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Alux Restaurant

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Avenida Juarez 217-2 | Lote 2 col. ejidal between diagonal 65 y 70, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Av.65 y Av.70)
+52 984 206 1401
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Mississauga, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an experience; it's beautiful. The service was top notch, everything is quite elegant. Regards the food, the menu is creative and while it is on the pricier end, it's not outrageous. I had the duck (450 MX pesos) which was very good although the fettuccini side was boring. The seared tuna was a generous portion (320 MX pesos) and... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So I contacted Alux in advance because I thought it might be a great place to propose to my girlfriend. Hot Tip: email their special events address and you will be introduced to Eduardo and he is the man! He set up one of their private vaults for us, which they had sprinkled rose petals leading up the table which... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant inside a cave! Food was excellent, and service was great. There's even a path in the back for you to follow and see some interesting things.

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1 Thank fg8tor1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its location is very different from other restaurants in town: in a cenote, in underground Playa del Carmen. Very nice ambiance, good food, but at the night we were there the live music was not sorry entertaining. Nevertheless a very nice location for dinner, though it does not come very cheap.

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Calgary, Alberta
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend had received a recommendation to try this restaurant so we went there in March 2017 during our vacation in Playa del Carmen. The atmosphere is extremely different and super cool - the restaurant is located in a cave! The service was excellent and the drinks were good. Food choices is more on the exotic side (deer, octopus, quail,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with couples to this underground cave restaurant. Food was above average and the service was good. The unique location and setting are very interesting and worth the visit.

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Tosa, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Alux multiple times, I can tell you it is an interesting destination. While I have not dined here, friends/family and I have had drinks, and gone on a tour of the deeper caverns that stem off of the main area. It is located in an area that I would not recommend going to without a group, or... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner here and the food was very good as well as service. Portion size was great. The atmosphere is awesome and different.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is certainly not every day that a person gets to dine inside a cave. Alux provides that experience, but the atmosphere is even better than I can describe. The restaurant is a bit out of the way, but it is well worth dealing with the taxis in Playa del Carmen to get there. The decor and lighting maximize the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently entertained a business trip of our business associates here. It is away from the resorts just a bit and in the city. Safe and easy to get to for about $5 cab ride. Reservations are needed. It is in the caverns under the city, so is a trip in itself and the food is great. We spent about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Mexican, Contemporary, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Juarez 217-2 | Lote 2 col. ejidal between diagonal 65 y 70, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
    (Av.65 y Av.70)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 206 1401
Description
PRE-HISPANIC, MEXICAN AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING A cavern created over ten thousand years ago soon to be discovered by you. Our Prehispanic, Mexican and International haute cuisine is served in any of our various natural vaults. You can also enjoy a wide selection of drinks and cocktails, including local Mayan specialties.

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