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Top 5 Most Romantic Restaurants Off Of 5th Avenue – Playa del Carmen

Juanita Rodriguez 02-23-2016

Playa del Carmen is a magical place with a fusion of bohemian air and sultry allure.  It is a paradisiacal escape with attractive qualities which seduce hundreds of thousands of families, singles and couples each year. For those looking for a romantic getaway, the palm-fringed stretches of alabaster sand and multitude of memorable experiences to be had in the Mayan Riviera, have a knack for etching their permanent signature into one’s heart chambers.

Couple on Mexican Beach at Sunset

After enchanting days which might include watching the sunrise over the turquoise waters, indulging in some sun-drenched fun or immersing yourselves in the extraordinary natural beauty and culture of the region, the time comes for your taste-buds to do the exploring!

Although Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue presents hundreds of fantastic dining options, we have compiled a list of the top 5 romantic restaurants tucked away a short distance from Mexico’s most well-known avenue. These dimly lit eateries feature intimate settings perfect for lovebirds looking to further ignite their passion!

  1. Byblos

    Byblos Playa del Carmen

    Nestled on the corner of 10th Avenue and Calle 24. The owners are attentive and it is clearly evident that their goal is to provide the most savory and memorable dining experience in Playa. The extensive French menu presents gourmet dishes in the mid-price range. White linen tablecloths and candles create an inviting and elegant atmosphere. There is a fixed menu available from 3 – 7:30pm which includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert and a glass of wine. To reserve a table, call 984 803 1790.

  2. The Sushi Club

    Sushi Club in Playa del Carmen Mexico

    This restaurant has been a top choice for our date nights since moving to Playa del Carmen 4 years ago. Even in the rainy season, the atmosphere is divine with its soft lounge music, warm lighting and al fresco style dining setting. A comprehensive cocktail, wine and dinner menu offer a flavorsome array of house creations. Located on the corner of 10th Avenue and Calle 26, this chic sushi restaurant is the best Asian-inspired eatery in Playa!

  3. Mayan Bistro

    Mayan Bistro Playa del Carmen

    Located in the Hotel Aventura Mexicana on Calle 22 in between 5th and 10th Avenue, this delightful bistro is a local favorite for several reasons. From the attentive staff, to the romantic lighting strung through the palms in the lush outdoor dining area, to the vast menu which presents a fusion of Caribbean, Italian and Mexican flavors, the Mayan Bistro is a hidden gem. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will leave satisfied whether youve sampled the fresh jumbo prawns delivered from Merida, or the perfectly blended mojitos! For reservations, call 984-873-1876.

  4. Oh la la 

    Oh La La Playa del Carmen

    Oh la la is a hidden gem with much sophistication and charm.  Chef George gives personalized service and offers artful creations such as vibrant papaya salads, spicy curries, fresh lobster dishes and filet mignon.  The refined wine list is as impressive as the superb dishes in which they accompany. Located on Calle 14 Bis between 10th and 15th Avenue, this intimate bistro will lure you back time and time again with its savory flovors and impeccable service. For more information, please visit

  5. Imprevist 

    <pImprevist Restaurant Playa del CarmenImprevist

    Imprevist features an innovative Mediterranean and Asian inspired menu with exquisite entrées including vegetarian risottos, duck breast, and seafood plates made from the freshest local ingredients. Situated on the quaint 1st Avenue between Calle 14 and 16, this attractive eatery presents an immaculate setting for a romantic dinner with top notch service. For reservations, please call (984)168-7025.


Playa del Carmen’s appeal lies within its simplistic beauty. With the city’s cobblestone streets, star-filled night skies and relaxing pace of life, one naturally succumbs to the spell of this paradisiacal region. May this top 5 list of romance-inducing restaurants, provide some kindling for your passion on your next dreamy Mexican vacation!