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“Almaplena Beach Resort - Wonderfull”

Almaplena Eco Beach Resort
Ranked #28 of 77 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.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Recent cruise - found Almaplena on tripadvisor and made reservations for 4. Communication with the owners was very professional and timely. They emailed everything we needed to know before we arrived for the day in Costa Maya.
We got off the ship and walked to the taxi location, a 20 minute ride, and we were greeted my Andrea and a tasty welcome drink. The faciltiy is very nice, clean and welcoming. We got a tour, then we headed to the beach chairs and umbrellas. Lunch was ready at the time we requested. Delicious tacos, chips and guacamole and plenty of beverage. The beach behind the resort was very clean. I would love to go back and stay at the resort. The entire staff, family and owners were friendly and accomidating.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

One of our loves of Mahahual is being blessed to meet like minded kindred spirits who respect, appreciate and value the true beauty of this sacred and precious peace of paradise....so imagine our delight in meeting the Owners, Monica and Andrea who had a vision to fulfill a dream and make it a romantic reality...by creating such a beautiful, magnificent and quaint Eco beach resort & restaurant...where upon those that are blessed to be drawn into the majestic front door to then be surrounded by the rich quality of architectural detail & decor within the inside of this classy, cozy restaurant.....from the funky dimmed lighting that creates ambience, to the cozy couches where one can unwind & enjoy a drink before dinner, to the sounds of music from Italy that will melt the hardest of hearts (and other wonderful music that Monica will put on for all her guests to enjoy), to the dining tables where one has the view from any part of the restaurant of the view of the ocean, to relaxing and watching Andrea mix up drinks at the funky bar area (always with a shy smile).....one will then be swept out onto an outside balcony....where upon one will need to take a moment to pause with utter awe at the breathtaking views of the most beautiful of blue ocean waters in front of them along with white sandy beaches.....it makes one's heart stop in wonderment at the beauty that is bestowed upon them. Monica, will capture your heart from the moment she smiles and looks into your eyes....she is truly an Angel whom has left no detail of care untouched....from making sure you are happy and content, from your drink order, to your food order, to sharing a story or a joke....or a giggle or two...Monica makes you feel at home...so much so, one does not want the night to end. We had the priviledge of enjoying a couple of meals at the Almaplena - and we booked reservations for their Special Valentine's Dinner Package Special....when we showed up that evening, we were over the moon at how much work Monica and Andrea put into making this night magical for all their guests...we walk into the restaurant to a full restaurant crowd where upon people kept showing up and both the inside eating area and the outside balcony were full....guests were laughing, singing and dancing to the music....the energy was contagious. There were locals and tourist gathered together with a joyful sense of community. Words can not fully express how truly romantic an atmosphere Monica and Andrea created for everyone....Monica even hand crafted each and every Valentine Decoration that surrounded the restaurant...her creativity, talents along with the time and love she put into each and every item, was deeply admired. We were given complimentary speciality drinks before our dinner.....they were refreshing and mouthwatering! The Dinner Menu was a package deal including an appetizer, main course, drink and dessert....it was beyond amazing!! The quality and quantity of food, the presentation and value was absolutely impressive..... and to make each of us women feel extra special, Andrea personally came around and gave each of us a whimisical white Rose.....I had a smile for days after. When it was time to leave....we were personally escorted by Monica and Andrea who gave us heartfelt hugs and a thoughtful thank you along with asking us to have our picture taken under one of the Valentine Display....it was just a lovely way to end the evening and our last night in Mahahual. Our memories with Monica and Andrea will be cherished always....and we look forward to when we go back again, where we will be greeted with a smile, a hug and open arms.....just like we are part of the family.

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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.

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Thank Papa47
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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

AJT

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Thank A J T
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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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