastronomic experiences:

SONORA GRILL - steakhouse, great cuts - music and cocktail bar

THE CATCH - a restaurant on a rooftop. You can enjoy the view of Playa. Specialize in fish and contemporary sushi.

LA MAREA -(inside Viceroy Hotel) - fine international dining in a very quiet resort just a few minutes away from Playa Center.

ALUX - located inside a dry cavern cenote and serves Mexican contemporary cuisine

AMBASCIATA D’ITALIA - Italian cuisine right on 5th avenue (Playa del Carmen nightlife)

Top 5 Authentic Playa Lifestyle Gastronomic Experiences: (not necessarily luxury service, but a great experience none the less!):

TRUJILLOS - beautifully located inside the jungle on the way to the beach - mostly grill

LAS HIJAS DE LAS TOSTADAS - best fish tacos and fish tostadas. It is a franchise but quite pleasant and authentic.

MU BURGER HOUSE - not a great website, but a beautiful little restaurant which serves only gourmet burgers.

LA CUEVA DEL CHANGO - traditional Mexican cuisine

CASA SOFIA - Italian homemade pasta and pizza, excellent quality . No website, but a FB page

Top 5 Nightlife spots:

COCO BONGO - disco with live shows


MANDALA - PALAZZO -LA VAQUITA - all crazy nightclubs located on the same road in Playa (calle 12)

ZENZI - beach bar and live music every day

TEQUILA BARREL - tequila bar right in the middle of 5th avenue

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