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PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill

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Pub, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Canadian
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Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
0115219841160178
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Description: PG's Sandbox Sports Bar and Grill is known as the place to watch NFL, NHL,...
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great music in an accessible bar

I thoroughly enjoyed the blues/rock music on a recent visit. Selection of beers was great, snacks and dinners were all enjoyable!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
tomlawson9
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the blues/rock music on a recent visit. Selection of beers was great, snacks and dinners were all enjoyable!

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Thank tomlawson9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Had US Thanks Giving dinner here with friends. Good sized helping and very tasty . No complaints . New staff . Very friendly.

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Thank Sask_Bluesman
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Spent a couple of afternoon/evenings here, one watching the CFL Grey Cup on the BIG Screen. Nice open air bar! Food and Drinks were great. Good hospitality by staff and others! Thanks for the Great Time!

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Thank 58-Carl
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went to watch some NHL Playoffs and they had all the games that we asked for. Beer was almost to cold!! Had the shrimp tacos and probably the best I have ever had. Service was very friendly albeit a bit slow. Quite a few people watching hockey so maybe they were not prepared. A bit of dust from the new... More 

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Thank Julian L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went at 5 o'clock on Mother's Day. I would give the food a solid five stars as for the service barely at two. All the women were leaving with carnations when my server brought over the billnot only did he place it open and in front of me but no carnation. I told him at that... More 

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Thank Norma C
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Read some reviews on trip advisor and decided to try it out. The lighting was dim, the tables were covered in construction dust from the hyatt job, however the service was great and the food delish! A nice little hidden, affordable, open air place to eat off 5th ave.

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Thank jacknicksmom
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When in Playa del Carmen we usually stay about two blocks from PG's and have found the food to be pretty good and the sports bar atmosphere to be excellent. Last week we went to PG's and had hamburgers. They were some of the worst we have ever had in Mexico, in fact anywhere in the world (I've visited over... More 

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Thank Halitosis
OKC
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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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Thank Herb D
Sechelt, Canada
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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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Thank Dean H
San Francisco, California
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 0115219841160178

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 21
  • Cuisine: Pub, Mexican, American, Southwestern, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

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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