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Cocina de Autor - Grand Velas Rivera Maya

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Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 1 984 877 4400
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See our review of the Grand Velas for a more detailed review of Cocina Autor - we absolutely loved it and ate there 3 times in a week.

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Thank ErkinTO
Binghamton, New York
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a quick cocktail late in the evening. Staff came right over and offered a drink with some snacks.

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Thank emtpeep
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tasting menu that takes you through a culinary experience. Very refined. If you can handle it, add the wine tasting menu to your order. plan 3 hours for the meal and enjoy!

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Thank MeliLesMontreal
Mexicali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This unique cuisine, more popular in Europe, even Mexico than in the USA, the dishes are micro, many of them, maybe 15, all with a creative mix of flavors. It is a different experience, but it is worth the try. Many foods come "encapsulated" like a round jellybean, with a burst of flavors inside. The restaurant has great service, it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Cocina de Autor is so good, we had to go a 2nd night in a row. The somalier Eduardo selected his favourite wine for us and our host Manuel (such a gentleman) guided us through a fantastic culinary experience with a 12 course meal (different items each night), explained every dish with ease and even took us to meet the... More 

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Ontario
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Recently staying at the resort we had the privilege to dine here twice. The tasting course menu is inventive, beautifully plated, and explained well by the attentive wait staff. Wine pairings from the usual list do the meal good justice - we did not feel the need to upgrade. The staff appropriately gauged our interest, and offered more information on... More 

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Deux-Montagnes, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you stay at the Grand Velas you need to experience this restaurant. Molecular food served with such ingenionity, amazing experience, dedicated personnel made also a big difference

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Pittsburgh PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The best meal all week...and I'm not adventurous! 13 or so courses, all a surprise, all cooked and explained perfectly. We were expecting to order room service afterwards thinking, how full could we be? We were full and satisfied. Wine tastings with every course although we stayed with Cabernet thruout. Excellent service. A saxophonist played for the 2 hours we... More 

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Troy, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Definitely different than what we have experienced. Very creative and was very good. It caters to 16+ people due to the unique style. There will be a set menu of multiple offerings of tastes and items. The dinner will consist of a dozen of small portions of a variety of foods. We enjoyed the meal and glad we tried the... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We appreciated the creative cuisine but the food wont fill you up and you may want to order room service later. Plan on at least 2 hours if you eat here. I wouldnt do it again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Cancun Tulum Km. 62, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 1 984 877 4400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?