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Cocina de Autor

Indulge in sumptuous basque-inspired cuisine at Cocina de Autor. Our resort's signature restaurant serves contemporary, evolutionary and creative cuisine, inspired by the bounty of Mexico to create new flavors using vanguard techniques. Led by internationally acclaimed chefs, Bruno Oteiza, Mikel Alonso and Xavier Pérez Stone, who was named "Best Chef in Mexico" in 2012," this fantastic Riviera Maya restaurant is on par with the top culinary establishments in the world.
The first restaurant at a luxury All-Inclusive resort to receive Five Diamonds by the AAA, Cocina de Autor has been recognized by Food and Wine Magazine as one of the "100 Best New Food and Drink Experiences in the World". The restaurant is located in the Grand Class Ambiance.
Our cuisine is guided by four principles:
  • Identity

    Chefs Oteiza, Alonso and Xavier blend their personalities and passionate food techniques to achieve a culinary experience that mixes the flavors of Spain with what's growing in Mexico.
  • Technique

    We mix classic and modern culinary techniques based on our heritage. We are on a quest for new cooking technologies that support culinary progress.
  • Product

    We use fresh, local products and ingredients to create farm-to-fork cuisine that celebrates the spirit and bounty of the Riviera Maya landscape.
  • Freedom

    Despite our classic training, we respect the evolution of cuisine. We fuse tradition with freedom and creativity to create adventurous food is both modern and inspired.

    Please Note: During the year-end festivities the policy regarding younger guests in the Grand Class Section restaurants is:Minors age 12 to 15 years old allowed from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Age 16 and over allowed until closing.
Type of Cuisine:
Grand Class Section
12+ Welcome
From 2016: 16 Welcome
 Gentlemen will feel comfortable in long slacks, short sleeved collared shirt or polo shirt and closed shoes. Please no shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, sneakers or beach sandals. Ladies will feel comfortable in evening attire with non-beach footwear.
Open from 6pm - 11pm