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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
(984) 873 0999
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Twice during the trip

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Cologne, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Came here in 2012, and had to stop again in February of 2015. The first time, hubby and I stopped for cervesas and nachos and both were delicious. This time I got the chicken enchiladas with mole and they were excellent! Best I've had in a long time. The mole was superb, since I know how many ingredients and time... More 

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Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had the lime soup and Caribbean filet & a friend had tortilla & beef fajita, the meat was sizzling. Drinks had a couple were good. Street corner at 5th Ave. Sit outside and suck up the moments in Playa. We both rate this restaurant a well deserved Five!!!!

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was our second visit. Love this place, staff is fantastic and so are the prices and food! The steak tacos are always delicious and the ingredients are very fresh.

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Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The breakfast was bland but affordable. We paid 90 pesos each for a combo plate. The staff was unfriendly. I only saw one waiter that made an attempt at smiling. A 10% tip is added to the price of the meal. I suspect that the service would have been better if the tip would not have been guaranteed.

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

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