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Alux Restaurant

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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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cenote is beautifully converted into a restaurant, whilst reserving judgement on whether it is right to convert a place like this into a restaurant. The lighting was very low over our table so it was a bit difficult to see the food. The mushroom starter of our party was charred black on the bottom to the extent that it... More 

Thank Andieoutandabout
Delta, Canada
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a unique dinning experience. The ambience and the many different rooms inside this vast cenote is breathtaking. The occasional bat flying over head and water dripping down on the stalactites makes for a memorable dinner.

Thank Mariuccia Mary T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience to have dinner in a denote in Mexico. My wife and I split the seafood platter which was amazing. The signature drinks were great as well. We took a quick stroll through the cave before we left.

1 Thank aheimer1977
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning place! The service was excellent and the restaurant itself is simply stunning! Celebrated a birthday there and thuroughly enjoyed it. The food is authentic Mayan an beautifully presented. One of the servers took us around and showed us all the little caves and private dining areas.. Very impressed!

Thank BrantfordEfigenia
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing. To be able to eat in a cave that is 10, 000 years old. To imagine the people and conditions that existed at that time. Food is excellant. It is only surpassed by the service. The staff is overly friendly, and go out of their way to make your dining experience the best. To bad there are... More 

Thank travelerG3050NE
Oliver, Canada
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see cave restaurant with first class food. Unfortunately we had the worst waitress ever and spoiled everything. We had about two minutes to get water and then order drinks. One minute later could we order our meal as they only have one kitchen. Salad..Alux special best I have ever had. Before we could finish she brings... More 

1 Thank Lynn M
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible once in a lifetime experience! Make sure to order a Mayan coffee just to watch them make it in front of you!

Thank KLLAlta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at this restaurant just for a drink and to sit down. When we saw the menu we decided on lunch. Food was great and service was wonderful. Our waiter Jorge couldn't have been more attentive and accommodating. We are going back tonight with the boys for dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most unique restaurants I have ever been to. You are literally in a cenote drinking wine and eating delicious food. The owners have turned one of nature's wonders into a feast for your eyes. It is absolutely beautiful and the food is also good. Take a tour after dinner and see what 12,000 years of... More 

Thank SoonerFootballFan
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to a couple places like this. They all are the same, worth going to. Probably not worth going back unless you have people from out of town. That being said my steak was great. But out of the 6 of us that went, I was the only one that liked what we were served. What really killed... 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, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?