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Chez Celine

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5th avenue with Street 34th | Center Town, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52(1)9848033480
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8:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 628
    Excellent
  • 270
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
YOU NEED NOT GO TO PARIS FOR FABULOUS FRENCH PASTRIES

We only took things out from here and it took all my willpower not to return several times a day. The filled meringues were the best I have ever tasted. One flavor was better than the next and three of us finished two boxes in a ver short time. We had bread and croissants as well and all were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ellyn G
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Jerusalem, Israel
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Jerusalem, Israel
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We only took things out from here and it took all my willpower not to return several times a day. The filled meringues were the best I have ever tasted. One flavor was better than the next and three of us finished two boxes in a ver short time. We had bread and croissants as well and all were good.... More 

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I found this place through my french friends here in Playa. Due to that food is something french people really appreciate, this is a spot on. Really nice place in a quiet area, a bit outside of the center hassle. Friendly and smiling staff, helpfull to advice on what to eat & drink also, good recommendations ! Try the cooling... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were told by a friend who visited Playa del Carmen a few months ago, that Chez Celine was a must-go for coffee and something sweet, and she was right! It was late in the evening, so we ordered de-caf coffee, and it actually tasted good! Which is such a rare thing, can't wait to order an Americano tomorrow morning...... More 

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Detroit, MI
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11 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here 3 times during our trip after dinner. We tried the chocolate tart, cheesecake, lava cake and almond croissant. They were all amazing except the cheesecake was just ok. It was never packed in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband made a quick run to Chez Celine for my sweet bread craving. The bread was delicious. Be prwpared to wait in line during the morning hours, but it was well worth the wait.

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Tollerton, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

You can tell by the popularity of this place that it is good quality, and well liked. As such, arrival before the rush (pre-10am) is recommended to avoid a wait. Great if you fancy a change from the usual.

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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a welcome change from the Mexican cuisine. We ate at chez celine MANY times when in playa. The food is excellent- the salmon as well as rare roast beef baguette really stood out as well as the wheat free chocolate fondant. Very yummy pastries and delish creme Brule. The countryside breakfast deal is good value for money. But I... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Really good coffee, pastries and quiche. The crepes look delicious but I haven't had any yet. The patio is shaded and they have indoor seating as well.

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Marquette, MI
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had lunch while exploring 5th Avenue, very chic cafe with fresh made breads and quality meats for sandwiches. Price was about $18 for two good size sandwiches and two non alcoholic drinks. Service was a little slow and we had a language barrier to work thru, but that was our problem. Very clean restroom. Also had a very tempting dessert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We had almond croissants every morning. The coffe is very good and they also have very good omelets . Highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5th avenue with Street 34th | Center Town, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52(1)9848033480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7
  • Cuisine: French, Sandwiches, Dessert, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?