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Best food in Puerto Morelos

Where to find the best food in Puerto Morelos?

Well this is a question without an easy answer. With over 80 restaurants in Puerto Morelos, there are a lot of choices. Whether you want to eat out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will find very good restaurants anytime of the day, from economical budget to fancier tastes. The port side of town offers local and international options, vegan and vegeterian friendly menus, as the Colonia side has many little places where you can eat as a local.

Mi Cocina

 A very delightfull blend of Thai/American/Mexican cuisine. They’re famous for their fresh-fruit smoothies and breakfast burritos.

Los Pelicanos

Located in the corner of the main square, they are specialized in fresh seafood. Order up a kilo of shrimp to share with your posse! They also serve great chicken quesadillas and fajitas.

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La Playita

One of Puerto’s widest stretches of shoreline. This is a great option for those long sunny beach days–you don’t have to leave the beach. Seafood, barbecue, simple but good food.
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El Merkadito

Restaurant with beachfront and charming character. It’s the perfect spot to sip margaritas and gaze out at the water. Across the is El Pesquero. Their homemade salsa and seafood are amazing.
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Punta Corcho

Punta Corcho is a good choice for a fancy evening out on the town. The menu offers marinated lamb shank and lobster pizza and a delightful variety of cocktails and wines.
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La Sirena

This bar restaurant is a crowd pleaser, with indoor and outdoor seating, a Greek fusion menu, and live bands weekly and many activities such as salsa class, painting workshops and sport events.
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John Gray’s Kitchen

John Gray’s Kitchen is one of the top-rated restaurants in Puerto Morelos. This comfortably elegant restaurant has very good service and delicious food.   A must try in Puerto Morelos.

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Viva la vida

Reported to be a vegetarian restaurant where all dishes come in a vegan version. Offers an all-day breakfast, plus lunch options you could have for breakfast. Makes their own bread, granola and chai tea.
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Las Robles

Vegetarian restaurant offering many vegan options, including smoothies, salads, juices, desserts, snacks, and more.
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Colonia side

In the Colonia across the highway, there are another host of great restaurants and little taco places.
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Why staying in Puerto Morelos ?

If you are thinking of visiting Mexico, and especially the Mayan Riviera, you’ve probably heard of Cancun or Playa del Carmen as dream destinations. There are obviously other places to visit and stay in the area if you are looking for a laid-back Mexican beach vacation.

Puerto Morelos is definitely dream-worthy. Puerto Morelos is a laid-back fishing village just 20 minutes south of Cancun. What visitors love about ‘Puerto’ are lower prices and a slower pace of life than its larger, busier neighbors. It’s the perfect spot for relaxation at one of the several Puerto Morelos vacation rentals – a place to get away from it all and experience the pure Caribbean life, while still being centrally located to the surrounding attractions of the Riviera Maya.
You have all the beauty of the Caribbean less than 20 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Puerto is located almost exactly between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and literally right off the highway.

Staying in Puerto means you get the advantages and the amenities that Cancun and Playa offer, but none of the crowds and needless noise.

A bit of history

Have you ever heard of the term Chicle? It’s a resin used to make chewing gum. Not only did the ancient Maya contribute huge wisdom to our vision of astronomy and architecture they contributed their knowledge to something within the reach of almost everyone today: chewing gum. 

Known among the Maya as “sicté,” meaning “essential fluid,” it was completely natural, without flavors or added sugar.It had a special manufacturing process that only the ancient Maya had mastered. 

The gum was boiled and shaped into bricks, loaded onto a railroad, pulled by mules or horses over tracks through the jungle to Puerto Morelos, then shipped around the world.

That’s what makes this place so great!

You’re guaranteed to meet some of the friendliest people in the world, learn a little history, and truly unwind in a serene and laidback atmospher

White sanded Caribbean beach

You’re on vacation in a tropical paradise, of course, you are going to want some valuable rest and relaxation time on the beach and in the beautiful water.
Generally, speaking beaches in Puerto Morelos are wide, sandy, uncrowded, and groomed every single morning!

The water here is fit for snorkeling so be sure to bring your gear with you. 

However, if you do forget to bring it you will be able to buy some locally on the town’s main square or rent some from one of the locals just past the pier.

Snorkelling and diving in Puerto Morelos

In Puerto Morelos, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef comes right to the surface around 300 yards off-shore. 

You can watch the white water as the ocean waves break apart and tumble over the coral reef, creating fantastic sights and sounds to enjoy from your lounge chair.

Many boats offer rides to the reef in calm water to enjoy world-class snorkeling and near by, there are many diving spots.

Visit The Cenotes Near Puerto Morelos

There are also a lot of Cenotes near Puerto Morelos, in fact, there is an entire road full of them! It is called Ruta de Los Cenotes and you are going to need to either rent a car or book a tour to get to it. 

You could also just take a taxi but if you do that make sure you plan ahead so you know which Cenote near Puerto Morelos to go to.

Deep sea fishing

We’ve all been captivated by tales of the high sea and the adrenaline-inducing adventure of setting out to catch the big one. 

Well, not only can you fulfill your fantasy while on a trip to Puerto Morelos, but you can do so while navigating one of the world’s most beautifully azure waters: the Caribbean Sea.

Shopping in Puerto Morelos

If you’re retail crazy and like to shower yourself with expensive gifts on vacation, then Puerto Morelos is not the place to do it! Most of the shops here are the ones that line the town’s main square. Here you’ll find authentic Mexican goods, delicious local treats, and even a flea market!


The locals here are very kind, not pushy like other places in Mexico. It’s never crowded and you’re guaranteed to find a great deal!

Security and safety
Most of the Yucatan is very safe in general, as the Mexican government tries very hard to protect the tourism industry which brings millions of dollars to the country. Puerto Morelos is no exception–it’s very safe. You’ll feel comfortable walking its streets at any time of day or night.

Rent your vacation house
Many of the Puerto Morelos vacation rental are close to town. There is a wide option of accommodations. Family houses or condos with view on the beach, with pools, walking distance from the beach and downtown. Puerto Morelos Rentals have the best service and many rental options.

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