If you have booked a Beach Bum Vacation in Mexico, you're probably looking forward to those sparkling turquoise waters, soft sandy beaches & swaying palm trees! This stunning natural beauty is never more obvious than along the Mayan Riviera, an 80-mile stretch from Cancun to Tulum that is dotted with charming seaside towns, exceptional hospitality, & fantastic beaches. But as you're beach-hopping along the coast, don't forget to indulge your tastebuds by trying some of the region's famed cuisine.
Although the region's traditional Mexican food is a force to be reckoned with, there are also some surprisingly varied restaurants that make a trip to this tropical coast even more delicious. Whether you're taking your honeymoon in Mexico or are just looking for some things to include in your luxury vacation, these three spots shouldn't be missed:
Enjoy the tasty Thai influence at Mezzanine
It might be hard to get sick of the incredibly fresh guacamole & tacos served along the coast, but if you need a change, the Mezzanine Thai Restaurant in Tulum might have just what you're looking for. Stop by for breakfast & enjoy a cafe-style meal with a latte guaranteed to start your day off on the right foot. If you're coming for lunch or dinner, you can sit on the restaurant's terrace overlooking the bright blue Caribbean Sea & enjoy crisp, tangy salads made from herbs grown on site, as well as fresh seafood dishes & fragrant Thai curries.
Let Hechizo "enchant" you
Looking for an ethereal dining experience? Look no further than Hechizo, located in a romantically secluded spot after the stretch of hotels on Boca Paila Road in Tulum. Hechizo, which means "enchantment" in Spanish, overlooks the ocean & provides an indoor or outdoor dining experience for guests, whether you want to admire the sparkling sea or sit under the stars. The passionate husband & wife team of chefs will discuss each of the meals on the menu with you, & then create it using fresh, seasonal & high-quality ingredients like lobster, octopus & scallops.
Go green at Hartwood Tulum
If it was the natural beauty that drew you to Tulum & the Mayan Riviera in the first place, you're sure to love the green thumb at Hartwood Tulum, located on the jungle side of Tulum's main beach road. This sustainable restaurant proudly uses solar panels for all of its energy, & prepares all food by hand with no electrical appliances, instead relying on their wood-burning oven & open grill. Enjoy local fish, seafood & pork as well as farm-raised produce in dishes that vary season to season based on what's available.