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PapaCharly Pastas

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Italian, Pasta, Argentinean
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25 av. entre calle 30N y 32N, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 134 7919
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great owner, AMAZING food, fun experience

I was here with a group of 8 a few days ago. It's a pretty unassuming place - definitely off the beaten path, but I'm glad we came in. The owner immediately welcomed us -- super fun guy with a very chill vibe. We ordered many of their dishes -- little did I know it was going to be some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
FeloniosMonk
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was here with a group of 8 a few days ago. It's a pretty unassuming place - definitely off the beaten path, but I'm glad we came in. The owner immediately welcomed us -- super fun guy with a very chill vibe. We ordered many of their dishes -- little did I know it was going to be some... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

became very nauseated 3 hours after eating here. Another member of the dinner party who ate the same food I did was sick too. Won't be back. Ate here frequently when the late" Papa Charlie" ran this place last year....

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Ottawa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Incredible value, delicious food, reasonable prices. We went to PapaCharly on a recommendation from a friend and went back twice more while in Playa del Carmen. Bring your own wine and sit back and enjoy an incredible meal.

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Oh my, Oh my. This is our best find yet in Playa. We started with the Caprese, which was prepared just perfectly and served with bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. My husband had the Chicken Cordon Blue, which I couldn't have made any better, served very hot with mashed potatoes broccoli and carrots. I had Fetuccini Forentina which was... More 

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Long Island, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We initially went to Papa Charlie for lunch and discovered that the location is run by different people during the day and is known as Cafe Bajo. No worries, my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful three course lunch, including lemonade, watermelon drink and two Sols for less than $20. I definitely recommend going for the lunch combos at either... More 

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Toronto
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to PapaCharly's last night for my husband's memories dinner. We were a group of 18. The staff could not have been more attentive and as always the food was delicious. Numerous members of our party had never been before and everyone left raving about the food and the service. A huge thank you goes out to PapaCharly's. This visit... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Playa for many years and have many choices for Italian food. With out a doubt you will find this restaurant outstanding for quality and selection . We stay at the north end of town so it is an easy walk to this location. Two of our group had the canaloni ( chicken and mushroom for... More 

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TN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nothing overly complicated about this place. Pick your pasta. Pick your sauce. Best Arrabbiata sauce I've had. I like it spicy, and this didn't fail. Tips: if going for dinner, call for a reservation. We walked up around 6:30 and were able to get a table for 2, but we were the last to get one without a reservation. The... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We loved this place! The pasta is hand made and the food is delicious. The portions are very good.So we came here twice. Definetly worth going there! Only critique- the staff could smile a little more :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

we attended with group of 10 . Of that 2 did not even get their meals. Service is way off from the past. The meals we did get where fine and lot of complements but how do you not notice two people with no food. That eventually took one of the orders home as the rest of the party had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 av. entre calle 30N y 32N, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 7919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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