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The Best Bacalar Restaurants To Visit When There!

Bacalar restaurants The view from La Payita Restaurant in Bacalar.

The Bacalar Restaurant Guide

If you are going to Laguna Bacalar then you will surely be looking to go out to eat. There are some great restaurants in Bacalar that just might make you stay longer. Bacalar is a small town, but it has a lot to offer in the way of restaurants. Each time we are in Bacalar we are finding new places and we are always impressed with how things are developing with the food scene. Discover some of these restaurants in Bacalar your next time there!

Be sure to let us know which restaurants in Bacalar you like in the comments below.

Map of restaurants in Bacalar we mention below

Most of these restaurants are all centrally located. If you are staying in the center you can walk to them.

All of these restaurants are affordable and pretty much on the same level of pricing. The only slight difference is La Pina and Mango Y Chile the more budget friendly and La Playita the restaurant with more upper end items.


La Playita Restaurant

This is perhaps the best restaurant to visit in Bacalar. It is good because the setting is one the lakes edge (see photo at the top of the article) and menu has a wide range of items that are all good. The restaurant has excellent décor complete with stylish bathrooms. A large tree and well landscaped property shade and offer a lush feel as you meander paths to different areas to eat.

Most everyone should find something in the menu to enjoy including vegetarians. To fully enjoy the view go during the day.

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One of La Playita’s dishes.

Hours of La Playita Restaurant

Open daily from 12:00 noon to midnight.

El Manati Restaurant

El Manati Restaurant is our favorite place for breakfast in Bacalar. Here you get local sourced foods, fresh taste and good value. You also get to enjoy the beautiful garden in the back. This is another not to be missed of the restaurants in Bacalar.

In the front of El Manati you will find an art gallery and gift shopping of local items. This is another reason to come here. They have really created a special space to enjoy. So the restaurant is not just for the good food, it is also for the atmosphere.

Expect kind and courteous service as well as you experience the hospitality of Bacalar.

El Manati Restaurant hours

Open daily from 8:00am-9:00pm.

El Manati Restaurant in Bacalar lagoon

A colorful table at El Manati Restaurant.

La Pina Restaurant

La Pina is a small and healthy restaurant in Bacalar. There is a garden in the back where you can sit at casual tables. Expect good prices and healthy food items. Especially good are the juices here. This is described as a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Bacalar. Even non vegetarians will appreciate the fresh taste.

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The entrance to La Pina Restaurant in Bacalar.

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A healthy looking dish at La Pina Restaurant in Bacalar.

Hours of El Pina Restaurant

Monday and Tuesday 8:00am-9:00pm. Wednesday closed. Thursday -Sunday 8:00am-9:00pm.

Mango Y Chile Restaurant

Perched on the hill next to the fort is Mango Y Chile Restaurant. This is a fast food vegetarian restaurant with trendy vibe. Come in and order burgers, tacos or salads and enjoy the view. The atmosphere is casual and youthful.

There is seating on the porch overlooking the lake.

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The menu at Mango Y Chile Restaurant in Bacalar.

Hours at Mango Y Chile Restaurant

Monday 1:00pm.9:00pm. Tuesdays closed. Wednesday-Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm.

Enamora Restaurant

Enamora is a café style restaurant in Bacalar with pasties, food and good coffee! This can be a good place to order off the menu for breakfast or have a light coffee with pastry.

The atmosphere is casual with modern concrete interior. This is the most bakery feeling of all the restaurants in Bacalar.

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Breakfast at Enamora Restaurant.

Hours at Enamora

Monday 9:00am-3:00pm. Tuesday-Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm.

Have you been to any of these restaurants in Bacalar? Which of the restaurants in Bacalar is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. 

1 Comment on The Best Bacalar Restaurants To Visit When There!

  1. Leslie Hagelthorn // December 2, 2017 at 10:59 AM // Reply

    Hello there and thank you for your info. We are passing through Bacalar next month on our road trip and it is great to get local insideer information on where to eat and cool places. We always kick outselves after we leave a place and miss out on some of the cool places like these. We will be sure to visit some of these restaurants. They look amazing!

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