The Best Lunch Deals in Playa Del Carmen!

Elemento Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

Lunch in Playa Del Carmen can be a great deal! Many places make money off of the dinner crowd but have special offers to bring in customers for lunch. This is when you can score some great deals! Here are a few good options. We will add to this list when we come across good deals for you. Of course there are many great restaurant to eat lunch, these are just extra good deals.

*Make sure you tell us below in the comment box what are some of your favorite places for lunch. We would love to hear from you.

Lunch Specials Restaurant List for Playa Del Carmen

Elemento Restaurant

This is another one of our favorites because the artistry of the food is so beautiful and the setting is lovely. This small artsy restaurant shares a space with the home design store Casona and it adds to the atmosphere.  They have a nice outdoor seating area with a passion fruit vine that covers the courtyard. The lunch specials are 140 pesos.  Expect to get a great value with great tasting food. Elemento is located on 25th Avenue between 26th and 28th Streets on the west side of the street.

Elemento Restaurant Playa Del Carmen
A fresh watermelon salad with pesto and blue cheese.
Elemento Restaurant
Another lunch special at Elemento

Café Orange

This small café is near the other two above mentioned places. It also has a combo meal deal. You can have a three course meal with drink. Location Café Orange is located on 30th Street between 25th Avenue and 30th Avenue.

Cafe Orange Restaurant Playa Del Carmen
Homemade brownie
Cafe Orange Restaurant Playa Del Carmen
Cream of vegetable soup


Cafe Orange Restaurant Playa Del Carmen
Pork with maple sauce and mash potatoes


Chez Celine

This French restaurant is right on 5th Avenue and you still can eat here for around 130 pesos! The quality is very good, they have nice garden seating and indoor air conditioned space.  If you decide to add a pastry to your meal, you have many great options to choose from! They have a bakery on the premises. Chez Celine Playa Del Carmen Location Chez Celine is located on 5th Avenue between 32nd Street and 34th Street on the east side of the street across from Mister Tennis.

Osteria Di Playa

Osteria Di Playa has a “menu of the day” all seven days a week. It  includes a soup, drink, main plate and small desert. This is meant more for the people working in the area but it is very inexpensive option if you are around there for lunch. It is served from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Location: 8th Street between 20th avenue and 25th Avenue.

El Sangha-Rito

El Sangha-Rito Restaurant has specials during the week from 1:30pm to about 4:00pm. You get a soup or salad, main plate, drink and small dessert. Vegetarian menu items are 80 pesos for this special and 85 pesos for meat options. This restaurant is on CTM Avenue (AKA 46th Street) between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue on the north side.

Pik Nik

This small Mexican restaurant serves up a daily menu of the day that is available in the restaurant or for deliver to many of the local workers.  You get a drink soup or salad and a main plate.  Pik Nik is on 10th Avenue between 24th street and 26th street.

Below is a general map to help you locate these lunch restaurants.


  1. We are a couple on a budget in Playa this winter. Today we went on the prowl for one of the lunch deals you suggested. Heads up, La Perla seems to be closed, as in gone. We had a lovely lunch, Menu de dia for myself and steak tacos for my husband. Louis is the owner and he was friendly and spoke English, gave us tastes of a few things on the daily special and taught us to ask for the menu of the day, not the lunch special. Mole was sublime! Thanks for the suggestion. This place is new in town and could use some referrals!

    • Hello. Yes La Perla is closed for renovations because it had a fire. It should be open in a week or so. We do have a note on the main article but no everywhere it is mentioned in the website. Where did you go for lunch? You mentioned Luis, was that Piknik?

      • You will be happy to know that La Perla is back open after a total rebuilding!! This is a great place for lunch!

  2. Hello,
    I will be traveling to Playa Del Carmen in the month of August for our wedding. The wedding is going to be at Iberostar and I was thinking of hosting a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party outside of the resort. Do you have any suggestions of restaurants where I would be able to host a group dinner for 25?

    • We certainly can suggest a few places to check out. Let us ask you a few questions: do you want a place that has cover in case of rain? Do you want a beach, roof or 5th Avenue location? Is there a type of cuisine you would like? Do you have a budget? and if so is it high, medium or low? If you want to send us a message to our contact under about here our website we can send you some options.

  3. Fantastiskt ställe med genuina väl tilltagna portioner för mellan 75-85 pesos 2 rätter 99 pesos men 1 blir man väl mätt på
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