Sotavento

Sotavento

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Hours
Sun
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Mon
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tue
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wed
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thu
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Fri
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sat
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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About
Casual ocean front lunch and dinner venue featuring fresh seafood and salads. Regionally releval menus will offer Mediterranean themed grilled items including fish, lobster, octopus, oysters, shrimp and meat. Beverage offerings will include draft beers, signature cocktails, wine and Champagne
CUISINES
Caribbean, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

Reviews

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles467 reviews
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Sotavento earns rave reviews for providing an exceptional dining experience, with guests frequently highlighting the attentive service and personal touches that ensure guest satisfaction. The restaurant's atmosphere is a hit among diners, who adore the romantic beach sofas and live music, adding to the overall delightful ambiance. The value is evident as reviewers consistently praise the fresh seafood and stunning beachside setting. Moreover, the food, especially the grilled octopus and lobster, is celebrated for its freshness and flavor, making Sotavento a popular choice for a memorable beachside meal.
Food
Delicious
Atmosphere
Romantic
Service
Exceptional
Value
Exceptional

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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles467 reviews
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453
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10
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3
Terrible
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Ana M H
New York City3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Favourite Review
Mar 2024 family
Amazing views, food and service! Carolina was really sweet with the kids and really took care of us! And took care of my gluten allergies!
Written March 24, 2024
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David S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
We ate at Sotavento a few times during our stay in Mayakoba because we were thrilled with the cuisine, service, and beautiful beach location. The manage Julian did an outstanding job accommodating dietary requirements and preferences. The grilled Salmon and lobster were divine and the avocado/mango gucamole was especially tasty - or as my mom said OTW (out of this world).
Written January 16, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear L8622NOdavids. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written January 23, 2023
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Jennifer
New York City4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
The warm host Julien greeted us and was delighted to make us a reservation to celebrate my birthday. Our attentive, kind waiter Humberto was friendly and brought us to the most beautiful spot right on the beach, in front of wonderful live band Astrosonic. Humberto helped make wonderful recommendations. He even modified my childrens' dinners, adding things, so that each was excited for the meal to come. We had the mixed green salad, which features local cactus, grapes and avocados, as well as fresh greens in a delicious honey vinaigrette. For our main dishes, we had the whole sea bass and chicken. Both are excellent and are made on the grill. The chicken is marinated for hours before grilling and served with a delicious coriander sauce. The local Sea Bass is wonderful and simple, served with fresh lemon and a scrumptious chili sauce. For dessert, Humberto brought my daughter back from the beach and coordinated with the band to sing happy birthday with my family to me. We went to this restaurant twice during our visit. We look forward to a time in the future when we can return. The exquisite view right on the ocean, the warm welcoming atmosphere, the delicious cuisine and the amazing music by Astrosonic (gifted vocalists and instrumentalists we were surprised to find at a resort) made this a wonderful experience.
Written January 20, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear K8480PXjenniferl. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written January 23, 2023
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JustinA
Washington DC1328 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
We gave this place a chance in August when it was still relatively new. Now, January, we came again. Almost everything about the dinner here was disappointing. Fish was not only boring and simple but bad. The most simple smallest bowl of rice (at 15 USD) didn’t help - And I don’t mind paying the high prices of the Mayakoba restaurant but in this one it’s insulting, nothing about the prices make sense. Wine by the glass is third of the amount anywhere else will pour you. Too much bright light ruins the ‘night at the beach’ atmosphere. Service is not pleasant. I prefer the barbecue at the Rosewood beach restaurant by far.
Written January 25, 2020
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Chris estes
Knoxville86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Unbelievable meal- we had the ribeye and porterhouse. Our kids had the salmon and shrimp- we asked for no seasoning on the kids’ meals and it was no problem. The setting is gorgeous and a full moon night no less!! Alberto took amazing care of us❤️ Portions are huge and guaranteed you will not leave hungry!!
Written October 7, 2022
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Pedro S
Hello chrisesteschiro. Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us at Sotavento with the TripAdvisor community. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written October 20, 2022
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Kelsey B
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
This was the best experience we have ever had at a restaurant. We ate here 3 of the 4 nights of our stay because we loved it so much. The food is amazing, but the staff is also incredible. Julien, Alberto, and Gabe specifically helped make our experience unforgettable. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and so one night Chef Gaston and Chef Miguel made us the most outstanding curated meal, and specialized parts for our 14month daughter as well. The whole staff took care of her too and played with her while we dined which warmed our hearts to the fullest. They are thoughtful, professional, first class at everything they do, and the food is truly one of a kind. Don’t forget the amazing local and ambience as well! we will keep coming back here every chance we get. Thank you to the team for making our visit so special xox
Written January 4, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear Kelsey B. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written January 10, 2023
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Andrew L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
The food and service are outstanding. Very easy to get a reservation. The chicken is VERY tasty and the octopus is excellent. Humus is next level, truffle fries are a home-run and the pineapple crumble is a great way to top off the meal. ASK for Alberto. He’s the best, very nice and knows the menu perfectly. He won’t steer you wrong and will tell you what he recommends and whether or not you are ordering too much food. The scenery on the beach is magnificent. The entire team is AMAZING and the best part is they’re grilling it all right there on the beach. If you’re staying at Andaz Mayakoba you must eat here because if you don’t you’re missing out.
