by dailykongfidence

I had such an incredible time on my recent stay with Fairmont Mayakoba. I covered our adventures on this post, but wanted to write a separate blog post on just our dining experience there. To be honest, vacations are also about the local food and Fairmont Mayakoba definitely brings top-notch flavor and service when it comes to their restaurants! We went for the all-inclusive package which includes meals at all 10 of their property restaurants (including pools and beach), bars, and in-room dining.

Believe me when I tell you that I was most blown away by the food at the Fairmont Mayakoba! We dined at La Laguna (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), El Puerto (dinner), Brisas (breakfast and dinner), and Ki’ Beach Bar (additional upgraded price from the all-inclusive package). Every single restaurant was amazing, but had a different and impressive experience. There are many additional restaurants available, but I will only cover the ones we dined at in this blog post.

The main feature that stood out was definitely service at all of these restaurants. Every staff member was warm, friendly, and happy to accommodate our needs.

With every order and entree that was served, we were asked about dietary restrictions which is usually uncommon even in the States. They had vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free options that were equally as delicious as their counterpart meals.

If I had to pick a favorite restaurant, that would be very difficult. But if I had to, it would be the newest addition, Ki’ Beach Bar. We actually were the first guests to try the restaurant for a special lunch service (typically they only service cocktails during the day and Korean BBQ during dinner). Perhaps it was the ambiance (tables and cushions set out beachfront) that made this restaurant stand out from the others, or the freshly prepared sea-side meals, but this is definitely an experience I would recommend to any guest staying at Fairmont Mayakoba. Yes, even at the upgraded price.

Dine beach front amongst the waves and palm trees
Love the circular bar
The vegetable side dishes are so flavorful and delicious
Octopus, shrimp, broccoli, and cauliflower skewers
Mini fish, chicken and steak burgers
The cutest ice cream cart too!
I went for one of each flavor of course

La Laguna is where we had most of our meals. Namely because of proximity to our suite, but we dined here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and were surprised by the difference in menu offerings even at the same place. Each meal had a different vibe. The breakfast offerings include fresh breads, made-to-order omelettes, pastries, meats, made-to-order quesadillas, exotic fruits and yogurts with endless toppings. Their parfaits are literally the best I’ve ever had. For lunch we stuffed our bellies with ceviche, tacos, papaya salad, and more. Everything is so fresh and so delicious and we always ate till we could barely eat anymore.

Tableside guacamole is the best (and a large portion)
Their avocados are so fresh!
Tacos, papaya salad, ceviche, chicken
I could eat ceviche all day, every day
Their squid ink baja tacos are incredible

Brisas is a more upscale restaurant located beach-front near one of the pools. The view is spectacular as the food. We had breakfast here one morning and I can still remember the taste of that moist pumpkin bread. They change their pastries up every day and I overate myself because of all the options they presented! You can dine from the buffet spread and off the menu. We also had dinner here the first night with the whole group. Everything was excellent and the best part was dessert (the mango chia pudding is amazing) and the after dinner drink cart!

Breakfast chia pudding parfaits
Their buffet set up has many options and toppings
These coconut yogurt bowls are healthy and yummy
Fresh fruit is always a good idea
Added my own toppings to this parfait
The best pumpkin bread I’ve ever had in my life
Avocado and salmon toast off the breakfast menu
Chef Penny playing bartender
This mango pudding was excellent!
So many amazing dessert options
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El Puerto is the restaurant closest to the lobby overlooking the vast Fairmont Mayakoba suites. With its Asian and Latin influenced menu, there are stations for dim sum, antojitos, and sushi. I love the mix of flavors and their Duck Bao Buns, curry, and mango rolls were some of my favorites. They even had a mango sticky rice dessert with four different ice cream toppers available! Unfortunately we went there for dinner and were enjoying the moment so I forgot to take photos!

While Ki’ Beach Bar was one of my favorite meals, the best overall dining experience was dinner at La Laguna Terrace. It was our last night here and definitely a celebration! Outside on the La Laguna Terrace overlooking the sea turtles among the string lights and the lit pathway, we enjoyed a feast starting with mezcal cocktails to an array of amazing bites. The best was yet to come, however, with a full mariachi band to entertain us. We danced the night away ending in a fabulous conga line! The final touch was the dark chocolate piñata and the Churro and Marquesitas cart. It was one of the most memorable dinners and a perfect ending to this incredible vacation.

Everyone capturing the mariachi band
Dancing with the band
Every party needs a conga line
Enjoying the band and company
Local marquesitas and churros
Ending the night with a bang!

For those of you that can’t decide between the all-inclusive package versus the room only rate, Fairmont Mayakoba provides you with either option. Having experienced the food offerings of the all-inclusive package (and not even taking full advantage of the included alcoholic beverages), I highly recommend going all-inclusive. Especially if you have a family with children over the age of 5 (under 5 are free), it not only saves you a lot of money, but time, stress of ordering, and makes the vacation just that much more enjoyable!

