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Pez Vela

Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
(984) 873 0999
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Ranked #299 of 744 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Novelty place... maybe. Tourist trap... possibly. Who cares! You are in Playa so enjoy! A group of 6 of us stopped at the "swing bar" while cruising 5th Ave. We only have a few drinks and didn't order any food. The atmosphere was fun, the swings a blast, the beer was cold and our bartender was awesome! We all signed... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I guess I expected more when having lunch here. So, to start with, of course we are walking down the 5th ave. shopping area's and my mother in law picked a place to eat saying that the menu looked good. Overall, the food was ok. My wifes and my lunch were done and decently at that. My meat was a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Super nice staff at the Pez Vela. Kids had a plate of nachos and my wife was serenaded by guitar playing mariachi's. A great spot to duck in for a beer and some fish tacos. The fish tacos were fabulous and you sit in a swing instead of on a barstool. Great time.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Bar, cold beer, swings...Perfect afternoon with friends. This is a great corner spot on 5th Ave to watch the people and enjoy a cold beer

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

During my stay, I received oje of the worst service during my entire stay! The staff lacked communication and also a proper attitude. In addition, the food was not good at all due to the fact that the seafiod was not fresh nor was it cooked well either.

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I visited Pez Vela for a few drinks and some lunch. It was reasonable priced and tasty. He ordered 3 large margaritas and I ordered a few Coronas and the avocado and tuna meal. It was soooo good. I think we only paid $35 for all of it which I don't think was bad at all! Those... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have been to this place many times over the years, and it provides one of the best overall atmospheres on the 5th Avenue strip, that is if you are not into the thump thump thump of electronic club music. It's just rock and roll here baby, and the crowd around the bar varies from subdued to out right crazy(... More

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Keysville,VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This place was great! Loved the fajitas and the best Salsa in town! Drinks were great, service was wonderful, can't wait to return!

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Pickerington, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

In response, sorry about the bad dates. T.A. only goes back a year when selecting a date (so this one will say July 2013). It was actually July of 2012 when the bartender ripped us off and claimed to be the manager. I know it's been a while and he may not even be there anymore (hopefully). We'll be back... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We enjoyed this place! Tacos were good. Portion size was small for hungry travellers. Bit pricy. Would recommend and go again.

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