Dinner at the beach? See the Fuego Restaurant hidden away but open to the public

Fuego Restaurant
Fuego Restaurant on the beach at Mahekal Resort on 38th Street.

Fuego Restaurant & Cantina

Are you looking for a romantic spot on the beach for dinner? Do you miss the old Playa feel with a remote restaurant on the beach? Fuego Restaurant & Cantina offers you all of the above. This restaurant is open to the public and offers visitors a hidden tranquil place to enjoy a gourmet dinner. Here is more information for you about visiting.

Our video introduction to Fuego Restaurant

Like everything on our website, we visited this restaurant to let you know what it is like.


What is the atmosphere like?

How special is a secluded spot on the beach for dinner? Sink your feet into the sand and be served a gourmet dinner with cocktails under the stars. That is what you can do here. The restaurant also has inside seating in it’s open air restaurant.

One nice thing that they have done in the design is have tiers so everyone can look out at the ocean.

Since Fuego Restaurant is located on the property of Mahekal Resort, you are not within eyesight of other building on the beach. It does feel like you are in your own magical world having dinner.

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Sink your feet into the sand and enjoy a seaside diner at Fuego Restaurant.

The menu at Fuego Restaurant

The menu is a fusion of international, Argentine and Mexican cuisine. Both seafood and meats are featured on the menu.

Here are some sample menu prices:

  • Salads 230-270 pesos.
  • Appetizers 120-270 pesos.
  • Pizzas 230-290 pesos.
  • Pasta dishes 270-340 pesos.
  • Fish & Seafood dishes 420-880 pesos.
  • Poultry dishes 330-370 pesos.
  • Black Angus meats 640-870 pesos.
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The table spread at Fuego Restaurant.

Our recommendations

Certainly this is a great restaurant for that special night out. That is why we have put this in our guide for restaurants for special dinners. With a tropical atmosphere, palm trees swaying in the breeze and ocean waves, this restaurant is very romantic. It is also more exclusive since it is tucked away on the Mahekal Hotel property.

If you are an aficionado of the flame, since everything is cooked over the fire, you will appreciate the taste. If you are an aficionado of the beach, well dinning here will be perfect for you since it is one of the only place in Playa where you can be on the beach eating. That is why we have added it to our beachfront restaurant guide for Playa Del Carmen.


Breakfast 7:30am-10:30am daily.

Lunch 11:30am-4:30pm daily.

Dinner 7:30pm-10:00pm daily.

How to get to Fuego Restaurant

Fuego Restaurant is at the Mahekal Beach Resort. The entrance is on the south side of 38th Street between the beach and 5th Avenue. Walk in through the lobby and they will show you the path to the restaurant. There is street parking on 38th Street.


Thank you for reading our article about Fuego Restaurant. Have you been here before? What did think? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

Do you like reading about restaurants like this? See our complete guide to restaurants in Playa Del Carmen here.

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The entrance to Fuego Restaurant from the hotel side.


  1. I have never heard of this restaurant so I am glad you mentioned it. We are looking for a place to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Looks great, thanks.

  2. I did not know about this restaurant. It looks so cute! I want to go there. We are coming in September and will be sure to eat here.

  3. Hello. This is great to her about this restaurant. We are staying at Mehakel this fall. Do you know baout the other restaurants? Waht are they like? It will be our first time there.

    • Hello Carry

      We have only been to El Fuego Restaurant. We hope to go back and do a full video overview of the other restaurants and hotel. We are waiting to hear form them.

  4. We have looked at booking this hotel but are not sure between Playacar and there, what are your thoughts?

    • Hello

      This is the only resort in Playa that is lush and green. It is kind of secluded from the city and has a nice interior. It is easy to walk out of for 5th Avenue and seeing the downtown. Playacar offers more traditional resorts. The hotels are larger and you have a lot of options since there are about 15 or so to choose from.

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