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Mandarina's Cafe

5th Avenue and 14th, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 1249
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Ranked #576 of 744 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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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was the Worst steak i have ever eaten..i did not enjoy my dinner and the price is so high!!! It doesnt worth a penny trust me The service was Bad !! I asked to change my dish and they didnt agree to do that. DO NOT EAT HERE !!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Me and my partner ate at this restaurant when we went into playa del carmen. I would definitely recommend it. The food we got was delicious, well presented and was a good variety of choice. It was clean and beautifully decorated with lovely lighting and candle lit tables.The atmosphere was nice as a man played songs on the grand piano.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I absolutely love visiting Playa Del Carmen because of its amazing restaurants, shops and the beach. Last time I visited I went to Mandarina's cafe on 5th and I had a great experience. The atmosphere was great, there was live music and our server Sergio was amazing. He was very helpful at recommending to my table about wines and food.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our dinner cost $635 for 2 adults ad 3 teenagers. They charged us $148 for a bottle of wine that is $25 in the liquor store. Absolutely outrageous. Water was $5 per bottle. They are taking advantage of people. Now I will be sceptical of every place we eat in this area.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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