Rosewood Mayakoba, the ultra-luxury resort located in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, has enhanced its dining portfolio, adding a new restaurant concept, La Fondita, and refurbishing the interiors of its three signature restaurants. A part of the resort’s recently completed enhancement project representing a 3 million USD investment, the revamped interiors complement new food and beverage menus conceptualized by the resort’s Executive Chef, Juan Pablo Loza. The three newly-transformed dining venues each pay homage to a different region of Mexico, and include Casa del Lago, a restaurant serving Italian-inspired fare with Mexican flavors; Agave Azul, an Asian-Mexican eatery offering an expanded sushi bar; and Punta Bonita, Rosewood Mayakoba’s beachfront dining destination.
La Fondita (pictured above) is inspired by the authentic tostaderias found in Mexico City and is located in the recently opened El Pueblito, a replica of an authentic Mexican village square within the Mayakoba resort.
In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere of the community gathering place, La Fondita offers seven tostada varieties prepared with fresh, simple ingredients that are paired with a Mexican soda, mezcal, beer or the daily agua fresca flavor.
Punta Bonita features a decidedly bistro-inspired atmosphere, with décor elements inspired by the Michoacán culture, such as copper serving utensils and water pitchers, with a colorful display of woven baskets in the shape of a whale’s tail providing a focal point. The oceanfront eatery offers three new distinctive experiences that give a nod to various culinary capitals in Mexico.
Casa del Lago boasts newly redesigned interiors, a distinctly Italian-inspired menu and a new pool deck for dining al fresco during lunch. The décor is influenced by the Oaxaca region of Mexico, with a more casual setting accented by black clay features and colorful flowers. The restaurant’s understated elegance is reflected in family-style portions meant to be shared, a practice popular in both Mexico and Italy. In the evening, the new Casa del Lago deck transforms into a cocktail lounge.
Agave Azul, the resort’s Asian-inspired venue offering over 100 labels of premium tequilas and mezcal, now boasts an expanded sushi bar as well as an al fresco dining option on the lower level of the restaurant. In an appropriate nod to the Jalisco region of Mexico, which inspired the redesigned restaurant’s interiors, Agave Azul features an open kitchen juxtaposed with eye-catching bookshelves displaying a variety of mezcal bottles. Tin and wood décor elements with clay accent pieces create an eclectic atmosphere for lunch or dinner.
Rosewood Mayakoba sits in the heart of a 1600-acre resort enclave in the Riviera Maya. Built along winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of pristine beach, it offers 130 suites with private plunge pools, rooftop sundecks, garden showers and individual docks.