Palladium Dietary Card Program
Upon arrival at the resort inform check-in of your food allergies. They will direct you to the appropriate staff responsible for issuing the Dietary Cards (Front desk or Guest services). Royal Suites contact your butler. You are asked to return the cards when your vacation is over.
Arriving at a restaurant display the cards on the table and bring them to the attention of the server. Well-trained and knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting food choices contained on the menu. If there is nothing suitable on the menu the staff will provide you with a possible substitutions based upon your food requirements.
**Dark Green – Celiac
**Light Green – Diabetes type 2
**Brown – Nut
**Red – Fruit and Nuts
**Purple – Seafood
**Blue – Fish
**Orange – Eggs
**White – Dairy and Lactose
**Pink – Sodium and Glutamate
Royal Suite BBQ and Hot Dog Cart (Main Pools)
Buffet Restaurant Hours
La Hacienda: Churrasqueria (Brazilian ) Spanish, Oriental
Kabah buffett(Riviera) Variety and Gluten Corner
A la carte Restaurant Hours
O’Pavao – There are 34 different skewersI(many are meat). You start our with a plate with a rice and potato dish. There is a salad bar with a variety of salads and breads. Delicious desserts to choose from.
O’Pavao a red and green marker is used to inform the waiter your ready for the next skewer or when your done.
Adults only a la carte
La Lola Tapas
Royal Yucatán Dining
El Jardin Chef’s Martin Night
Daily Fondue Menu
A la carte Dining
Reservation Requests Guest Services
Subject to change! To avoid confusion please check with Guest Services for the day.
Some of the items on the menu say to be ordered 2 days in advance.
Please contact Guest services and tell them which al la carte you will be dining at and
they will make sure to honor your request. As the company, that supplies G.P with some of its gluten free desserts / pastry / pizza base stuff has to get it sent in.
Please note the a la carte restaurants open at 5:30 pm, El Jardin opens at 6 Pm for dinner
Children Breakfast with Raggs
Bar MenuResort cocktail menu | Bar Menu | Brands of Liquour courtesy of Berine |
spirist to include flavored vodkas
Kantenah’s Hemingways Piano Bar
Martín Machorro on Piano
There is a limited continental breakfast available in the Colonial lobby (at the bar) from around 5am primarily for guests with early departures. It includes coffee, teas and pastries (no booze).
White Sand Lobby Bar 10am-midnight | Riviera Lobby Bar 10am-midnight | Bar Teatro (by the WS lobby) 8pm-11pm | La Laguna 10am-1am | La Laguna swim-up bar 10am-varies w/season | Punta Emilia beach bar open 24 hours (only beer from 8pm-8am) | Disco bar 11pm-2am | Royal pool Bar ‘La Isla’ 10am-midnight (Royal suite guests only) | Las Rocas pool bar 10am-varies w/season | 4 a la Carte restaurant bars (also open to public) 5:30pm-10pm | Kantenah lobby Bar 10am-midnight | Colonial Lobby Bar 10am-midnight | Churchills cigar bar 6pm- midnight | Hemingways Piano bar (non-smoking bar) 6pm-midnight | Royal Lobby Bar 8am-midnight | Gran Azul swim-up bar 10am-varies w/season | La Plaza theater bar 8:30pm-11pm | Secret Bar (adult pool) 10am-varies | El Ricconcito (old spa bar) 10am-varies | La Jarra Beach Bar 10am-6pm | Colonial Beach Bar 24 hours (beer only 8pm-8am) | Gran Azul 10am-1am
Coffee and Chocolate Menu
available at Hemmingway, Churchill and Royal Bars
Salad Bar available Lunch and Dinner
Colonial Beach Bar – Photo Credit: Shawn
Open 24 hours
Colonial / Punta Emilia – Beach Bar Menu
Made to order items: During the day Punta Emilia – Colonial Items available 24 hours.
Sandwiches beef steak; pork tenderlion; veg; chicken; tuna; ham and cheese
Pizza veg; margarita; hawaiian; salami
Pasta natural; pesto; tomato; bolegnese; carbonara
Deep fried wings | California quesadilla | Cajun chicken burger | Hawaiian burger | Veggie burger | Mexicali burger | Beef or chicken fajitas | Meat nachos | Chicken nuggets | Jalapeno peppers breaded w cheese | Onion rings | Hot dog
Guacamole w panela cheese | French fries with or without cheese
New grilled fish specialities at the “Punta Emilia” restaurant managed by the spanish Chef José Flores in Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa. Mediterranean gastronomy in the Caribbean!
Hand Dipped Ice Cream flavors
Served at Gran Azul and La Laguna, Kabah
I cream, dipped and Popsicles served at Bar La Jarra
Special thanks to EileenS for the menu
Wine, Fruit Baskets and Pastry Menus are also available.
Photos courtesy Dan
Behind The Scenes
Kitchen tour offered on Wednesday’s 11:30AM
If you have any questions regarding the quality and preparations of the food at the Palladium, please refer to the Behind the Scenes article and see how it is all done!
Food and Beverage contacts
All- Inclusive…. Tips included?
I was always intrigued by the ‘tips included’ enticement in travel advertisements. But I wondered, how do the workers at resorts get their tips if they’re included in a prepaid resort package??? I decided to do a little research and ask a couple veteran workers (both management and staff) at the Palladium (it’s amazing what you can learn while having a few drinks).
I was told there are some 1300-1600 employees at the Palladium depending upon the season. Almost all of the non-salaried workers belong to a quasi-labor union. The union negotiates with management over how much the resort will contribute to an employee ”tip account” based upon the number of guests staying at the resort. The amount of money deposited in the account varies on a daily basis. The higher the hotel occupancy, the more money deposited in the account – the lower the occupancy the less money. Each worker’s portion is calculated with variables such as job title, experience and seniority factored in. In addition to the “tip account”, each worker earns the legal minimum wage of about 50 pesos A DAY (approx. US$5).
Employees are paid every two weeks. Since most workers do not have bank accounts or a safe place to secure their earnings, they’re issued a MasterCard brand cash card. On payday their earnings are automatically credited to their cards. They can use any ATM to make cash withdrawals or use the card in stores to make purchases. I’m told employees find this a very convenient and secure way to manage their finances.
So how much do workers actually earn per six-day work-week? This was a sensitive subject but from what I could gather it varies from about US$50 to about US$130 depending upon the season. If you think $10 or $20 a day is sufficient wages, then don’t bother to leave an additional tip. However, if you think employees deserve more for their hard work you may want to leave a dollar or two. Remember, if you openly leave a tip on a table/bar, it generally goes into a ‘tip pool’ and is divided equally among the workers at that facility. If you want to reward a specific worker, be sure to discreetly ‘palm’ your tip.
courtesy of TG
We’ll tip the grill guy at lunch or omelet guy at breakfast as well. Look for those who are in positions that probably don’t get a tip. Surprise them if they are doing a good job or a favor for you. Everyone works hard, I have never seen anyone loaf! Lorie (stat2er)