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Pavo Real by the Sea

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Pavo Real by the Sea Highway 307, Cancun-Chetumal KM 51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 998 872 8339
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a true diamond in Maroma. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary dinner Sunday April 16, 2017. We were met by Jan at the front entrance when our shuttle arrived at the restaurant. Jan made us feel so welcome. We immediately knew we had come to the right place. We sat outside in the most beautiful setting... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our experience here was nothing short if amazingly perfect. I proposed to my girlfriend during a private beach dinner that Jan the GM help put together for me. Everyone at the restaurant was on their game and helped make the evening a night to remember.

Thank sodamnlucky9
Tustin, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant and the culinary highlight of our vacation in Playa Del Carmen. Jan, the owner, is a wonderful host and made us feel completely comfortable as soon as we walked into the door. After a cocktail at a beachside table we move to a covered patio area for an amazing dinner. They have a great wine... More 

Thank MrBrownCPA
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch that was exceptional. The appetizers from soup, salad and scallops were divine. Main course of shrimp, grouper and even the steak tacos was very good. The ambience of eating on the beach was the best

Thank Ed M
JAN S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Ed, I guess your daughter has been delivered properly to the airport. It was a pleasure having you on your way to Cancun. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this on this platform. It keeps us at our toes to improve everyday. Hope to see you back soon, Jan More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had SUCH a great experience here! We came here for my husbands 40th birthday. Jan the manager worked with me to set up a beautiful table by the water. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was exceptional. They even made us a CUSTOM birthday cake for FREE!! I can't even tell you how amazing our experience was... More 

Thank cathykim75
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, many thanks for sharing your opinion with us and future travelers. We really appreciate it. It was fun to have you and your family and friends, kids. We are happy to know you enjoyed it so much. When you're back, our team would gladly serve you again as they did then. Cheers, Jan More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel Amarte booked dinner for us in this boutique hotel right on the beach near Puerto Morelos. They sent a car to pick us up at our hotel, drove us right to the door where the owner greeted us. The setting is heavenly - aqua waves lap the beach, tropical breezes keep you cool, and the staff serves with... More 

Thank Suemccarth
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Sue, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thanks for sharing this with us and others to come. Hope to see you soon when in the area, Cheers, Jan More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me just start out by saying what a beautiful view!!!! The service, food, and atmosphere were all perfect. This was a once in a lifetime dinner and I'm glad that I have memories of it. Thank you Jan!!!

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Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Charmaine, thanks for your lovely words, we would love to have you back when you are in the area. Visit us soon and you will see that the garden ocean front and pergola had a tremendous change. Thanks for sharing this for others to come, Cheers, Jan More 

Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are currently staying at an all-inclusive and desperate to get away for a decent meal with a good bottle of wine, we found ourselves in a taxi and on the way to this lovely restaurant. We were shuttled efficiently by Ricardo through the trees and greet by Jan as we exited. My husband and I laughed as I said... More 

Thank StephLB_13
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, many thanks for your comments. Like always we are working on the best quality of food, flavors and portions. We are in the process of many good changes. We are very thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and indeed, it is not always possible to control behaviour of other guests. Anyway, we would gladly see you back... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at Amarti Resort & a shuttle came & brought us to this resort for supper. Sitting outside watching the surf & cruise ships, under starlight, was amazing, The service was top notch & the food was excellent.

Thank traya2
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, we really appreciate your comments on this platform. It keeps us motivated to improve every day's service and quality. We are happy you had a superb experience with us and hoping to see you back on your next journey. You're welcome, Jan More 

Coppell, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and wanted somewhere special.. Pavo Real by the Sea did not disappoint. The view is spectacular and the food was amazing. We had the Seafood Risotto and the Red snapper Special, Both dishes were amazing! John greeted us and gave a brief history of the beautiful Boutique Resort and Restaurant. and introduced us to... More 

Thank cugolini
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Carlos, we are grateful you shared your experience here. It keeps us really motivated, staff and myself. We are thrilled you had a fantastic night and hope to see you again in the future. The tequila will be on the house. Cheers, Jan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $85
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pavo Real by the Sea Highway 307, Cancun-Chetumal KM 51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen  >  Playa Maroma
  • Phone Number: +52 998 872 8339
Pavo Real by the Sea is an intimate, magical restaurant at the edge of the best beach in the world. You will come for the gorgeous view, you will come back for the incredible food prepared by Chef Alfonso Gonzalez and the attentive service and excellent wine list. Enjoy cocktails in the open-air bar at the edge of the beach, then choose a table in the garden or in the cozy salon decorated with original art, sit back and let us serve you a meal you won't be able to forget. The menu includes fresh foie gras, local fish and seafood, rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, bouillabaisse...And more. For a really special occasion, reserve a private romantic dinner on the beach. We look forward to your visit.

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