Fusion on the beach is south of Porto Playa a couple of blocks and has great bruschetta and ceviche. It’s great for lunch and beautiful for dinner on the beach. The menu is limited, but grilled fish, and calamari are good. They put torches in the sand and if it’s a nice night you can see the lights at Cozumel. Read the Trip Advisor reviews.
Wicky’s is a restaurant that opened at El Faro’s, right on the beach. Terrific ambience, fabulous steaks ($30-$35), too pricey wine (California wine is $16 a glass), beach band during the day. More than one person has told us it’s the best steak they’ve had in their lives. Folks that run Wicky’s are from Colorado and they ship in their own beef. Great place to have a drink and sun bathe during the day. Read the Trip Advisor reviews.
Alux (pronounced “a-loosh”) is a restaurant and nightclub located in a cenote (a cave formed by underground rivers). The entrance is impressive; you descend a great rock staircase surrounded by tiki torches to the reception area. (It looks a lot like the “Tribal Council” area on Survivor.) Candelabras, coloured lights, and flowing water adorn places throughout the cave.
The grilled fish is the deal of the day. Comes with a beer for $10 or less. Between Calle 4 and 6.