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La Vagabunda

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Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
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Ave. 5 Entre Calles 24 y 26 | Playa del Carmen Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (24th y 26th)
+52 984 873 3753
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7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Traditional recipes hand-picked from the Mexican countryside create the...
Traditional recipes hand-picked from the Mexican countryside create the foundation for Vagabunda's bold menu. Using honest ingredients and modern techniques, La Vagabunda presents authentic Mexican & International dishes with a new twists. Also featuring an unsurpassed selection of tequilas, we guarantee you'll find the bright and vibrant restaurant just as exciting as the food. Since 2000 Local's Favorite for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 535
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast!!!

We ate here 3 times... the food is great, the staff is wonderful and they have more traditional mexican dishes and not just American pancakes and eggs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Ocho827
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We ate here 3 times... the food is great, the staff is wonderful and they have more traditional mexican dishes and not just American pancakes and eggs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Gracias to Augusto and the staff at La Vagabunda! Friends and I stopped in ready for a break from strolling the unilocked avenues for margaritas and a bite to eat. The Cadillac margarita was the best I had that all week. We'll balanced not 2 tart not 2 sweet. As a lark I ordered the "fa-changas" small chimichangas with a... More 

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Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

La Vagabunda is located at the quieter northern end of Fifth Avenue. The outdoor seating in 82 degree March weather was delightful for people watching...though what we saw were lots of other tourists like ourselves. Oh, and Spring Breakers!!!! Food was good, but nothing outstanding. Service was prompt and prices reasonable. I would not suggest anyone go out of their... More 

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edmonton
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stopped in after a day of shopping in Playa del Carmen for a cold beverage and a quick bite. We ordered the Volcano nachos to share, it was well worth the stop! The atmosphere was great, service was great and the food was awesome! Thanks! We will be back!

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Kelowna, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were too doing down the sun soaked 5th ave. when the girls decided to go shopping. We were not hungry, but decided to stop here for a drink. After a few beers in the shade we mellowed considerably. My wife choose a post shopping snack. A nacho volcano. Wow, what agreat way to do nachos. Every nacho had some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a great time at this restaurant. We were served a nacho volcano and believe me it fed 4 people with no problem. Plenty of good food and friendly wait staff. Well worth the stop.

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grimsby
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

we popped here for a drink which was one of the nicest coctails .we were a bit peckish so we ordred some chicken wings in batter with ranch sause they were so tasty they were the best iv ever tasted so we went back a few times

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Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Great people watching spot with attentive service, varied menu and fresh food but tourist prices. You may also have musicians approach you once or twice for a song or two for a couple of bucks. I will pass on this if in the area again in favor of spot not on or too near 5th to get much better prices... More 

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Golden Lake, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Every year we stop here for nachos and beer when we vacation in Playa del Carmen. Service is great and staff is so friendly.

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The service was spot on. The food was gorgeous. The drinks were cold. The location allowed for people watching. What more could you ask for?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave. 5 Entre Calles 24 y 26 | Playa del Carmen Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
    (24th y 26th)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 3753

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Traditional recipes hand-picked from the Mexican countryside create the foundation for Vagabunda's bold menu. Using honest ingredients and modern techniques, La Vagabunda presents authentic Mexican & International dishes with a new twists. Also featuring an unsurpassed selection of tequilas, we guarantee you'll find the bright and vibrant restaurant just as exciting as the food. Since 2000 Local's Favorite for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?