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PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Canadian
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Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
0115219841160178
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent sports bar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Julian L
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Ottawa, Canada
2 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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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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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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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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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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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: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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