Latest Articles

Tingle your tastebuds at the Tiny Tiki Hut

The Tiny Tiki Hut An essential at a restaurant named Tiny Tiki Hut.

The Tiny Tiki Hut Restaurant

There is a new popular restaurant in town called the Tiny Tiki Hut. It is popular with local expats and tourist for two reasons. One it is homey and comfortable feeling and second it offers tasty Asian/Polynesian food.

For those that spend time in Playa Del Carmen you know it is hard to find good Asian food. The ingredients are not always found in markets and in restaurants it is often dumbed down. Here they have created a tasty menu with good standards that will keep people coming back.

The Tiny Tiki Hut is replacing some of the lost places that local expats liked to hang out at. Places like Mom’s and Wah Wah are gone but this place offers a feel of the old Playa. A sense of community and friendly service will attract a lot of  expat locals.

What is the menu at the Tiny Tiki Hut?

The menu is small yet concise with not a bad option. The dishes are small and sharable if you want to. Each item is unique and ordering several things makes for a fun meal of differing taste. Most menu items cost between 30 and 90 pesos each.

Cocktails are also good here. The have the house specialty menu as well as bar menu. Prices for cocktails are very good.

The Tiny Tiki Hut

Tacos at the Tiny Tiki Hut Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen.


The Tiny Tiki Hut

Ramen with fresh noodles, crisp vegetables, hard boiled egg, and vegan broth.


Tiny Tiki Hut

The bang bang shrimp with spicy aioli.


The Tiny Tiki Hut

Two of the desserts they serve.

Atmosphere of the restaurant

This is an open restaurant with swirling fans. The palapa (thatched roof) is the perfect atmosphere for a tiki style restaurant and bar. Some nights there is live music here. This can create a lively atmosphere. It might not be good for a romantic night out or conversation  but can be fun if you are in the mood for drinks and tasty bites.

Where is the Tiny Tiki Hut?

The restaurant is on 20th Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets. It is the middle of the block. It is fairy east to see since it is a thatched roof restaurant. Parking in this area can be tight so you might have to go around the block a few times to find a spot if you drive.


The Tiny Tiki Hut

Inside of the restaurant.

Hours of the restaurant

Tuesday-Sunday 4:00pm-12:00am. Sunday. Closed Mondays.

More reading

For more restaurants in Playa Del Carmen, see our full guide here. If you also like Asian flavors like Thai food, see our guide here for Thai restaurants in Playa Del Carmen.

Have you been to the Tiny Tiki Hut Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you. 

2 Comments on Tingle your tastebuds at the Tiny Tiki Hut

  1. Pat Martinez // July 26, 2018 at 3:28 PM // Reply

    Great article about Tiny Tiki Hut. Just came over at 2 pm and was told they open at 4 pm daily. Please correct your article to reflect the hours of operation. Perhaps you can call the establishment to verify the hours of operation. Thank you!!!p

    • Mr.Yucatan // July 26, 2018 at 3:47 PM // Reply

      Thank you Pat. We have updated the hours since they have changed them since we last checked their information.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.