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ACENTOS  FRENCH  BAKERY,  BISTRO + DELI:    Located street side across from Omni Hotel between OXO Grocery store & Paparazzi Pizza.  Telephone 984 802-8636.  Free Wi-FiOpen breakfast, lunch, dinner.  This small but inviting bakery, deli, and bistro has a relaxed welcome atmosphere.  The inventory is not large but the selection is quite varied.  Homemade baguettes & breads, imported luncheon meats, and various other deli items are available to take back to your condo/villa.  But why not stop in for a meal.  Serving breakfast all day including croissants, waffles, and molletes.  Light lunch or dinner items include cold cut/cheese platters, baguettes, salads and even some French standards such as onion soup, escargot and cheese fondue.  In the evening they serve a much fuller menu with some interesting International dishes you will not find anywhere else in Puerto Aventuras.

 AVENTURA  GELATO:    Located on the main marina.  Telephone 984 802-9225.   Delicious home made Italian gelato, espresso and yummy sweets...

BAMBOO  CAFE & SMOOTHIES:    Located on the new marina across from the school. Telephone 984 873-5167.  Free WiFi  Open breakfast, lunch.  Coffee, smoothies, ice cream, delicious deserts, paninis, sandwiches and salads all served up in a peaceful marina setting. 

CAFÉ  OLE  INTERNATIONAL:      Located street side across from Omni Hotel.  Telephone 984 873 5125.  Open lunch, dinner.   This long established mainstay restaurant and bar, has been serving residents and visitors to Puerto Aventuras since 1995.  Offering a wide variety of dishes from Mexican to American with seafood and daily specials too.  Try the Texas style bar-b-que.  Popular spot with locals and visitors alike.  Don't miss Gailitas fabulous home made pies.  This is a mainstay for live music in Puerto Aventuras so stop by to see who is playing when.  They also have a weekly karaoke night. 

DIVOT:           Located at the Golf and Tennis clubhouse.  Telephone 984 802 8939Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.  Tucked away from the other dining options, this is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy a quiet meal in a nice relaxed atmosphere.  Serving breakfast (including American style), lunch and dinner.  For the fishermen "you hook it - we cook it"  Thursdays fresh seafood.  Fridays Cuban band.  Saturdays starting at 2:00 PM they have paella. Live music on occasion.

DOLCE  VITA:        Located on the main marina between Dos Chiles and The Pub.  Telephone 984 105-2290 or 984 802-8376. Open lunch, dinner.  Italian restaurant, serving traditional Italian cuisine, pizzas, and daily lunch special. 

DOS  CHILES:        Located on the main marina. Telephone 984 873-5783Open lunch, dinner.   This is one of the longest standing restaurants in Puerto Aventuras and 1 of the only 2 choices for Mexican food.  A good vantage point to have a drink or snack while you watch the dolphins perform.  

HIPPOS  MARINA  LOUNGE:      Located on the main marina facing dolphins. Telephone 984 802-8428.   Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.   This popular bar and restaurant serves a wide variety of casual food and ice cold drinks.  Big screen TV's and plenty of sports channels.

ITALIAN  BAKERY & DELI:     Located on the street side of the marina just down from OXXO convenience store and next door to Paparazzi pizza.  Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.   Fresh Italian style breads, pastries, deserts, dry pasta, Italian cuts of meat and cheese for take away or why not enjoy a sandwich at one of their street side tables.

JESSIE  GELATO:      Located a little bit hidden on the main marina between Aquanauts dive shop and the Pub restaurant & bar.  Telephone 984 802-9186.   Open lunch, dinner.   True home made Italian gelato that has become a favorite of many locals and tourists alike.  Stop in, try to decide which flavor to spoil yourself with, and meet the friendly owners.   Telephone 52 (984) 802-9186

La  CALETA:           Located on the main marina beside the boat ramp (nowhere near any other restaurants) Telephone 984 688-5827.  Open lunch, dinner.   With this Chilean & Argentinean partnership owning a spear fishing guide business, you know the seafood will be absolutely the freshest.  Of course anyone who has spent time in Argentina knows that the country has the highest per capita consumption of beef in the world, so of course there is a true Argentinean style parilla grilling up some delicious cuts of meat as well. (I enjoy the grilled octopus)  Live music on occasion.

