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Mandarina's Cafe

5th Avenue and 14th, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 1249
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Ranked #587 of 737 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I normally check the reviews on restaurants before we eat, especially when going abroad ... If we had bothered to check on this occasion it would have saved us eating at what can only be described as a tourist trap. Located toward the western end of 5th avenue, it certainly looks the part with the white chairs... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

From the outside, this is a beautiful place. Think Blackbeard in the West Indies. But, it's really really hot inside. As in leather chairs and humidity and 90 degrees sitting in a pool of sweat hot. Next up- the food. Not bad, but thin crust pizza, with a FEW toppings- took awhile. Crusts seemed remade, so not sure what the... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend of ours told us about this restaurant, so we decided to stop in for dinner and drinks. The decor of the restaurant was beautiful, and there is a piano player that will take requests. Our server was really friendly, and went over all the dinner and drink special. I ended up trying the lasagna, which was excellent, and... More

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Cozumel, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I go to Playa Del Carmen on business quite often and I very much enjoyed this restaurant. I enjoyed it enough that I wanted to write a review. I went to Trip Advisor to write and I started to read the other reviews. Some reviews are bad; surprisingly bad. There were so many bad reviews that had I checked Trip... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The location is excellent and the prices were fine.. Had great experience with staff and service.. Would love to go back again!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for glass of wine - no wine list given after we asked, smells like sewer gas, disgusting women's bathroom. Two glasses of wine $379 pesos- good wine But way overpriced - almost ruined our evening - would Never eat there!!

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The location was great for "people watching", the food was nothing special, the prices were high, the drinks were expensive. We were one of 2 tables in a very large restaurant but always had a hard time getting the waiters attention to order more drinks since the dinners service was so slow...Payment was an issue, as his handheld credit card... More

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tx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We couldn't help to notice night after night how this place , while looking rather inviting from the street, could be so consistently...empty. So we had to try it. We knew going in it was pricey, after all they post the menu out front. Our server was friendly and certainly able to attend to our table and the other 2... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The place looked nice from outside which made us think the food would be good. After all, we just wanted yo grab something for our kids dinner, pizza couldn't be bad. Well, pizza was terrible (the kids didn't even want to finish it), and the cheese plate was horrible. Very expensive for food I wouldn't even have for free. Run... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our first trip to Mexico and this restaurant left our family with a very bad impression of restaurants in Mexico. The atomsphere was nice except for the mosquitos. We ordered 1 appetizer, 2 individual pizzas, 1 pasta dish and a couple glasses of wine and beer. The bill came to $1600 pesos. The pasta was not edible and... More

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