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Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.

Savor the Sea

Savor the Sea

September 12, 2016

It would be a mistake to stay on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and not get a taste of what the sea has to offer. During your stay at The Reef Playacar, make sure to try out one of the best seafood restaurants in Playa del Carmen: Mar de Olivos.

While many visiting Mexico might have common perceptions of what the food here is like, on the coast, those perceptions are washed away. One of our favorite dishes here is the Seafood Paella, served with shrimp, squid, and mussels. When ordering, ask your server about the catch of the day, which always comes fresh out of the sea.

This is the kind of place that’s so good, you need a reservation. Make sure to call ahead once you know when you’ll be staying at The Reef Playacar so you won’t miss out on the meal of a lifetime.