LATITUDE  20  GRILL & BAR:     Located  just before the bridge beside Dreams Hotel.  Telephone 984 802-9372.  Free WiFi Open lunch, dinner.   Owner Jim has a laid back Caribbean vibe going here with a casual restaurant and bar that is a local favorite.  Enjoy fresh seafood, whole roasted chicken, tacos and daily specials.   Fishermen bring in your catch and let them do it up as you like.  Live music and numerous theme nights on occasion. 

MASSIMO  ITALIAN  RESTAURANT:     Located on the main marina towards Dolphin Discovery. Telephone 984 873-5418.  Open lunch, dinner.   Chef/owner Massimo Forlani offers up delicious fresh Italian fare in a casual atmosphere.  Also serving wood fired pizzas.    

MAKITO  FUSION:     Located on the main marina between Massimo and Papacitos.  Telephone 984 144-3104.  Open lunch, dinner.  nice selection of fresh Asian fusion food including sushi, maki rolls, Japanese dumplings and Thai dishes.  The spicy tuna tartare is my favorite. 

MI  KFE:                    Located kind of hidden just off the street side entrance to Pelican Point restaurant.  Open breakfast, lunch.   Tucked away just off the street next to the entrance to Pelican Point restaurant.  This little coffee shop serves fresh coffee, pastries and light lunches.

NAUTI  BURRO  BURRITO  BAR & LOUNGE:     Located on the main marina near entrance to Dolphin Discovery building.  Telephone 984 873-5330.  Free WiFi.   Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.   Join the locals for Happy Hour (3:00 PM to 7:00 PM) or stop by anytime for a fresh fruit smoothie, burrito, taco, salad, etc. at this laid back lounge/bar/restaurant.  Occasionally have live music and karaoke.

O SOLE  MIO:           Located on the main marina next door to Aquanauts dive shop Telephone 984 802-8930 Open lunch, dinner.   Wide selection of Italian dishes and hand made pizzas.  Home delivery offered.   

OMNI  HOTEL  La VERANDA  &  XENOTE  RESTAURANT:      Located on the ocean in Omni hotel Telephone 984 875-1950.  and    During the day this combination indoor/outdoor restaurant serves an International breakfast and lunch menu.  In the evening the menu changes to Mayan and Yucatecan inspired dishes.  By reservation they also can prepare a romantic dinner setting away from the other diners.  Dine in the comfort of Air Conditioning in their indoor restaurant, or dine outdoors on the patio enjoying that gorgeous Caribbean view.  

OMNI  HOTEL  LOBBY  BAR:    Located on the ocean in Omni hotel Telephone 984 875-1950.  Open lunch, dinner.    Enjoy a cold drink and light snack at this casual bar in the open air lobby looking out at the pool and ocean just beyond.  

OMNI  HOTEL PINA  COLADA  JACUZZI  BEACH  BAR:     Located on the beach at Omni hotel.  Telephone 984 875-1950.     Open lunch.  Aside from a private oceanfront villa rental, this just might be the best place to chill in all of Puerto Aventuras.  A bar with one side on the beach and the other side in a swim up jacuzzi pool, PLUS delicious snacks and service to your lounge chair either on the beach or around the pool, AND great snorkeling right out front, all combine to make this a place you may not want to leave all day.   OMNI  HOTEL SUSHI  TACO  FUSION  BAR:     around the pool at Omni hotel.  Telephone 984 875-1950.       During the day enjoy a light lunch around the pool from this Japanese influenced menu.

PALAPA  MANATI:      Located along the main marina behind Dolphin Discovery:   Open breakfast, lunch.  Slide up to the bar or pick a table under the shade of a palapa.  Open for breakfast and lunch.  Daily lunch buffet.  Don't miss the manatees, stingrays, and sea lions swimming in the grotto behind this very casual restaurant/bar.

PAPACITOS:           Located on the main marina between Hippos & Massimos.  Telephone 984 873-5439  Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.  Large selection of traditional Mexican dishes including meat and seafood.   

PAPARAZZI  PIZZA:       Located street side across from Omni Hotel just down from the OXXO Grocery store.  Telephone 984 873-5651.  Open lunch, dinner.     Delicious pizza prepared in wood fired oven and much more, including pastas, meat dishes, salads, paninis. They deliver. 

