Restaurants and gift shops jostle each other for space along the pedestrian walkway part of 5th Avenue (or as locals call it, Quinta Avenida). There are so many places here - beachside, or within a few blocks - that we selected only a sampling of delicious restaurants. Eat well and enjoy.

Blue Parrot Restaurant
Calle 12 on the Beachfront
Playa's most famous Hotel/Bar/Restaurant. Here's where to go to have fun! (Don't send your parents here!) The famous Dragon Bar has live music daily.

Buenos Aires
Calle 6 between 5ª y 10ª ave - Plaza Playa Interior Specializing in Arginitnian grilled meats and seafood. Phone: (987) 3-13-59 Fax: (987) 3-13-59

5th Avenue between 10th and 12th
French Bakery and Restaurant. Treat yourself to the delicious selection of French pastries and breads. Air conditioned dining, linen table cloths, and friendly personnel. Escargot, Lobster Fricasse, Steak Tartare, Shrimp in vanilla sauce and more. Extensive wine list.

Costa del Mar - Pirate Restaurant and Bar
Beachfront between 10th & 12th Streets
Occupy your own private palapa at The Pirate Restaurant Bar and Grill at the beach. Enjoy your meal in the true atmosphere of the tropics where the turquoise waters and the white sands of the mexican caribbean meet. A complete selection of seafood and fine dining entrees, all specially prepared by our profesional chefs.

Da Gabi Ristorante
Calle 12 & 5th Avenue
The best dinners in the most exquisite Caribbean atmosphere. Homemade fettuccini, fresh seafood and salads, grilled vegetables, New York & T-Bone steaks, great desserts, expresso & capuccino. Brick oven baked pizza.

Calle 10 between 5ª y 10ª Avenue
Delicious homemade food, cakes, beer, wine and drinks. Different menu daily. Swedish owned and operated.

Java Joe's
5th Avenue between Calles 10 and 12
Located in the heart of the beautiful 5th Avenue district of Playa del Carmen, Java Joe's is not only the place to enjoy all of your favorite coffees, cappuccinos and food, it is also a great place to meet people.

The Lazy Lizard
5th Avenue between Calles 2 & 4
Located on the pedestrian walkway where you can relax under our almond trees and enjoy the life of Playa, day or night. Taking all at the core in our preparations, we offer a variety of good food at reasonable prices. VISA/Mastercard/American Express.

Los Almendros
On the corner of 10th Avenue and Calle 6
This small, rustic, family owned restaurant offers traditional Yucatan food at very affordable prices.

Media Luna
5th Avenue between 8th and 10th
A funky cafe-restaurant, noted in numerous guidebooks as 'the' place to eat in Playa del Carmen. Media Luna offers great vegetarian dishes, fresh fish, wonderful pastas and huge delicious salads. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Go and hang out and listen to great music - amazing place to meet people. And if you ask the locals where to eat, Media Luna, they'll swoon.

Pancho's Mexican Cafe
5th Avenue and 12th Street
Pancho's Mexican Cafè Restaurant overlooks Calle 12 and 5th Avenue. Its more of a bar with great music, finger food and great people watching as visitors from all over the world visit Playa del Carmen. The Patio Restaurant sits in a Tropical Rain Forest Garden. Choose from a wonderful menu of Tasty International food served by friendly waiters.

Pez Vela
5th Avenue and Calle 2
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner. Happy hour 4-6 PM & 11-12 AM Daily Live Music! Fun Bar! Food, drinks and rock and roll!! A Playa tradition, come and play with us!

Ronny's Steakhouse
On the Beach between Calles 6 & 8
Ronny's, is a well-known source of excellent sea food and continental cuisine in Playa. From the surf and turf to the giant Ronny burger, you will not be disappointed with anything from our menu!

Tequila Barrel
5th Avenue between 10th and 12th
Tex-Mex Bar and Grill. Huge selection of Tequilas. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

5th Avenue between 12th and 14th
Owned by the same Canadian couple as Media Luna, and again noted in several guidebooks as one of the best restaurants in Playa del Carmen - a slightly more upscale place, but still offering a fun and funky atmosphere and an eclectic menu - vegetarian, salads, pastas, fresh fish and lots of meat and poultry - this place is also reknowned by the Playa Locals as a favorite.