Tequila Bar - Mayan Grill House - Salsa Club
Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, México

Rated “the Best Restaurant” in Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya and theCosta Maya for Fresh Wild Mayan Lobster and Seafood, USA Certified Angus Steaks, and authentic Maya and Mexican cuisine.

Unforgettable Dancing Waiters, Fabulous Drinks,
Romantic, Bohemian 5 Star Garden Dining
Under the Starlit Caribbean Nights . . .
the Essence of  Ajua!
Mariah Brooks, The Miami Herald – Cancun

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Hi to all the gang at Ajua...

We of "Barry's" group had a great time on Valentines Day. You did an awesome job of helping us celebrate Barry's Birthday.  Oh by the way...the meal was excellent.

Thanks for the "Salsa Dance"

Kathy , March 2004


Por segunda vez tuvimos la dicha de compartir el paraíso de amor y comprensión de Brenda y Jorge y como un regalo adicional la exquisita cocina de AJUA y el trato afable y cariños del personal y propietarios. Las personas inteligentes disfrutamos la vida donde hay amor y la delicia del buen comer. Que signa los éxitos.

Rosa Maria Martínez Denegrí, Campeche, México

Thank you for having such a fun and wonderful restaurant.  We had such a good time that we visited 3 evenings during the week we were there. Enjoy!

Nicole & Melanie, June 2004




We celebrated New Year's Eve at AJUA! on December 31st, 2003 with 55 of our family and friends that had traveled to Playa del Carmen for our wedding.

Brenda was fantastic helping us plan our dinner. We arranged everything over email, and Brenda went out of her way to accommodate our group and even added

little extras to make the evening even more special for us, like fun decorations and specially printed menus. She promised us a night we'd never forget, and that's just what we got. The amazing food, music, and fun waiters provided exactly the atmosphere we were seeking. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves eating, drinking, enjoying the music, dancing, and just generally having a wonderful time! The staff was wonderfully interactive and ensured that everyone had a fantastic time. We highly recommend AJUA as not only an amazing restaurant, but a fantastic place to hold any size celebration for a truly memorable time. Thank you to everyone at AJUA!

Sincerely, Sara and Louie O., New Year's, 2003-4


We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed dining at your restaurant and meeting both of you! What a wonderful establishment you have in Playa del Carmen! The food is delicious, the waiters are fun and exciting, and we had a wonderful time there. We are including a couple of pictures taken at Ajua just so you'll remember us. Our friend Paul and our daughter Carole will be back to enjoy again. Thanks so much for enhancing our trip. Take care & AJUA!!

  Brinda, Fred, Carole and Paul, Dallas , Texas , November 2003

Dear Brenda and Jorge,

Here a few pictures from our dinner on Curtis' 50th Birthday.

We all have such fond memories of our visit
to your restaurant and the MayanRivera.


Rebecca, Curtis, Patrice, Mark, Ed, Dorothy and the kids,




Review from Playa Maya News:

Ajua! Maya is more than a restaurant - it is a Tequila Bar, a Mayan Grill House, and a Salsa Club all rolled into one! Read more...



Review from the Miami Herald:

Yee-Ha! Yippee! That's what Ajua means in Mexico . This restaurant is located on Calle 4, a side street to the bustling Fifth Avenue that has become a very popular area in Playa del Carmen. Read more...

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AJUA! Restaurant & Bar

Dinner and Dance. Some of the best Mayan dinning and fun off 5th avenue . This "very in" place is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. The waiters are very entertaining and the Mayan lobster and American black angus steak are on the menu, not to mention the best tiramisu in Playa! After dinner you can dance the night away! When you there, say "hola" to the charming proprietors Brenda and Jorge. Also be sure to ask Brenda and Jorge to show you some of their great dancing moves. Tell them their amigo, the Tude Dude sent you.


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