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Pez Vela

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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
(984) 873 0999
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 117
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  • 106
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 21
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  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best guacamole

All guacamole is not created equally. They had the best blend of ingredients. The mango coconut shrimp was also good. Service was perfect, attentive but not intrusive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
skydive435
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Tulsa,Ok
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Chicago
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sure this place has a great location and the food is not bad. The service was poor. The people sitting next to us left after not getting waited on for 20 minutes. When we got our bill, the waiter added a 10% service charge that he explained was not a tip. It is not stated on the menu or explained... More 

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Thank asilk
Tulsa,Ok
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All guacamole is not created equally. They had the best blend of ingredients. The mango coconut shrimp was also good. Service was perfect, attentive but not intrusive.

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Thank skydive435
Temecula, California
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233 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & myself were on a Norwegian Cruise ship that docked in Cozumel.You know how much food is on a ship.. Well, taking the ferry over to Playa del Carmen & eating more @ Pez Vela was worth a fatter stomach!! This restaurant was so generous on the fresh avocado!! Fresh food & friendly service. The prices were VERY... More 

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Thank Bev B
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great staff, cervecas muy frio (very cold beers), great spot for people-watching, pool tables, TVs, sports-bar atmosphere.

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Thank hmsjohnson
Ottawa,Canada
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288 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had BBQ ribs with french fries. The ribs were very tasty. Portion was a little small but overall it was a reasonably good meal. The location on 5th avenue is always great for people watching.

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Thank MichaelOttawa_Canada
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had a few drinks here a couple of times, so I can't say anything about the food. But for drinks, its the best place in town, I think. I really love the swings at the bar, they are so comfy and you can't help yourselve moving all the time. From the bar its great watching the people walking... More 

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Thank AvW12345
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service is fantastic. I have been coming to Playa for many years and this is must have experience each and every time. Sit at the front tables for the best view of 5th Ave as you never know who or what will pass by.

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Thank Carol P
Brownton, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our breakfast at Pez Vela. Eric was our server and was attentive and accommodating with special requests. Nice quiet spot for an early morning stop.

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Thank ChristineMorris
Homer, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiters Erick & Ernesto were excellent: Great service, excellent senses of humor. The food & beverages are very good, too. Have never had a meal we did not like there. Terrific location for people watching! We have been there in past years and returned this year 3 times so far because we like it so much. The bar "stools" are... More 

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Thank Nedra G
Seattle, WA
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recently in Mexico while my beloved Seahawks were playing in the playoffs. Our hotel didn't get the right channel, so we ventured into PDC to try and find a spot to watch the game. We looked online and found a list of five bars that are good to watch NFL games at - the first one was holding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: (984) 873 0999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?