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Origenes - CLOSED

Calle 38 y Flamingos, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
984 8732270
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

325 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hanover, Maryland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

just arrived in PDC and looking for a light lunch before taking a nap and hitting the town this evening. this place is superb! wife and I will be back for dinner. Luis our waiter was fantastic, explaining all the dishes. the cook is fantastic, preparing local Yucatan dishes with the flair of a Madison Avenue chef. the food is... More

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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were sad to find out Origenes is no longer. Have enjoyed their food in the past and we had been looking forward to their Mango Margaritas. However the new Barro Negro has excellent food. We to were reluctant to try due to the lack of patronage but after reading the previous couple of post decided to give them a... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is now called Barro Negro & features classic oaxacan food such as moles and pork cooked for many hours underground. Carlos, our waiter was wonderful; explaining each dish & making recommendations. The open air atmosphere (very close to the water) is fabulous. The food is fresh, hot & flavorful. I would recommend this restaurant to all who would... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Saw reviews that this place was closed. It is open with the same name so not sure if under new ownership, but as of Jan 2014 its great! Oaxacan style food with a fabulous mexcal selection! We were impressed with the food, especially the cochinita pibil. We were a bit hesitant as it was pretty empty, but the service and... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We were here in 2011 and found this place and just fell in love.... great food, atmosphere and the beach just a block away......This area was not like the rest of Playa...very up-scale... We had a hearts set on dining there a least once while we're down during Christmas......now we'll have to find another........SO SAD!!!!!!!!

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

How sad, another one if favorite spots is gone. The last several years we so enjoyed the charming location, good food and wonderful guitar music by victor mayer. Actually bought 3 of his CDs - a new each year. We would even dance in the back of the restaurant. Several of our renters would go here and enjoyed it was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Origenes was recommended by a lot of people including hotel staff so we came with pretty high expectations. It was the very first meal in Playa after arrival and we were supper excited to try this place. It is fine not great, not innovating, not anything special. The ingredients were very fresh but the dish execution was...well boring. We both... More

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Mexico City
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Ironically, it is pretty hard to find a good Mexican food place in playa. This one is one not to be missed! I had breakfast there, but they said they could cook anything we wanted from the lunch / dinner menu. I had huevos con chaya with chilaquiles negros, it was pretty good, with complimentary house made pineapple jelly to... More

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Arlington, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Origenes Cocina and Bar was such a great surprise. My wife and I got rooms at the Pueblito Escondido due to Trip Advisor reviews. The restaurant is on the corner next door. We stumbled in for breakfast and Francisco helped us with great service. When we ask about special options with the menu selections, his response was "this is... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Yum! Service is awesome here. Sara and Marco were the best. They gave great recommendations on the menu. We had lunch and dinner here. Try the encrusted tuna steak... Mouth watering! Live relaxing music most nights. This place is off the tourist path and well worth the detour.

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