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Top 7 Hotels With the Best Restaurants In The Riviera Maya

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Although traveling serves to learn about new destinations and cultures, there are times when you want to discover new and surprising gastronomic experiences. Some resorts stand out for their culinary venues, offering luxury and exclusive accommodation and an incomparable delight of the senses. Here’s a guide to the top seven hotels in the Riviera Maya, with the best restaurants you cannot miss.

Grand Velas, Playa del Carmen

The Riviera Maya is a destination recognized for the exclusivity of its accommodations, and Grand Velas is a clear example of this. Listed as the No. 1 Mexican resort in the world by Tripadvisor, it offers impeccable curatorship of hospital talent and a fine dining proposal by important international chefs. Cocina de Autor is a way to explore all your senses, with creative plates hand-crafted by its Chef. Other restaurants include Piaf serving French cuisine, Frida with classic Mexican dishes, and the top-rated Sen Lin, which showcases the flavors of Asia. We recommend you plan your stay to enjoy all the culinary venues of the hotel; you will not regret it.

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Xcaret Arte, Playa del Carmen

Xcaret Arte is one of the top gastronomic hotels in Mexico worth visiting. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya and with a beautiful tropical space for sustainable recreation, it has a Gastronomic Collective of excellence that will make any stay unforgettable. You can enjoy the talent of eight internationally recognized chefs, whose variety of flavors is expressed in 9 dining experiences of unbeatable quality. Xaac with pre-Hispanic influences, Chino Poblano, a fusion between China and Puebla cuisine, and Cayuco with its Mediterranean-Mexican offering are just some of the experiences that will leave you wanting for more.

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Hotel Xcaret Arte dining
Xcaret Arte, Playa del Carmen

Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen

Fairmont Mayakoba is a unique Riviera Maya resort. This site offers an exclusive collection of seaside suites and private residences and a natural atmosphere with its tropical forest. Its exquisite variety of restaurants includes Ki Beach Bar and Korean BBQ and Tauro, a steakhouse offering American cuts. Taste the best in inspired Mexican, global, and fusion cuisine at any of their acclaimed restaurants, lounges, and swim-up pool bars. It is definitely one of the best gastronomic hotels in Mexico to enjoy an unprecedented culinary experience.

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

The Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is a multisensory and paradisiacal delight by the sea. It is an adults-only hotel with an all-inclusive concept, specially designed so that its guests can enjoy a complete and worry-free experience. It has a surprising gastronomic variety, with 10 excellent restaurants and bars of options adaptable to the needs of its diners. Enjoy Mexican, International, Asian cuisine under the supervision of its Chef, Cesar Germain, who will transport you to wonderful gastronomic trips.

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Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Be Tulum

Be Tulum, and its Ocumare restaurant introduced the shared-dining concept into Tulum and serves a fusion of flavors from world-renowned cuisines such as the Spanish, Argentinian, Moroccan and Indian. You can also enjoy Maresias, a raw bar with a stunning setting and sandy tables. And, if raw food is not your thing, Maresias has an integrated section called 4 Fuegos with a wood-burning grill for the barbecue lovers. Be Tulum invites diners on a surprising journey of flavor through the many regions of Mexico.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen

The Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen has an extraordinary diversity of culinary options, all of them of the highest quality. There are over a dozen dining options which include Saffron, Cello, Oriente, The Tomahawk Den, La Copa, just to name a few. They offer different alternatives to cater to all palates. Choose from a Mayan meal in the middle of the jungle, a private dinner in your own villa, or a gastronomic trip through the Thai and Mexican cuisines while onboard a boat is cruising the mystic waterways of Mayakoba. 

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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Brian Grove

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

I hope all these restrictions are lifted before I go there in march

Elaina Pascuccio

Monday 31st of January 2022

@Brian Grove, me too uggh