Where to Dine

 


 



Puerto Morelos Restaurant Guide         Updated for Fall 2007

There are an astounding number of restaurant choices in Puerto 

Morelos. Obviously, seafood is a specialty as it is caught daily by our 

town's many fishermen. Here is a fairly complete list with the 

days they are closed...

On the square

Marlin Blue
Located next to Alma Libre Bookstore on the square
Open for lunch and dinner
Excellent shrimp tacos, crepes, other specialties
Closed Sunday

Café de Amancia
On the square, 3 doors west of the bookstore
Special Coffee and light meals
Open early until late. Sometimes closes in the afternoon
Sometimes closed on Tuesdays
 
La Oazis
On the square, 2 doors west of the bookstore
Wide variety of choices
Open for Dinner
Closed Monday.
 
David Lau's
Located two doors down from the bookstore on the square
Asian food & Italian specialties, pizza, spaghetti
Weekdays 5-10 / Weekends 3-10
Closed Wednesdays
 
Hola Asia
On the square, 5 doors east of the bookstore
Asian food, Chinese, Thai and Sushi
Opens for lunch (1pm) and dinner
Closed Tuesday

El Tio
Across from the lighthouse, just around the north corner of the square
Mexican, inexpensive meals and take away
Open all day and most of the night
Have never seen it closed in my life

El Pirata
On the square, across from the bookstore
Wide varied menu
Open all day
No closing day
 
Los Gauchos
Across from the church
Varied menu, pizza, pasta, empanadas (inexpensive)
Open for dinner only
Closed Monday?

Pelicanos
On the beach, just around the south corner of the square
Mexican seafood, full bar
Open all day
No closing day

Dona Triny's
Northwest corner of the square
Mexican food, like the locals eat (inexpensive)
Open daily
No closing day

Terraza
On the square, across from the bookstore
Vegetarian choices
Open daily 7am-10pm
Closed day?


Along the beach, just south of the square

Old Fisherman (El Viejo Pescador)
On the ocean, half a block south of the square (just moved)
Mexican seafood
Open for dinner
No closing day

Taninos
Half a block south of the square on the oceanside road
Deli-style baguettes, salads and crepes. 24 wines by glass or bottle.
Open Noon to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm

Closed on Sunday

Bodo’s
In Hacienda Morelos, about 1 long block south of the square on the beach
German food, fish and steaks
Open for lunch and dinner (daily lunch special for around 55 pesos)
Closed Wednesday

North of the square on Ninos Heroes road

John Gray’s Kitchen
About 1 block north of the square on Ninos Heroes
Fine dining, international cuisine
Open for dinner only
Closed Sunday

New England Pub
In the Hotel Inglaterra
Wide variety
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Loncheria Mimi
About 1 block north of the square on Ninos Heroes
Local food (cocina economica)
Open all day
 

North of the square, along the main road (Rojo Gomez)

Café Finca la Chiquilla
One half block north of the square on Rojo Gomez (main road)
Special Coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, sushi
Open 8:00-10:00
No closing day during high season
 
Don Pepe’s Ole
One half block north of the square on Rojo Gomez (main road)
Mexican food and steaks, full bar
Open for lunch and dinner
No closing day

Spaghettino
One block north of the square on Rojo Gomez (main road)
Italian food
Open for dinner
Closed Sunday (Closed for the season, opening soon)

Gioconda
Directly behind Spaghettino
Pizza and drinks
Opens at 7pm 
Closed Sunday
(Closed for the season, opening soon)

Mama’s Bakery
One block north of the square on Rojo Gomez (just moved)
American style baked goods and breakfast & lunch
Open for breakfast and lunch
Closed Monday
 
Ojo de Agua Restaurant
On the beach at Ojo de Agua Hotel
Wide variety, American, Mexican
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Happy hour 2-4 daily

Habaneros
On Rojo Gomez
Breakfast & Bar
Open daily and bar service at night
Closed day?

La Petita
On the road near the lighthouse

Fish & Lobster - Inexpensive

Open during the day
Fisherman hang-out

South of the square, along the main road (Rojo Gomez) 
 
Posada Amor
Just south of the square on Rojo Gomez
Varied menu
Open all day
No closing day

Africa by Night
About 3 blocks south of the square on Rojo Gomez
Fish
Open for dinner
 

South of town

La Marina
On the Marina at El Cid (open to the public)
Seafood
Open daily

In the Colonia

Valentina's
On the southbound lateral, just south of the highway intersection
Mexican food, plus burritos and fajitas
No English spoken, but very friendly, clean and inexpensive
Open daily

Pizza del Carmen
Just south of the highway intersection on the eastbound one-way road
Pizza
2 for 1 every Tuesday and Thursday - They deliver too

Open daily

 

 

Here Are Our Favorite Places To Eat & Drink

Of course, Tuna's, on site, is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.  
 
Nice espresso on the corner in the town square.  There is a great bookstore just a few doors down.  
 
John Grey's is probably the fanciest restaurant in town but all of them are really good.  
 
The Chinese food restaurant (Hola Asia) is actually really good.  
 
There is a fresh fish restaurant just north of the square on the street closest to the beach.  From the square walk north.  You'll pass a good little chicken sandwich place on the left (really good), about 3 doors down.   Keep going down about a hundred yards or so and look for some steps leading to a sandy floor area in the back with some tables.  They only serve till all the fresh fish caught that day are gone.  Great food.  
 
West from the espresso café on the corner and across the street from the church is a little sandwich shop.  Really good.  
 
At Pelicanos, where you can dine steps from the water under a giant palapa, everything on the menu is some form of seafood.

Le Marlin Bleu is owned by French-born Eric Guegan, who has lived in Mexico for 25 years.  His small open-air restaurant across from the town square produces French- and Mexican-inspired dishes such as locally famous shrimp tacos with unique salsas (one of which is made from charred hot pepper seeds) and tropical fruit crepes flambéed with rum. Snacks and desserts cost around $5 each.  Baraka is a very trendy Spanish restaurant.  The breezy and hip atmosphere brings a new sense of style to Puerto Morelos, and the food alone, a focus on traditional Spanish cuisine, is worth a visit.  The little taco stand on the right just as you come into town is fun, easy, and real tasty.  


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