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El Faisan y El Venado

Av. Benito Juarez 781, Playa del Carmen 77200 , Mexico
+52 983 8340043
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Ranked #335 of 736 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We went to this restaurant and the food was average. What we did not appreciate was that the waiters made an error when adding up our bill and added an extra 50 pesos. Of course this could have been by accident, but this is not the first time that this has happened to us at this restaurant which makes me... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We avoid fifth like the plague (or dengue) except for Yaxche. Yucatecan cuisine is served much better here for a lower price. Everything is delicious, service is friendly and fast. Five of us ordered the meal for four, ad they extended us the coutesy of serving five empanadas, tostadas and more. This place is worth it.

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Yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had the mole which I liked a lot but we were the only customers on a Saturday evening so it was lacking in atmosphere

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Laredo, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Excellent food, great service, a really authentic yucatan peninsula food experience!, try the salbutes, or the panuchos, the deer salpicon it's superb!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

We came here on a weeknight and the place was almost empty. There were only 2 tables, including ours. They serve many Yucatan specialties and game bird meat as well. We ordered relleno negro (turkey in a black sauce) and chicken with mole sauce. The portion was huge, and it was very tasty. It was definitely worth the walk, which... More

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