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Mayan Bistro

Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1876
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 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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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We stopped to eat here when we saw the travelwise award sign, on our last night in Playa del Carmen and also our 29th wedding anniversary. Nicolas was our server, and he was so helpful in making our experience special. The food was absolutely top notch, as if we were eating in a fine restaurant in the states. My husband... More

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Many of the items are inexpensive and good. Unfortunately 5th ave is plagued by restaurants with super high prices, but offer low quality dishes. LoL most places are like eating mcdonalds with 4 season prices. This place isn't like that. It's ran by Americans who understand the price-quality dynamics that Mexicans are still grappling with. Most Mexicans assume that Americans... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were wandering around Playa del Carmen and found this restaurant, and we were definitely rewarded for doing so. From the minute we walked in we were made to feel at home. The service was simply perfect. Gaby, our server, introduced us to the bartender Jorge and chef Manuel. We had the Jorge's special cocktail of the day which we... More

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Mission, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had to try this restaurant since we were staying at aventura mexicana, and I am glad we did! Since we got there, we were treated very nice and our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. He suggested the tequila shrimp which my husband ordered and I ordered the mole chicken, we had our girls with us, one ordered... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have to agree with what seems to be the minority that this restaurant is over-rated on Trip Advisor. The menu looks so very enticing but simply does not deliver to the quality expected. Overall, I was quite disappointed with the quality of food on offer in Playa and this place, supposedly one of the better places to eat in... More

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iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We really like this neighborhood. Many great restaurants nearby. Have eaten here often. Like to stay at the Adventura or the Hacienda across the street. Meals are always good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Looking for a place to have some diner we found this restaurant without looking for it, we were really hungry so it was a desperate call however the service, provided by Nicolas, and the quality of the food made us love it. You have to try it if you're around!!! The almond soup is fantastic!! Congrats to the chef!!!

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Tomball, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The menu has many options to suit a multiple of tastes. The food is freshly and cooked to order. The shrimp and seafood dishes (starters and entrees both) were excellent. I will definitely eat at the Mayan Bistro when I return to Playa del Carmen!

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Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very friendly staff, great food reasonable prices.They even cooked fish for us that we caught earlier that day. Chris and Gabby are the tops!

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charleston, wv
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great intimate atmosphere. Food much better than the large resorts... Jorge can make killer drinks, and Nicolas and Gaby are the best

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