Restaurants & Bars

Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Take a Taste of Playa del Carmen

Experience the wonder of fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine at Mahekal Beach Resort's incredible Playa del Carmen restaurants. From delectable light bites and cocktails served poolside to a robust buffet featuring ropas tacos and fresh ceviches, Mahekal Resort's Playa del Carmen restaurants and bars will take you on a cultural journey through intensely creative cuisine. Breakfast and Dinner, or Lunch, daily are included with your room.

  • Boli's Bar
  • Cocina Restaurant
  • Itzi Pool Bar
  • Las Olas Restaurant and Bar
  • Fuego Restaurant y Cantina

Boli's Bar

Boli's Bar - Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

A cozy alternative to the Playa del Carmen bars of 5th Avenue, Boli's Bar offers guests an inviting tropical ambience and intensely creative cocktails. Named for our incredible concierge Boli, this Playa del Carmen lounge provides a fun place to mingle over fresh pressed juice cocktails and a game of pool or ping pong.

Boli's is an entirely unique Playa del Carmen bar, emulating the fun, colorful and friendly nature of our amazing concierge Boli. Sculptures created by The Color Condition form cascades of color as vibrant shredded plastic table clothes prove that sustainable is beautiful. Of course, intense creativity doesn't stop with decor. Boli's Bar serves up handcrafted cocktails comprised of the finest local ingredients. Hand pressed fruit juices enhance each of our cocktails, as a sweet tamarind infused margarita gets a playful kick from a zesty spiced chili rim. Once you've got your cocktail in hand, Boli's will beckon you deeper inside where you can enjoy mingling with guests amid pool tables, ping pong, the library and televisions. It's simply the best place in Playa. Adjacent to Boli's Bar, is our library, with our "Take a book, leave a book" philosophy.

Hours of Operation

Daily: 11:00am - Midnight

Happy Hour:  5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cocina Restaurant

Cocina Restaurant - Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Cocina offers a fresh take on Playa del Carmen restaurants, exploring cultures and cuisines that span across Yucatan, Mexican and Latin America. Better than the food itself is that fact that Cocina doesn't force you to choose a single dish. Instead, Cocina serves up delectable cuisine in a bountiful buffet that allows you to travel the world bite by bite.

Warm and inviting, Cocina is the heart of the resort offering Playa del Carmen dining with a global twist. Simply walking down the buffet will take you on a cultural journey through mutliple cuisines that are certain to make your mouth water. In addition to delicious dishes including fresh ceviches, succulent steak with jalapeño chimmichurri and crisp yucca fries, the Playa del Carmen restaurant offers some serious Bohemian flair. Encaustic tiles add a touch of whimsy while muted candlelight will make you want to cozy up and stay a while.

Dress is "dressy casual"; and we prefer shirts with sleeves.  No bathing suits or barefeet, please.

Hours of Operation

Daily: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Itzi Pool Bar

Itzi Pool Bar - Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

As you soak up the sun poolside, you may find yourself in need of refreshment. Rest assured, Itzi is among the most lavish poolside bars in Playa del Carmen. Named for a Mayan princess, Itzi will make every guest feel like royalty with a fine selection of light bites and cocktails. And, our infamous handmade swings are now located at Itzi pool bar - get their early to enjoy your return to childhood!

A new take on a Playa del Carmen lounge, Itzi's is serving up some truly delicious cocktails and snacks poolside. Slowly sip a frosty Jamaican Iced Tea or delight in a local favorite, the Coco Loco as you luxuriate alongside our sparkling resort-style pool. The Playa del Carmen bar also serves up some truly tasty light bites, offering a menu of snacks to enjoy poolside. House baked telera breads are topped with zesty pulled chicken and creamy avocado with just a sprinkling of fresh cheese and crisp tortilla chips benefit from a bright pop of tomatillo salsa. It's the perfect way to enjoy the sun's warm tropical rays.

Itzi is our closest bar to our new fire pit.  Each Friday the beachside fire pit near Itzi Bar is the place to unwind.  Relax and enjoy freshly blended cocktails, beer or wine.  Listen to the live acoustic jazz music and immerse yourself in the seaside air.  A pleasing way to start your weekend.  Friday's from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

 * Drinks additional; does not include food or appetizers.

Hours of Operation

Daily: 11:00am - 7:00pm (weather permitting)

Las Olas Restaurant and Bar

Las Olas Restaurant and Bar - Mahekal Beach Resort - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

The pinnacle of Mahekal's Playa del Carmen restaurants, Las Olas Restaurant and Bar serves up enticing regional specialties for breakfast, lunch and specialty dinner nights. Whether you join us for a leisurely breakfast featuring warm conchas and fresh coffee or a mouthwatering lunch of a tradional Mexican club sandwich, Las Olas is certain to satisfy any craving.

Indulge in authentic Playa del Carmen dining for breakfast lunch and dinner at Las Olas Restaurant and Bar. This beachfront Playa del Carmen restaurant offers incredible cuisine with a side of breathtaking ocean views. Breakfast is marked by the aroma of fresh coffee being brewed to perfectly complement warm, soft conchas fresh from the oven that you can enjoy as you look over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea. Lunch packs another punch with traditional Mexican cuisine. The Mexican club sandwich is on the lighter side, but is full of flavor as slow roasted turkey is layered with chipotle mayo and served alongside crisp yucca chips. Of course, dinner, served in Las Olas on select nights, is an excellent time to enjoy this restaurant's unique ambiance as it features rustic Mexican-made tables and incredible chandeliers that perfectly refract the muted lighting along a subtle color palette of soft yellow and sand. It's also the perfect opportunity to sample our signature cocktail, an effervescent Paloma made with fresh grapefruit juice and fruit infused tequila.

And don't forget Las Olas Bar where we serve beer, Margaritas and specialty cocktails all day, or order lunch with a view of the pool and Caribbean sea.

Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner: Specialty nights, hours vary
Las Olas Beach Bar: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Happy Hour: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fuego Restaurante y Cantina

Mahekal’s newest oceanfront restaurant and bar, Fuego, offers an ever-changing array of Mexican cuisine that is locally sourced from the surrounding area, in step with the seasons and tides. The “Tulum-style” wood-burning oven restaurant features “Farm-to-Fork” dining accompanied with a relaxed vibe in a simple, laid-back atmosphere. Executive Chef Crescenciano Nerey prepares all meals over the open flames of the wood-fired oven grill, and serves up vibrantly colored dishes, such as Yucatan-style sausage with red peppers and garlic bread, Caribbean Grouper slow roasted with garlic and fine herbs and Mexican Octopus drizzled with oregano oil and sprinkled with sea salt and accompanied by Mayan salsa and rice. 

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant features natural, simple décor with standout designs ranging from antique wood furniture and huge palapa-style roof, to different elements of glass, metal and plastic featured throughout and flooring made up of brick, wood and tile. 

We opened Fuego during the last week of December, 2015.

Current Hours of Operation are:

Breakfast: 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Lunch: 11:30am - 4:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30pm - 10:00pm (Reservations Required)
Bar Service: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Happy Hour:  5:00pm - 6:00pm Daily

 

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