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El Jardin Restaurant-Garden setting, good food and good prices!

El Jardin Restaurant Playa Del Carmen

El Jardin Restaurant-Garden setting, good food and good prices!

El Jardin Restaurant is new in Playa Del Carmen and already off to a good start. They lovingly refer to it as “Yucacheca cuisine” because the Yucatecan chef and one of the owners who happens to be a chef as well is Czech. They have a good fusion of taste. Here are some things we like:

  • Good central location in a lovely tropical garden.
  • Yucatecan chef from Izamal that is very good.
  • Good prices
  • Good taste
  • Classical music in the mornings and jazz/bossa nova in the afternoons.

The Menu at El Jardin Restaurant

The menu is part Mexican food/local and part fusion. It is a healthy menu with good taste and they try to use organic and local when possible.

Each day they have a special menu of the day for only 90 pesos! This is a very good value and even better considering the nice setting. Just imagine a soup, main plate and drink for just 90 pesos! We are not talking basic food either. We have had a fish with almond sauce that was absolutely excellent here and salad with great dressing which was on the menu of the day. Because of the quality of the food, price and atmosphere we feel it is one of the best choices on out “Cheap Eats Guide to Playa Del Carmen”.

It is also a great place for breakfast and on our “Best Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen Guide to get Breakfast“.

Beers start at 20 pesos, Coffee and milk is organic.


This restaurant makes for a nice tranquil place to start you day or a great lunch spot to take a break from the heat and city. It is just a block and a half off 5th Avenue, so don’t be afraid to check it out.

Check out our food photos of just two items. Yummy!

El Jardin Restaurant Playa Del Carmen

El Jardin Restaurant Playa Del Carmen

Here is a small video of El Jardin Restaurant to show you a little more about it.

Wednesday evenings at El Jardin Restaurant

Wednesdays at El Jardin Restaurant they will be featuring Karaoke for kids and moms. This weekly event will be from 3:00pm-6:00pm. There will be a dance teacher and a clown acrobat to entertain the kids. There will be a special snack menue for the kids and a wine and cocktails for the parents. The regular menu is also available.

Friday Nights at El Jardin Restaurant

Every Friday evening they offer a dinner show called “Noche de Divas”. This is a European style Cabaret show with 4 to 5 different performers, singing in 7 different languages, from Opera to Jazz, from French Chanson to Mexican Boleros. The event runs from 6:00 pm – 10.00 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Entrance is free. A special menu is served with plates from $75.- to $175 pesos.

Event Space of El Jardin

If you are looking for space for an event, they rent this beautiful garden which is centrally located in Playa Del Carmen.

Here are two ways to contact them:

Phone: 984-130-9823



Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Friday nights also has a special event from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Location Map

El Jardin is on 20th Street between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue. It is on the south side of the street near the middle of the block. Look for the stone wall and black door to the garden space.

Have you been to El Jardin Restaurant? Tell us about it in the comments below.

21 Comments on El Jardin Restaurant-Garden setting, good food and good prices!

  1. We found your article on El Jardin Restaurant and went to try it our. The owners were super nice and we felt at home right away. The food was good and the garden setting was a welcome reprieve from 5th Avenue. We highly recommend this restaurant.

    • Mr.Yucatan // June 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM // Reply

      We are so happy you found this restaurant. We really like the owners and the food and setting is good here. We love helping people finding the best restaurants in town. We will be working hard to bring you more!

  2. Roger and Gigi // October 27, 2016 at 2:41 PM // Reply

    We love this place and would really enjoy having NYE dinner here.
    Are you open for that evening…
    Thank you

    • Hello Roger and Gigi

      We love this restaurant too and that is why it is on our website. You have emailed us here at and not the restaurant El Jardin. We will ask them about New Years Eve dinner and let you know.
      We hope you have a great trip to Playa Del Carmen and a happy new years here.

    • We just got in contact with them and they are open and have a special 5 course meal for 495 pesos. We hope you get to enjoy this special garden and host for the New Years.

    • Yes, we do offer a 5 course NYE dinner for $495.- Pesos. Reservation are necessary.

  3. This is a lovely spot for lunch or an early dinner. Pretty cool(literally) walking in to a beautiful garden from the hot street. The menu of the day is a great deal with a couple of choices. Very peaceful.

  4. We totally fell in love with this restaurant! We took your suggestion to visit and it was charming. The owners are warm and welcoming and food is fresh. We will definitely go back.
    You are incredible! Thanks!

  5. Hi there. I stopped in El Jardín for their lunch and had such a nice meal and atmosphere. It really is a hidden secret place in Playa Del Carmen. I am glad you have them on tour website.

  6. El Jardin is one of our favorite places to stop and have lunch in Playa. Really sweet place and the people are really nice. They are what makes Playa a charming place to visit.

  7. Thanks so much for suggesting El Jardin Restaurant. We love it and a peaceful spot in the middle of Playa. We really like your restaurant recommendations.

  8. Nice fresh food at good prices. Check out this place for a local feel and to be treated like a local.

  9. Hello! Great recommendation for a restaurant. Great setting and good value.

  10. Super find in Playa! Loved the setting and food. Nice value. I will be going back here.

  11. Robyn Conn // April 10, 2017 at 7:34 PM // Reply

    One of my absolute favorite places! My husband and I stumbled upon this place in February and I haven’t stopped talking about it since . The food is so good , the atmosphere is relaxing and beautiful. It’s not expensive 👍 We talked to the owner Paula for a bit . She is very welcoming and interesting. Highly recommend this restaurant! Go now😎

  12. What a great find in Playa del Carmen! Nice garden, people and healthy food at good prices. I wish all restaurants could be like this.

  13. I saw on your website that this restaurant was doing a drag night but I cannot find it. Can you tell me about this?

    • Mr.Yucatan // May 3, 2017 at 5:49 AM // Reply

      Hello James

      They did start a drag night but due to popularity it is on hold for a possible rescheduling. They have added some other events outside of the normal restaurant things.

  14. Oh my goodness! an excellent article dude. Thank you for helping us find this delicious restaurant.

  15. Tonisha Pomella // June 19, 2017 at 8:46 AM // Reply

    Thank you so much good article

  16. Beautiful setting, tasty food and friendly owners. Good price if you take advantage of the menu of the day

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