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Los Rancheros

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5th Avenue Between 6 and 8 Street | Close to Cuzumel Pier, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5455
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican food, but Tourist Prices

My husband and I stopped to eat here during our walk down 5th avenue. It appealed to me because they had an eating area that was 3 stories up and it has a good view of 5th avenue, plus they advertised real Mexican food, which of course made sense to me to eat Mexican when in mexico! My husband... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
kleobee
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Fredericton, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Marbella, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant several times over the years and the food is always wonderful. You can sit outside looking over the street leading to the ferry terminal. We had great lobster, red snapper and king prawns and HUGE cocktails. It can be as expensive or as cheap as you like. Great staff and a lovely hostess MiMi. Will... More 

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Smooth Rock Falls, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

we were welcomed with open arms and the service was quick. We liked the way they had table side service where they would make certain dishes, that was interesting. We had steak and out of the 4 of us, only one steak was eatable! I told the waiter and he did nothing about it, no discount on our bill nothing,... More 

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

We were haggled to come in to eat with a buy one get one free drink from a guy in front of the restaurant. We were not sure where we were eating dinner this evening so we bit the bullet and went for it! This ended up being our best overall dining experience while staying in Playa. Two of our... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I stopped to eat here during our walk down 5th avenue. It appealed to me because they had an eating area that was 3 stories up and it has a good view of 5th avenue, plus they advertised real Mexican food, which of course made sense to me to eat Mexican when in mexico! My husband had... More 

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Chambly, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Plenty of choices on the menu. Very charming and welcoming staff. Seafoods where fresh and delicious. Barman is doing a show when he serve the cocktails. We enjoy our dinner at Los Rancheros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Have been twice great food great service ask for Cruz he's an awesome waiter. Excellent Margaritas! Great views overlooking the street.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The restaurant sets above the street and if your table over looks the street the people watching is great. The food was outstanding. The wait staff was excellent and they even had some entertainment each of the two times we went. It is on the street that goes down to the ferry to Cozumel. Try it you will like it.

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Cologne, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really good food. The kids absolutely loved their Chicken Quesadillas (adults ate what the kids couldn't finish).

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped in for an Early New Year's Eve dinner at the suggestion of our daughter and son in law that live in Playa just off 5th avenue. They ordered a huge plate ( bowl the size of a turkey roaster!)that was like a giant sampler platter. It had all different meats, beef, chicken, pork, as well as chile relleno and... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I wandered into Los Rancheros, having enjoyed my first visit a few years ago, and was served some excellent enchiladas, brimming with cheese -- just the way I like it. Good, cold cerveza. Courteous, efficient staff. Decent prices. Okay -- this describes a lot of restaurants in Riviera Maya. But what made Los Rancheros wonderfully unique was its setting. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5th Avenue Between 6 and 8 Street | Close to Cuzumel Pier, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5455

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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