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La Fragata Bistrot

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French, Italian, Mexican, International, Bistro
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Calle 26 Norte S/N | Entre 1ra Avenida y 5ta Avenida Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 879 4896
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recognized by locals and travelers from all around the world for its...
Recognized by locals and travelers from all around the world for its unique Taste,Good atmosphere and Friendly service, La Fragata is the place for those in search of a gourmet lunch or dinner with the home made touch, fresh and local ingredients and great flavor. We have recently expanded our dining room and terrace. We have room for Groups & Events ... National Geographic Traveler Magazine and one of the worlds most beloved Chefs: Jacques Pepin recommend us for our Fish Tacos, The best in Playa.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 119
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Life is Better off 5th.

La Fragata is on 1st Avenue (one block towards the beach from 5th) at calle 26. It is upscale without being pretentious. It is well worth the diversion from 5th. The inside is modern and bright. Two of the four walls are glass so you can see the activity on the street. There is also a sturdy and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Dead Skunk S
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Twin Cities, MN
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Twin Cities, MN
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

La Fragata is on 1st Avenue (one block towards the beach from 5th) at calle 26. It is upscale without being pretentious. It is well worth the diversion from 5th. The inside is modern and bright. Two of the four walls are glass so you can see the activity on the street. There is also a sturdy and level outdoor... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were in Playa del Carmen 8 days and ate at this restaurant twice. There is a lot of construction going on across the street (Hyatt Hotel being built) but there is no dust after hours if you decide to dine outside. This reataurant is outstanding and easy to miss, but don't. The restaurant is beautiful, the wine is outstanding... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our first trip was for lunch on the patio; we had a little challenge finding it initially since we didn't realize it had been renovated/expanded & therefore looks quite different on the outside from pictures we saw online. But it was well worth the trouble and we had a fantastic meal. Fish tacos, shrimp tacos, shrimp fajitas were all awesome... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We were walking the back streets of Playa and found this wonderful spot, stopped to look at the menu and started talking to Ruth the Hostess. We enjoy the dinning experience, so decided to give it a try and glad we did. Started with salad, which very fresh, great meal then on to the desert, oh done forget the wine,... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Located on 1st Ave not 5th La Fragata seems to get forgotten in the shuffle to find dinner in Playa. As the other reviews state a major remodel was done and fortunately the owners remain the same as does the quality of the food. Having lived in Playa for 6 years full time La Fragata remains a consistant gem of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had delicious fish tacos here and amazing chicken quesadillas. Staff was very friendly with excellent service. Would definite recommend this place.

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oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The fish tacos and chicken fajitas were the best we have had in Playa. Their prices are also more reasonable than most we have tried. Will definitely come back to try other items on their menu.

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Lords Valley
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102 reviews 102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were here a year ago and loved it.Physically they have made the place much larger both indoors and out. The decor on the inside is lovely with white table cloths and a beautiful, colorful ceiling fixture. They have replaced the decking, with a larger raised decking on the outside.Very pleasant We started with a fabulous tostada of tuna. Two... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 26 Norte S/N | Entre 1ra Avenida y 5ta Avenida Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 879 4896

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: French, Italian, Mexican, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Recognized by locals and travelers from all around the world for its unique Taste,Good atmosphere and Friendly service, La Fragata is the place for those in search of a gourmet lunch or dinner with the home made touch, fresh and local ingredients and great flavor. We have recently expanded our dining room and terrace. We have room for Groups & Events ... National Geographic Traveler Magazine and one of the worlds most beloved Chefs: Jacques Pepin recommend us for our Fish Tacos, The best in Playa.
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

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