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    Five Christmas Dining Options at Playa del Carmen for Every Budget!


    Every Mexico vacation has a different flavor. Tourists flock to the Riviera Maya every Christmas season in search of a sun-kissed holiday in one of the hottest winter destinations in the world. Playa del Carmen has long been considered a cosmopolitan destination in Mexico by the savvy travelers. Catering to international tastes, Playa now hosts a staggering offer of restaurants from every culinary tradition in the world. These are the recommendations for those who will be in Playa during Christmas and want to enjoy a special dinner in an atmosphere to remember.


    Pavo Real is famous for their steaks and its cozy atmosphere. With only a few tables and a beachfront location, this restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate rendez-vous at sunset. Although a bit pricey, every visitor dining here will gather memories to remember, with flavors and ocean sights that are extraordinary to say the least, and that place this restaurant in every sybarite’s bucket list. Call 984 135 5559 to make a reservation.

    Como Como Osteria is a favorite with locals and visitors. This Mediterranean restaurant is usually fully booked and reservations are a must, but their food is well worth a bit of planning. Their specialties include lobster and risotto, and it’s the perfect venue for people-watching on the 5th Avenue. Call +52 984 8591646 to make your booking and enjoy la dolce vita, Italian-style.

    Byblos has become a household name in the thriving dining scene of Playa with its offer of French cuisine for the most demanding palates this side of the Atlantic. Every dish, from the onion soup to the lemon chicken, takes the best from the rich French culinary tradition down to the 10th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. The perfect treat for those wanting to feel at home away from home during these familiar holidays. (+52 984 8031790)

    Those with lighter palates (and budgets) may feel drawn to the exotic and healthy dishes at Gautama, a restaurant offering Asian and Mexican dishes with an extensive vegetarian menu. Vegetable lasagna, artichokes and ceviche are their signature dishes. Given their prices are in the affordable side, diners may find they keep returning to this piece of Thailand in Playa. (Cell 9848730066)

    Pachamama offers uniquely concocted dishes by the imagination of its chef Karla, who is always available to the customers, making sure everything goes as smoothly at the front of house as it does at the back. Its signature is a contemporary author cuisine at reasonable prices, ideal for the health-conscious foodies in town. (+52 9841299082)

    Though there is always unfairness in every selection, the restaurants listed here are backed up by many positive reviews and a long time in service. Making it in Playa is quite a feat, with more than 700 restaurants mostly packed around the town’s neuralgic center at the 5th Avenue. It’s not New York though, and there is no need to dress up for the evening. Just another reason to keep smiling in anticipation of a holiday in Playa!

    Author: Oliver Weickardt
    Villa Experience Mexico (Luxury vacation Rentals)

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