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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Really good food & nice people

Located right by the ferry terminal to Cozumel. We had been referred to this restaurant by our Delta rep at our resort. But, the man on the street by the menu pulled us in! They were so nice & very accomodating. Clean. There were good choices on the menu. Plenty of food. We actually left a lot & I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Andrea F
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Northville, Michigan
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  • Local cuisine
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Alberta,canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I can't believe I forgot to write a review when we went here for supper. Los Rancheros is our favorite restaurant in Playa! My husband and I order the dinner for two that is served on a platter on a smokin hot terracotta pig. There was a T-bone steak, chorizo sausage, chicken, ribs, arrachea (?) Steak, etc. Came with baked... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The restaurant was awesome, the food was some of the best I have hade in Playa (3rd time there), it is located right on 5th ave, upstairs so you can watch people without the walking vendors bothering you.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My family (including a 10 year old) visited Playa del Carmen for dinner one night in August--taking a break from the hotel area's food choices. We were looking for a place, first and foremost, with great food. And secondly, we wanted somewhere with a cool place to sit in the breeze. Los Rancheros gave a step up on both accounts--the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had an amazing meal in here, we sat in the airconditioned part as the humidity was too much at night! We are a family of 3 and my 7 year old had the spaghetti bolagnaise he loved it! We had the chauteau steak between us this was AMAZING the best I have had and came out on a hot... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Located right by the ferry terminal to Cozumel. We had been referred to this restaurant by our Delta rep at our resort. But, the man on the street by the menu pulled us in! They were so nice & very accomodating. Clean. There were good choices on the menu. Plenty of food. We actually left a lot & I felt... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant in Playa del Carmen was so fabulous and reasonably priced, we ate there 3 of 4 nights in town! The food is wonderful, especially the fresh made at the table guacamole and cerviche! The staff was friendly and fun! The margaritas were delivered by the waiters "on their heads" LOL. Just a really good, fun time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Authentic Mexican cuisine. We had tapas...queso fundido, totopos with hot salsa and freshly made guacamole, accompanied by a well made Margarita. Typical, yet very tasty and well prepared.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What value for money this place is! We had 2 mexican platters between 4 and really 1 would have sufficed! Rice, tortillas, quesidillas, sausage, chicken, beef, pork, guacamole, refried beans and salad ( and that's what I can remember) were all included on this platter. They were served on a tray on top of a terracotta pig. Wonderful!

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Perugia, Umbria, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

a place made ​​for fleecing tourists without being able to see the menu and find themselves paying for a measly $ 100 fish dish in 2 ! In Italy we spend a lot less... beware

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We asked one of the Animation team at our hotel (Alan at Riu Yucatan) for a nice Mexican restaurant downtown. He advised us to go to Los Rancheros & we are so grateful for his recommendation! First of all the staff are extremely friendly. Asking if you would like to be sat inside / outside with street view or somewhere... 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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