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Av. Benito Juarez 781, Playa del Carmen 77200 , Mexico
+52 983 8340043
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 29
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
rohausser
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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158 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Penticton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by a few locals so we decided to try it. Looking at the menu, there was a taste platter that seemed to have everything we wanted to try so between 5, we ordered it. The waiter was so helpful and explained all of the dishes. Many we had never had before and a lot of meat... More 

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Sour Lake, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The food was excellent and fair prices very enjoyable atmosphere wonderful service The menu contain many Wildgame found in the local area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Benito Juarez 781, Playa del Carmen 77200 , Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 983 8340043
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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