Written January 14, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear andrewlE9770XF. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written January 23, 2023
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Bradley P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
My wife and our friends enjoyed Sotavento immensely. Lunch and dinner were both amazing and you can’t get any closer to the water. The shrimp Ceasar salad was a favorite in our group. Amazingly seasoned butterflied shrimp and creamy Ceasar dressing. Dinner had an excellent band available that was willing to take requests and even rocked out some Backstreet Boys. The half chicken dinner was unlike any chicken that I’ve had with crispy edges but tender meat and so many amazing seasonings. My wife ordered the “catch of the day” grouper that was equally impressive. *****
Written February 20, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear bradleypK6106JW. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written February 21, 2023
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Chris V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Had an epic view of Jupiter as we ate dinner with our toes in the sand. Our camarero Nieves was so kind to make our anniversary dinner memorable and recommended the perfect drinks to go with our entrees. Definitely the best dinner of our stay at Andaz Mayakoba.
Written October 2, 2022
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Pedro S
Hello Cvinyard11. We are pleased to hear of your very positive experience at Sotavento and definetely to be shared with Nieves and the team. Very best regards, Pedro Soares
Written October 4, 2022
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Hila L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Amazing food with amazing service with a beach front view. What do you need more. Humberto our server was the best! Food was served on time was tasty and fresh. We took 2 starters and a fish for main course. They also have a kids menu and our kids loved their food. Again very recommended.
Written February 14, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear Hila L. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written February 21, 2023
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Jared
New York City4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We've been to the Andaz Mayakoba twice and Sotavento is always a highlight of our time there (we usually go at least 2 of the nights we are there!) The location on the beach is stunning and getting to watch the chefs prepare your food on the open grill and kitchen is such an experience! The manager Julian is fantastic and it shows in how well functioning the restaurant is! He went above and beyond for us during our dining experience! Our servers during our visits this time were Alberto and Alex. They were both incredibly attentive, gave fantastic recommendations, and provided great service! Couldn't ask for better service! The food is fresh and delicious, particularly the freshly grilled seafood! The cocktails pair perfect with the food and location. Try to go near sunset if you can, so you can enjoy both the day and night experience!
Written November 12, 2022
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Pedro S
Hello 360jaredl. Thank you for sharing your great experience with us and the TA community. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written November 25, 2022
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Francisco Morillo
Houston5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Amazing service by everyone at the restaurant. Both Ms. Ana and Mr. Daniel treated our family over multiple visits on an very special way making us feel at home. All of us (including our picky eater kids) loved the food and the overall experience of dining so close to the sea. Kudos to Andaz Mayakoba for having such great and dedicated people taking care of the guests!
Written March 16, 2023
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Pedro Soares
Dear franciscomB7782PI. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written March 17, 2023
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Joseph C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
This restaurant is great for a seafood focused dinner on the beach with excellent service and scenery. The wine list was also lovely. Geronimo, our server, was extremely attentive and pleasant. We would absolutely dine here again.
Written June 30, 2023
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Pedro Soares
Dear valued Guest. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares Resort Manager
Written July 10, 2023
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Jeff G
The Woodlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Outstanding drinks and meal (caprese, mussels, garlic shrimp, and lobster fetticine) at Sotavento on the beach! Humberto was an excellent server, and we really enjoyed having our toes in the sand (was a bit of a surprise that we took our shoes off as we entered the restaurant area) while eating a fantastic meal. The live band was nice with good mellow/laidback music, although louder than we like during dinner (would be good if they put schedule of when there was a live music there, as one member of our party has noise sensitivity). We will definitely be going back next time in Mayakoba.
Written January 14, 2023
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Pedro S
Dear guttadaj. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares
Written January 23, 2023
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Coastal786972
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
The night we arrived was our 10th anniversary. My husband had called ahead and asked for the most romantic, special option for dinner that night. It rained that afternoon and when we arrived at 6pm for our reservation the tables were covered, lights were out and no one was there at the host stamd. We made our way to the nearby restaurant and were told we would be seated there instead due to the weather. We were a bit disappointed but Julian the manager came over, gave us a complimentary bottle of wine and really turned the night around. We ordered off the Sotavento menu and had a nice meal. Julian went above and beyond to help us with dinner arrangements for the rest of our stay and asked us to come again to Sotavento for our final night and he would have a surprise for us. We did come back. The setting was perfect. He had a private cabana with our feet in the sand, tiki torches and a clear view to the ocean. There was a really good live band and the food and drinks were excellent. But what made it a experience to be remembered forever was the care and consideration from the people who made it happen. Nieves our server did an excellent job catering to our every need. And Julian arranged for a private serenade at the end of the night by the singer of the band that was so sweet and romantic. We had a dance on the beach to "I can't help falling in love". TRULY MAGICAL! We can't wait to come back...
Written April 13, 2023
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Pedro Soares
Dear valued Guest. Thank you very much for taking the time and share your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best regards, Pedro Soares Resort Manager
Written April 14, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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