We are vacationing at the Mayan Palace outside of Playa del Carmen next week and would appreciate recommendations for some good restaurants in the vicinity. Two years ago we found a wonderful place in a little town just south of Playa del Carmen, but I can't remember the name. It was owned by a Californian, who also was the chef, and the meal was terrific. We will have a car, so we would like to explore the area. Also, we had a fantastic dinner north of Tolum on a beautiful lake, just a spectacular view and the seafood was superb. Please help as we have no interest in eating at the Mayan Palace. Thanx in advance.