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Mayan Bistro

Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1876
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef burrito” (9 reviews)
“crab” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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11 - 20 of 482 reviews

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a restaurant you should not miss. It is off the beaten path 1 block from 5th Avenue. It is never crowded as it is hidden from view unless you are staying at the hotel Aventura Mexicana. The service and cuisine are both excellent....More

Thank lylef712
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing meal we had at this little boytique restaurant. Great service. Had the beef burrito...amazing while my girls had fettuccine and spaghetti with shrimp. Great drinks.

1  Thank deanjohnm
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great steaks, tequila shrimp and drinks! Teens could eat there while we walked outdoors shopping and enjoying the music and night air

Thank beckie f
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We returned to Aventura Mexicana this past February and again were delighted with the offerings at Mayan Bistro, the hotel on the premises. Everything we sampled was superb; "chicken mignon", chicken breast, stuffed with bacon and goat cheese, topped with a roasted pineapple sauce: salmon...More

Thank beview2016
Reviewed 28 March 2017

On a business trip and getting back late several nights in a row and we landed here two nights. The first night we had the crab tostadas as an appetizer to share between two people. Super yummy. We also shared a chicken Caesar salad, also...More

1  Thank Vmami
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This was our first dining experience in Playa after a long travel day... we ran across it while looking for another restaurant. We got full on chips and appetizers so ended up not ordering the main entrees we had intended. We had ceviche which was...More

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband, son, and I ate breakfast at the Mayan Bistro 5 or 6 times and we had one dinner. Excellent service and delicious food. Lovely garden atmosphere.

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant as part of a group of 14 for dinner. Good setting and efficient service. Everyone appeared to enjoy their cocktail/ drink which were quickly made and delivered. We had two vegetarians in the group and they had no problem choosing a meal....More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We read the reviews and were excited to go to this restaurant. However the overall experience was very disappointing, especially for such a highly rated restaurant. The crab tostadas were made with fake crab and iceberg lettuce. The guacamole was unimaginative and definitely one of...More

Thank TGJerry
rsmearing, General Manager at Mayan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Dear TGJerry I am so sorry to hear of your experience with us. As noted in hundreds of reviews our guests tend to enjoy our food and service. Of course we all have our off days but that is no excuse to have a guest...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

One of our favorites! It is actually associated with the hotel and we love the hidden courtyard on the backside of the restaurant. Fish steamed in banana leaves with many choices of sauces is delicious. They always include a gratis appetizer - one of the...More

Thank mmmaarx71
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Carol L
We are thinking of spending 3 nights here for our 50th anniversary in Sept 2017. Any "specials" ? We are interested in the VIP dining plan. If breakfast is FREE with the room does that mean the dining plan only is valid for lunch + dinner? Thanks a retired couple from the Midwest USA
15 April 2017|
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Response from rsmearing | Property representative |
Hi Carol, Yes, we are offering a great summer special on our ALL INCLUSIVE ... 2017 Summer Special Package! Add THE VIP All Inclusive $29/adult/day (USD) Valid April 15 - Nov 15, 2017 At our Mayan Bistro restaurant - a top... More
Hi! Would the Mayan Bistro be willing (and able) to host an evening wedding reception, of approximately 30-50 people?
12 April 2016|
Response from rsmearing | Property representative |
Hola MsAmyC, Sorry I am responding so late as I had not noticed this question needing an answer. Yes most definitely we can service up to 50 people. Please contact us through the reservations email on the Aventura... More
Are you open Monday's?
22 February 2016|
Response from rsmearing | Property representative |
Hola Beeveta, Thanks for your question. We are open 364 days a year (close on New Years Day). Breakfast is 7am - 11am, Lunch 11am - 5pm and Dinner 5pm - 9pm. Our bar is open 11am - 10pm. We look forward to welcoming... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1876
  • E-mail
Escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave and dine with us in our beautiful gardens just a block off 5th Ave on 22nd. Our service is friendly and sincere while our cuisine is an international blend that reflects the diverse culinary backgrounds and experience of our chefs. We are sure you will love our food as much as we do!! Oh yeah we also have the biggest wine pour in all of Playa!!
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