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Los Rancheros

Calle 4, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #373 of 743 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I took my wife to this restaurant last night and got taken for well more than it was worth. Our food was below mediocre and when the bill came, definitely overpriced. We went there as a last stop for the evening to grab some food after the heat of walking around 5th ave shops since it was on the way... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Enjoyed rooftop dining overlooking 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen. The food was great and it was reasonably priced.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Went to this Restaurant and it was a disaster! The waiters were pushy and said drinks were 2 for one and we were totally ripped off. The food was very poor and the live music from the mariachi band was soooooo loud And they were shouting it was terrible. The food filled the plates but we hardly eat anything as... More

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had heard about it so we had to try it while we were shopping in Playa de Carmen. The make the Guac at your table and it was fantastic as well as their Margarita's. We worth the walk up the three floors to the roof level for a nice breeze.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We took my wife's parents there because we have eaten there before and it was a good experience. Food was good but very pricey for what we got. I went there a couple days later for lunch and had the greasiest cheeseburger known to man, and did not finish (a first in my life). Restaurant was slow and I had... More

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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

When in Playa the options for food can be overwhelming. Los Rancheros is your best bet. Great food, ocean views from the top floor. The service is excellent and the food is fantastic. They provide you with huge portions and great variety. They even take your picture and offer you a take home version in a frame or on a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

2-4-1 margaritas hit the spot as we were getting tired. They seated us in the AC area. Everyone else wanted to overlook the street scene. Having walked that for a while, having the A/C was a relief. They are generous with chicken on the chicken caesar. The avocado with tuna was fantastic. The beef fajitas were good. The service and... More

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