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Calle 26 Entre 1ra Nte. Y 5ta | Av. Lote 1, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
(984) 879 4896
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Ranked #187 of 780 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: $7 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mexican, International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to La Fragata Bistrot @ Playa del Carmen Located a few steps from 5th Avenue and Mamita's Beach, We offer a wide range of tasty International and Local dishes joined by a great Wine Selection, Signature Cocktails and of course delightful Desserts with the distinctional high quality that has characterized La Fragata Bistrot for over 10 years. Recognized by the National Geographic Travelers Magazine* and also by one of the world's most beloved chefs Jacques Pepin, La Fragata Bistrot is a "Must Do" while visiting the eclectic Playa del Carmen. Try our World Famous Fish Tacos while zipping a Fragata'rita in our brand new Terrace or Join us by Night Surrounded in a relaxing, romantic atmosphere perfect to enjoy a truly Gourmet Experience joined by a wide variety of fine wines from all over the world, and of course the very best in service. Private tables or groups availables, Make reservations today, and see what people are talking about. We appreciate your visit ... Bon Appetit!
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English first
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had two of the set options for New Year's Eve and found the food, presentation, and service to be outstanding across the board. Excel lent beef and seafood, with very tasty soups and salads. We would love to go back on a normal day, as the menu appears to be a good value for the quality of dining experience.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Diverse menu, and everything was good! Killer Sangria. Wonderful and caring service, with no rush, just perfect timing. We went twice during our time last week...we will be there again next year!

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Niles, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Good food and ambience just a block off 5th but very quiet & charming. Varied selection of Mexican & Italian food. Highly recommended.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

La Fragata fue Fantastico! This was one of the better, if not the best restaurant experiences we had during our 6-day stay in Playa Del Carmen. The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating when we wanted to change tables to sit outside. The food and wine were both very good, and especially good value. I highly recommend this place for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to this restaurant 3 times in a week. Everything was excellent and very good prices. Filet mignon, fish tacos, shrimp bisque, watercress soup, ahi tuna tostado. All excellent! Jose the waiter is very helpful.

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Usa, Japan
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56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were looking for the small "hole in the wall" but found they expanded and take the whole corner. I think the prices were expanded too the "$1-$2" range in the description is history. This area is near some resorts and "5th Ave" so not surprised it no longer has "hole-in-the-wall" prices. We almost decided to keep looking but the... More 

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Alan A, Gerente at La Fragata, responded to this review

We were looking for the small "hole in the wall" but found they expanded and take the whole corner. I think the prices were expanded too the "$1-$2" range in the description is history. This area is near some resorts and "5th Ave" so not surprised it no longer has "hole-in-the-wall" prices.We almost decided to keep looking but the special... More 

Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wife and I both ordered the marinated pork dish that was served with homemade corn tortillas. Pork was very tender, flavorful and just delicious. Tortillas were slightly crispy but tasted authentic and really were the best we've ever had. Service was friendly and helpful but not overbearing. Mojitos had the perfect combination of mint, lime, rum, and just a splash... More 

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Alan A, Gerente at La Fragata, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your feedback, Im very glad you enjoyed one of our most Tipical Dishes: Cochinita Pibil and our Mojitos. Most of our guest find our location very comfy It is good that you could also enjoy it. As a mather of fact the New Resort being built is about to finish in a month or... More 

Braidwood Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After reading all the reviews my sister and I had to try this place . All I can say is wow . The wine , the Caesar salad , shrimp tacos and fish tacos . Food done to perfection . The sauces that compliment the tacos were beyond delicious. Our server Elizidod and Jose were thoughtful and friendly while giving... More 

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Alan A, Gerente at La Fragata, responded to this review

After reading all the reviews my sister and I had to try this place . All I can say is wow . The wine , the Caesar salad , shrimp tacos and fish tacos . Food done to perfection . The sauces that compliment the tacos were beyond delicious. Our server Elizidod and Jose were thoughtful and friendly while giving... More 

Calgary Alberta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Walk along 5th Ave, and you can have your share of Mexican/Italian/Argentinian/American restaurants. And some of them are even good. Walk OFF 5th Ave and come to this restaurant, and be blown away. Fish and Shrimp Tacos that are some of the best I've ever tasted (Full Disclosure - Fish Tacos are my favourite dish of all time, so I... More 

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Alan A, Gerente at La Fragata, responded to this review

Dear Guest Muchas Gracias for sharing your experience, as a matter of fact Yes there's a lot more to see in Playa out of the 5th ave. And we like to say that our location is a different atmosphere. You can enjoy our Terrace or step inside to our comfy Dining room. We are glad we passed the test with... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wow, once again La Fragata has taken a leap....this small restaurant is always on the cutting edge...with its recent expansion, lovely seating & tables and beautiful decor....it could only get better & it did. The service workers are lovely & friendly, and really go that extra step! And of course the food is always fabulous...Shrimp tacos are truly the best... More 

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Alan A, Gerente at La Fragata, responded to this review

Hola Thanks so much for your comments. We feel very happy to know that you as many other guest find La Fragata, Bigger and Better. It is also always good to know there is a new Fan of our Shrimp Tacos. We will keep on working hard so you find us better everytime you stop by. Thanks again Kind regards More 

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Additional Information about La Fragata

Address: Calle 26 Entre 1ra Nte. Y 5ta | Av. Lote 1, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: (984) 879 4896
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: French, Italian, Mexican, International

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