The dining experience at La Casa de La Playa encompasses everything from elevated comfort food to fine 11-course cuisine.
The plating alone will have you wondering if you’re about to bite into a piece of art or an appetizer (spoiler alert: the answer is both).
The property has no shortage of celebrity chefs, from Martha Ortiz at Tuch de Luna and Virgilio Martínez at Estero to the Rivera-Río brothers at Centli and Lumbre.
A standout experience for hotel guests is the lunch menu at Estero. The lobster and grouper ceviche was definitely a crowd favourite.
Will Medina of Destination Weddings Expert was impressed with La Casa’s culinary focus. Said Medina, “It’s delicious. I mean, the freshness, celebration of Mexican cuisine and culture at this establishment is present in everything but especially the food.
In the same meal, you can also try a truly unique hearts of palm hummus, topped with roasted fresh vegetables and chili oil, with hot mini popovers from the oven for dipping.
If you have room, how about a perfectly cooked cheeseburger and fries, or a whole lobster with quinoa salad, or even sea bass with roasted vegetables?
“The food has been outstanding,” said Ronda Helton, The Travel Connection Group. “I was talking to someone earlier today to talk about how in Mexico the food game has changed drastically in the last five years alone. We’re seeing more and more EP products changing some things, but with this one, it really is like a five star restaurant. It’s very personalized, it’s just absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to send all my foodie customers here.”
You can also start the day with a superb breakfast at Tuch de Luna, accompanied by fresh coffee and breathtaking views of the Caribbean.
The selection of pastries alone is enough to satisfy any morning craving, but a must-try dish is the chilaquiles or the simply gorgeous fruit and yogurt bowl. And if you’re in the mood to really do it all, each restaurant offers a multi-course dinner that will wow all guests.
Debra Brown, SB World Luxe Travel, considered the food at La Casa de La Playa a cut above other all-inclusive properties she visited. “This dining experience, and I’ve had quite a few of them, is elevated. You can imagine the level of Iron Chef, the creativity, the different interpretations of familiar ingredients and familiar comfort foods, it’s taken to a whole different level. It’s hard to believe this is an all-inclusive because you don’t get this level of dining experience and quality at all-inclusives or anywhere in the world. It’s world class.