Riu Emerald Bay restaurants serve meals with plenty of great taste—and no check at the end. As an all-inclusive resort, this lovely hotely in Mazatlan includes all of the meals in the package price, everything from the heartiest steak to a light breakfast of fruit and pastries. Cocktails are included, too, both imported and domestic. Many of the meals are served in view of the ocean, and everything tastes better when the views are so amazing.
Even though dining is including in the all-inclusive package, reservations are needed at three of the restaurants—the Bamboo Asian Restaurant, Las Gaviotas and Tabasco. The air-conditioned Bamboo features a buffet packed with hearty dishes and savory favorites, including sushi, duck and even tempura ice cream for dessert.
Las Gaviotas, which means “the seagulls” in English, serves grill and steakhouse favorites. Guests order off the menu, so they can choose the cut of steak and sides, as well as wine and desserts. There’s also the choice of chicken and ribs, so not everything on the menu is beef. Like Bamboo, Las Gaviotas is air-conditioned and overlooks the ocean.
The third themed dining choice at Riu Emerald Bay is Tabasco, which is a blend of buffet and a la carte service. Appetizers are desserts are served buffet style, with all you want to eat. The entrees, which feature typical Mexican cuisine, are ordered from a menu.
Along with the Riu Emerald Bay restaurants that require reservations, a host of dining options are available to guests—served in the ocean-view main restaurant. Breakfast is included in the all-inclusive package with the choice of a continental breakfast or a meal at the buffet. Complete with omelet stations and other cooking spots, the buffet features a wide range of American favorites, including bacon and sausage, toast and fresh pastries.
At lunchtime, the spread is equally impressive. Guests of all ages enjoy the pizza and pasta dishes. The buffet also has hot and cold favorites, like sandwiches and salads. As the sun is setting over the Riu pool complex, the staff is busy tending to the dinner buffet. Themed buffets are set up three times a week, and there’s plenty of food to enjoy any day of the week.
Just in case you’re hungry or you need to pack a treat for the Riu beach, snacks are available 24 hours a day. Cocktails, soft beverages and imported drinks are included in the package price—and each room has a liquor dispenser and a regularly stocked mini-bar to accompany the drinks served at the Riu Emerald Bay restaurants and buffets.
Guests are required to dress for dinner—but since this is one of the beach resorts, it’s not as formal as some dining establishments. Gentlemen should wear long pants and t-shirts at least, and ladies should be covered to visit Bamboo and other themed Riu Emerald Bay restaurants. Guests can wear shorts in the main restaurant, but they need to wear shirts with sleeves. For breakfast and lunch, beach casual wear is allowed for all guests of the beach resort.