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Byblos

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Avenue 10 Corner of 24th Street | Playa del CArmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 1790
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Follow us on Facebook: Byblos Playa d. Carmen-The French Restaurant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful!

What a lovely respite from the abysmal food found on 5th. My boyfriend and I passed this place going to and from our hotel and decided to give it a try. We began our meal with the octopus carpaccio which was so delicate and light on the palate- refreshing in the heat of August in Mexico. I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
jlawbaby
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Texas
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

What a lovely respite from the abysmal food found on 5th. My boyfriend and I passed this place going to and from our hotel and decided to give it a try. We began our meal with the octopus carpaccio which was so delicate and light on the palate- refreshing in the heat of August in Mexico. I had the Normandy... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Was lucky enough to have my nephew in town last week so went back down to Playa with him and a friend of mine that was in from out of town. A great meal yet again!!! This time I had pasta with gorgonzola sauce. It was amazing. We also shared some great apps; escargot, tuna Carpaccio and veggie Carpaccio. Everything... More 

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USA
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Byblos offers delicious, top quality French food that stands out from other restaurants in playa. Hospitality was great, and we enjoyed talking with the owner throughout the night. Try going for an early dinner to take advantage of special pricing for a multi course dinner. We will definitely be going back!

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you are in Playa del Carmen, Mexico BYBLOS Restaurant (French & Wine Bar) is a MUST!! I have known about them for many years now and it was one of my Mother's favorite restaurants. White linens, candles, nice setting! They serve great French style fresh bread, real butter, and an olive/anchovy spread that is great! Anything you order there... More 

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Ewell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had a lovely meal at Byblos. It had a lovely atmosphere and the service was excellent - they were very attentive.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Byblos is a guaranteed delight. This is our 2nd year eating at Byblos...you will want to make multiple trips during your stay to try dishes on this extensive French menu. We love the mussels with parmesean, homemade pasta and bread, sea bass, scallops, shrimp, crispy duck, and chicken cordon blue. Sylvie the owner - chef is a gracious hostess and... More 

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MINNETONKA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

For many years we had vacationed in Playa del Carmen and ever since discovering Byblos in the late 1980's, we fell in love with the food and friendliness of Sylvie and Christian. As Playa overdeveloped from the sleepy little town we loved, into a mini-Cancun, we stopped visiting. This April-May brought us back for a convention at Grand Velas, so... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We've been by numerous times over the years and remarked that it looked nice but never ventured in until tonight, our mistake. Excellent food & service. If you go before 7:30 there is a price fixe dinner with choice of appetizer, entrea, dessert and a glass of wine. One of the best deals in Playa for gourmet dining! We will... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This French restaurant is so good and spot-on, you'll forget you are in Mexico, not France. Choices are plenty so hard to make a choice, wishing we had another date to return and try again. Owners made us feel so welcome and all the 'locals' raved about all the menu. Said there wasn't anything on the menu that wasn't good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

When I went to the local dog pound, the nice girl said that it was supported by a compassionate French lady who also had a restaurant, Byblos. After bathing at the beach (foot of Constituyentes) I walked to Byblos, arriving precisely at 3, when it opened. Christian served me a bottle of La Cetto Chenin Blanc, I drank and read... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue 10 Corner of 24th Street | Playa del CArmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 1790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Follow us on Facebook: Byblos Playa d. Carmen-The French Restaurant
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?