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The Riu Palace Mexico Resort offers sumptuous buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of indoor, air-conditioned or outdoor terrace dining. Elaborate buffets offer a wide variety of choices with show cooking stations. International a la carte dining venues including a new bodega-style eatery and the gourmet Krystal Restaurant are available for lunch and/or dinner. A new venue features coffee, pastries and ice cream. Outdoor bars offer snacks throughout the day and into the night along with your favorite beverages. Live shows and special theme nights are presented six days a week. In addition, for additional lunch and snacks, Riu Palace Mexico guests may enjoy a selection of restaurtants at all Riu hotels in Playacar.
RESTAURANTSRestaurant Don Julian
This is the hotel's main restaurant, offering elaborate buffets with show cooking stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don Julian is air-conditioned and offers both smoking and non-smoking sections with gorgeous views of the lush grounds and pools. Special evenings feature theme buffets three times a week.
La Bodega Restaurant
Mexican specialty restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner, featuring buffet starters, à la carte menu and desserts. Dine within view of the ocean, under the shade of a beautiful coconut palm grove.
La Dolce Vita
This is the other beachfront venue here, featuring Italian cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner, offering buffet starters and à la carte service. Enjoy an ocean view while feasting on Italian fare.
Guacamole Beach Restaurant
Beach restaurant, grill and steak house. Open nightly for dinner only. Resort casual dress required.
One of the newest offerings at the Riu Palace Mexico, this beautiful Japanese restaurant offers fantastic à la carte specialties at dinner nightly. Resort casual dress required.
The gourmet à la carte Krystal restaurant combines contemporary decor with more upscale, fusion cooking; menus combine ingredients from different countries. Open for dinner.
Patisserie and ice cream parlor serving coffees and pastries and refreshing frozen delights!
There are five great bars to choose from.
- The Bar Cubano - lobby bar withpatisserie and ice cream parlor and a great social hub
- Los Mariachis - lounge bar with a beautiful outdoor terrace
- El Kiosko - pavilion bar is adjacent to the pools and gardens
- El Palmeral - swim-up bar and poolside bar
- Lounge 24 - for snacks and drinks 24 hours a day
In-room Liquor Dispensers
A trademark of Riu Resorts is the ingenious in-room liquor dispenser! Offering a variety of four different liquors, the dispenser is restocked regularly. If you would like to replace a certain type of liquor with one more to your liking, just advise the front desk! In Mexico, the dispensers typically offer two types of tequila, vodka and rum. If you would prefer gin, bourbon, etc. - just ask!
La Pinata Disco
Directly across the street, La Pinata Disco is incorporated into the Riu Tequila resort. Guests of the Riu Palace Mexico enjoy free admission and drinks at the disco. Enjoy live dj's, great drinks and the hottest American, European and Latin hits as you dance the night away!
La Lupita Swim-up Bar
This huge swim-up bar is located directly across the street and is incorporated into the Riu Tequila resort. Although the Riu Palace Mexico has its own great swim-up bar, La Lupita lends itself to a more sociable and party type atmosphere. You may even catch a glimpse of native monkeys frolicking in the treetops directly above the bar!
Room Service: 24-hour room service is available.