Zapote Bar

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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  • No.11 North America's 50 Best Bars 2024

Named after the eponymous tree native to the Yucatan province, Zapote Bar places hospitality at the centre of its operation. Taking inspiration from Mayan culture and tradition – where the Zapote tree symbolises hospitality – head bartender Joshua Monaghan has crafted a cocktail paradise in a luxury resort in Playa del Carmen. Using the best ingredients from its locality, the bar’s guests get lost in the profound offerings of this region of Mexico, from its picturesque views to its incredible produce. Here, the Margarita has been reinvented as the Wana Bana – a concoction of tequila, soursop juice, lemongrass, lime and chilli salt – while its food menu equally delivers on charm and comfort, with dishes like lamb chops with agave, pink peppercorns, coriander and vinegar, charred over an open-flame grill.

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Carretera Federal, Cancún Km 298, Playa del Carmen, Solidaridad, 77710