Dining at Hotel Esencia is at once a culinary voyage and a coming home. Meals are simple yet sophisticated, drawing as much from Mexico’s eclectic range of regional cuisines as from the well-loved comforts of Mediterranean cooking. Ingredients are sourced locally from farmers and artisans in Quintana Roo, or further afield from the places in Mexico known for exemplary delicacies—moles from Oaxaca, fruits from Yucatán, and wines from Baja.

  • Mistura
  • Pool Restaurant
  • Garden Restaurant
  • Beach Bar

Mistura premieres this season: a multi-cultural gastronomic experience under a towering beachfront ‘palapa’ with spectacular 180 degree views. This new destination restaurant is overseen by one of the world’s most exciting and influential chefs, Dimitris Katrivesis, who brings a tropical peruvian style of cooking featuring a clever fusion of Peruvian and Japanese flavors together with the best ingredients of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.


Pool Restaurant

Situated between the pools and the beach, The Pool Restaurant is a picturesque spot to start one’s day. With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and apt updates to coastal staples from Latin America and around the world, the menu is an ode to the south.

Garden Restaurant

Our Garden Restaurant is currently closed for renovations until December. There is the possibility of occasional distant construction noise on the south border of our property during workday hours.  Rest assured that our guests’ quiet enjoyment of our property is a high priority for us, and we will do our utmost to keep any noise intrusions to an absolute minimum.  Our restaurants at the beach and pool will remain open daily from 7am-11pm. Watch this space for news of our exciting new restaurant addition coming this winter.

Located in the 2-level beachside palapa, during the morning hours, our Juice Bar serves an original section of freshly cold-pressed juices, smoothies and super-food bowls. Select from our menu or create your own with an assortment of daily fresh fruits, vegetables and super-food shots.

In the afternoon and until 11 pm, enjoy any of our creative signature cocktails with the best views in the hotel.