Pavo Real by the Sea

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Pavo Real by the Sea is a restaurant with Gourmet Dining and Handmade Hospitality at the most beautiful beach in the World.
The restaurant has an intimate dining room and cocktail bar, set in a group of private beachfront villas on Maroma Bay, overlooking the beach. The Travel Channel mention this as "the best beach in the world".

Lunch and dinner are served in the cozy interior salon decorated with original art. Or you can enjoy the open-air terrace or sit in the beachfront garden, or on the beach for special romantic occasions.

Pavo Real by the Sea takes dining to another level.

"WE DELIVER EXPERIENCES, SMILES AND MEMORIES"
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RM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect evening! The food and service were impeccable and the location by the sea was perfect!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an exquisite hidden place. Very creative chef who really knows both how to cook and how to present food. Ambitious menu with many options but the preparation of every dish seems to be from scratch. Service is friendly, but “proper”. Pretty beachside location with indoor and outdoor sitting. Well worth the mileage to get there even if your hotel is in Playa del Carmen or near Cancun.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better. It was like a night in the luxury of Playa del Carmen of the past. Attentive but unobtrusive service, splendid gastronomy, and unparalleled ambiance in what seems to be a classic home.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, meal, cocktails & service! Roberto, Emilio & Carlos- gracias!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner in a gorgeous setting and fantastic service!

JR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Pavo Real for my wife’s birthday with 3 other couples. The restaurant is part of a small (9 room) boutique hotel.

The food, service and ambience were wonderful. We enjoyed the wine, entrees and dessert.

At no moment did we want for anything.

Our only regret is not dining during the day... the restaurant is on e beach and the views would have been wonderful.

OT
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servició

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, perfect service, excellent food. I can’t think of a single negative word to say about this special place.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Our second visit here in six years managed to outdo the first!! I would put this up against any single to double star Michelin rated restaurant I’ve been to previously.

l
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Beautiful location but average food. And very overpriced. No other diners there other than us.

K
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time here! The food was spectacular, loved the wine, and the ambiance was perfect.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Pavo Real. We make a reservation here every time we come here on vacation. The food and service never disappoint. We love coming here.

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Unfortunately the restaurant was empty

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a romantic experience! Our waiter Miguel was amazing and so friendly food was delicious and the ambiance was just as incredible 10/10

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Such a romantic setting with wonderful service and food. Exceptional experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simplemente 10 / 10. Altamente recomendable, sitio, ambiente, atención y comida ..........uno A. Mil gracias a todos por hacer de la cena un momento muy especial.

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

You must tell guests that they cannot drive in to the restaurant , but park outside and call the Hotel taxi.
We got thoroughly confused when we were alloed in with no directions, only to come out and have to call the Hotel.

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to Playa Del Carmen.
This place is truly special. The only criticism is the location is so surreal that it was hard to find. We drove past 3 times. Make it a point to go but ask them for specific directions.

R
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor restaurante 100 puntos!!! 👏👏👏👏

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A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! The service is great and the food!! Oh, my!!! Would love to go back again!! Thanks for great service Manuel.

Y
Coahuila
13 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiente muy romántico con vista espectacular, un servicio personalizado, los platillos exquisitos tanto en presentación como en su sabor. Solicitamos varias cosas para nuestro aniversario, lo cual cumplieron con creces. Definitivamente un lugar para regresar y recomendar. Dueños mexicanos con excelente gusto y atención a los detalles. Felicidades! y muchas gracias a nuestro anfitrión Miguel.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pavo was our last meal in Mexico for the end of our honeymoon and WOW did it deliver! We started with really creative Mezcal cocktails (Mezcal Manhattan? Yum) Then, after a surprise amuse bouche of chicken satay, we had the mussels and coriander cream soup to start (both amazing). For entrees, I had the seafood pasta (excellent) and my husband had the surf and turf and we both agreed that the filet was one of the best we've ever eaten. They brought us a surprise dessert to help us cap off our honeymoon.

Service was personable and attentive to every detail (one couple was having a beach proposal the same night!); sharing so many stories and background on the region and cuisine. Truly old world charm and elegance; we won't forget our special night.

