From www.kartabar.com- ¨The Kartabar Mediterranean Restaurant and lounge concept was first born in Rhode Island USA. The Playa del Carmen, Mexico version of Kartabar was inaugurated in 2004. This very popular and trendy spot is a favorite among the young, hip crowd from all over Mexico and international tourists due to its minimalist yet very comfortable décor and the option to dine alfresco. Not only is it an upscale bar and lounge but also a fabulous Mediterranean-International fusion restaurant.
Kartabar is the type of establishment where the ambiance makes you want to sit and stay awhile whether it be for a succulent full meal with dishes such as poached pear salad, homemade ravioli, kebab, libanese taco, grilled salmon with pistachio sauce or to enjoy appetizers such as calamari corfu, shrimp with spicy dip, tuna sashimi or its famous combination platter with hummus, babaganouj, tabouli, falafel, kibbe bola and stuffed grape leaves. It’s also the place to enjoy the exotic delights of watching some belly dancing and smoking a Narguila pipe or sipping a signature martini.
The emphasis at Kartabar is definitely the entire experience, and that includes atmosphere in addition to great food. Located on 12th street and 1st Ave, Kartabar is situated at the heart of bustling Playa del Carmen. Because of its prime location amongst the best clubs and restaurants of Playa del Carmen, Kartabar is the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy a meal or drink in the most sophisticated of atmospheres. All the fun and excitement in Playa centers itself on this corner and Kartabar is witness to it all.¨