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La Tarraya Restaurant/Bar

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
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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  • 50
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  • 20
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  • 18
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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
hidden little gem

on waterfront one block off fifth avenue and a real bargain. sit at tables on beach and get excellent fish dinner with rice salad and grouper for 900 pesos or 7 bucks and change canadian. watch ferries crossing to cozumel and see cozumel skyline

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jakobm680
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Outdoor beach restaurant with good food for less than most tourist spots. The garlic filet of fish is 60 pesos. about $4.50 US. Swimwear is the norm as it is directly on the beach at the end of Calle 2.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

on waterfront one block off fifth avenue and a real bargain. sit at tables on beach and get excellent fish dinner with rice salad and grouper for 900 pesos or 7 bucks and change canadian. watch ferries crossing to cozumel and see cozumel skyline

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Right on the beach, literally, if you're wearing shoes take them off! We went with another couple who didn't eat seafood and what they ordered didn't look too great. The beer is cheap and the view is great! The other restaurants servers get pushy as you walk in, just ignore them and head to here (if that's where you wanted... More 

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Frisco, texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had dinner on the beach; got the large fish which was enough for 2 of us; cost was $9 which is excellent. Food was good also, so good deal all around.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the whole fish platter(red snapper). It was so deep fried for so long it was eneatable. My wife ordered the chicken fajita plate. The chicken pieces were diced very small. I will not be coming here.

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Christina Lake, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We will go wherever Moi goes. Just watching him trudge through the sand stalking his next customers always puts a smile on our faces. He is the most charismatic,hard working and animated person we have met in the 15 years we've been coming to Playa. We have followed him from Blue Parrot to Bad Boys to Wah Wah's to La... More 

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Virginia Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Oh my gosh. Probably on of the worst meals I've ever had. We ordered guacamole for a starter which came out, eventually, on a small plate. Looks like it had been sitting there a while as the edges were starting to darken. Next, our entrees came out. The shrimp tacos were the best of what we ordered, but the shrimp... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

La Tarraya was stop #1 on my impromptu taco crawl of Playa del Carmen. It was early, just before11 am and we ducked inside not sure if they were open. Sat just outside service was okay, beer was cold. Sampled Grouper, Shrimp, Octopus and a combo taco. Not a bad first stop, good price and a great place to relax... More 

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Gaines, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Posada Sian Kaan right on second calle and this place was rated as a top seafood place in Playa and they also offered umbrella and drink service. I read up om it on TripAdvisor and our first morning down to the beach it was the hustle and bustle to get you to sit at their restaurant... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were told to go to La Tarraya for the best fish in town. Plus it is one of the oldest restaurants in town. Unfortunately, none of us liked our meals. The seagulls were attacking everyone's plates outside. So we moved inside to eat. Then our fish fillets weren't even 1/4 inch thick. I would not recommend eating here. There... 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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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