If you’re hanging out in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and find yourself wondering where to eat in Puerto Aventuras, we have you covered! This list of the top restaurants in Puerto Aventuras will help you find the best places to eat for any occasion in this exclusive beach, marina and golf community in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Read on to see more info and view our Puerto Aventuras Restaurant Guide below!
Situated just one hour south of the Cancun International Airport and only 20 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras is one of the Riviera Maya’s most exclusive gated communities, offering easy access to a wide variety of excellent eateries, shops, convenience stores, exciting tours, water sports and a world-class marina. The entire community is easy to explore on foot or in a golf cart, with virtually anything you might need readily available and a delicious array of restaurants to suit every taste.
Best Puerto Aventuras Marina Restaurants
Sit outside under the umbrellas overlooking the marina and enjoy the unique selections and fun atmosphere that you’d expect from a British beer joint at The Pub in Puerto Aventuras. The restaurant is known for its excellent service and is ideal for all occasions, serving up a large, eclectic menu with ice cold beer, wine and liquor, along with a few authentic British pub fare favorites. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this marina-view eatery in Puerto Aventuras often has live music in the evening and is a great spot to watch the Dolphin Discovery shows. Insider Tip: The portions are HUGE and we can’t get enough of the fresh Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad.
Just across the street from the Omni Puerto Aventuras restaurant and bar, Café Olé is another charming terrace café overlooking the marina, serving a varied menu that includes delicious coconut shrimp and a delectable chicken dish with a chimichurri sauce that’s made from scratch using red wine, garlic and herbs. Nightly specials are also diverse and may include anything from baby back ribs to fresh-caught fish in a mouthwatering homemade garlic sauce. Insider Tip: Café Olé also serves some of the best cheesecake in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, made by the owner Gaylita.
Located on the main marina near the boat ramp, La Caleta evolved from a partnership between a Chilean and Argentinian-owned spear fishing guide business and as a result offers some of the freshest seafood around. And as anyone who’s traveled to (or is familiar with) Argentina knows, the country boasts the highest per capita consumption of beef, so this incredible restaurant in Puerto Aventuras also has a true Argentinean-style parilla grilling up some seriously succulent cuts of meat. Insider Tip: La Caleta usually has live music on Friday and Saturday, and the grilled octopus is absolutely sublime.
When you’re craving flavorful tacos, El Arbolito has you covered! This authentic taco shop in Puerto Aventuras has the best homemade corn tortillas and more than 20 different guisados (stews that go inside the taco with beans and rice) to choose from. Situated on the ramp going towards Tulum on Highway 307, this local favorite is open early until 3 p.m. Insider Tip: El Arbolito is a great place to pick up breakfast tacos; we love chorizo and eggs or local Chaya (a leafy green vegetable native to the Yucatan Peninsula) and eggs.
Craving some tasty Thai or Japanese fare? Head to Makito for incredible Asian Fusion cuisine and enjoy the cozy atmosphere with a great view of the Dolphin Discovery experience in the heart of Puerto Aventuras. The sushi rolls are enormous, the soy sauce is homemade and the variety is impressive, including a variety of tasty vegetarian options. Insider Tip: We love the Japanese dumplings, the octopus salad is pure perfection and the spring rolls with added cilantro are simply to die for.
Offering a gorgeous marina view in the heart of Puerto Aventuras, Massimo’s is the place to go for the best traditional Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Chef and owner Massimo Forlani serves up a variety of savory fare, including wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta, fresh fish, vegetarian steak and chicken dishes that are all guaranteed to melt in your mouth, with something on the menu for everyone. Insider Tip: Ristorante Massimo is a great place to enjoy a quiet, romantic Italian meal by the water.
Serving some of the best ceviche in Puerto Aventuras, Hippo’s also has a picturesque marina view and is a great place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner while watching the dolphins swim. The menu is extensive, featuring an impressive array of Mexican standards alongside American favorites like Caesar or Cobb salad, surf and turf, chicken and BBQ ribs. Insider Tip: Hippo’s Marina Lounge serves the best breakfast in Puerto Aventuras, so be sure to come by early for the Eggs Benedict, waffles or crepes – you definitely won’t be sorry!
Don’t see what you’re looking for above? Here are links to some of the other best places to eat in Puerto Aventuras – provecho!
- Jessie Gelato
- Restaurant Latitude 20
- Pelican Point Restaurant & Bar
- Dos Chiles Mexican Restaurant
- El Mero Mero
- El Taco Loco
- La Palapa de Marlon
- Salciccium Puerto Aventuras French Brasserie
- Le Bistro Chez Dede y Lalo French Cafe
- Bamboo Café & Smoothies
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