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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 #227 of 736 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

During my first visit to Playa del Carmen with a group of friends and family back in the mid 1980's we "stumbled" into this little beach bar/restaurant and had one of the best afternoons ever spent eating and drinking oceanfront right on the sand under the palm trees. For 30 years I have told the story to friends and all... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

At the end of Calle 2, right on the beach, Tarraya is THE original restaurant and bar on the beach in Playa. It serves mostly fish and seafood simply prepared in traditional styles. The fish is fresh, well prepared and inexpensive (about $5 US for the smaller portion). On a Sunday afternoon, we were the only non-Mexicans in this bustling... More

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Dallas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is our favorite place to eat in Playa. Toes in the sand and cheap fresh seafood and drinks. The views are awesome. We always meet up with friends that live in Playa at La Tarraya. They close at 9 pm, and they will hurry you to leave, so go early! Can't wait to go back in November!

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Cancun, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Why pay more ? This is it! Great variety of seafood, very casual , nothing fancy... but it has a great view of the caribbean sea and super prices ! Want to have a great meal and a peacefull view while eating delicious shrimps, enjoying a cold beer and playing your toes in the white sand... This place is an... More

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Oxon Hill, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Someone suggested this place and we tried it because it was on the beach. My husband had the Ceviche, which he loved and I don't even recall what I had. The service was incredibly slow and our waiter seemed like he was having a very bad day. I can't say that it's somewhere we would go back to.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place is old school! Fresh ceviche, fish tikinxic, chicken mole, etc. Outstanding Mexican food, usual selection of beer and drinks. Seating on the beach, patio, or inside. We sat on the beach but closer to the restaurant. Great service, great food, good value. APPX price Small ceviche + 1 entree + 1 beer = 140 pesos ($12 USD or... More

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Cleveland Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Beach front dining with no style, taste or ordering skills by staff. The salsa is bitter the rice is bitter the onion salsa will set your mouth on fire. When asked what the fish is I couldn't understand what he said be afraid very afraid to eat here

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Liked everything about this beach bar right on Playa del Carmen - Had beers in the bucket with a whole fried grouper, delicious -

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

La Tarraya is a great place to hang out on the beach and have lunch with your toes in the sand. The fish and shrimp tacos were great as were the garlic fish filets. The prices are great as well which is surprising being on the beach and so close to 5th Ave. Service was good both times we visited,... More

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Surrey, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fish fillet cooked many ways for 90 pesos, huge plate with rice, salad, beans and perfectly cooked grouper! Can never go wrong here.

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