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38th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen LT 08 MZ 151, Mexico
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Awesome place.

La Sala Rosa is a terrific alternative to the creepy banality of touristy Playa. Real people, good booze (with a smart emphasis on delicious Mezcal!), good food, and a tranquil vibe. There's a reason why this place has a loyal clientele of locals and expats. Worth your attention.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

La Sala Rosa is a terrific alternative to the creepy banality of touristy Playa. Real people, good booze (with a smart emphasis on delicious Mezcal!), good food, and a tranquil vibe. There's a reason why this place has a loyal clientele of locals and expats. Worth your attention.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My girl friend and I found Sala Rosa one night during our stay and automatically fell in love. The music they were playing, the food and drinks they served, and the overall atmosphere was the best treatment we found in Playa! Free spirited place to say the least :)

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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stumbled upon Sala Rosa when our first choice eatery of the evening was closed. Wow, are we glad we did! We were promptly seated on an attractive outdoor patio. The waiter quickly took our drinks order and despite the intriguing wine choices, we opted for a Mojito and a Margarita. Both were superb and as I recall very reasonably... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love everything about this little diamond! Everyone is friendly (staff & patrons) the margarita's & food are a must - do the mushroom tapas! There is either great live music several times or edgy & unique music being dj'd. It is clean & full of quaint style right up to the lit up roses hanging in the trees:))) Also,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Sala Rosa is a nice place to go and have a drink at night. We didn't eat but had a few drinks. Great choice of tequilas! Sometimes, you can enjoy the music from a DJ. The place is well kept by two sisters and the place has a great atmosphere! We will certainly come back!

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A gem of a bar on 38th near 5th Avenue. Great mix of people of all of ages, excellent music, great vibe, tapas and of course drinks. Staff is super friendly, mixed drinks are 1-1/2 ounces and the tapas selection is fresh and delicious. There was live entertainment when we were there and the place was buzzing. Love the patio... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

At the north end of Playa Del Carmen and on the tree lined street of 38th sits a cute little bar called Sala Rosa. This place is great because all the staff is friendly and bilingual, they serve top shelf alcohol and strong drinks, and they have nice food on the tapas menu. I have gone several times and enjoyed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After many walk pasts with and always thinking we need to stop here....we finally did. Sitting outdoors with a glass of wine and a tapas plate of mixed cheeses, olives, hams and salamis was a most pleasant way to spend the end of a day, Selection of wine was fine and not overly priced. Music was definitely background music and... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It is small, charming, good music, good food, great staff, lovely owners (two lovely French Canadian sisters) - just has a good vibe!!! After living here for 13 years full time, it is my personal favorite place in town. Sala Rosa always has a wide variety or nationalities hanging out. It feels welcoming to all types and ages. It is... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The beautiful and friendly owners (they are sisters) are always there to greet patrons and make sure your visit will be pleasant. Great drinks, funky music, an eclectic clientele, unique decor and a great food menu--they offer the best bar food I've had. This place keeps improving all the time. Well done!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38th Street and 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen LT 08 MZ 151, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

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