Nektar at Vidanta Riviera Maya
The “bowl” dishes are fantastic. We ordered the one with steak & shrimp. It also has avocados, sausage, cactus and other items cooked with regional spices. It comes in a huge stone bowl and there is enough food for two. The cheese appetizer was wonderful. The chips and salsa selection was unique and tasty. My sister LOVED the enchiladas yukitan! Go before the JOYA Cirque du Soleil show. Allow a couple hours to fully enjoy the food & unique beverages.
Our dining experience at Nektar was amazing. The food was amazing as was the ambiance. The service was phenomenal thanks to Juan Carlos. As a bonus, the music group Souly Grail was top notch. I would have to say Nektar was the highlight of the Vidanta vacation.
Absolutely fantastic experience.
It was a wonderful experience. Service was excellent and the food delicious
Wonderful restaurant in a great setting. Ricardo made sure we had everything we needed. We loved the food- also excellent. The ambiance was delightful- top notch live band. What more could you want???
comida deliciosa, bien atendidos, excelente ambiente
MOSQUITOS!!!! Bring your bug spray. Great food. Watered-down drinks. Amazing ambiance.
Beautiful! Absolutely stunning restaurant and delicious food. Service was attentive. There was a wonderful band playing in the attached bar. There were even “Mayan warrior” fire dancers that occasionally floated through on the surrounding waterway. It was a lovely, lovely evening. My only critique is that we were bamboozled into buying a ridiculous $7 USD bottle of water by offhandedly agreeing to the “house water.” The water was nearly equal in price to the tasty lime soup we had as an appetizer, or to any of the decadent-sounding desserts. Seeing that outrageous charge on the bill was the only sour note in an all-around lovely evening.
Juan Carlos was our waiter both times and not only one of the best waiters of all time but extremely entertaining and attentive He even helps get the perfect photo for you
The food is excellent and the ambiance is great The show dinner experience is also outstanding
Excellent service, fantastic location and great food!
Our waiter, Roberto, was very helpful explaining things on the menu. He was very attentive, friendly and courteous. Our dinners were exceptional and it was tied with our other favorite restaurant, Gong, at Vidanta.
Enrique did a great job!! He was really charming and he had great recommendations for food and drinks. Everything was delicious and the service was really fast. This is by far the best place that my wife and I have eaten at the Rivera.
Outstanding restaurant outstanding atmosphere and excellent service with Enrique. Thank you Enrique.
Enrique was a wonderful waiter!! He was so attentive and helpful. Also the food was extraordinary, we were hesitant at first, but enjoyed all the courses.
Awesome food, hot food, excellant waiters, great ambiance.
Pricing is fare. Bench seat a little low.
Would be nice for resturant to automatically call for a shuttle to return to resort.
Excellent food and great service. Also enjoyed fire show on the water after dinner.
El lugar es maravilloso, con la vista hacia el teatro! Ideal para una cena romántica o cena con amigos
We love Nektar, best authentic YUCATÁN food.....every time we have been to this resort. We have always eaten here, our Server Juan was just the best and made our boys feel the excitement as well as enjoying there food. My fiancé and I were blown away of the service given to them.
It was surreal! Everyone was so helpful and made our experience amazing! Food, and environment were so extraordinary. I hope to return again one day.
Food, ambiance and service was excellent! Great restaurant for a night of food and entertainment.
The food was very tastey! Great ambiance and service!
Very nice except theatre traffic walking by peering in. Bathrooms were not adequate. Waited in ladies room for a long time. Probably more theatre traffic going there too. Waitor was great and very knowledgeable (Noel). Food was great but high price. Enjoyed the privilege card benefit to try a drink.
Fantastic food, with a great atmosphere... service was outstanding! Would recommended 100%
The food was amazing and atmosphere perfect. We had traditional bowl. Our waiter made us feel welcome. He was excited to have us dine there. We went before the joys show but I would go again for food
We started our meal with the roasted beet salad. It was delicious. Our entree was the marinated pulled pork which was tasty but at a 10 ounce serving I was glad we decided to split it. For desert we had the aged cheese flan that was just too dry in my opinion to even be called flan. When I think of flan I am thinking of a smooth custard. This was nothing like that and had we known would have passed. There are far better restaurants at the resort to waste time going to Nektar. I do not recommend it
The two greeters were friendly. Waiter was not. Acted as if we didn't belong there.
Our server, Allain was fantastic!
He had great recommendations and did everything he could to ensure we had a perfect night.
Beautiful place, great service but food is not great.
Loved the shrimp in stone shallow bowl!
View and ambiance is spectacular. For me, the food was above average but nothing spectacular with exception to the pulpo appetizer we had which was definitely out of this world. We share a mocajete for main course and it was delicious but nothing out of the ordinary (we live in Southern California) and this was almost identical to any other mocajete I’ve had.
We had dinner here 2 years ago and it’s just as good today as it was then. Very elegant . Food was excellent as well as service and atmosphere. We went with our 4 year old twins and the house was very accommodating to us. We will definitely go back our next time in Riviera Maya
Perhaps the best restaurant at Vidanta |- and that is saying something! Beautiful setting, excellent service,wonderful and interestingly different food. Try it, you’ll like it!
Ambiance is very nice. The music is the bar is awesome very fun group of singers. Food was very average. I had fish tacos and the ones I have in town from a street vender were much better. The other party in our group got the special bowl for 2 it was very salty and not that impressive, and was rather pricey. My advise just get a drink in the lounge and enjoy the music and eat before you go.
Beautiful presentation! Lovely cocktails. Shrimp and chicken was very over cooked.
Unique atmosphere with fantastic traditional Yucatan food. The Cirque du Soleil theatre provides a beautiful backdrop. If you stay late enough, you'll be treated to live music.
All thumbs up, beautiful, excellent service, great recommendations, GREAT athmosphere. Wish we had more days to repeat
We had one of the hot bowls with beef and shrimp. The beef was extremely fatty and hard to chew. The shrimp were tasty. Service was just ok at best.
Loved it and our waiter was phenomenal!! The venue is beautiful and the god was amazing !!
Amazing place environment with great food. This is definitely one of the best restaurants ate in.
Service was excellent and prompt. Drinks from the bar were first class. Great experience.