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

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Fun place to chill

Feels good to swing and have a corona after shopping till you drop. Cool ambiance with the bills and notes all over the ceiling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Kat D
Townsend, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Don't. Just Don't. Went in early September, but based on the comments (and reading between the lines) of earlier reviews, this is the long-time standard MO for this restaurant. It is an obvious tourist trap, so customers like myself should see the warning signals, but this place blasts over the line. The "marketing" photo -- OK. Fun. Humorous. When they... More 

Thank jimbob101
Townsend, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Feels good to swing and have a corona after shopping till you drop. Cool ambiance with the bills and notes all over the ceiling.

Thank Kat D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Very good food, waiter hustled us by taking our picture assuring it was for "marketing purposes" then put it on a small tequila bottle and charged us $18 for it. Waiter also tried selling us cigars (as if you don't get enough of that by all the street vendors just outside the restaurant). We sat down to take a breather... More 

Thank Localguy36
Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

They are very welcoming and charming when they first approach you. The food is good. They offer to take your picture for "Marketing purposes". When we were ready to leave we noticed there was an additional cost tagged onto the bill. When we asked the waiter about the extra charge he said it was for the restaurant and not for... More 

1 Thank Michelle S
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Nice little bar for a drink while shopping as its soo hot. Live music. A member of staff came over and asked for a photo for his bar apparently it's the norm, then he came out after tens mins with our photo glued on a half bottle of tequila, hounding us to buy.

Thank Emma C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I have been to Mexico 3 times and each time stayed in Playa Del Carmen and visited Pez Vela on several occasions. We absolutely love it there! When we booked our honeymoon for Mexico we looked forward to visiting Pez Vela. The staff are very friendly, warm and welcoming. The food is delicious! You must try their nachos and fajitas.... More 

Thank Rshanksy
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There is really no reason to eat there. It is mediocre at best and the bill is still not much lower that what you would end up in the excellent "Casa de Agua" vis-a-vis. Don't sit at the street unless you want to attract every person roaming the streets for a few bucks. And the the waiter tries to scam... More 

1 Thank Lomus B
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped off for lunch and some drinks in this bar restaurant . Service was first class and very friendly. Food was tasty and quite reasonably priced too. This bar had swings instead of bar stools, which was a nice ,unusual touch. I would definitely recommend this bar restaurant , even if it's just for a quick drink when passing. Regards,... More 

Thank drew b
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good service and great chicken nachos. Not air conditioned but cool enough under the fans. Very friendly waiters. Near start on 5th Avenue.

Thank Ian B
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a tempting little spot in a great location because it has a super cute bar that has swings for bar stools. If you just wanna a drink and a little people watching this isn't so bad. Skip the food, I hav eaten her twice and both times it was just sub par and a heavy on the grease... 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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene


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