Remastered Seafood Traditions
Los Hijos del Mar caters to cosmopolitan visitors and Playa del Carmen’s hippest locals, serving authentic Mexican seafood as envisioned by its two young owners. The focus here is on tostadas, which might well be the best in town. These crispy flat tortillas arrive heaped with marinated fish—and more tortillas on the side. As well as traditional octopus and tuna tartare, you can opt for poke-style tuna and just about every iteration of shrimp imaginable. Order one for a hearty snack or two for a full meal.
For something more outlandish, choose their Ric burger, which is comprised of rock shrimp and topped with an onion ring, or go traditional with ceviche, which arrives in clay pots. Whatever you order, it will be photo-worthy: Los Hijos take pride in plating and presentation, as well decor—the space features exposed brick, an open kitchen, murals, and cool neon signage.