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Il Baretto Italian Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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5th Avenue 26th Street, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
984 803 0257
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 219
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice Italian Restaurant

This is a busy, friendly place with much better than average food and excellent service from a young staff. It is located right on bustling 5th Avenue. We had wonderful fresh grilled fish with grilled veggies. We also had delicious pasta with tomatoes and shrimp served in the pan in which it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Doc555
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USA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a busy, friendly place with much better than average food and excellent service from a young staff. It is located right on bustling 5th Avenue. We had wonderful fresh grilled fish with grilled veggies. We also had delicious pasta with tomatoes and shrimp served in the pan in which it was cooked. Desert was Panna Cotta (= flan)... More 

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Oceanside, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I could be very personal on this review, as I have NEVER, in all my travels, experience such poor management. The place is nicely located, waiter came right up to us. The bread: burned and crusty. When I asked if there was some other bread or a bit fresher they let me know its made on the premises and that... More 

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Oceanside, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you desire argumentative employees and management when you state that your ravioli is undercooked. If you desire the cook to merely re-fire what you sent back without actually addressing your original complaint. If you would rather grab a burger at Burger King next door rather than wait forever (on a slow night mind you) then this is the place... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had pasta and it was sooooo great, but do not order pizzas cos you will not find the ingredients, service ok,

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Cold Lake, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Service was prompt, waiters were frendly and the food was good, ate here twice, pizza and pasta were very authentic

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We dined out every night we were at Playa Del Carmen but Il Baretto was the only restaurant we returned to (twice). The service was great, the food brilliant, the atmosphere fun and it offered value we couldn’t believe. The owner even managed to squeeze us in on New Year’s Eve when we turned up late and the restaurant was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We only popped in for a quick meal ordered a pizza and a drink. Pizza was thin based, with a little garlic as requested with plenty of cheese and toppings. Waiter was very attentive and pizza delivered promptly cooked to perfection.

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

There are two Il Barettos in Playa but I prefer the one on 26th & 5th. The food is excellent. Probably some of the best Italian food outside of Italy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I ate here last week while visiting Playa. I wanted a break from Mexican food and decided on this very nice restaurant for Italian. I have Celiac, and found to my delight that they serve gluten-free pasta!! What a treat!! My phone wasn't working, and my waiter, Esidro, went way above and beyond by offering me HIS cell phone to... More 

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Lake Almanor, Ca
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have eaten here many times since visiting Playa for alot of years. This was our first visit this trip. It was just as nice as it has always been. Our waiter David did a great job. There was loud music next door and he said he hoped we were okay with it. - no problem. Ordered a few drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5th Avenue 26th Street, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 984 803 0257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?