|Alux Dining Room
Located in Playa del Carmen, Alux is one of only three restaurants in the world that is situated within a cave. The cave is covered in thousands of stalactites which are unbelievable crystallized rock formations. Rich mineral water and limestone deposits within the cave have enabled the growth of these beautiful formations. The name of the restaurant is based on the Aluxes—mythical elf-like creatures from Mayan legends that seek out magical places to hide and play. Given the magical atmosphere of the caves, this name is quite fitting.
The evening began with a tour of the restaurant and its’ different rooms. We then congregated in the lounge area where we enjoyed appetizers and martinis. The chocolate martini was especially delicious! Before dinner was served in the main dining room, the restaurant put on an authentic Mayan performance by some local Indigenous peoples. The dinner itself was wonderful; all the food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. We enjoyed citrus shrimp, lobster tails, beef medallions, a number of lovely salads, fresh vegetable dishes and more. Afterwards, a DJ starting playing and the group hit the dance floor!