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Mayan Bistro

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 19
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, good service, but only if it's open

a first time visitor to Mexico, and i stayed in playa for about a week. So many restaurants out there, this one was tucked away off the "main strip". I went for dinner one night on the way back to my hotel. Pros: My waiter, Nick, was fantastic. He was pleasant, knew the menu very well, and even... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
SeaJay2820
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

a first time visitor to Mexico, and i stayed in playa for about a week. So many restaurants out there, this one was tucked away off the "main strip". I went for dinner one night on the way back to my hotel. Pros: My waiter, Nick, was fantastic. He was pleasant, knew the menu very well, and even though it... More 

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east hampton , ny
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Of all the restaurants we visited in Playa this one I will remember for the friendly service. They got something wrong with our order and not only was it immediately corrected, we didn't have to pay for the item and the manager was just lovely. It was just a pleasant and very relaxing experience and meal. don't miss the crab... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went to the restruant tonight after reading all the reviews and looking at their menu. There was a group of 5 that went. We live in Playa so we go to alot of restruants. When we got there they have changed all their prices on the menu. Their beer is 50 pesos I never have been any where in Playa... More 

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Ottawa
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10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Four of us ate here and each of us enjoyed the food. Our food was a mix of Mayan and Mexican, fish, seafood and chicken. Price was very reasonable. Service was very good and friendly. The only thing negative I could add was the bartender's lack of attention to the tables. So we never did get a second bottle of... More 

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MO
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were blow away by this Bistro! We stayed at the Aventura Mexicano Hotel which is attached to the Bistro, so we thought we would give it a try for our 1st night in Playa. We chose to stay at a Boutique Hotel so that we could try out other places to eat in Playa. Well, after our meal the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I finished walking around and we stopped here for a drink. This place is nicely tucked away on a side street with natural cooling air (no a/c) and was very relaxing. The staff are amazingly friendly, nice and took care of what we were looking for. Had we known they also had a restaurant and formal food... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After reading reviews decided to become adventurous and were not disappointed. The staff was very accommodating and helpful and the food was delicious.

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los gatos, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our family of 4 had the best dinner here tonight, and the service was just as good. Every single thing brought to our table was delicious from start to finish. My 14 year old son had the Chef's Special (fun menu choice where chef makes something unique for you based on what you like); I've never seen him eat this... More 

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New Jersey
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24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This small garden restaurant lives up to the great TA reviews. The owner came to every table during the evening to greet each diner. Food was great, very reasonable. It is part of a small, very cool hotel. Although it is out in a garden, it is very quiet and cozy. Do not miss it.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My sister, brother-in-law, husband and I spent 7 days at the Hotel Aventura Mexicana; this was our 5th stay. The Mayan Bistro Restaurant and Bar is located at the hotel but is also open to non-hotel guests. We ate every meal at the restaurant, with the exception of one lunch and dinner. This was not just because we had purchased... More 

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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: Caribbean, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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