Dining

Enjoy a range of delicious restaurants at The Reef Resorts

At The Reef Resorts and Spa, we believe in celebrating not only the culinary traditions of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, but also those of our friends across the world. That’s why you’ll find delicious Japanese cuisine, Italian comfort food and Southern Mediterranean fare. Consistently acclaimed among the best restaurants in Playa del Carmen, The Reef Resorts’ dining experience is steeped in multi-sensory delights.

In addition to exceptional dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, both Reef resorts offer a traditional Tea Time with a tropical twist. Enjoy tea from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. daily at Tabaco & Ron at Reef Coco Beach and at Cenote at Reef Playacar.

Please note that all restaurants and bars welcome non-guests as well.

*Hours and capacities might be adjusted due to post covid health regulations.

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Dining tables in Botticelli Restaurant at The Reef Playacar

Open: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy freshly prepared Italian dishes in an elegant atmosphere with air conditioning. This restaurant is included with all of our packages.

Reservation is required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Dining tables in Terraza Grill at The Reef Playacar

Open: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort or on the elegant outdoor terrace. This restaurant is included in the Standard and Premium packages.

Reservation is required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

 
A couple having a drink at Deli snack bar at The Reef Playacar

Open: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm & 10:30 pm - 2:00 am

Located in the pool area, close to the beach, Deli Snack Bar offers light meals and snacks such as pizzas, burgers, French fries, chicken wings (from late morning to sunset) and a Mexican taco-style menu (for late night snacking).

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Aerial view of Ice cream parlor at The Reef Playacar

Open: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A favorite later afternoon spot for coffee and ice cream, the outdoor eatery overlooks lush tropical gardens and a natural cenote.

 
A couple relaxing in Cenote restaurant at The Reef Playacar

Open: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy tea time with a tropical twist in this charming outdoor café serving tea, flambéed coffees, fresh-baked cookies and finger sandwiches.

Dining area in Samurai Restaurant at The Reef Coco Beach

Dinner 7:00 p.m.  |  9:00 p.m.
Japanese restaurant serving dinner

Dining venue inspired by the oldest Japanese culinary traditions with Teppanyaki and Shabu-Shabu tables. Showmen chefs and cook-your-own options add an interactive element to the dining experience, ensuring that guests fully enjoy traditional Japanese dishes, drinks and desserts in a unique setting. 

Reservation is required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

*A supplemental fee of $25 USD will apply for Superior package per person per time.
*Guests must be 12 years or older to enter.

White dining tables in Miramar Restaurant in The Reef Coco Beach

Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 11 :00a.m.  |  Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Newly remodeled, our main buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner against a backdrop of stunning Caribbean views.

Dress code: guests are not allowed to be wet, without a shirt or barefoot.

 

 

Arranged tables in Rosinella Restaurant at The Reef Coco Beach

Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Italian a la carte restaurant

A romantic restaurant with views of Cozumel, Rosinella serves freshly prepared Italian specialties with a tropical twist. This air-conditioned restaurant offers an a la carte menu. Also, this establishment is included with all packages.

Reservation is required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Dining tables in Sabor Latino Restaurant at The Reef Coco Beach

Dinner 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Mexican a la carte restaurant

Featuring Mexican specialties, this elegant restaurant serves an a la carte menu inspired by the country’s rich culinary traditions. Also, this establishment is included in the Superior and Premium packages. There is a surcharge per person with the Standard package.

Reservation required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Outdoor area of El Palmar Snack Bar at The Reef Coco Beach

Open: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. |  22:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The informal and relaxing atmosphere of our new Sports Bar El Palmar is perfect for poolside cocktails.

Dining area and pool area in Azul 48 at The Reef Playacar

Open 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our swim-up pool bar serves ice-cold beer, tropical drinks and non-alcoholic beverages.

 
Lounge area in PAPO's bar at The Reef Playacar

Open 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

A relaxed atmosphere and friendly bartenders make this a favorite evening entertainment area.

 
Drinks served in La Chiquita at The Reef Playacar

Open: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Bordering the beach, this sunny and relaxing retreat opens early and serves cocktails until sundown.

