With an inspiring sunrise view overlooking the extensive Reflections Pool, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet each morning with a complement of fresh juices, healthy cereals and yogurts, and a variety of breads, cheese and cold cuts, Asian selections, and hot dishes to wake up to. In the evenings, treat your palate to a modern Mexican menu in a class of its own. Each dish pays homage to the highest quality Mexican ingredients while also presenting a wide array of popular dishes. The elegant selection of starters include a delicate scallop ceviche in a tango with fresh mango sauce, while a rich ayocote bean cappuccino receives a shot of crispy red rice powder along with a skewer of grilled lobster. Mains receive equal care, in the form of a braised short rib that melts in your mouth accompanied by Mexicos famous mole a chocolate bean stew, sauted plantain, soft poblano polenta and huauzontle a delicious green Mayan flower tip that resembles a tangy, miniature broccoli.
Banyan Trees signature restaurant serves contemporary Thai cuisine, prepared specially by the expatriate chefs from Phuket, Thailand. Overlooking the lobby, lagoon and the mangroves, the restaurants three over-water decks provide an intimate romantic setting that caters to special occasions. Traditional Thai cooking techniques are preserved in dishes such as the evergreen tom yum goong a sour and spicy lemongrass soup with juicy prawns; as well as pad Thai flat rice noodles stir-fried with a balance of tamarind paste, fish sauce, chili, and more. Discover sauces that you never knew existed hot basil, black-pepper garlic, mango-sweet chili jam. Open your taste buds to yet more flavours in the grilled jumbo prawns accentuated by five-flavour tamarind sauce and star fruit salad, or indulge in a well deserved dessert of flamed mango with black sesame ice cream as well as a coconut crme brule with ginger syrup.
Set at the poolside and beachfront overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this perfect spot offers sophisticated bites and favourite cocktails all day. Theres something for every taste bud, though gourmands would naturally enjoy the grouper ceviche with sweet potato and manzano chili; crispy tempura battered shrimp tacos; and a sweet ending of Mojito, Champagne, or Pina Colada sorbet. In addition, this is the place to go if you need a wide variety of finger food, salads, sandwiches and a good chocolate brownie or New York cheesecake, all enjoyed in the proximity of incomparable beach views.
Set in the tranquil surroundings of the Banyan Tree Spa, dining at Tamarind is an experience not to be missed. Fresh ingredients, organic products, exotic herbs, roots, spices and aromatic salts create the distinctive flavors of Tamarinds hearty eclectic cuisine. The Mediterranean-inspired dishes are sophisticated in its execution, from the classic pairing of watermelon and goat cheese, to the finely tuned risotto with duck confit. For mains, choose del mar (from the sea) such as the main lobster served with olive oil powder, or de la tierra (from the land) and revel in a grilled Kobe fillet simply garnished with wild mushroom bread. Tamarind is reserved for adults only.
Every couple should experience the romance of Banyan Trees drifting dinner. Step aboard the Ixchel Goddess of the Moon, Banyan Trees unique and traditional dining trajinera. Against the backdrop of the Mayakoba lagoon, you and your partner will experience the delectable cuisine prepared from one of the culinary hosts. The evening will be brought to a climax as the sun sets over your lagoon tour and dusk paves the way for a night full of promise. The Ixchel departs from the main lobby at 5:30 pm and at 8:00 pm., depending on availability. Dinner lasts approximately two-and-a-half hours, for up to four diners only. Kindly make your reservation a minimum of 24 hours prior to departure time.
Each meal is an experience, whether you are dining in the restaurants or in the privacy of your stunning villa with your very own garden and pool. Make your selection from the in-villa menu, which features popular dishes from Banyan Tree Mayakobas restaurants, and within a short period, the charming in-villa dining attendants will be arriving at your doorstep to set up your meal. Each meal is specially designed around your needs, from an extensive breakfast to a meat or seafood themed outdoor barbecue that entices the senses as it is freshly grilled on your patio.