The luxury Fairmont Mayakoba resort is situated within 240 acres of tropical forest intersected by crystal clear waterways and surrounded by a pristine Caribbean shoreline, 40 miles south of Cancun, near the town of Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya.
Known as the "Venice of the Caribbean", the majority of the 401 exquisite rooms and suites at our exclusive AAA 5 Diamond resort feature private entrances, spa style bathrooms and furnished balconies or terraces with views over the tropical forest, beautifully maintained gardens, or the azure Caribbean sea.
Through a phased approach, each of the resort’s four restaurants – Lobby Lounge, El Puerto, Brisas and La Laguna – will be renovated and redesigned ushering in a new culinary era in Riviera Maya. The project will be complete in September 2015.
“The opportunity to be back in Mexico and introduce new concepts and creative flavors at Fairmont Mayakoba is a career highlight,” commented Chef Richard Sandoval. “The resort is perfectly situated to be the culinary hub of Riviera Maya. I’m thrilled to collaborate and bring my creativity and passion for fresh, authentic cuisine to locals and visitors with our four new restaurants.”
The re-imagined restaurants will offer a completely new dining direction at Fairmont Mayakoba. From curated menus featuring modern Mexican, Latin and fusion concepts, to the actual design and styling of the spaces, guests will experience fresh and eclectic dining in a world-class resort setting.
“The partnership with Richard Sandoval brings us into a new chapter at the resort as we approach our tenth anniversary,” remarked newly appointed General Manager, Dennis Clark. “Our mission is to continue to exceed guest expectations and deliver the hospitality and service we are known for. Bringing Richard on as our partner will heighten the guest experience and provide new and exciting dining options that the destination has not yet seen.”
Lobby Lounge –
A refreshed arrival experience welcomes guests to the Lobby Lounge, where the menu features small plates and appetizers with a distinct Latin-Asian influence. An expanded covered terrace overlooking the resort’s internal waterways is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the new innovative cocktail program and listen to nightly live entertainment.
El Puerto –
The new El Puerto is an artful blend of Latin-Asian favorites sure to please any palate. The menu of Dim Sum, antojitos (Mexican term for tapas), sushi and seasonal ceviches, completed by a wide array of over 100 options of sakes and tequila giving diners a playful and exotic experience like no other. The extended terrace for al-fresco dining in addition to a large indoor dining space and two private dining rooms ensures ample spaces for all guests to enjoy flavorful dinner and weekend brunch with views of the lush landscape and waterways.
Located under a graceful palapa, with mesmerizing views of the Caribbean Sea, the new design of Brisas main dining area and private dining rooms are the ultimate location for coastal dining in Riviera Maya. Contemporary European and Latin design enhance the menu of fresh, locally caught seafood and fine cuts of meat with signature sauces and spice blends. The new raw bar and beachfront stage for live entertainment, are sure to be guest favorites for a fun atmosphere of regional flavors and international cuisine.
La Laguna –
The new La Laguna is rooted in tradition yet features contemporary and earthy flavors of modern Mexican cuisine from Chef Richard Sandoval. A tequileria, an open concept kitchen and Mexican inspired craft cocktails make it the ideal restaurant to get together with friends and family any time of the day. The creative menu is complimented by an exciting nightlife component.