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PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill

Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
0115219841160178
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Ranked #531 of 744 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: $3 - $21
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: PG's Sandbox Sports Bar and Grill is known as the place to watch NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Soccer, Nascar, European Rugby, and any other sporting event you may want to see. 4 satellites with 7 flat screen TV's throughout the area. Known for live music, peep meets, and the best shrimp taco's in Playa with the coldest beer. Just steps from 5 Avenue on the way to Mamita's beach, PG's is a favourite with the locals with local prices!!
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OKC
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I feel like Rick James in that I wish I had more had hands so I could give this place 4 thumbs down. Its fried, quickly prepared food that involves using the microwave as the main cooking implement. We stayed in the condos above the bar and the service there in right on par with the bar below...not good. Avoid... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Have been twice and the tacos never disappoint! Recommend the fish tacos seconded by the shrimp and you can't go wrong with the beef. Service is a little slow only because it's very popular and the service is great. Highly recommend for tacos

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I can not speak to the food at this establishment, but I cannot imagine it would be very good. The beer and the company, however, is incredible. My wife and I went here because we saw that they had a pool table. Its not a particularly high quality pool table, but our options were pretty limited, so it was sufficient.... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you are looking for sports and to be left alone for some beers then this is the place. No point in going for food here but not bad for a beer or two.

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regina, canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

No one serves you ... no one cares you're there ... not sure how they stay open. Stayed in the condos above for 3 weeks and saw no one there at any time except a couple of times people stopped to play pool. Tables are dirty and old and the place is just run down. Not worth stopping ...

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Damascus, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very close to our accomodation...limited beer selection, but the beer that was in stock was ice cold. Several TVs for NFL games - watched two games there. The wings looked/smelled really good, but I had already eaten dinner on both occasions that I was there.

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Grand Cayman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

It´s the local touchstone spot for sports..very much a neighborhood destination. Shrimp tacos and poutine were excellent and the service was very sharp.

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Victoria, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We went to PG's in search of a draft beer and to see if this place was worth watching Superbowl......NOPE!!!!! I had read before that the staff ignore customers and keep to themselves; TRUE, we had to ask for service and we felt like we were interrupting a much more important card game the bartender was playing. My husband used... More

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Milford Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We actually visited this bar in November 2010. It came highly recommended by TA members, as we were looking to watch a college football game and have a bite to eat. We were looking for a bar off 5th Avenue. We were told the bar opened at 11 a.m. So, we walk to the bar. There was a sign showing... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The bartender charged us double for a beer. We didn't know any better so we paid. Went back the next day and it was half the price. I knew something was up when they were speaking to each other and laughing. The location is ok. It's where we got dropped off and picked up from the shuttle from our resort... More

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