Celebrate the flavors of Playa del Carmen while embracing culinary influences from around the world. Each of our five dining outlets offers fresh ingredients, crafted by an acclaimed culinary team, while reflecting the beachfront style and ambiance that makes vacationing in Playa del Carmen such an unforgettable experience.

Must-have dining includes Samurai, our premier Japanese restaurant featuring an interactive dining experience with showmen chefs, a new beachfront sports bar, and the new Bar & Mar Lounge Bar, an exclusive enclave for our Premium package guests.


Dinner (three seatings) 6:00 p.m. |  7:30 p.m.  |  9:00 p.m.
Japanese restaurant serving dinner

Our newest dining venue is 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 and drinks in a unique setting. Whether guests choose the Teppanyaki or Shabu-Shabu table, their dining experience begins with freshly prepared sushi and concludes with the dessert of their choice.

Please note that Samurai is open to both hotel guests and diners who are not staying at The Reef Coco Beach, but wish to sample the best Japanese cuisine in Playa del Carmen.

*A supplemental fee of $25 USD will apply for Standard packages.
*Guests must be 12 years or older to enter. 
*Premium package guests do not need to book here. Please email guestservice1@thereefresorts.com for more information.

Dress code: Resort elegant (men: long pants or dress shorts, shoes, and sleeved shirt)

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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.

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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.

Dress code: casually elegant (men: long pants or dress shorts, shoes and sleeved shirt)

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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.

Dress code: casually elegant (men: long pants or dress shorts, shoes and sleeved shirt)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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