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“Incredible, A Must-See and Taste!......” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alux Restaurant

Alux Restaurant
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Ranked #74 of 1,217 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Av.65 y Av.70
Description: PRE-HISPANIC, MEXICAN AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING A cavern created over ten thousand years ago soon to be discovered by you. Our Prehispanic, Mexican and International haute cuisine is served in any of our various natural vaults. You can also enjoy a wide selection of drinks and cocktails, including local Mayan specialties.
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Incredible, A Must-See and Taste!......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

You would think that the most interesting and wonderful thing about this underground restaurant in a huge cave would be just that; that it is an underground restaurant in a huge cave. But no. : )
It would be that there is incredible food in an underground restaurant in a huge cave. The habanero cream soup is absolutely artwork, the lime soup is off the charts (and I have had lime soup EVERYWHERE, none this wonderful) The shrimp were VERY large and when you bit into them they popped with absolute, definable freshness and no freezer taste, incredible. But the four cheese ravioli was off....the....chain. I called them "almuadas de cielos", pillows of heaven. Go ahead, go for the fabulous cave that twists and winds around underground and will absolutely amaze you. But stay for the food, and you'll be so glad that you came to Alux. : ) They aren't inexpensive, but they are SO worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TulumRAC, Manager at Alux Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
What a great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself. Come back anytime!
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

I loved it. this restaurant is a cavern with a cenote! amazing..I really do not understand why this is not advertised as a very exquisite and fine hotel. It is expensive but it's worth it. You can have a tour after your dinner and take as many pictures as you can....

Visited August 2013
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TulumRAC, Manager at Alux Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for taking the time to review us!
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Sandefjord
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cavedining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The staff was friendly and the food was good.
It's hot down there, so there's no need to bring a jacket. And no place to go if your claustrofobic. The air is a bit thight, but you'll get used to it.
The cave was awesome!!! Alux is one of a kind, and is absolutly a go.
But I wouldn't go again for the food, just for the experience itself.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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TulumRAC, Manager at Alux Restaurant, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the restaurant and hope you decide to visit us again sometime. Cheers!
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State College, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Best place we had diner while in Playa del Carmen. The fact that you are in the cave is just amazing. The food was also spectacular.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TulumRAC, Manager at Alux Restaurant, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your dinner in our cavern. Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. Come back soon!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant ever!! Great food ,service and”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I asked our Bestday reps at our hotel to recommend a nice restaurant to take our son and fiancé to celebrate their engagement and her birthday. They recommended the Alux in playa Del Carmen. Wow...this place was absolutely gorgeous! Our hostess met us at the door and took us to our table...we were all in awe at the ambience of this place. Our food was delicious and very well presented. The service was great and we were invited to take a tour. Absolutely gorgeous with their private seating areas done up with rosé petals and a small 2 piece band playing for a couple while they dined. In main dining area there was a band playing with a flamenco dancer while we dined...I would recommend this place to anyone ! Such a beautiful restaurant!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TulumRAC, Manager at Alux Restaurant, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write us a review here. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and hope you come visit us again soon.
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