The Best Bacalar Restaurants To Visit When There!

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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 Restaurant and Finisterre 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. See La Playita’s website here for more information.

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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 in Bacalar

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. See their Facebook page here for more information.

El Manati Restaurant hours

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

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A colorful table at El Manati Restaurant.

Finisterre Restaurant

This is one of the newest upper scale restaurants in Bacalar. It is an open air restaurant serving Mediterranean/Italian cuisine. Dinner is the best way to enjoy this restaurant since it is the best meal they offer.  Some sample prices are: pastas 160-240 pesos, pizzas 140-190 pesos, and seafood and meat dishes are about 280-380 pesos. For more information on this restaurant here is their Facebook page.

Hours are Finisterre Restaurant

Open daily from 8:00am-11:00pm.

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Finisterre Restaurant in Bacalar.

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.

See the Facebook page of La Pina Restaurant in Bacalar here for more information.

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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. For mor information about Restaurant Mango Y Chile see their Facebook page here.

El Barril Grill Restaurant in Bacalar

For a more Mexican feel, this restaurant in Bacalar can accommodate your cravings. Here you can have more traditional Mexican plates and things off the grill. Most prices are 100-250 pesos. For more details you can see their  Facebook page here.

Hour at El Barril Grill

Open daily from 5:00pm-11:00pm.

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El Barril Restaurant in Bacalar Mexico.

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. For more information about Enamora Restaurant in Bacalar see their Facebook page here.

Sisimite Caverna Moderna

Just off the main square you can find the small entrance to this restaurant. The entrance expands into a large restaurant in the back. It is lined with plants and has a large bar at the end. The menu is eclectic and overall this is a restaurant that is more about atmosphere than food. See their Facebook page for more details.


This restaurant is open Thursday to Tuesday 6:00pm-1:00am. Closed Wednesdays.

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The interior of the Sismite Restaurant in Bacalar.

More Guides to Bacalar

If you are traveling to Bacalar, be sure to check out our hotel guide. We narrow down the selection and give you a map of the areas best to stay in.

If you also love the area and want to stay, you might want to see our real estate guide to Bacalar here


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. 

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  1. 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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