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Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant

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10th Street and the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5738
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant opens daily at 07.30Am - 02.00Am serving...
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant opens daily at 07.30Am - 02.00Am serving hearty breakfast, delicious lunch and fine dining in the evenings. Lounge in the sunshine enjoying tasty treats on the sand, or fine dining on the terrace. Every day LIVE music from 5 pm onwards. Full service bar. Available for events, parties and weddings.

Free Salsa Lessons on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and on Sunday free Samba lessons.

Sunday afternoon from 2 - 6 pm, BBQ 'all you can eat'.

Come and enjoy a day / night on the beach with us.

Thank you!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice setting, tasty food

Located directly on the beach in Playa del Carmen, this was an ideal spot for us to meet up with some old friends. The service was very friendly and attentive. We spent most of our night here drinking cocktails, beer and eating from their restaurant. We ordered a few different dishes including... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Byron R
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Cardigan, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this place is good because you don't have to pay for the chair as long as you eat and drink, but unfortunately this does not matter when the staff is really rude to you. They made us feel uncomfortable and stupid because the waitress claimed that we hade ordered something that we didn't. When we nicely tried to explain... More 

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Thank Idaaxel
Kamsack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the setting with the ocean waves rolling in. Tables as well as loungers available right on the sand or you could sit on an open deck style area. Live music to entertain and delicious food. Paulo was a very friendly manager, service was excellent.

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Thank debbie7202016
Cardigan, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located directly on the beach in Playa del Carmen, this was an ideal spot for us to meet up with some old friends. The service was very friendly and attentive. We spent most of our night here drinking cocktails, beer and eating from their restaurant. We ordered a few different dishes including their chicken wings, calamri, ceviche and nachos. All... More 

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Thank Byron R
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic on-the-beach restaurant/bar with seating right in the sand, or inside if you so choose. Live music some nights. Great hidden gem to check out while strolling through town. I say hidden gem because it's off the main path - you have to know it's there to find it, unless you're walking the beach of course!

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Thank johnny_tt
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch...Nice location, nice food, nice drinks, nothing to write home about. For us the staff were very friendly and not too slow for how busy it was (see other reviews say differently)

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Thank Rebecca F
Alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I went here on a weekday evening around 2030 hours... The place was maybe 20% full. The hostess acknowledged us and placed us onto the beach. There were approximately half a dozen servers around. All were talking to each other and socializing. I had to physically flag someone down and ask them if we could order drinks.... More 

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Thank BrunetteKiki13
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always something going on, live music etc. Haven't had a meal here, but a terrific choice for a cold bevy and people watching.

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Thank Geoff H
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Zenzi beach bar for years and each time I visit within the same year it's a different story. One day it is no fee for the beds and no mention of minimum consumption to use the beach beds. The next time you go, they tell you there is a 200 peso charge for the beds... More 

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Thank Debbie1012
San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always full of life, great food and drinks, i enjoyed kicking my shoe off and swimming a few feet away.

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Thank RAINbz
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zenzi is an open air bar/restaurant right on the beach. They have live music every night and even do free salsa classes on thursdays. The seared tuna salad is amazing as is the blackened tuna burger. They do a good sized fish and chips that are delicous the only thing extra id like is a bit of salad to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10th Street and the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant opens daily at 07.30Am - 02.00Am serving hearty breakfast, delicious lunch and fine dining in the evenings. Lounge in the sunshine enjoying tasty treats on the sand, or fine dining on the terrace. Every day LIVE music from 5 pm onwards. Full service bar. Available for events, parties and weddings.

Free Salsa Lessons on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and on Sunday free Samba lessons.

Sunday afternoon from 2 - 6 pm, BBQ 'all you can eat'.

Come and enjoy a day / night on the beach with us.

Thank you!

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