As we celebrate the season here in the Riviera Maya, the entire team at Investment Properties Mexico would like to wish you Happy Holidays and give you an insider’s perspective on the best places to enjoy a fabulous Christmas dinner, from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.
We think the Riviera Maya is one of the best places to be for Christmas and hope you have a fabulous time celebrating the holidays in the warm, wonderful, sunny Mexican Caribbean!
Here’s our 2018 list of where to eat Christmas dinner in the Riviera Maya:
Best Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Playa del Carmen
The master chefs at La Cocina in the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort always use only the best quality ingredients, and the dinner they have prepared for Dec. 24th on Christmas Eve will be no exception! The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, serves delicious cocktails and the meal will feature a wide variety of traditional favorites by some of the region’s top chefs, along with live Christmas-themed entertainment. Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Adults, $80 USD. Children 6-12 years of age, $35 USD. Call +52 (984) 875-1234 for reservations.
Enjoy an exquisite menu that was created just for the holiday by Chef Martina when you dine at Da Martina Italian Restaurant in downtown Playa del Carmen on Dec. 24th. The menu will include fresh filet of fish with tartar, orange juice, mango and peanut oil; tortellini stuffed with shrimp, fig crème and walnut; duck stew; and pistachio tiramisu with coffee. Located on one of Playa’s most beautiful streets, this restaurant is known for its incredible ambiance, outstanding service and mouthwatering food. $61 USD per person. Call +52 (984) 136-5888 for reservations.
Best Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Puerto Aventuras
Is the season to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends, so head to Café Ole in picturesque Puerto Aventuras for a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner, followed by a variety of Chef Gaylita’s famous homemade desserts! The menu will include oven roasted turkey with sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, fresh green beans, pecan sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy and fresh-baked bread. Guests will be seated for dinner between 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Adults, $18 USD. Children ages 12 and under, $9. Call +52 (984) 873-5125 for reservations.
The much-anticipated traditional Hippo Christmas menu is perfect for celebrating with loved ones on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th! This year, the menu will include walnut cranberry spinach salad, traditional roasted turkey, Hippo stuffing served with fresh house-made cranberry sauce, honey glazed ham, smashed potatoes with turkey gravy, sweet potato mash, mixed vegetables and assorted pies. Hippos has great service and reasonable prices in a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere overlooking the Puerto Aventuras marina. $18 USD per person. Call +52 (984) 802-8428 for reservations.
Best Restaurants Serving Christmas Dinner in Tulum
If you’re looking for a chic yet laid-back ambiance with incredibly delicious elevated cuisine, then Kocina Restaurant at KASA Hotel Tulum is your go-to spot for Christmas dinner! The extensive menu will feature four and five-course options, including a variety of salads, such as a warm endive salad with roasted asparagus, a garnish of roasted chile pasilla tomatoes, orange juice and agave honey topped with ricotta and epazote (a popular Mexican herb); soups will include a rich cream of asparagus and spinach with coconut milk and chili oil; or a shrimp and pumpkin bisque with basil and coriander oil. Main courses will include (but are not limited to) a turkey roll stuffed with dried fruits, minced beef and pork, with a sauce of chili mulatto, raspberry and red wine, organic vegetables and sweet potatoes; and a beef tenderloin with Mexican green sauce, cheese, roasted potatoes and organic vegetables. Guests can also choose from a variety of desserts, including chocolate cake, fruit tart and sorbet. Call +52 (984) 980-0341 for reservations.
For Monday’s Christmas Eve dinner at Mia Restaurant & Beach Club, the menu will include a welcome cocktail and turkey stuffed with mashed potatoes and glazed vegetables, creamy mushroom truffle soup and apple strudel. With an ideal location overlooking the Mexican Caribbean Sea in Tulum’s Hotel Zone, offers a contemporary vibe and incredible international culinary experience, featuring a fine dining concept wrapped in a minimalist ambiance and a wine cellar that holds more than 200 labels. Guests will be seated for dinner starting at 6 p.m. $38 UD per person. Call +52 (984) 133-9662 for reservations.
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