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Karen's Seafood Steak House & Pizza

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5TH Ave. between 2ND & 4TH ST., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
984 1121427
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: KARENS is one of the very firts restaurants to open on the famous 5th...
KARENS is one of the very firts restaurants to open on the famous 5th. avenue. Since 1992 KARENS has conquest the palates of the locals and visitors of Playa del Carmen. The incomparable service and atmosphere, versatile cuisine with its famous PARRILLADAS AND LIVE MUSIC makes KARENS the place to visit by tradition.
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  • 61
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our favorite place in Playa

I've been to Play del Carmen on two vacations and have chosen to eat here at least twice each visit. The folks are friendly, the food is reasonably priced and yummy. It's so much fun to listen to the music, too. Definitely worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
MusingsOnTravel
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Clemmons, North Carolina, USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Clemmons, North Carolina, USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I've been to Play del Carmen on two vacations and have chosen to eat here at least twice each visit. The folks are friendly, the food is reasonably priced and yummy. It's so much fun to listen to the music, too. Definitely worth a stop.

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Rote, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The food was tasty and the overall service was good. Our hotel provided us with a 20% coupon for our food, which we surrendered to our server when we received our bill. Our server brought the bill, which reflected the 20% off, but he kept insisting we need to pay the full amount and tip on top of it. THIS... More 

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Toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Karens is right on 5th avenue. You can get 4 beers and cheese nachos for less than $10 dollars US and be entertained by local musicians. a wonderful stop.

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Hot, fresh food and friendly wait staff. I tried the mixed (steak and chicken) Molcajete which was delicious! Strips of steak, chicken, onions, peppers and cheese bubbling in a tomato based broth and served in a hot stone bowl and accompanied with tortillas. (Like a cross between fajitas and a Mexican hot pot). Flavourful and satisfying. The quacamole is fresh... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Pleasant place with Friendly staff. The food is delicious and varied. Not only Mexican food or fast food. The price is reasonable, considering the prices in Playa. Live music that doesn´t disturb. It´s a nice place to go with the family

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Escape the allinclusuve for a day/eve if near playa d carmen short walk up 5 th avenue u will find this lovely bar/restaurant good food music watch the people walk buy free wifi nice set up

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HAMILTON
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

we had 4 beers 120 pesos we also had live music we did not eat but the food looked great we could see it being made

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Tequila, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Coconut shrimp, arrachera, music, street front ambience, service, people watching. Right on popular 5th Avenue!

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KarenPizza, staff at Karen's Seafood Steak House & Pizza, responded to this review
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Agradecemos mucho sus comentarios, nos ayudan a reforzar los aspectos positivos que ha mencionado. Esperamos con mucho gusto nos visite... More 

Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We ordered pizza for our family..that's pretty much all we can say positive about this experience. Food was absolutely horrible, there was nothing good or tasty in this dinner and the cost was over 100US for 5 of us..which isn't bad but considering we literally left and bought pizza further on 5th Ave at a street front booth and it... More 

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KarenPizza, staff at Karen's Seafood Steak House & Pizza, responded to this review

We appreciate your sincere comments; they really help us to improve our services. We are sorry about those uncomfortable aspects you had to deal with at Karen´s, we will work on them. …Karen´s Staff More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went for food . Good for familys sells pizza pasta steak chips etc. Good place to be and really great atmosphere

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KarenPizza, staff at Karen's Seafood Steak House & Pizza, responded to this review

Dear Paul We appreciate your positive feedback. We hope you've enjoyed a pleasant time at Karen's. We would like to have the pleasure to serve you again soon. Sincerely Karen's Staff More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5TH Ave. between 2ND & 4TH ST., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 984 1121427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

KARENS is one of the very firts restaurants to open on the famous 5th. avenue. Since 1992 KARENS has conquest the palates of the locals and visitors of Playa del Carmen. The incomparable service and atmosphere, versatile cuisine with its famous PARRILLADAS AND LIVE MUSIC makes KARENS the place to visit by tradition.

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