Gourmet Cavern Dining at Alux
When you pull up to the large metal entrance gate to Alux that sits on a busy main road right in the middle of town, you might wonder what could be so special about this place.
That is just a part of what makes Alux (pronounced “ah-loosh”) so exceptional. With little clue to what awaits, you enter an experience that is truly unique not only to Mexico but the world.
Once you step through the metal doors at the entrance you see a beautiful sitting area in a lush jungle setting and a descending stairwell to your right. As you make your way down the wide steps, you start thinking to yourself: where is this leading? Is this natural or an illusion?
By the time you arrive at the bottom of the staircase and see the water trickling down stunning rock formations, you are certain. This is no illusion. You are in a massive cave!
In other places people pay good money just to take tours through caves such as these. But here you can drop in and have a first-class meal, appetizers or just enjoy a few cocktails in a spectacular setting. Regardless of your choice, it is absolutely worth it!
Alux lounge and restaurant is located just a few blocks west of the federal highway, on Avenida Benito Juarez. Because it’s on one of Playa del Carmen’s main boulevards, it’s easy to get to; just a short taxi ride from your downtown condo.
With a large lounge and dining area plus private caverns for special occasions, there is a capacity for about 250 people. Enjoy various dishes with flavors from the Riviera Maya. The menu specializes in seafood. There is also a beautiful little wine cellar to visit. And don’t miss seeing the actual cenote that is in the back of the cave.
If you feel like stretching your legs or letting the food settle, take a little walk throughout the cavern network and see all that Alux has to offer. The ambiance is unlike anything you’ve seen! Your server will happily gave you a tour, flashlight in hand.
For a truly unforgettable experience that provides you with excellent service and gourmet food and drink, make sure and visit Alux. Bring your camera along because your friends and family will want to see this one!