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
  • Café Esencia
  • Garden Restaurant
  • Beach Bar


A refined and authentic Mexican gastronomic experience under a towering beachfront ‘palapa’ with spectacular 180 degree views. Offering a creative selection of seafood dishes and specialties from the grill, with the best ingredients of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and beyond.



Situated between the pools and the beach, Café Esencia 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. Enjoy casual family dining options – salads and sandwiches, fresh fish, tacos, and ceviches – the perfect complements to siesta and surf.

Garden Restaurant

Our Garden Restaurant is currently closed for renovations until January. 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 our two storey beachfront palapa, this is where you can savour our creative signature cocktails while enjoying the warm sea breeze and the best views in the hotel.