Lounge area with sofas in NICO's Lounge bar at The Reef Playacar

Open: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Luxurious Nico's pairs a beachfront location with music and premium-branded cocktails. This bar is only included with the Premium package. A surcharge applies for Standard package guests.

 
Cocktail bar area in La Cascada at The Reef Playacar

Open: 12:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.

Decorated in Mediterranean style, this is a relaxing spot in the lobby to enjoy a cocktail at almost any time of the day.

Dining tables in Sports bar at The Reef Coco Beach

Open: 6:00 p.m. – 2 :00 a.m.

Catch your favorite teams and sip domestic drinks in a fun and festive atmosphere featuring ocean views and a beautiful terrace. Premium drinks are available to guests wearing Premium bracelets.

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Counter of Bar & Mar Lounge Bar at The Reef Coco Beach

Open Noon – 11:00 p.m.

Our newest and most exclusive bar, luxurious Bar & Mar pairs a beautiful beachfront setting with lounge music, flat-screens and cocktails made with international top-shelf spirits. Also, this bar is included with the Premium package. A surcharge applies for Standard package guests.

 
Aerial view of The Reef Coco Beach and pool area

Open 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy cocktails without leaving the pool at our thatched-roof swim-up pool bar serving a thirst-quenching array of domestic drinks, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Premium drinks are available to guests wearing Premium bracelets.

 
Bar area of Tabaco & Ron Restaurant at The Reef Coco Beach

Open 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.  •  Tea Time 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Savor our late afternoon Tea Time featuring flambéed coffee drinks, fresh-baked cookies and finger sandwiches or wind down after a long day of exploring with evening cocktails and big band tunes.

Table settings in Chulavista Restaurant at The Reef Playacar

The main restaurant with three buffet areas offers international delights with a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea.

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A couple having a drink in Roof 28 restaurant at The Reef 28

Roof 28 is where guests get a chance to get away and play. Sit high atop our gorgeous hotel, where the low bustle of the city serenades you. Every hour is happy hour amidst the backdrop of the ocean as seen beyond our tantalizing infinity pool. Music, full bar, poolside attire, delicious food, and good times await you during your stay. Non-guests are welcome with a $400 MXN minimum for food and beverages from Monday to Thursday & $600 MXN from Friday to Sunday.

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Open: 11:00 - 22:30 hrs
Pools & Jacuzzi: 8:00 - 22:00 hrs
Food: 11:00 - 22:30 hrs
Beverage: 11:00 - 2:00 hrs

Lounge area in Lobby bar at The Reef 28

Our lobby bar welcomes you to The Reef 28 and to the vibrancy of downtown Playa del Carmen. Enjoy our full bar and casual atmosphere as the perfect pregame gathering spot or post-party nightcap.

Open: 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

Dining area in Cachito restaurant at The Reef 28

Cachito, The Reef 28’s signature restaurant, offers an exclusive menu designed by internationally-renowned Chef de Cuisine, Margarita Carrillo. While dishes will always be traditional, guests can expect interesting and innovative items in an upscale setting that is warm and inviting. Chef’s delectable reimaginings of classic fare mean guests get to experience dishes inspired by local ingredients and infused with everything from coconut and chili-based sauces to seasonal flowers, herbs, and fresh seafood.

Chef Carrillo has been recognized by the government as Culinary Ambassador of Mexico, and the Conservatory of Mexican Gastronomic Culture appointed her Vice President of Gastronomic Projects.

Reservation is required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Open: 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Dining tables and lighted wall arts in Veintiocho at The Reef 28

At the heart and center of The Reef 28 is the fashionable and friendly Veinti8cho. Choose from the buffet or a la carte menus and marvel at the sight of the high ceilings and fresh daily offerings. It's the perfect place, just for two, or for a party of both new and old friends.

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

  • Continental Breakfast: 6:30 am - 7:00 am
  • Breakfast buffet or a la carte: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Dinner with international menu: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

 

Arranged dining tables in Asiatico Restaurant at The Reef 28

Asiatico brings Far East flavors into light and elegant gourmet dishes. Enjoy all the sophistication of world cuisine in the heart of Riviera Maya.

Reservation is required  *With our reception staff

Dress Code: Elegante casual. Long pants or dress shorts, shirt or polo t-shirt; closed shoes or nice sandals.

Open: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm