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Canibal Royal

Calle 48 & Mar Caribe, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #125 of 731 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, Mediterranean, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Playas newest beach club, with a 1950´s Brazilian inspired arquitecture, breathtaking views and a wide selection of gener-crossing eclectic music from around the globe, is the perfect location to get a taste of the Caribbean. It´s menu brings dishes that are the favorites of coastal regions from around the world. Mediterranean, Brazilian, Peruvian Caribbean, African and of course Mexican. with a focus on seafood and the unique Tarte Flambee from the wood-burning oven.
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87% Recommend
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This place has been around for 8 years and it never disappoints. The music is awesome as they have a DJ performing. And they serve the best Fish Tacos in the world, among many other delicious appetizers.

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Aurora, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is right next door to Elements so it is close and very good. Fish Tacos and Shrimp burgers are great (not what you would expect). Beautiful view and great staff. Always on our agenda when we go to Playa del Carmen.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

*******My friends and I had a beautiful afternoon, at Canibal Royal. The outdoor seating was nice, and the food was good and reasonable. We went on a Thursday afternoon, because they advertise ladies drink free 2-4, that would have been nice, they first said no, then ok then When 2 more friends came they said only 2 drinks, so that... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Canibal made for an amazing wedding venue for our group (around 30 of us). The retro/funky decor and laid back vibe was totally our style and made for some awesome wedding photos. The beach was awesome for our fire dancers/playing with sparklers later in the night-felt like we had our own private beach. The food is amazing. The guacamole, rock... More

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san francisco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place is definitely a see and be seen place, with a sort of Miami vibe. There is a pretty nasty rooftop jacuzzi, which had murky water, I wouldn't risk getting in there. On the main level, fusion cuisine was being served at reasonable prices. Downstairs on the beach there were DJs blasting music and a little pop-up shop selling... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stopped by on 4/21, enjoyed the beautiful water, and great drinks(belvedere and red bull 120, +60 pesos), spouse had ice cold bohemia for 45 pesos. Scrumpious buffalo shrimp, tuna tacos, and fries the wife wants more of. Really strange because we are 48 and had no problems with music or amorous individuals. We were the ONLY Americans though Lol, but... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have been visiting PDC for 10 years now. Canibal Royal was once a great beach restaurant with great food and incredible views. I'm horrified to see what it's become. A club where people come to get drunk and make out while music pounds away so loud it can be heard a mile in each direction. Can't take the family... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Finding the most atmospheric beach bar, at a beach destination, sounds like an easy task. But it was not in Playa del Carmen! Most beach 'bars' (restaurants really) are squashed one after the other at Playa's central beach. Canibal Royal though is a 10 mins taxi ride away from all this but it is definitely worth the extra stretch (and... More

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Located at the north point of Playa, Canibal Royal is not as big as Mamitas or Kool beach clubs, but it has the perfect atmosphere. The food is truly amazing, don't miss the grilled octopus is the best I have ever had anywhere i the world !!!!!! Great DJs and an better crowd than the other places.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Once we got there we were told to use the beds for free with the condition of consuming at least $200 pesos per person. Awesome! We took one of the loungers and started with a guacamole. I've had a lot of guacamole and that was by far the most fresh guac I hace ever had in Playa. Then the drinks... More

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