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El Faisan y El Venado

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Av. Benito Juarez 781 | S/n, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9848730533
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We ate there with Alex, the dive instructor, several years ago, and had a great evening! We shared the HUGH sampler platter for the three of us, with more than enough for four or five more people! LOTS of interesting items on the platter, with things I had never before seen when travelling in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really nice food, authentic yucatan food the cochinita pibil (pulled pork yucatan style), and the lima soup, the panuchos ( tortillas filled with beans, and toped with cochinita pibil, really good, tje price is really worth the food, not a fancy place but very clean and tasty food

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is cheap and cheerful and popular with locals, and offers a wide selection of Mexican and American dishes. Our group sat on plastic chairs around a table and puzzled over the English translations on the menu; I was very amused by 'divorced eggs' and wondered what on earth they were; when I came home I looked them up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

If you like to try regional food when you travel this is the place to go (although this is Yucatan's food, not Quintana Roo's food). I can recommend "sopa de Lima", "relleno negro", "papatzules" and "poc chuc". Prices are reasonable and they also have an a/c area if it gets too hot for you.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you want authentic Yukatan food, this is the place. Cochinita Pibil is just one of the typical dishes and is very well done here. Forget the other places in Playa and eat here. Delicious and friendly and could not believe how affordable this place is.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ate there with Alex, the dive instructor, several years ago, and had a great evening! We shared the HUGH sampler platter for the three of us, with more than enough for four or five more people! LOTS of interesting items on the platter, with things I had never before seen when travelling in Mexico. Truly a positive experience. We... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wow, what great Yucatecan and Mayan food. Had the dinner for 4, cut in half and it feed three of us. So many tastes from pork, beef, chicken pobil, some sausage...of course these are not the true names as I cannot recall each dish, but this gave a sample of their cusine. Seriously, it was awesome. In the heart of... More 

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Playa del Carmen
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My name is Alex and I´m a diving Instructor in Puerto Aventuras. I like to take my friends to this restaurant so they can have a taste of the real Yucatecan food, I have never been disappointed until last Thursday (August the 7th) when I met there with a friend from New York at 7pm. Around 9:20 pm, there was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you are looking for a yucateca food local place, this is it!! It is very easy to find it because it is by the road towards Cancun, any taxi driver will take you there. They have a plate called Cochinita Pibil, I tried the dish and also salbutes with cochinita, they are just delicious. My husband loved the whole... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I'm not sure why is it that our friend thought it was a good idea to bring us to this restaurant, but it sure was different... And not in the "cool different" kind of way. The only reason I can think of is the cost of the food, which did seem lower than other establishments in Playa. As is usually... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

DO NOT EAT HERE! THE FOOD IS TERRIBLE. Let me start by saying that I love salt. My wife live tart foods, especially lime. This restaurant was recomended by the woman thag ran the concesikn stand at ghe blue cenote and boy was she wrong. I asked her for a restautant that served good local food. What we got was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Benito Juarez 781 | S/n, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 9848730533
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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