Dining at Esencia is the essence of gourmet cuisine. The chef combines his innovative and sophisticated preparation skills with fresh local ingredients, indigenous cooking methods and home-grown herbs to create dishes that are simple, yet inspired.
"flawless service and excellent design"
~Luxury Latin America
Most meals are taken at the signature Sal Y Fuego Restaurant, offering rustic cuisine served up in a casually refined setting that instantly warms its way into the hearts (and bellies) of diners from around the world. Esencia serves the finest seafood, meats and fresh salads, plus exotic ingredients found nowhere else in the world. The chef is happy to cater dishes to the unique tastes of each guest and can prepare meals to meet any special need or desire.
Sal Y Fuego is the perfect prelude for an evening on the beach, or a 20 minute drive to Playa del Carmen's nightlife.
We offer a daily meal plan which includes 2 meals (lunch and dinner). No drinks included. Meal plan must be purchased prior to arrival.
*Not available during Holiday Season*
Adult: $95 per day plus tax and service
Children: $50 per day plus tax and service
**Add drinks (wine by the glass, selected cocktails, domestic beer, juice and soda) to your meal plan for an extra $50 per adult.
Mornings have always been special at Esencia. The Duchess herself always enjoyed sipping her coffee and juice while watching the beachfront come to life as the seabirds set out for their day of fishing and the sun begins its lazy arc across the Caribbean. These days, guests enjoy their breakfast in the shaded poolside pavilion, where they can linger over their morning meal and prepare for a day of fun in the sun.
Sal y Fuego
The chef and his team don't just prepare the meals, they also plant, tend and harvest many of the ingredients that go into the kitchen's most popular dishes. From fresh herbs and exotic spices to tropical fruits, vegetables and produce, many of the items served at Esencia were grown right in the estate's own gardens. There's something about the warm Caribbean sunshine, rich Mayan soil and fresh tropical rain that help to grow the finest ingredients available and ensure that the food at Esencia is always fresh and always appealing.