Costa Maya Local Food and Drink Options
As Costa Maya is primarily a tourist region and is for the most part a manufactured cruise port that is relatively isolated other than Mayan ruins and fishing villages surrounding the port area. These are the local food and drink options for both in the cruise port area as well as those available in nearby Mahahual (5 minutes away) along the Malecon waterfront.
Restaurants and Bars in the Cruise Port Area
Cantina Latina is one of the main restaurants and bar in the Costa Maya cruise area and is the one with the swim up pool bar. They have typical Mexican food (nachos, tacos, fish, ceviche, guacamole, etc.) and they also have traditional American options (burgers, salads, etc. ). There are mixed reviews about the food, service and prices and most caution others about the the prices (listed on the menu in Pesos) and to check your bill because several people have been significantly overcharged with no explanation. While you are dining / drinking they are Mexican wrestling (Lucha Libre) matches on stage as well as dancing.
Café México in a local coffee shop in the port area that offers hot, frozen or iced coffees. They offer Starbucks beverages as well as authentic Mexican coffees.
El mero mero
Fresh seafood out of the water to your plate. Enjoy the catch of the day and exquisite variety of other options made with the best ingredients in the best atmosphere around Costa Maya.
El Pan Dulce
Select Mexican bread recipes are created fresh onsite just for you. It is hard to resist the delicious aromas and flavors of the freshly baked bread that fills the area!
Flavors of Mexico
Taste the true flavors of Mexico accompanied by authentic drinks or one of many international beverages in an atmosphere that showcases Mexican culture.
Enjoy tacos on freshly made tortillas, delicious salsas for any taste and the authentic Mexican seasonings to top it off. Choose your taco and then top it off with local ingredients and spices out of the stone bowls however you like.
The place to start your adventures in port. Offering delicious cocktails (Piña Colada, Daiquiri, Electric Lemonade, Blue Hawaiian and other international drinks).
Small bar specializing in Mojitos made from the original Cuban recipe.
La Fruteria De La Villa
Cocktails made from fresh fruits and all natural coconut for you to have a healthy and delicious refreshment while in port! Made from all natural ingredients and fresh seasonal fruit.
Bar De Arbol (Tree Bar)
Bar located outside the Aviary in the port which offers traditional cocktails and beers.
Bar right by the water in the where you can enjoy your favorite drink and a great view of the beautiful Caribbean waters!
Local and Authentic Options - Restaurants and Bars near the Cruise Port Area - Mahahual
Jaime’s at the Blue Reef Beach Club
Jaime’s restaurant at a local Beach club along the Malecon in Mahahual is highly rated for the food, service and atmosphere. They offer excellent food and drinks which can also be included in an all-inclusive package at the resort!
Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill
Located on the Malecon right in the center of the downtown beachfront. A culinary blend of the best of Mexico and the US including food, music and ambiance to combine the tastes and flavors of both of these two countries. There is comfortable inside dining as well as tables in the sand only a few steps from the beautiful clear Caribbean waters.
Nohoch Kay Beach Club
The restaurant at Nohoch Kay Beach club along the Malecon in Mahahual is highly rated for the food, service and atmosphere. They offer excellent food and drinks which can also be included in an all-inclusive package at the resort!
Highly rated restaurant along the Malecon in Mahahual. They offer great food, service and a beautiful view of the blue Caribbean waters. They offer many options from tacos to sushi with excellent prices and good portion sizes.
The Krazy Lobster
Highly rated restaurant along the Malecon in Mahahual. They have several lobster and fish options and have great beer specials. They also offer kayaks, beach chairs with umbrellas, hammocks, WiFi, a kid’s playground, palapas, lockers and bathrooms/showers all free to their customers.
El Faro Lobster Grill and Bar is an open restaurant near the water in the Costa Maya cruise port. They offer fresh lobster, fish of the grill and skewers to enjoy.