Discover the new Mexican cuisine at Axiote Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

Axiote Restaurant

Modern Mexican Cuisine at Axiote Restaurant

Axiote Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen is one of the best places to get authentic Mexican cuisine. What is a casual palapa roofed restaurant on a side street off 5th Avenue, this restaurant’s kitchen is fusing regional Mexican taste with gourmet twist.

For tourist seeking a good dinner of Mexican food and for locals that like to dine out, this restaurant should be on your list. For those of you that know some history of Mexican foods, you will really appreciate a meal here. Here is a brief review and rundown of what you can expect at Axiote Restaurant.

What is the concept at Axiote Restaurant?

The name “Axiote” refers to an ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Achiote  is a shrub that produces spiky pods filled with red seeds. These seeds have been used for red body paint and also an ingredient in Mexican cuisine. The name is symbolic of not only an ingredient but part of the culture and history of Mexico.

Chef Xavier Stone has created a menu and a culture in this restaurant to fuse together the past traditional food with a modern twist.

Liquors and spirits of Mexico are also part of the history and gastronomy. Axiote has different mezcals, beers and wines and compliments them with dishes. You can always ask your waiter to recommend pairings for you.
Axiote is dedicated to the roots of Mexico and the culinary history but also is working to transform and innovate food into new dishes. They are proud of the heritage of the cuisine of Mexico and want to keep growing it and incorporating trends in food. Axiote uses 100% local products to keep the experience authentic.
Axiote is part of a movement in Mexico to express the Mexican culture and gastronomy to the world. Come discover the deep food culture of Mexico here and see how they are creating and transforming it.
Axiote Restaurant
Axiote Restaurant has a casual atmosphere with complex taste of Mexican cuisine.

Reservations or no at Axiote Restaurant?

On most nights you should make a reservation at Axiote Restaurant just to make sure. They have limited seating and they can be popular. There are also special events about once a month at this restaurant where they bring in a well know Chef and prepare a prix fixe meal with courses. If you are lucky enough to catch one of them, be sure you snap up a reservation. The value is outstanding. You can watch their Facebook page for upcoming events.

To make reservations for Axiote Restaurant you can:

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 984 803 1727

Hours of dinning

Axiote Restaurant is open 1:30pm-11:00pm daily.

What is the menu like at Axiote Restaurant?


Everything from guacamole with grasshoppers to Duck tacos. Prices range from about 80-220 pesos.


These are not your basic street tacos. Here you can find everything from ant eggs to beef tongue. There are also more familiar ingredients as well. Prices for an order of 3 range from about 85 pesos to 160 pesos.

Main Courses

Everything from rabbit with guajillo chili to rib eye in Axiote sauce. Prices range from about 220-348 pesos.

Alcohol and drinks

Bottles of wine range from about 420-1000 pesos with some being a little higher.

Axiote has a good lineup of cocktails. They range from 115-135 pesos.

There are also is a large selection of mezcals, tequilas, and local and national beers on the menu.

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Scallops from Kino Bay with red onion and burnt habanero.


Axiote Restaurant Playa Del Carmen
Octopus and black recado.


Where is Axiote Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen?

Axiote Restaurant is on 34th Street between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue. There is on street parking.


Our video of Axiote Restaurant


If you like finding out what Mexican restaurants are in Playa Del Carmen, see our article here for a list of all the best restaurants that serve Mexican specialties.

You can also check out our full restaurant list here for when you are in Playa Del Carmen.

Have you been to Axiote Restaurant? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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Just one of the great dishes at Axiote Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen.
Axiote Restaurant Playa Del Carmen
One of the tantalizing dishes at Axiote Restaurant. Shrimp Campeche dish.
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Cocktails at Axiote Restaurant.


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    • Yes, we have to agree with you. We have not done extensive research yet, but the preliminary research has show they have good combinations and actually put alcohol in the drinks unlike some weak drinks at other restaurants

  1. The best place to eat hands down in Playa for an authentic well priced meal. We went twice our last trip, and will likely go twice again this year in the week we will be there.

  2. I live in Playa and always take visitors here….it is wonderful. Classic Mexican, gormet food. The best in Playa

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