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Calle 2 norte entre 5a Av. y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
984/873-2040
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12:00 pm - 9:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: The grouper with garlic and butter for 90 pesos can't be beat anywhere...
The grouper with garlic and butter for 90 pesos can't be beat anywhere. Service was good, portions are huge , drinks are large and excellent, and the location is right on the beach (feet in the sand if you choose). A great value.
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  • 53
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  • 22
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best shrimp and so far!

great setting, great food and good prices. The shrimp Veracruz and fish tacos were the best we have had anywhere so far. Very fair prices for the portions. A must visit if you are in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Dave F
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

great setting, great food and good prices. The shrimp Veracruz and fish tacos were the best we have had anywhere so far. Very fair prices for the portions. A must visit if you are in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The ceviche was great and you can't beat the location - right on the beach, off 5th ave. Everything we ordered was really delicious. The prices are also very reasonable for a place on the water.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

"La Tarraya" has decent prices and a nice position, but the food and the service don't make up for it. The tacos I ordered were cold when the waiter brought them, and other food we had was not as savoury as it should have been. The waiter seemed also a little bothered with our presence and barely spoke to us.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here for a cold margarita, but unfortunately had to settle for Coronas because they didn't have any strawberry? It's got a great beachfront location, and the wait staff was ok, but nothing was over the top. Hopefully they will step it up a bit because they have such a great location! It seems that they don't feel the... More 

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Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went here as a group of 13 and sat overlooking the beach in need of some delicious Mexican seafood... No chance. Most of the seafood was from frozen, the calemares were complete rubber and unidentifiable as such! The Nachos were drenched in diluted refried bean juice... Gross. The chips came through the microwave for sure... Nothing fresh. Very disappointing.

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Been coming here 20 years. Still the best food/deal in town. But this is Mexico folks, if you want tourist stuff go elsewhere folks. This is the real deal since 1968.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

great fresh fish, extremely affordable and good margaritas in the sand.... locals favorite but be cautious, they will add the tip in for you and not tell you if you do not clarify (if you look like a tourist) but go and enjoy.... you won't find a more affordable fish dinner

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were just approaching the place to go for lunch when we were hassled by two waiters who were almost pushing us to choose one table rather than the other. We understood why when we realized that each waiter gets a commission if you sit in their area. I had to be firm and ignored them to sit where I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

we were just in PDC and had to go to our usual spot for great seafood, great prices (specially since it's right on the beach off 5th Ave.) we went a couple of times, it is always our 1st night dinner and usually back for lunch, which we did this time. I love the fried fish filet and the ceviche... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We've been going to La Tarraya for years now and it's our favorite place to eat, and it's on the beach! The oldest restaurant in Playa, cheap fresh seafood, great margarita's, and toes in the sand. We ate there twice on this vacation and both times the meals were awesome. One lunch the service was really bad, didn't get something... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 2 norte entre 5a Av. y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 984/873-2040

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

The grouper with garlic and butter for 90 pesos can't be beat anywhere. Service was good, portions are huge , drinks are large and excellent, and the location is right on the beach (feet in the sand if you choose). A great value.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 am

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