We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Calle 48 & Mar Caribe, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Improve this listing
Ranked #152 of 763 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian, Mediterranean, Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Playas newest beach club, with a 1950´s Brazilian inspired arquitecture, breathtaking views and a wide selection of gener-crossing eclectic music from around the globe, is the perfect location to get a taste of the Caribbean. It´s menu brings dishes that are the favorites of coastal regions from around the world. Mediterranean, Brazilian, Peruvian Caribbean, African and of course Mexican. with a focus on seafood and the unique Tarte Flambee from the wood-burning oven.
Write a Review

211 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had wonderful fish tacos here. Nice spot on the beach at the north end of Playa. Service good. Sat upstairs with ocean view. Beach was not the best this year. Very short. So not so easy to get here by the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Canibal Royal (CR) is last beach club on the northern end of Playa with good access off 46th Street but you may have to walk in a little water to get to from beach depending on the tide. Beach area here is very narrow and swimming not so great with a lot of local fishing boats moored which adds to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We finally made it to Canibal Royal! We've walked past many times to see the "beautiful" 20-somethin year olds hanging out here, but never stopped. On lazy drizzly weekday this trip we wandered up the beach to check it it out. To our surprise, it was pretty empty, so we found a low table in the bar and drank some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
providence, ri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We spent a day at the Canibal Royal for their beach club services when in reality it would have been better as a lunch spot. Pros: - relaxed ambience - plenty of seating - pretty views of water/boats - decent food/drinks Cons: - water filled with seaweed and boats docked at the "beach" - not swimmable or even for dipping... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love this each club, specially the food... the ceviches and aguachiles are the best... The beach in this place it's not the best but the decoration it's very cool and the service was great

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monterrey, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Its a great beach club! The staff is very nice and the food is really good!! Cant wait to go back when i visit Playa del carmen again

Was this review helpful? Yes
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great time I got in Canibal Royal, decoration, nice people, nice architecture, amazing boats view, fair price and nice food. Great service. I joined an amazing pool party there... I loved the Dj music there... always surprises...VIVA MEXICO

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very nice. Really, very nice. I loved it so much. How can I tell you how much I loved this place. Everyone was so none. I love the friendly service, wonderful food and attentive waitstaff!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place has been around for 8 years and it never disappoints. The music is awesome as they have a DJ performing. And they serve the best Fish Tacos in the world, among many other delicious appetizers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aurora, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is right next door to Elements so it is close and very good. Fish Tacos and Shrimp burgers are great (not what you would expect). Beautiful view and great staff. Always on our agenda when we go to Playa del Carmen.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Canibal Royal also viewed

Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

Been to Canibal Royal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Canibal Royal

Address: Calle 48 & Mar Caribe, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Brazilian, Mediterranean, Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Canibal Royal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?