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La Pesca Maya

30th ave between Calle 16 and 18 From la MEGA, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1037
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Ranked #117 of 745 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Best Mexican Seafood place and Fresh Fish
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

La Pesca was recommended to us by our bartender, so we went to check it out. At first glance, it did not seem promising - it's across from a MEGA store, collectivos stop just outside, and there were only a couple other people in there. But we sat down anyway, and it was the greatest decision we have ever made.... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a throughly enjoyable evening at this restaurant. Some of us took fajitas, while others enjoyed the special surf and turf. Although the meat was good it was a little fatty. I would visit again.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had fabulous ceviche and then fried fish and Catch of the day in Mojo de Ajo! Its delish! Great place to sit with all ocean style with an outdorsey feel because there is a tree that goes through the restaurant and its Palapa (Dry Palm leaf cone roof). Very affordable.

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have been dining at Pesca for 7 years, and have never been disappointed. Last night''s 3 lobster tail special at around $30 can't be beat for price, and all was grilled to perfection.. My husband's Tikin Xic fish covered with peppers, onions, and spices, and grilled wrapped in a banana leaf was more than he could finish. Service is... More

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South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I recently had 2 meals here. The shrimp tacos and fajitas are excellent. The service was good. I had a mojito which was of good quality but a little overpriced.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I asked how much will be the price for cooked lobster. The waiter told me price for the pound and in pesos. I asked again, approximately. He should know, how much it cost, he works here. He told me, it will be 370 pesos. In my head, I calculated, that it will be about $28.00, if I pay with credit... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I visited La Pesca on our recent trip to Playa and was a little disappointed in our food. My wife wanted the whole fish (by the kilo) but was talked into the whole fish special that was advertised on their chalkboard when we entered. She hesitated to order that (even though it was a lot cheaper), but... More

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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

La Pesca was one of a few local restaurants recommended by my concierge. I'm always looking for something small and out of the way where you can get good food at a good price and experience local life. La Pesca did not disappoint. We were greeted with a friendly face and warm atmosphere. La Pesca had this outdoor kind of... More

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San Francisco
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had great Mexican food at La Pesca Maya. The place is very low key and casual but the food is better than most restaurants we ate it at Playa. I had a whole fish (you get the pick the specific fish you want from the catch of the day). The fish was really well cooked. The tortilla soup was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

my first visit to get away from 5th ave and was worth it. the wait staff was great. i had the steak fajita and calamari rings. it was too much for me to consume but it was good. i'll order one plate next time.

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