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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
(984) 873 0999
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 15
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
quick shopping break turned out to be a delight

After being dragged around Playa del Carmen shopping for a whole afternoon we decide to stop here for a drink. The waiter came up to us instantly got our drink orders and asked if we would like food. we said no thank you as we had dinner booked in our alacarte restaurant at our resort, although one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
john t
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Redding, California
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food was OK and offered a mix of Mexican and sandwiches. Very busy. Good spot to do people watching. Service was good.

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We walked from the Riu Palace for an evening in town and ate dinner at Pez Vela. We were seated about 15 feet from the bar where the bartender was making vulgar comments to the female patrons but that wasn't the whole problem. My 10-year old son and wife were in ear-shot or a drunk woman exclaiming "I'm going to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We stopped for the novelty of having a drink on a swing, but quickly fell in love with Pez Vela. Lovely staff, mixing up some of the tastiest cocktails ever! We ended up staying for dinner because we were having so much fun! For an extra bonus you can buy a novelty tequila bottle with your picture on it!

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United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After being dragged around Playa del Carmen shopping for a whole afternoon we decide to stop here for a drink. The waiter came up to us instantly got our drink orders and asked if we would like food. we said no thank you as we had dinner booked in our alacarte restaurant at our resort, although one or 2 of... More 

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Atlanta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is my go to place for service. Behind the bar are Oskar, Antonio, Rodrigo and Jose. They make the experience wonderful. I love the lime soup and the melted chese and often combine the two. My husband loves the unique Mayan Chicken.

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Cologne, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped here for drinks at the swing bar and on our 2nd trip into town had a mid day snack (nachos). Good food, cold beer and welcoming staff.

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mdgtravelWI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a must do when visiting and shopping on Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. They will take your picture and put it on a bottle of Tequila for a souvenir if you want one. There are swinging chairs at the bar and plenty of tables to eat at. It's... More 

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Strum, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I guess there are others that just cant be satisfied! This place was great! food portions were more than enough, wife and I split a meal. Service was fast and friendly. Not pushy at all. The little street band was an added bonus to the meal.

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Peterborough, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stopped by for a beer, was very hot. Service not too friendly and when paying I was surprised for the charge for one beer and one bottled water. Will never go back ! See good comments, but maybe I picked a bad day !

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food at Pez Vela was very good. It is a popular place and people watching from the café tables is an extra benefit. The staff provided great service. The Service Charge was included in the bill. The chips and salsa were fresh. Will definitely go back again.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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