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La Tarraya Restaurant/Bar

Calle 2 norte entre 5a Av. y Zona Federal Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
984/873-2040
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Ranked #212 of 781 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 am
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.

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Louisville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about this place. A must visit when in Playa. You can watch the seafood being delivered from the boat, right up the beach and into the restaurants kitchen. Cevice, yes. Cocteles de camerones, yes. Tacos de camerones, yes! Gringos watch out for the green salsa! Muy Bueno!

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Most of the food on the menu is seafood which I was happy to see. I really was craving seafood and I got plenty of options. The menu is in Spanish so brush up or bring someone with you that speaks Spanish. I ordered the shrimp with garlic and man it was good. They did not skimp on the garlic... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

$390 pesos for a broken plastic cafeteria tray with greasy rice from the night before lukewarm, ceviche which didn't even get its own bowl or Styrofoam container.. it was in a foil. fish morsels with something kinda stinky and garlicky on it and shrimp or should I say onions and shrimp? lol To be honest I was disgusted just by... More 

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Dallas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After going to Playa del Carmen for about 15 years, we finally discovered La Tarraya a few years ago. It's the oldest restaurant in Playa, and still around for many reasons! Cheap fresh seafood, cheap drinks, great margaritas, toes in the sand, and awesome views! Always a 1st stop now! They don't beg for your business like many places in... More 

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Texas/Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After many years, this is still my favorite restaurant in Playa! Right on the beach - under the palms. Best ceviche, coldest beer and best (and cheapest) margaritas - with good service to boot. A great place to rest after arriving from the airport.

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The beach location is great but that's probably the only positive we can take from our visit to La Tarraya. The food we ordered was really bad, not helped by chewy ceviche that had us both concerened about possible side-effects. Drinks were also overpriced which was annoying. So far it's been the worst experience we've had, food-wise, in Playa del... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

La Tarraya is very informal - we sat at a plastic table on the beach. The service was good and the food excellent for the price - very fresh though not particularly creatively prepared. I would recommend it to anyone who likes fresh seafood and isn't looking for anything fancy.

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Wallingford, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I can tell you that you won't pay a lot here and that's a relief considering how poor quality of food you're getting. The service the times we visited was not ever very friendly to the point I almost didn't want to leave much of a tip. The fish tacos and guacamole were the only saving grace as the burgers... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While I think this restaurant is in a perfect spot on the beach, we really didn't care for the food. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and thought the service was good. I had a shrimp lunch special which was just average at best. My husband had the squid and did not care for it at all. I believe their specialty... More 

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providence, ri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The ideal place for us to eat on vacation - good, cheap local food in a beautiful setting! It was simple fresh seafood offered in a variety of ways with great portions and local prices. We sat eating with a view of the gorgeous beach and our feet in the sand.

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Additional Information about La Tarraya Restaurant/Bar

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