Tucked into Playa del Carmen's trendy Hotel Cacao, Nibs Restaurant provides a serene, mouthwatering escape from the bustling dining scene on 5th Avenue.
At the culinary helm is award-winning Chef Alejandro Cuatepotzo who has created a roster of tasty Mexican dishes - with a twist.
The innovative menu taps into the fresh, indigenous ingredients of the region and reinvents favorite Mexican seafood and meat dishes with a dab of "haute cuisine."
Top choices include: ceviche with coconut and lime, scallops with lime pearls, lobster with green mango, shrimp burritos, tuna and beef tartare, salt-baked red snapper, conch fritters, and prime flat-iron carne asada.
An original jungle mural designed by well known international street artist Eduardo Kobra, envelopes diners with a flowing water wall - and a robust nude - surrounded by banana and passion fruit plants.
The colorful tropical atmosphere is punctuated by Namuh-designed walnut tables and chairs with Italian Carrara marble tops, accented by simple white linens and china.
The restaurant’s name highlights the chocolate theme of Hotel Cacao. Nibs are unsweetened chocolate chips, created when cacao beans are crushed in the chocolate-making process.