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—mole from Oaxaca, fruits from Yucatán, and wines from Baja.

  • Taiyo
  • Beefbar
  • Mistura
  • Coffee Bar & Juice Bar
  • Beach Bar


Hotel Esencia is pleased to announce the debut of Taiyo – a Japanese dining concept with a Mexican twist, but rooted in classic Sushi tradition. In addition to a curated casual lunch and dinner menu, Taiyo features an Omakasé bar offering our guests an elevated and unique nightly dining experience, based on the freshest ingredients available and the chef’s suggestions.


The international reference for all meat lovers, established in Monaco in 2005, has found a new home in the heart of our luscious Palm Garden.

Beefbar Esencia – Xpu-ha, Mexico is a true epicurean experience thanks to a menu based on simplicity, the finest high-quality ingredients, and a selection of exceptional meat cuts from Australian Black Onyx and Wx Wagyu beef, and Certified Japanese Kobe beef. Simple, comfort food delicacies prepared to order in our open kitchen and brick oven.


A refined and authentic Mexican gastronomic experience with a Mediterranean touch, under a towering beachfront ‘palapa’ with spectacular 180 degree views of the Caribbean. This sea-to-table dining experience offers a creative selection of seafood dishes, specialties from the grill, and beloved comfort foods, with the best ingredients of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and beyond.  


Coffee lovers will find a wide selection of coffee beans from different regions in Mexico as well as renowned international brands at our Coffee Bar at Mistura. All coffee beverages are prepared with freshly ground beans and brewed on demand. A selection of mouth-watering house made Mexican pastries are also on display. Our Juice Bar menu offers a delicious selection of freshly squeezed juices, smoothies made to order, and our popular superfood bowls.


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.