This restaurant is a hole in the ground, literally! This restaurant is really the epitome of Playa Del Carmen. It serves up a fusion cuisine of local taste and highlights the natural landscape of the area in a way that no other restaurant does.
This restaurant is located in a cave/cenote which is just outside of the center of Playa Del Carmen. This should be on every tourist list for a unique experience for your trip to Playa Del Carmen and on locals list for at least going once in your lifetime and on a list to take guest.
The restaurant and lounge are open just in the evenings so plan your visit then. Most people like to come for drinks in the lounge and walk the loop through the cave. There are lights that come on as you walk around. It is open to all guest as long as there is not a private event going on. There is even a Mayan ceremony room where you can choose to have a wedding or vows renewed. This truly would be a special and memorable night in Playa.
Where the name Alux comes from
The name of the restaurant “Alux” comes from the local mythological elf-like creature that inhabits the woods. Like many cultures these creatures are blamed for their mischievous behavior and when items go missing people say “it must have been the alux”. The alux are said to live in caves
Dress code for Alux Restaurant
The restaurant overall is comfortable dressy. This means button shirt for guys with pants and woman with basic dress or flowing pants with blouse. The restaurant is more formal then the lounge so if you are just coming for drinks then you might wear something a little more casual. It should be noted that it can be more warm and humid then you would think a cave should be. So like the rest of Playa, wear light and cool clothes.
Menu at Alux
The menu is inspired by a fusion of cuisines just like the forces that created the unique culture of the area. Mayan, Mexican and International haute cuisine. You do know that when you see the words haute cuisine that prices are expensive and that is why we have categorized this place as a high end restaurant.
Unless you are sold by the romantic location or something special on the menu, plan on coming for drinks and see how it goes. You might want to maximize your night in Playa by seeing this unique place, having some drinks and then having dinner on 5th Avenue or other downtown location.
Av. Juarez between 65th Av & 70th Av, west of Highway 307, Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, Mexico This is just our of center and you will need to drive here or take a taxi. There is on street parking. A taxi should cost 25 pesos from the center, but, this is such a tourist place and you know doubt are a tourist, taxi drivers might charge more. You can always ask to see their chart, but 25-35 pesos is fine. There are usually taxis readily available on the return trip as well.
Open Monday-Sunday 5:30pm-11:00pm
MasterCard and Visa accepted.
Have you been here before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.Mayan, Mexican and International haute cuisine. You do know that when you see the words haute cuisine that prices are expensive and that is why we have categorized this place as a high end restaurant.