Puerto Morelos Mexico Vacation Guide


Fine Mexican Dining

Fine Mexican Dining

There are a variety of wonderful places where to eat in Puerto Morelos. Long, lingering, lazy meals will be one of the highlights of your visit where you will find a range from cheap local places to world-class cuisine. Puerto Morelos is a native fishing village so when the menu states “Catch of the Day,” it really is! The restaurant owners, who take much pride in their establishments, are usually behind the stove or in some way overseeing your meal for that personal touch making your dining a genuine treat. No need to dress-up – strictly casual.

Take note that your waiter will not bring you the bill until you ask for it as it is considered rude and simply not done in Mexico so, ask for “La Cuenta Por Favor”. The bill includes the tax (IVA) but does not usually include the service (propina).  Since wages are low in Mexico, tipping 10-15% makes a big difference.




NIGHTLIFE in Puerto Morelos consists largely of eating out at one of the local restaurants while listening to live entertainment (jazz musicians, bands, etc.) or sitting at cafés taking in the Happy Hours at one of the few local bars. We are a very casual town so shirts and shoes in restaurants are expected of course and proper attire is expected if you are entering the church but, you won’t need a jacket and tie around here; however, running around town in your swim trunks will not make you popular… The town square is a social area to spend some time to stroll around.

The Local Cuisine Includes:  Fresh Seafood, Italian, Argentinean, European, American, Asian, Mexican, Yucatan Specialties and Vegan.

Restaurant Doña Triny

Restaurant Doña Triny

DOÑA TRINY’S Restaurant (Traditional Mexican Cuisine) A Taste of Mexico!
Located next door to the Bookstore, Doña Triny’s menu offers: Burritos, Sopes, Picadas Veracruzanas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Chiles Rellenos, Chimichangas and much more… A Daily Menu with a noted reasonable price is posted at the entrance. Open daily from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm.  Closed Mondays.


EL NICHO Restaurant

  EL NICHO Restaurante – Excellent choice of gourmet breakfast and lunch. Located in front of the town square, next door to Doña Triny’s Restaurant.  Chef PABLO and Maureen (MO) the owners, also welcome their patrons for the Sunday Brunch where they serve their popular Eggs Benedicts to delicious lunch dishes, all within a cozy atmosphere.  Open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Closed on Mondays.                Tel: (998) 201-0992


EL PIRATA Restaurant-Bar.  Steaks cooked on the famous BBQ Grill by the famous Argentenian Chef  “Che Carlitos”,  Seafood, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, & Sandwiches.  Come and Enjoy the Buffet Breakfast on Sundays!! An open air Snack Bar across the street from the restaurant. Open for breakfast till 11:00 p.m. Tel: 871-0489  Closed on Tuesdays.

Don Ernesto’s at HOTEL OJO DE AGUA This Restaurant-Bar and Beach Club is managed by Stadford, his is canadian living now in Mexico.  The menu offers Seafood, Mexican and International cuisine and is located directly on the beach, next to the complex Villas Playa Sol, north from the town square. Open daily, for breakfast-Lunch and Dinner. Open until 10:00 p.m.

JOHN GRAY’S KITCHEN (International Cuisine and Steaks) Located on Ave Niños Heroes across the street from Hotel Caracol. Fine Dining with a Special A La Carte Menu. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closed Mondays. (This is the only restaurant with Air conditioning in town).

PANGEA Restaurant-Bar located on the beach, facing the sea and the park’s town square. The restaurant is open 6 days a week, except Mondays, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  and customers have “free” access to wireless Internet. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu is simple, tasty and nutritious.  The breakfasts include fruit salads, yogurt, croissants, juices, fruit drinks and a variety of coffees and organic teas.  For lunch and dinner, they serve salads with natural dressings, bagel and baguette sandwiches and fish cervices (on the weekends).  They also offer homemade desserts.

CHICKEN ITZA is located near the Little Italy  Daily fresh BBQ Chicken, Tai Food and Gourmet Tacos. Daily Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner, open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.





MARINA EL CID Restaurant Located in front of the SafePort, north from the town square and part of the Hotel EL CID, it has a fresh large palapa with full view of the Marina. Serves delicious seafood dishes. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

PELICANOS (Seafood and Steaks) Shrimp cocktails, cervices, seafood plates and steaks are served under the huge Palapa on the beach side. Spectacular view of the sea. Open from 8:00 AM til 10:00 PM

PUNTA CORCHO RESTAURANT, with a variety of  Seafood and Mexican dishes cooked in a dry wood oven.  Have a cocktail while wait for your order, be patient your food is slow cooking with a smoke taste.

SPAGHETTINO (Italian Cuisine) Located on Ave Rojo Gomez, across the street near the Handicraft Market, south from the park. Open from 7:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday.

AL CHIMICHURRI  (Steak house with Uruguayan flavour ) Good salads and empanadas uruguayas. located on Ave Niños Heroes across from the Hotel Posada Amor.

THE GAUCHOS (Pizzas and Argentinean Specialties)  Located in Plaza Marino next to the church. Open from 8:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m.  Closed Tuesdays.


(Fresh Coffee, Juices, Croissants, Bagels, Sandwiches and Pastries). A friendly ambiance where you can meet with your friends. Internet Café. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. Closed on Tuesdays.

Located next to the Bookstore where you can find every type of ice cream your palate desires.

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