PELICAN  POINT:       Located on the main marina next to the Aventuras Club condos. Telephone 984 802-9341.  Open dinner.    This has become known as one of Puerto's finer restaurant and lounges. This is long established chef/restaurateur Guillermo Lotz latest project. 

STARBUCKS:       Located inside the Dolphin Discovery building.  Open breakfast, lunch.  Need you say more...

THE  PUB  RESTAURANT & SPORTS  BAR:     Located on the main marina facing the dolphinsTelephone   984 802-8525.  Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.   Owner Joel offers ice cold beer and a large, eclectic menu including a couple of British pub fare favorites left over from the original menu. (too bad someone decided to change the recipe for the Shepherds pie) Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.   Ideal spot to settle in and watch the dolphin show.  Live music often in the evenings. 

081  NEAPOLITAN  FOOD:   Located on the main marina tucked in a corner next to Aventura Gelato Telephone 984 802-8452  and 984 806-5523.  Open lunch, dinner.    For those in the know.. 081 is the telephone area code for Naples Italy so as one would expect, the specialty is a wide range of traditional Nepalese dishes.  Home deliver offered.  
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Restaurants outside the entry gate

 CAFE  CARIBE  at  ZERO  GRAVITY:      Located inside the Zero Gravity dive shop which is next to the underpass just before reaching   the La Gas gas station at the entry to Puerto Aventuras.  Telephone 984 873-5212  Open breakfast, lunch.   If you are not a cave diver, then you likely would not think of entering the Zero Gravity dive shop.  However you should if you are looking for a delicious cup of coffee lovingly prepared from beans sourced in various parts of Mexico.  French pastry items and healthy sandwiches are also available.

EL  ARBOLITO:           Located beside the fly over bridge on the exit ramp out of Puerto Aventuras heading south just past the entrance into the Puerto Aventuras poblado.  Telephone 984 170-8445.  Open breakfast, lunch.  Mexican fast food.  This roadside taco stand is a popular breakfast and lunch stop for locals in a hurry.  Fresh tacos, sauces and fruit drinks.  Opens very early in the morning, closes around 3:00 PM.

EL  MERO  MERO:       Located beside the fly over bridge on the exit ramp out of Puerto Aventuras heading south just past the entrance into the Puerto Aventuras poblado.  Telephone 984 147-2513 or  984 806-5738  Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.   Simple, authentic, tasty and reasonably priced.  Traditional Mexican food and some International surprises.  Popular for lunch. 

ESENCIA:                Located south of Puerto Aventuras a short distance on XpuHa beach.  Telephone 984 873-4830.   Open breakfast, lunch, dinner.   Exclusive restaurant in the boutique hotel of the same name.  Reservations and deep pockets required.  (the one time we went, they ran our credit card before they would seat us.  Then made a mistake on the bill and overcharged!!!)

La  PLAYA  XPU-HA  BEACH  CLUB:   Located south of Puerto Aventuras a short distance on XpuHa beach.  Telephone 984 133-6701.   Open lunch, dinner.   This is one of the best beaches around and worth a visit.  Casual beach club with cold drinks, food, beach chairs and umbrellas.  OR just pay for parking and you can wander down the beach and find a piece of sand to call your own.

PALAPA  DE  MARLON:     Located across the highway near the Chedraui mall.  Follow the street from the mall into the poblado.  It is located about 3 blocks down on your left.  Open lunch, dinner.  Family friendly Mexican seafood restaurant.  I recommend the coco shrimp.

PIZZAVENTURAS:       Located across the highway in the Chedraui mall.  telephone 984 802-8888 or 984 135-0627.   Open lunch, dinner. Consistently good pizza and the one we usually order.  Free delivery and/or take away service makes it convenient when you don't want to go out. Closed Monday.

SUBWAY:              Located at the entrance to Puerto Aventuras inside of the La Gas gas station.  Telephone 984 688-8724. open 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM No introduction needed to this American chain.

TAQUERIA  'El  CHINO  MARINERO:      Located near the entrance to Puerto Aventuras next to the La Gas gas station. open 9:00 - 5:00 PM. Serving tacos, tortas and tostados.  Breaded shrimp and fish, octopus, chile relleno, chichen and more. 
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