I can’t wait to go back with my family, but until then, I will be dreaming about their fresh guacamole, ceviche, squid ink Baja tacos, parfait, and pumpkin bread. Catch all the food details in my Story Highlights under “Mayakoba.”

Thank you again to Fairmont Mayakoba and the Zapwater team for this wonderful experience.

Photos by Lisa Chen @lisahuchen.

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Kinga October 19, 2019 - 2:58 pm

Such a pretty place ❣

dailykongfidence October 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm

It really is and the food was so amazing!

Briana October 19, 2019 - 7:43 pm

This looks BEYOND amazing!


dailykongfidence October 19, 2019 - 8:44 pm

Hi Briana! Doesn’t it? I was so impressed by the food and the service I can’t wait to go back!

Margot October 20, 2019 - 7:00 am

Everything look so delicious !
It makes me so hungry.
Now I really want to try theses ice creams especially the purple flavor. I love this color and it looks really yummy !

dailykongfidence October 20, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Haha, I know, I drool over these photos everytime I see them again too. All the food was so incredible and I can’t wait to go back again!

Jill October 20, 2019 - 8:53 pm

All this food looks absolutely amazing! I just ate dinner, but these pictures made me hungry again lol. I love korean BBQ, but the latin/asian influenced restaurant sounds so good!


dailykongfidence October 20, 2019 - 11:42 pm

Haha, right?! I’ll have to go back and eat the Korean BBQ next time. El Puerto, the Latin/ Asian restaurant, was very good too and wish I took some pics.

Tina October 21, 2019 - 5:02 am

OMG this looks soooo delicious – yummy! 🙂


Ashley October 21, 2019 - 11:16 am

What a beautiful place!! It looks perfect to visit, and that food looks amazing!!

Ashlee Stuart October 21, 2019 - 3:39 pm

This looks like so much fun! I have a wild obsession with ceviche, so now I’m starving!

Ashlee |

mercy October 21, 2019 - 10:02 pm

Everything looks so good, that must be so fun to dine in all the restaurants in this hotel. I would also pick the one that’s next to the beach.

Ashley October 22, 2019 - 7:36 am

Oooh, everything looks amazing- and sounds like it tasted so yummy!

Le Stylo Rouge

Adrián Oslé October 23, 2019 - 7:19 am

Delicious food!!


SundayDahlias October 24, 2019 - 8:16 am

All this food looks so fresh and delish! Especially that guacamole!!

Katie October 24, 2019 - 3:51 pm

Such a fun read, Christine! Love your energy. Looks like such a fabulous trip!!! And the food looks amazing 🙂

Anna October 26, 2019 - 10:56 pm

I barely could stop scrolling up and down with all these food pictures! Fore me vacations are 100% about the local food lol Looks like you´ve had a great time!


Jeanne October 27, 2019 - 2:28 am

Wow! Everything looks absolutely amazing! What a wonderful time it would have been to dine at these locations!

Nina October 28, 2019 - 3:29 am

Wow Christine! Everything looks amazing. Looks like it was a great time xo Nina

Camille October 28, 2019 - 4:58 am

Great post, thanks for sharing! The food looks amazing.

Camille xo

Mica October 29, 2019 - 5:09 pm

The food looks so great, what a beautiful place to visit too!

Hope that your week is going well! 🙂

Julie Ann Lozada October 30, 2019 - 7:31 am

oh my gosh, i really love all your food photos, so mouthwatering. keep posting like this. 🙂

Kinga October 30, 2019 - 2:54 pm

It looks so delicious ❤

Anya Dryagina October 31, 2019 - 6:05 pm

All this looks simply unreal tasty and appetizing!

Elegant Duchess November 1, 2019 - 4:31 am

OMG this place looks magnificent! All of a sudden I feel like I need a holiday! love the food! xx
Love xx
Elegant Duchess

Jenelle November 3, 2019 - 6:00 am

I can see why you wanted to do a separate post on all the food! Wow! It all looks so fresh and colourful. Hehe I love that pic of you with the ice cream cart. Too cute and so happy. I think any time you can dine with your toes in the sand on a warm day or night is pretty magical, so that might have been my pick!
xx Jenelle |

Kate November 3, 2019 - 2:32 pm

You made me hungry even though I just had dinner! 😛 I hope you had a great time!

Kate |

Merel November 4, 2019 - 7:23 am

The food looks absolutely amazing! 🙂

X Merel

Priya November 4, 2019 - 7:44 am

Such a fun read, food looks beyond delicious

Elizabeth Tran November 4, 2019 - 5:52 pm

All of the food looks sooo delicious <3 🙂 Hope you had an amazing time!

XO, Elizabeth T.

Jill November 5, 2019 - 11:51 am

I could eat ceviche all day too! All of the food looks so fresh and delicious! Looks like you had an amazing time!

Jill – Doused in Pink


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