BP
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Pavo Real is Magical. You need to give yourself some extra time to get to the restaurant since Taxis can’t really go all the way up to the hotel. Then you drive through a jungle to get to this amazing jewel by the beach. The restaurant has about 15 tables. My wife and I went for our anniversary and were treated to an extra special table almost by the sand. Miguel our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and charming. The food was amazing. Right up there with Michelin stared restaurants we’ve been lucky enough to have dined in. The potato soup was a particular stand out in the first course. The rack of lamb I ordered for the main course was also amazing. A perfect medium rare just like I ordered it. Their wine list is also filled with unusual gems. Great Mexican wines from regions other than Baja along with American and European wines from smaller producers. And to top it all off. The prices were incredibly reasonable considering the quantity of the food and the general ambiance. So if you’re in the area and want a special romantic night out, this is the place for you.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There simply not words to describe the setting, and the food and the service are even better than that. If you are wanting to dine on extraordinary food in quiet seaside beauty, there is surely not a better place for that on the Riviera Maya.

j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, beautiful, and relaxing environment, with outstanding service and cuisine. This was my second visit to Pavo Real, and will be a part of my yearly holiday here on the Riviera Maya.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and fabulous!

YP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar, Ernesto y la comida son las 3 rasones porque regresamos cada vez possible y vamos a regresar el Proximo año.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for a special occasion. The setting is beautiful - dining in gardens by the ocean, and the food and service are top-notch. Would highly recommend.

YP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estaba excelente como cada vez que estaba a Pavo Real

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on the beach ... One of the most enjoyable restaurants my wife and I have had the pleasure to dine at ... Food, service and view are incredible .... Look forward to dining there again soon ...

ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from beginning to end. I felt like James Bond driving up to the villa and being personally greeted by the manager Jan. Perfect spot for a romantic dinner or even a proposal. Views were breathtaking. Hope to come back soon.

P
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Pavo Real. Beautiful beach setting, lovely drive in through the jungle. Our waiter was most pleasant and helpful but was quite busy with a number of tables and did comp us with a round of Tequila shooters. We had dinners of fish(snapper), steak, and rack of lamb. All were very tasty but the steak and lamb were both more well done than had been expected. The medium steak had no pink and the medium rare lamb was just a touch pink. We had a bonus of watching a next to the water, surrounded by tiki torches, serenaded by Mariachis romantic dinner that looked like something from the Bachelor.
If you are in the area and can afford a nice dinner. Go to the Pavo Real

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentine’s Day, what an amazing experience. From first booking until we arrived the owner kept in touch, provided the special menu and made sure we were taken care of. The atmosphere, service and food was perfect. My only complaint is that it was windy that night so the crashing waves and wind was a little distracting, but they offered my wife a shall to keep her warm and we didn’t even notice the wind after a little bit. If we come back again we will definitely eat here again.

IU
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pavo Real by the Sea Sunday a week ago, and I loved it! It was my favorite restaurant in the week that we were there. First, the taxi dropped us at the front entrance to the drive to the beach where you wait before going to the restaurant. Ricardo greeted us at the door and showed me the beautiful garden there with the quiet fountains while waiting for a van to take us to the restaurant. He was incredibly kind and proud of the garden. Then a van took us to the restaurant on the beach where we were met by the waiter in the parking area. Our waiter, Carlos, gave us a choice of tables and recommended drinks. I had a cocktail with a smoky flavor which I am going to try to repeat at home. The view is beautiful, and the meal absolutely fantastic. Service was outstanding. I plan to return to this restaurant every time I am in the area. After our meal, we had a short tour of the beautiful hotel there. The hotel is expensive, but I can see why. It really is lovely.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food, the service, the location! a bit expensive though. We had a great time celebrating my friend's birthday! THANK YOU!

EP
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here and as usual it was fantastic. Will be back.

JS
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the really pretty spots in Mexico. Great ambience and food with attentive service.
Beachside views with cool sea breezes.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect in all aspects

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the night was perfect. From the moment we entered we felt like we were all that mattered. Food was amazing and the views were breathtaking.

I highly recommend this restaurant.