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Los Rancheros

Calle 4, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #358 of 744 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We stop in for quick bite after doing some shopping on 5th Ave. The service was great and the food was really good. We caught the just as the 2:1 special on cocktails started, so the drinks were flowing.

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Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Awesome food, service was delightful. Was a little more expensive than we planned, but thats okay, we wanted authentic mexican food, and something other than all inclusive food at the hotel. This was a great little find walking through playa, and its near the ferry for Cozumel. But they have the freshest food, and depending upon what you order, its... More

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Started off good with a nice waiter but as the food arrived, it went downhill. We had the house special which had lobster, fish, crab and shrimp. The lobster was powdery and the crab was too small to get any meat out of it. We paid a lot of money for a meal that was tasteless and when we politely... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great presentation! The Mexican platter for 2 was awesome. It was served on top a ceramic pig with charcoal underneath to keep it warm. It was more than enough for two. It starts with chips and salsa and guacamole. Next they bring out the pig!! It had cheese quesadilla's, BBQ ribs, chicken and steak kabobs, steak for soft tacos, rice... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There are two restaurants by the same name. We ate at the one near the ferry/pier. We were coaxed into this restaurant by the restaurant host. Our waiter was Ray. Ray was amazing. He was attentive, accurate, and knowledgable about the menu, restaurant history and pretty much anything else you asked him. He made us feel like we were his... More

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Dining along the busy 5th Street was not something we had planned to do. Crowds of people walking by overlooking the table just didn't appeal to us, however; tucked away just a stairway above the street there is an excellent experience. The Los Rancheros host escorted us to a an outdoor table overlooking the street; there is also indoor dining.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I think we all agreed it was the best food of our trip- hands down. We sat there for several hours eating, drinking and having fun. Never felt rushed or ignored. We all ate all of our meals, and the even brought us extra stuff to try. Definitely worth a visit- we will be returning anytime in Playa. THANKS GUYS!!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Was really surprised by this. We walked 40 minutes down the beach to 5th avenue in the middle of the day so after that and walking 5th avenue for almost 2 hours we really just hoped for some place with air conditioning to cool off. The street caller promised cold ac, 2 for 1 beers, and the best food in... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We noticed two Los Rancheros at 5th Avenue. One by the pier before getting to 5th Ave and the other one on 5th Ave. We ate at the one on 5th ave. After spending 30 minutes walking to 5th Ave and walking up and down checking out shops, we decided to stop for drinks and appetizers. Even though their happy... More

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great food and great staff. Taxi driver recommended and we weren't disappointed. However, it was a little more expensive than expected.

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