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Scott
New York City

Riviera Maya

Looking for Mayan/Yucatecan dishes in Riviera Maya

Looking for Mayan or Yucatecan local restaurants, cocinas economicas, loncherias, etc (or places that would serve these type of dishes) in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum (or even en route to these cities).


4 Answers

top answer by
Jennifer from Austin (Texas)

Hey Scott!  I used to live in Playa del Carmen and I'd definitely recommend a visit to  Luna Maya http://www.lunamayarestaurante.com/.  Order the Cochinita Pibil which is a famed local dish - this restaurant serves it up in a mason jar over a charcoal briquette - quite the presentation but a bit on the pricey side though.  A bit less expensive and newer on the 5ta is  Almirante Pech - inventive and inspired local flavors.  For more economical local fare, I'd recommend Don Sirloin for street-style tacos and Los Aguachiles for some of the best fresh seafood tacos (2 locations - Playa & Tulum). 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Luna Maya (restaurant)
  2. Almirante Pech (restaurant)
  3. Don Sirloin (attraction)
  4. Los Aguachiles (restaurant)
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answered by
Cristóbal from Puerto Morelos

In Playa del Carmen you must, MUST visit "La cochinita del Tío" just infront of Carretera Federal's Burger King. Is the best cochinita pibil in playa.

Also: Traditional seafood at El Cantil De Los Tiburones and traditional Mexican Snacks at La Exquisita de la 38

Hopefuly this will help ;)


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  1. Playa del Carmen (city)
  2. El Cantil De Los Tiburones (restaurant)
  3. La Exquisita de la 38 (restaurant)
  4. Burger King (restaurant)
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answered by
Arturo from Mexico City

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Los Aguachiles (restaurant)
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answered by
Kay from Akumal

Check out Lonchería de Doña Mary @ 30th Ave and 28th street in Playa del Carmen 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Playa del Carmen (city)
  2. Lonchería de Doña Mary (restaurant)




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