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AV. 10 Calle 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
044 984 8034582
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: ON "DON MARIO" YOU HAVE VARIETY OF PASTAS, STEAKS, WOOD OWEN PIZZA, SEA...
ON "DON MARIO" YOU HAVE VARIETY OF PASTAS, STEAKS, WOOD OWEN PIZZA, SEA FOOD AND MEXICAN FOOD, EVERYTHING PREPARED BY THE OWNER MARIO, THE CHEF
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent pizza, reasonable prices

We have eaten pizza here twice in the last two months. It is always good, the service is attentive and the food very good. The vongola is also very good and the calzone is one of the best I've had. Drink prices are reasonable and we enjoyed the open air, but covered roof ambience. We will return... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
JaJaine
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Kelowna, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kelowna, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten pizza here twice in the last two months. It is always good, the service is attentive and the food very good. The vongola is also very good and the calzone is one of the best I've had. Drink prices are reasonable and we enjoyed the open air, but covered roof ambience. We will return for more calzone.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

4 of us consumed many meals here while on vacation. Food was always excellent! Husband really liked the pastas. Salafs and thin crust pizza were good. Sometimes service lacked and appeared abit unorganized which slowed the meal service .

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Don Mario's is always a delight. We have been dining there for years and have never been disappointed in the taste, quality and presentation of the food as well as their staff. I recommend it!

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Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Four of us ate here and thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals. Large serves, tasty and reasonably priced. Excellent table service which was pleasing, having now read some contrary reviews,. Good location, tasty food, reasonably priced and a little bit back from the main location of Restaurants on 5th Av. Would recommend this place without hesitation.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here based on other Tripadvisor reviews. We ordered a marguerita and a lager from the tap. Some time later a waiter came to take our food orders. I had to ask again for our drinks, which now came promptly. My wife was not pleased with the marguerita, my beer was fine. We shared a pepperoni... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this spot one night and took a chance. It was great! A whole pizza and two glasses of wine for $25! Great atmosphere and relaxing.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Beware of the stressful waiter named Daniel. He is the lighter of the two Daniels that are waiters. His stressful demeanor ruins the whole experience. I have been there many times, always great food, but his attitude and stressed personality edges out the friendly atmosphere the restaurant is trying to accomplish. FIRE HIM!!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stopped by for dinner and had a wood fire grilled pizza and pasta with shrimp and mushrooms in cream sauce. It was absolutely amazing! The service was great and it was the best meal in playa del carmen so far! Also it is on 10th Ave so the prices are cheaper than 5th Ave.

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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Real Italian flavor. We ordered a pizza which was delicious and more than enough and a salad that we could share as well. If you are trying to find a good meal and reasonable price in Playa then Don Mario is great.

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Weyburn
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We ate there last night on advice off internet...... Onion soup was pretty good. Caprese salad was pretty good, but only had small amount basil. Pizzas were average.....for the group of 4 ....the two pizzas were about 15 mins apart..... Service was quite poor. They seemed very disorganized. Had to ask for our check x3......

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: AV. 10 Calle 8, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 044 984 8034582

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

ON "DON MARIO" YOU HAVE VARIETY OF PASTAS, STEAKS, WOOD OWEN PIZZA, SEA FOOD AND MEXICAN FOOD, EVERYTHING PREPARED BY THE OWNER MARIO, THE CHEF

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