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Mayan Bistro

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Italian, Mexican, Caribbean, Pizza, International
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Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1876
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave and dine with us in our beautiful...
Escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave and dine with us in our beautiful gardens just a block off 5th Ave on 22nd. Our service is friendly and sincere while our cuisine is an international blend that reflects the diverse culinary backgrounds and experience of our chefs. We are sure you will love our food as much as we do!! Oh yeah we also have the biggest wine pour in all of Playa!!
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
High quality with a great price

This quaint bistro is in an amazing location just off 5th Avenue away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to all of the action that you should walk there and enjoy the scenery. The setting is lovely, overlooking a garden courtyard, and has a terrific local menu of seafood as well as steak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This quaint bistro is in an amazing location just off 5th Avenue away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to all of the action that you should walk there and enjoy the scenery. The setting is lovely, overlooking a garden courtyard, and has a terrific local menu of seafood as well as steak and plenty of Mexican flare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing to include the tequila shrimp. Restaurant is small with great service and ambiance to include the thatched roof. All dishes have exquisite flavor with reasonable prices. The Parmesan rice is out of this world and the bananas foster is excellent. Get off the beaten path and try this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Ate at Mayan Bistro while staying at Aventura Mexicana. Authentic food. Friendly staff. Waiters Dora and Gaby along with barman George and Christopher really looked after us. On top of the Mexican food, the hamburger is one of the best I have eaten in North America and Mexico. The cocktails are also excellent. Lovely spot next to the pool very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

What an excellent place to eat. Have had all meals there breakfast lunch and dinner. Have been eating steaks (filet) for many many years on many places but never this good and this tender. Superior service in a quiet setting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Perfecto! We recently traveled back to PDC June 2015 and revisited this restaurant because we loved it so much. They remembered us from last year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The Mayan bistro is a block back from 5th avenue so you might miss it, but you shouldn't. The food is amazing and your common standard fare. Crab tostadas are a refreshing lunch or afternoon snack, great guacamole and the dinner options are off the charts. The Tequila lime shrimp are out of this world and don't forget to have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We arrived early evening and there were no other diners in the restaurant. The waitress hardly acknowledged us and was unfriendly the entire dinner. The were playing the Lorde CD which was annoying. I enjoyed my tequila shrimp and my husbands chorizo Mac and cheese was ok. Not sure I would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I stayed in the attached hotel for a week during a recent vacation to Playa Del Carmen. We ate multiple meals at the Mayan Bistro nearly every day while we were there. Both of us sampled a variety of entrees, sides, drinks, and desserts. In every case we were pleased with the quality of the food and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Reasonably priced, good selection, nice atmosphere. I think I had a sampling of most of the menu. There was nothing I did not like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed at the Aventura Mexicana hotel which is where this restaurant is located. We ate breakfast here most mornings during our 7 days in Playa. Sara was usually our waitress and she couldn't have been nicer. She remembered how we liked our coffee and was usually around in the afternoon when we got a couple of drinks poolside. She... More 

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Additional Information about Mayan Bistro

Address: Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 1876
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Caribbean, Pizza, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1876

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Caribbean, Pizza, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave and dine with us in our beautiful gardens just a block off 5th Ave on 22nd. Our service is friendly and sincere while our cuisine is an international blend that reflects the diverse culinary backgrounds and experience of our chefs. We are sure you will love our food as much as we do!! Oh yeah we also have the biggest wine pour in all of Playa!!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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