Today we would like to recommend a great restaurant for those of you planning a visit to Playa del Carmen. Lara & Luca is located just outside of Playacar, a short distance from 10th Avenue. It’s a 30 minute drive from Gate48, just take the highway north and turn right when you reach Avenida Aviation. Keep an eye out on your right hand side for the logo of a bike out front and a sign that says Lara & Luca.
This place has been open since July of 2016 and has been growing in popularity ever since. It’s been name-checked by some big name hotel local chefs who drop by for a inspiration, savoring their delicious international dishes. Locals business in the area often order their cakes for special, while local customers drop by often for coffee and dessert.
Lara & Luca is run by the husband and wife team of Lisa and Roberto, who came to Playa from Guatemala. Roberto got into baking as a volunteer in Switzerland. He worked for six years in London, where he gained a lot of his pastry experience working in top restaurants. He also spent time in Spain, where he add international cuisine experience to his resume. In case you are wondering, their business is named after their children.
They serve breakfast until 1.00pm , with a menu that includes: Chilaquiles verdes with chicken or egg, French toast, eggs Benedict, hotcakes, and a terrific salmon dish served with capers and topped with cream cheese.
For lunch try their salads, either chicken or tuna. They also make a great chicken sandwich served on a croissant and a sandwich de arracherrra, ravioles stuffed with pumpkin, quiche, chicken brochetta, and salmon carpaccio.
Of course, you can always drop by for a coffee and dessert, they make terrific cakes which can be purchased for your next special event or birthday.
Your taste buds and stomach will love the journey through various countries. Lisa and Roberto are very welcoming people, and you can see what a labor of love this is for them. The shop has WiFi, is staffed by friendly and attentive employees and it’s open Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For more information check them out online on Facebook/Lara&Luca or visit their website:
https://www.larayluca.com/, 984 157 3525
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