Playa del Carmen has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. With growth has come many new restaurants.
The ability of a restaurant to withstand the test of time is a challenge anywhere, but especially in this part of Mexico, where new and different and exciting places are popping up almost daily.
One such place that has been around since the 1970’s and continues to be one of the best local spots in Playa is NATIVO!
There are two convenient locations in town. One is at the intersection where the federal highway meets the bustling street of Benito Juarez (on the east side). The other location is closer to the beach, on 30th Ave and Calle 20 Norte. Both spots have thatched palapa rooftops.
Nativo serves up healthy and delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but is probably best known for its all-natural smoothies. For a very good price, you can order one of their fantastic smoothies either in a half liter or full liter size (almost a meal in itself)!
If you make it beyond the smoothie or you just decide to enjoy one along with your meal, there are many other tasty offerings on Nativo’s menu. They have good vegetarian options, one of the best is the vegetarian tostadas. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian you will probably like them! Other traditional Mexican dishes are very well presented, such as chilaquiles, enchiladas verdes or rojas, quesadillas and more.
Nativo also has plenty on the menu for kids to enjoy too. Little ones can choose between huge fruit plates or pancakes served at all times of the day.
The best part about Nativo is you get to enjoy all of the local flavors, local atmosphere and style for a local price. Everything is such a good value and quality that it becomes easy to make your way back time and again! More than likely throughout your stay, you will pass by one of these two locations but if not, you may want to consider going out of your way to try this native Mexican restaurant.