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Bacalar Restaurants – The top 13 places where to eat in Bacalar in 2022

Bacalar restaurants are so many and it would take a couple of months to see them all. However, I have recently gone back to this magical town of Quintana Roo and enjoyed trying new eateries or going back to the ones I already knew and loved.

I can say that the Restaurants in Bacalar offer a great variety of local and international cuisine and the food options, in general, have improved a lot.

I stayed in this magic place for more than a week and I have recently gone back for another few days to see what has changed and enjoyed more of the spectacular views of the beautiful lagoon.

So in this post, I just want to share my honest reviews of the restaurants in Bacalar that I have tried but also I will list those that I have heard lots of great things about but never tried for lack of time.

Bacalar Restaurants: my top places

Having stayed in Bacalar for a few days I managed to try different restaurants which I am going to suggest here below.


1. La Playita Bacalar

This was one of my favorite restaurants in Bacalar. I  loved the setting, right on the lagoon, the ambient and decoration, all wooden with tables scattered around the beautiful garden and by the pier.

The food is delicious and with a great choice and great attention to the presentation.

They have wifi and I guess you can spend some time on their pier and enjoy their hammocks and water after a great meal.

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2. El Manati Bacalar

I loved this place so much, most of all for the concept. Before reaching the restaurant area you will walk through a multifunctional shop, where they sell clothes, organic washing soap cakes, and all sorts of art, then you will have access to a beautiful garden surrounded by amazing murals

The food is delicious too and vegan friendly.

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3. Savora Bakalal

It is located in the main square, I love the upper-level terrace, especially at sunset.  The menu is very rich and also a little more expensive than the average but worth it. I had the vegetarian tacos, very tasty. The staff was also very pleasant.

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4. Mango y Chile

Mango y Chile bowl

It’s a vegan restaurant, located right beside the Fort, open all day from breakfast to dinner. It offers a choice of vegan dishes such as burgers, falafel, salads, and different beverages. I found my favorite, which is the “leche dorada” it’s a hot drink made of vegan milk and Curcuma! A delish!

The best part of this restaurant is that you eat while looking at the spectacular colors of the lagoon.

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5. Kai Pez

Located just below the fort, on the Avenida Costera. You will notice it because of the huge car park and a long pier. Right by the water this laid-back, nothing pretentious restaurant is located.

I had a great ceviche for my dinner and I was really impressed by the presentation. It’s quite a popular restaurant.

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6. Con-siente plant-based food

Con Siente plant based food

Con Siente is a cute small restaurant located inside the little posada LULU, right at the entrance. It’s a vegan restaurant and offers a great choice of vegan dishes and fresh juices.

I ordered a coconut water and they served it directly from the coconut and then they have opened it for me to eat the coconut meat, which is one of my favorite things in the world.

The staff is very friendly and the ambiance cozy. The only issue was a bunch of annoying mosquitos because you are surrounded by a beautiful greenery, so bring the repellent, to be on the safe side.

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7. La Kinta cafe

La Kinta cafe was a pleasant new addition that I found on my latest time in Bacalar. I had to work and this was the only place I found with great WIFI, besides the staff is very friendly.

The food they have is not exactly my favorite but you can find a variety of waffles, crepes, and many kinds of drinks to choose from. Nothing very healthy unfortunately, with the exception of delicious herbal teas.

8. Picaflor

Picaflor restaurant bacalar

A very beautiful place with a spacious setting in a lush garden and an internal artsy space. Their menu space from bakery goodies to eggs and smoothies among other healthy items.

I went there with the intention to stay and work but their WIFI was unfortunately failing so I had to leave.

Open from 8 am to 4 pm.

9. Nixtamal cocina a fuego y lena

I found this restaurant on Google and I decided to give it a try. I was right. Located in a lush garden, Nixtamal offers delicious grilled dishes in a laidback and yet stylish environment.

The menu offered is mainly based on grilled fish or meat, but also vegan options and Mexican dishes.

The service is great and the presentation of the dishes very cool.

As a welcome token they bring you a shot of kombucha at your arrival followed by baked black tortilla chips with delicious home made dips.

It makes a great dinner option.

10. Maracuya food truck

Maracuya food truck

This is a great space for breakfast lunch and dinner.

The breakfast and lunch are served in the back of the garden, located right on the water in a restaurant called Baraka Bacalar, also great with good WIFI.

The food truck open at 12 am and they serve all sorts of food, from tacos, to pizza, burgers, and argentinian chorizo and even vegan icecream.

11. Waah Cocina

Waah cusine entrance

Waah Cocina is one of the new restaurants, located in a beautiful artsy space with a swimming pool, and a yoga shala.

They open for breakfast from 8 am to 12 pm and then again from 3 to 11 pm. They also offer a day pass and yoga and other holistic discipline classes.

12. Mr. Tacos

Mr. Tacos is perfec for a quick and cheap dinner, if you find space. It’s a tiny restaurant located by the plaza and it is very popular for, you have guessed, their delicious tacos.

I didn’t manage to get in because it was always busy when I wanted to eat, but this is another proof that it may be delicious, and very cheap.

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