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See the New Restaurants at Sandos Playacar

New Buffet and Much More!

We’re proud to tell you that 2016 has been a year filled with achievements and news here at Sandos Playacar Beach Resort. We started the year by kicking off our All Playa Experience, an activities program that features beach parties every day of the week inspired by famous world beaches. During the rest of the year, we’ve tasked ourselves with modernizing and renovating our culinary options in order to indulge our guests with even more impressive restaurants at our Playa del Carmen beach resort. Our newest update is the renovation of our main restaurant.

Festival Buffet Restaurant

Our two main buffet restaurants will now be joining up to create one large, modern and beautiful restaurant. Renovation for this space began on August 29, and is set to be completed by the end of December 2016. The new buffet restaurant will have air conditioning for our guests’ comfort, along with an extensive variety of cooking stations and international cuisine to satisfy the cravings of every single one of our guests. (Don’t worry: While the buffet is being renovated, we will be offering plenty of food and beverage alternatives.) Here are a few examples of what the new Festival buffet restaurant will look like once the renovation is complete:

Sandos Playacar buffet render

Sandos Playacar buffet render exterior

New Italian Restaurant

Just a few weeks ago, we opened the doors to our new a la carte Italian restaurant: Il Piemonte. Open for dinner, this stunning space boasts a menu filled with pastas, pizzas and desserts, as well as a variety of mouthwatering traditional recipes from beautiful Italy. Its elegant design makes this restaurant the ideal place for a romantic evening at Sandos Playacar.

Playacar resort Italian restaurant

New Mexican Grill

Ever since it opened several months ago, the new Mexican grill restaurant at Sandos Playacar has become a favorite hangout for delicious and quick food. Here we serve tacos, burritos and salads, all made-to-order so you can have exactly the ingredients that you want.

Chayita Playa del Carmen restaurant

New Mexican Haute Cuisine Restaurant

If you’re planning a visit to Sandos Playacar, we recommend a dinner at our new a la carte restaurant Gourmex, which we opened at the end of 2015. Here, you’ll find a menu of haute cuisine inspired by traditional Mexican recipes, as well as a contemporary ambiance for a memorable dining experience in Playa del Carmen.

Mexican haute cuisine

Come See It All!

We hope to host you at our Playa del Carmen All Inclusive resort very soon to show off all the new restaurants. In addition to the new spaces mentioned here, Sandos Playacar Beach Resort also has the famous Cupcake Cafe, casual dining on the beach at Blue Moon, a rodizio-style restaurant with Brazilian steaks, and much more. Remember that this is all part of your All Inclusive plan, so you won’t have to worry about the check during your Riviera Maya vacation. And… reservations aren’t required! We only ask that you make a reservation for Fogo de Janeiro rodizio restaurant because the style of service requires it, but at all of our other restaurants, you can just show up and wait to be seated.

If you haven’t visited our Riviera Maya beach resort in the past year… come and see us! You’ll be blown away by all the new amenities we have designed for you.

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  • Thomas Bowman
    July 22, 2017

    This place was already fantastic! Can’t wait to to stop by again. Love it.

  • Hansen
    November 18, 2016

    We are anxiously awaiting our arrival, to your resort, on January 15, 2017. I’ve read that the new buffet restaurant is scheduled to open by the first of the year. Is that still your projected date of completion?

    See you soon!

    • Sandos Hotels
      November 22, 2016

      Hi Hansen, as of right now the opening date of the new buffet is set for December 23, 2016. See you in a few weeks!

  • Heather Kemp
    November 9, 2016

    Our family arrives for 12 days in just over a month! We can’t wait. We are excited to hear about all the reno’s. Is there still a buffet restaurant available while this one is being completed?

    • Sandos Hotels
      November 15, 2016

      Hi Heather! Not to worry, we have arranged several other options, including buffet, during this time. See you in a few weeks!

  • Barbara Volpi
    October 12, 2016

    We will be visiting your beautiful resort again on November 5, 2016. Will the renovation be complete on the Festvvale Buffet at that time?

    • Sandos Hotels
      October 18, 2016

      Hi Barbara,

      The renovation will not be complete until the end of December, but don’t worry! Sandos Playacar has many other restaurants to try. See you in a few weeks!

  • Sharon Goodrich
    September 30, 2016

    !hola we will be arriving Oct 21, 2016 for 4 th visit bringing two other couples (6 adults total). Does Sandos Playacar provide transportation to hotel from airport and also since we will be ‘gold’ bracelets ( superior, premium or whatever) is there quicker check-in or concierge service?

    • Sandos Hotels
      October 5, 2016

      Hola Sharon! Although we do not have a private shuttle service, we do recommend a company called Seek&Go that has its tour agents inside of our hotel. If you wish, you can contact for more information. The gold bracelets indicate that you will be staying in the Select Club Adults Only section! In that case, yes you do have private check-in service. For additional concierge service, you’ll find it in the two Premium Lounges exclusively for Select Club guests.

  • Sheron Bates
    September 5, 2016

    This is our favorite resort of all resorts we have stayed in. We are well traveled all over the world and we find ourselves going back to the Sandos Playacar over and over many years in a row now. Last time staying in the private Haciendas. Simply wonderful. We would rightly recommend this resort to everyone. I’m anxious to see the changes since this last April! See y’all soon !

  • Jose Gombinsky, de Argentina
    September 5, 2016

    Muy bien por la renovacion! No se olviden de mirar al sur, falta la opcion de enterarnos en español…
    Es un comentario positivo.
    Sigan asi.

  • adriana
    September 3, 2016

    hola hermoso su hotel y los felicito por la renovacion de las restaurantes que era necesaria. Tendrian las tarifas para marzo 2017?

    • Sandos Hotels
      September 5, 2016

      Muy buenas tardes Adriana y gracias por su lindo comentario! Paso su solicitud a nuestro departamento de reservas para que se pongan en contacto por correo electrónico. ¡Saludos!

  • Antonio Calderon
    September 2, 2016

    Ademas de la deliciosa comida y calida atencion del equipo….!!! Execelente decoracion con el Mosaico Artesanal de Pasta en muchos de los espacios.

    A sus ordenes en :

  • Dennis mahood
    September 2, 2016

    We were there in june and are planning to be back next june. If not sooner.

    • Sandos Hotels
      September 5, 2016

      Come back sooner!!! Glad you enjoyed your stay.

  • Laurie
    September 2, 2016

    I’d like to know about the once fabulous French was not there this year.had been in the corner where the new Mexican restaurant was rebuilt..
    Hope they have redone it

    • Sandos Hotels
      September 5, 2016

      Hi Laurie! Yes, French restaurant Le Gourmet is still open, although it has been moved to a new location. While the Festival buffet is being renovated, Le Gourmet will be at our poolside Riviera Blue restaurant.

  • Monique Lefebvre
    September 2, 2016

    Can’t wait to go back in January!!!!!!!!

    • Sandos Hotels
      September 5, 2016

      See you soon! Our house is your house

  • Leslie
    August 30, 2016

    Any plans underway for the sports bar across from Festival? Hopefully whatever goes in will still include the crepe station 🙂

    • Sandos Hotels
      September 5, 2016

      Hi Leslie! No plans right now, although for the moment the crepe station has been moved to Chayita restaurant (near the Cupcake Cafe)