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Dinner the Teppanyaki Way!

This is why El Templo is one of the most popular restaurants at Sandos Caracol

During your visit to Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, you cannot miss El Templo with its exquisite Asian cuisine and its contemporary design, an experience that is also included with your stay in Playa del Carmen.

From the moment you enter the restaurant, you’ll see the characteristic mystery of the Asian continent, and as you walk to your table you can see that each one has its own custom teppanyaki-style show.


Teppanyaki is a Japanese style of cooking that uses an iron griddle to prepare food right on the table, and the most commonly used ingredients are shrimp, beef, chicken, rice and many vegetables.

A delicious and light sake will accompany the drink of your choice, while the chef begins the preparations for the first appearance of fire.

You’ll have to pay attention because during the dinner there will be fun tricks and games like an ingenious volcano made of stacked onions that you can enjoy watching while you eat a pleasant entree of sushi rolls, papaya salad, or the traditional miso soup.

Volcan cebolla

The chef’s personality steals the spotlight with his entertaining skills, so it’s a real discovery for the children who visit the restaurant, and who knows, maybe they’ll be inspired to become a future chef once they see the juggling performance!


After the entree, the chef prepares a simple and delicious yakimeshi-style rice with a light garlic and soy flavor that will make you feel in Japan itself. By the way, did you know that the first restaurant to offer teppanyaki cuisine is called Misono? Located in Kobe, here Shigeji Fujioka created his restaurant’s concept in 1945.

You’re gonna love the next part of your dinner: a traditional teppanyaki made to your liking. Whether beef, chicken, shrimp, or a combination, the chef will give an Asian touch with simple ingredients that have great personality, such as garlic, soy, and a mix of vegetables, a dish that you can accompany with soy sauce and sweet & sour sauce for that classic touch of Japanese cuisine.


Finally, you can choose from sweet flavors to end this impressive meal, like a mango mousse with a scoop of ice cream and touches of ginger, or ice cream fried in tempura, or tapioca balls dipped in a soft cream.


If you don’t want to miss out on this true culinary experience with show included, don’t forget to book your vacation in the Riviera Maya in Sandos Caracol style.

* Since El Templo is in high demand, we recommend you make your reservation before your arrival at the resort to

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  • Merv Choy
    August 14, 2018

    For the el templo restaurant, how can I make a reservation before we get there?
    We will be there Monday aug 27 and want to reserve wed aug 29
    Also how many people does the table hold?

    • Sandos Hotels
      August 20, 2018

      Good morning Merv,

      The teppanyaki table at El Templo holds 8 people. To reserve, please send us an e-mail to

      See you soon!