Easy to get to from Cancun. There are buses, but it is just as easy to go to Cancun’s main bus station and take one of the comfortable big buses to Playa. They take you to the station right on Avenida Quinta, near the ferry pier to Cozumel. If you go south from the Playa station there is a pretty nice shopping center, and to the north is the long walk through all of Avenida Quinta, from which you can return along the beach for a good walk.
Located in the Paseo del Carmen mall just outside of Playacar, Viva Margarita! is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and has been voted as having the best Margaritas in town by local newspapers. Try strawberry, lime, mango, tangerine, tamarindo or piña colada margaritas (The glasses here are rimmed with a tasty blend of chili, sugar, lime, and salt.)
Ajua! Maya: It specializes in authentic Mayan cuisine, colonial cuisine, seafood and grilled U.S. Angus beef.
Madre Tierra: This is a Mexican and International restaurant. The atmosphere is lively, and the food is delicious. You can soon consider it one of your favorites in Playa del Carmen.
Ul a-Gula: Fusion menu. Casual atmosphere. Regular menu items include appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, sushi, meat and fish dishes in the moderate price range. Portions are generous, so make sure to leave room for the scrumptious desserts.
Las Mañanitas: It has got a great reputation as good food, a cheap, and a cheerful restaurant. A versatile menu that features breakfast, lunch and dinner at a great rate.
La Vagabunda: Fresh ingredients, big portions and reasonable prices make this place a contender for neighborhood hot spot.