Costa Maya and Mahahual Restaurants

Mahahual is a great place for eating out. Restaurants up and down the Malecon serve up fresh fish served to order, ceviche, shrimp cocktails and plenty of fish tacos. If your tastes go to Italian food, there are several very good Italian restaurants serving up fresh pasta and pizza, Italian style. As in any small tourist town, restaurants come and go and many are often closed. Please ask for recommendations regarding the best days to eat out. Mondays are notorious for closing, but on weekends and cruise ship days most restaurants are open. At the time of this posting, the following restaurants are reliably open most days (but please try others when they are open, there are many good restaurants not listed below):

  • No och Kay (Mayan for Big Fish) good service and quality with beachfront seating
  • Ibiza Sunset located south of the Malecon
  • Luna de Plata, primarily Italian food with fresh Ravioli and Pasta located south of the Malecon
  • Travel-In, great pita bread made daily, closed some dates in summer.
  • Mahahual Restaurant - good for Sopa de Mariscos and Ceviche
  • Hotel Fuerte - good location on the Malecon with a varied Menu

For the adventurous food lover, we suggest a trip south to Xcalak for Leaky Palapa or north to the Beaches of Placer for Mayan Beach Garden.

Leaky Palapa is only open for Dinners and only on select days during high season. Check out the Leaky Palapa website for menus and how to reserve as the location and food is truly remarkable with dishes . Mayan Beach Garden (about 30 minutes north of Mahahual) is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all days. They serve a menu of the day with variations and you can find the Mayan Beach Garden menu on line. In both cases, the two restaurants are far from the nearest stores, so have to plan carefully so to have enough food. For that reason, reservations are recommended, especially during high season.


Mahahual Malecon Restaurants
Mahahual has many small restaurants along the malecon where you can
sit under a palapa on the beach.