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“Best meal of our trip.”

Almaplena Eco Beach Resort
Ranked #35 of 75 Restaurants in Mahahual
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Directly on the edge of the caribbean sea, Almaplena Restaurant offers mainly mediterranean cuisine with local influences that incorporate and enhance the best ingredients and regional flavors; delicate and light dishes where the fish, caught from local fishermen, has an important role.Enjoy a casual atmosphere eating with an enchanting view on Puerto Angel beach.We offer a variety of cocktails, the finest Rum, and Tequila for that "perfect" drink.
Redding, CA
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42 reviews
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“Best meal of our trip.”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The lunch that we had at Almaplena Beach Resort was fantastic. My son-in-law really loved the hot salsa. Monica and her husband were gracious hosts.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Papa47
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English first
Oro Valley, Arizona
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“Pleasant Surprise!”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

My wife and I were visiting Mahahual for the first time, and decided to explore the beach south of town. We were having a great time sight- seeing on the beach road, passing houses and beach hotelsbarsrestaurants when we reached a newer one and decided to stop and have dinner. Almaplena had apparently just opened a few weeks earlier. The architecture is amazing. Tall exterior white walls with several varied in height palapas, grounds and planters with beautiful foliage. It was one of the most beautiful buildings we had seen. We walked into the restaurant and were immediately over-whelmed. The restaurant overlooks the white sanded beach to the most beautiful blue water we had seen in our Costa Maya vacation. We sat on their balcony with this great view, and ordered from their varied menu. The restaurant is primarily Italian, but had some traditional (local) Mexican selections, as well as fish cooked in different ways. I had an Italian entree, Butterfly Almaplena and my wife had fishshrimp tacos. Both along with the service were excellent. We met the owners (Andrea and Monica) a young couple from Italy, who were very friendly and wanted to make sure everything was perfect. They both made us feel very welcome and almost part of the family!

The restaurant is part of a hotelresort. In talking with the owners, travelers from the cruise ships that come into the Mahahual cruise ship port will book a taxi and spend the day on their beach. They have a package that allows these guests to play, eat and drink for a set price.

Upon leaving we saw they were having a Valentine's Dinner celebration and returned on Valentines Day to celebrate with a full restaurant crowd. Their appeared to be many locals as well as tourists enjoying themselves this evening. Again the service and meal were wonderful.

We have already begun to make plans to return to Mahahual. There is much to do and the area is so beautiful! The next time we will stay at the Almaplena, and continue to enjoy ourselves there.

We strongly advise you include this experiece


  • Visited February 2012
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Thank A J T
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Jacksonville, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great Place in Mahahual”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Delightful couple, great outdoor atmosphere located right on the beach and good Itatalian Food for a reasonable price. We made reservations for two more nights. We will also stop in for breakfast on the beach. We're so glad to have another exceptional restaurant in Mahahual! A very classy place. A little bit of Italy on the Yucatan Beach!

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Thank moodymolly
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