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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/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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  • 22
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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
Killer Shrimps

Just opposite our hotel this little place popped up. We came in and liked the smell of the kitchen. Nice atrium to sit and enjoy the meal. We had the Shrimp with chipotle, one of the better dishes I ate in PDC. The whole dish made sense. Price was reasonable, I believe 220 Mex$. Would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
MrSayo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Just opposite our hotel this little place popped up. We came in and liked the smell of the kitchen. Nice atrium to sit and enjoy the meal. We had the Shrimp with chipotle, one of the better dishes I ate in PDC. The whole dish made sense. Price was reasonable, I believe 220 Mex$. Would definitely recommend this place especially... More 

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Whitby
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Breakfast was complimentary with our stay, but they had menu items we could have paid extra for from the menu. Great coffee and fresh juice. Really nice serving staff. Clean! My kids loved the chicken burritos and burgers. Terrific guacamole. My husband loved the fish with garlic. It is served in a banana leaf (dinner menu only). Dinner is a... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cool setting (temp-wise) either inside the palapa dining room or pool-side. Very friendly, attentive service and good basic fare for breakfast and lunch. Tried the bacon and shrimp quesadillas...why don't we have these in the US?!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Sitting by the pool under the palm trees is a lovely setting. We ate here a few times and each time the food was delicious. The shrimp a la planche is especially good In fact all the shrimp dishes are fabulous. Service is great too. Definitely recommend this place.

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Louisville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been to the Mayan Bistro 3 times and we will be back again next year. My favorite is the Tequila Shrimp Dinner. The entire staff provide great service and Chris (the restaurant Manager) is very helpful in helping you select the best meal for you. 5 of us dined there and split the bill. Don't know of many... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was visiting Playa over spring break and again visited my favorite Bistro in town . I was greeted by the lovely staff and had the most wonderful Shrimp tacos and margaritas . I brought my friend who is actually a local in Playa and she was amazed by the great food and friendly staff . Its worth a visit... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant twice last year and really loved the food so we were very excited to go again during our current trip to playa. Unfortunately, the food was not good this time. We had their signature dish of tequila shrimp and a pepperoni pizza. The pizza was uncooked and soggy and the shrimp did not taste that... More 

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Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went after reading some reviews and looking for some seafood. We were greeted by Chris who was just as friendly and insightful as we have met here in PDC. He had wonderful suggestions for the menu, offered insights to cuisine and was very friendly and helpful about anything really. Our kids all were able to find something they liked and... More 

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Calgary
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19 reviews 19 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

We ate at the Mayan Bistro multiple times. They ceviche had large shrimp and was so fresh. Everything we tried was great.Ihad a steak with red wine and mushroom sauce.truly was the best steak I had in Mexico. The flautas were excellent as well. Even the desserts the crepe and the Bananas foster was to die for. The cocktails were... More 

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a wonderful little restaurant with wonderful food. You can have just about anything here, because if want you fancy is not on the menu, the chef and the servers are very happy to accommodate your likes. Sarah, our server was wonderful, friendly, and very sweet.

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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: 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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