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Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge

Address: Av. Benito Juarez Garcia | entre Av. 65 y 70, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 206 2589
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Alux is located in a natural cavern. We are the largest cave restaurant and bar in the world. The space includes a fully stocked bar, free WiFi, and 18,000 year old geological formations as the backdrop for your cocktail. There are additional vaults as part of the cave system. The lounge, a large space with it's own bar ideal and a full stage, is available for private events. El Encanto is another vault, this one with a low ceiling and marble flooring. It can be set up for small gatherings. El Deseo, Amor, Magia, Pasion, Inspiracion and el Beso are small vaults ideal for an intimate dinner. They are often used by couples on anniversary dinners as well as a truly unique space for a wedding proposal. The last vault is perhaps the most majestic with the greatest collection of flowstones and stalactites. It is used for wedding ceremonies and other joyous events. Alux is more than a restaurant; it is a unique and unforgettable experience.
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Orrville, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our second visit to the Alux (pronounced Aloosh if you need to tell a cab driver). We enjoyed cocktails around a small table in the bar area and strolled the cavern walk. Next time we would enjoy trying dinner in one of the private cavern rooms where servers appear from nowhere it seems with drinks and trays of... More

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow what a fascinating bar. This cave is said to have been here for over 10 million years. So amazing. Besides the natural habitat the bar was very nice. We had a drink with the Head Bartender Oliver. Very nice guy. He explained the cave to us and had great drinks. You have to visit this place if your in... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thank you, Marcy! Chef Miguel and manager, Aliana! This was our first time here, our friend's second visit - the night before was their first! The oyster appetizer - amazing, entree was the medallions for me- pork and beef - perfectly cooked and so tender. Excellent service and Marcy was the best!

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come back anytime! More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have been here in the past and today the hostess said we were NOT welcome because of the way we were dressed!!!! Which is exactly the same as we have in the past: me long sleves and my boyfiend short sleeves, Capri pants and long shorts and both sandals. The hostess who said this was wearing a very short... More

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We do have a dress code at Alux, though we try to be accommodating when possible. That said, we do ask our clientele to follow the guidelines found on our website. Suggested Dress Code: Casual Elegance. Please avoid shorts and flip flops. Due to the nature of the cavern,... More

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This restaurant is a must see. It is in an underground cenote which Playa Del Carmen is so well known for. There are tables hidden between the caverns. Beautiful lights fill the room against the rocks and candles alight the darkness. A group of 5 of us sat in the lounge. White leather couches around a small table with a... More

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime! More

Wisbech, Cambs.
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Been here tonight as a group of 4 and the experience was amazing, never rushed to finish and the food was fantastic. The service was perfect as was the setting, altogether a perfect evening.

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate the positive feedback. We are so glad you had such a good time. Come back soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I spent night before our wedding here. We wanted something special for a meal just the 2 of us before our wedding. Meal was amazing 5 * and just what we wanted. The restaurant was told in advance this was our night before wedding and we were escorted to private area covered in rose petals. Very romantic... More

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate before the big day. We are so glad we could be of service and we look forward to seeing you again soon. One more thing: Congratulations!! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If in Playa Del Carmen you do not wanna miss this one.... off the beaten track a bit but just a 5 min ride from 5th av and well worth the experience of walking around in a Sonata with such history. The food was just a 3 star but the service was great and the atmosphere was...... well... one of... More

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for recommending us, we really appreciate it. More

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great experience at this bar. We didn't eat, rather just had a few drinks, but the atmosphere is amazing and the staff were exceptionally professional. It's about 3 miles from our hotel, Royal Haciendas, and isn't that hard to find (on the west side of the highway, about 4 blocks on the left hand side of the street (I don't... More

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Alux! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went with a friend, a few years ago and had a totally unique experience. Probably a once in a lifetime chance. The food was delicious, as were the cocktails. The decorating and lighting created the perfect ambience. The cave was very hot, but isn't everywhere in Mexico?

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Richard C, Manager at Alux Caverna Restaurant Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for remembering us! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We have made many improvements since you were last here, hope to see you again soon. More

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