Zenzi – Beach and 10th St.
Whether you are looking for a light lunch, a sandwich or a full on meal, here are some of the best spots for lunch in Playa del Carmen. Who doesn’t love an ocean view to compliment their meal? Zenzi boasts delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have live bands and entertainment in the evenings. Prices are very reasonable and you definitely can’t beat the view! My favorite place!!!
Los Aguachiles – 34th street on the corner of 25th Avenue.
If you love seafood, look no further! Fresh seafood, ceviches, fish/shrimp tacos, and tostadas are served up daily.
Lido Club de Playa - Av. 1era. Norte Bis, Mz. 22, Lote 3, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Lidos food is SO good! It’s affordable and is in a beautiful location. This is a cool ocean side hotel/restaurant with excellent food and music. This place feels like a sleepy Mexican town restaurant Live music also and yes pet friendly in some areas. We stopped by the Lido one afternoon to hear the band "Toy Box" and we were glad we did. We only had drinks, but being a group of six it was nice to find a place that sold buckets of six cervesas instead of the normal five. We tried the drink of the day, pina coladas, and they were excellent.
Babe’s Noodles and Bar - 10th St. between 5th and 10th Ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
One of Playa del Carmen’s original restaurants, Babes has been serving up delicious Thai noodles and Asian European fusion since 2000.
Swedish owners Per and Lena is one of Playa’s pioneers who arrived at that moment that the small fishing village was entering an exponential growth phase. Their first attempt was moderately successful but once they rebranded and changed the menu, the restaurant became an instant success, both for locals and visitors alike.
And for the last 17 years then specialty dishes like the Swedish meatballs, cashew noodles, Thai chicken and the red curry arrachera with basmati rice are all dishes that have pleased many palates from all over the world.
Our staff favorite is without a doubt the Thai chicken accompanied by some deliciously fresh mojitos.