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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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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
Lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Cologne, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very good traditional Mexican food in Playa del Carmen. Very friendly staff. Verify your bill. Nice terrace.

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Dunnville, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stopped in here while walking around 5th Ave. We went in because of the 2 for 1 drink special. I think they doubled the price of drinks so you are not getting a great deal. The drinks were good though. We didn't eat but what we saw them serving looked pretty good although some of the prices for food seemed... More 

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Dallas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Way better than Sr Frogs and only a few steps up the street. Good (not great) food. Salsa could be hotter but is probably too hot for some. Had a chile relleno that was decent though not as good as what I can get in Dallas.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had two wonderfull dinners at this restaurant. Service was excellent. They were not that busy. This was early evening. The sea food for 2 was presented wonderfully and even included 3 small lobsters,crab etc. We enjoyed other platters around Playa and this was the best. In addition their Mayan coffee was outstanding and a great show. It is sad that... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had the chimichenga and it was epic! Do not eat at the Los Rancheros near the pier. The food there was terrible and the service was super slow. The Los Rancheros on 5th Avenue, however, between Calle 4 and Calle 6 was super fantastic and worth the extra $ you spend.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

after searching for the restaurant we had eaten at last year in Playa and not finding it, we stopped at the last place on our run to grab a bite. This was a mistake when I think of all the restaurants we had passed up. Now we were hungry and had little time before our van took us back to... 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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