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1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9841687025-26
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is...
Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is experiencing these wonderful dishes that leaves you surprisingly unexpected everytime. The restaurant is situated in a quaint magical street in the Heart of a Playa del Carmen that will make the night, a night to wish would never end. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs; Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine. Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art with in each presentation. He personally hand select the products focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet. “Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience a delightful aroma, flavor and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We passed this little jewel one First Avenue several times last year without picking it. Big mistake. This is one of the very best restaurants in PDC. Sat at a lovely table out front and sampled the menu. The steamed dumplings were wonderful. The pork belly and scallops could have been my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We passed this little jewel one First Avenue several times last year without picking it. Big mistake. This is one of the very best restaurants in PDC. Sat at a lovely table out front and sampled the menu. The steamed dumplings were wonderful. The pork belly and scallops could have been my entree. Just amazing! Chicken risotto was de-lish. Catch... More 

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Indio, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent - try the OJ/Chia mix included. Had different entree's each day and all were excellent! French Toast a little sweet for my taste, but I just used less syrup!

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Savannah GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Don't miss dining at Imprevist! Every dish we tasted from the complimentary appetizer, pork cheeks with scallops, sea bass with vegetables and dessert was delicious! Dessert was also best ever - date carmel cake and warm chocolate fondant with fruit. We had excellent service and enjoyed dining outside.

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Vancouver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a great little restaurant, great service and interesting menu. I've been a number of times. The duck with vanilla mashed potatoes was excellent. Their pad Thai was excellent but I must admit I like their risotto the best. Creamy and perfectly cooked. They have a nice selection of wine and they always give you a complimentary mini appetizer,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had brunch there at least twice, and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere -- once on the patio and once just inside the restaurant. My server was very attentive, even provided to go leftovers. I would happily return given the opportunity, but I'm home now.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you had two amazing experiences with us during brunch! Thank you for taking the time to share your nice comments and recommend us to the world on Trip Advisor. Surely it makes us very happy as we do our very best every day to provide the best quality service and food to... More 

Crozet, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was presented so beautifully my friends took some photos of it before we dug in. We went to breakfast one morning and everything was fresh and delicious. We went back for dinner another night and all had wonderful meals.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience with us for both breakfast and dinner! Our breakfast and brunch service is casual and cozy during the day. At night we turn down the lights and provide a creative... More 

New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Excellent food and service. We had several meals while in Playa. Breakfast, brunch and dinners. Lovely help, friendly.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us on Trip Advisor. We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed several amazing meals with us during breakfast and dinner at Imprevist. We realize there are a lot of choices in the area so it is a huge compliment to us... More 

Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

All the food here is excellent. Morning breakfast and 2 dinners were the best in Playa. I had the pad Thai twice. The sauce was amazing.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so delighted to receive such a wonderful and heartfelt review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and the world on Trip Advisor. As you mentioned we do serve breakfast/brunch as well as dinner. Our daytime brunch is casual and nice featuring a full meal including your choice of entree, fruit,... More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Situated on a very quiet pretty street, this small restaurant with great service offers creative food options. My husband had an Asian shrimp and noodle dish. I had a filet of fish done in parchment paper which was nice and light and fresh.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review with us and the world on Trip Advisor. Our goal is to offer our guests a fondly remembered dining experience. We offer outdoor seating overlooking a charming cobblestone street or air conditioned seating in our cozy dining room. We focus on attentive service and creative quality food.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The family ate breakfast here 5 of the 7 days that we stayed at El Taj condos. We had different breakfasts every morning and the standard was always excellent. Coffee was also brilliant (essential for me!) The waiters were really lovely too - very friendly and professional - they are a real credit to the restauraunt. Definitely recommended!

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so happy that you and your family choose Imprevist on several occasions during your stay. At breakfast we offer a variety of International and Mexican dishes with a creative edge - all are delicious! We also offer an excellent brunch menu for those late risers. Believe it or not, we are serious about coffee too so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 9841687025-26

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is experiencing these wonderful dishes that leaves you surprisingly unexpected everytime. The restaurant is situated in a quaint magical street in the Heart of a Playa del Carmen that will make the night, a night to wish would never end. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs; Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine. Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art with in each presentation. He personally hand select the products focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet. “Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience a delightful aroma, flavor and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.

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