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Alux Restaurant

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Mexican, Contemporary, International
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Avenida Juarez 217-2 | Lote 2 col. ejidal between diagonal 65 y 70, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Av.65 y Av.70)
+52 984 206 1401
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Squamish, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had occasion to have dinner with friends in Playa del Carmen the other week. We were looking for something a little different and boy did we find it! Alux Restaurante is located inside a cenote, right in the middle of town. If you don't know what a cenote is, it is an underground cave with fresh water that are... More 

Thank Philip M
Calgary, Alberta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had heard about this place and decided to try it last week while we were there, I was very much surprized it is hidden away from the street you would never know it was there. It was an amazing place from the start to finish service was outstanding food was great one of the best meals I every had... More 

Thank mikecarberry
Fort Worth, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all the location of this restaurant is in a Cenote. That in itself makes for an unusual dining experience. Once you descend into the restaurant by way of some very steep stairs, it opens into a restaurant with a various number of "caves" of differing sizes to accommodate the party. The staff is very helpful in explaining the... More 

Thank Robert J
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The eating in a cavern thing: SO COOL! But the food and the service do not meet the muster. I was very disappointed with the steaks and while the lobster tail and shrimp were good, the butter is like sweet cream, not salted seafood melted butter, and so it alters the flavor big time. Also, the crab trilogy should be... More 

Thank ranimachin
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had heard about this dining experience and decided to make a reservation on Open Table before we left home. Such a one-of-a-kind place in a huge cave. We walked throughout all the dining rooms, some with chandeliers and separate bars, fine dining tablecloths. Not really very crowded when we were there - a Friday evening. There was a wonderful... More 

Thank Janie S
Brooklyn, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I throughly enjoyed our dinner here at Alux. It was so exciting walking around the never ending caverns and caves. They have it decorated and lit up in all different colors. The food was really good. The service was really good as well! It was a unique experience to eat in a Cenote. I highly recommend giving it a try!!

Thank NewYorkTrish
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner in a cavern - who would've thought? When couple friends of ours learned we were staying 12 miles outside Play del Carmen, they insisted we go to Alux as they enjoyed it earlier this year. After looking it up and reading other reviews we had to go. We were lucky enough to land a reservation through Open Table for... More 

Thank wendeis2016
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a beautiful restaurant, created within a cavenous underground cenote, not far from center of Playa. The food is very good, particularly the sea-dishes for which I recommend the platter to be shared between two. There are numerous seating areas throughout this cave and the main large areas lead off to more private dining locations, therefore when booking... More 

Thank Sergeant1980
Long Island, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most unusual restaurant dining experiences. As you descend down into the cave you are transported to a magical place. The food is delicious and must thank Jonathan for his great service. Don't forget to walk around the entire restaurant to see all,the special rooms. Will be back soon

Thank katzmeow14
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A restaurant , that from the outside looks plain and ordinary, however was built on natural caves that extend a couple of floors into the earth . Having a large party of 28 to celebrate a family birthday we had the deepest room. Totally amazing , unless you are claustrophobic or have mobility issues, as the lowest level was about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Mexican, Contemporary, International
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Juarez 217-2 | Lote 2 col. ejidal between diagonal 65 y 70, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
    (Av.65 y Av.70)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 206 1401
PRE-HISPANIC, MEXICAN AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING A cavern created over ten thousand years ago soon to be discovered by you. Our Prehispanic, Mexican and International haute cuisine is served in any of our various natural vaults. You can also enjoy a wide selection of drinks and cocktails, including local Mayan specialties.

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