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Mandarina's Cafe

5th Avenue and 14th, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
984-803-1249
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Ranked #583 of 729 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My family and I have been coming to Mexico for 10 years and have eaten at many higher end restaurants as we don't mind paying top dollar when the value is there, this one was extremely expensive and the quality although good just wasn't worth the price. We paid $ 270.00 US dollars for 4 adults 2 kids for 4... More

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minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The cafe is on the right. Has a piano in it, nice looking tables and what not. We have been to Playa many times and have never once stopped in there. However, to the left of the cafe is a real small pizza place. I believe it is the same onwers/establishment (if anyone can clarify this, it would be great).... More

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