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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 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 loved our experience at this restaurant. The wait staff were lovely and very helpful. The entree and mains were amazing. Make sure you order a dessert. We had the chocolate fondant and one other - some of the best food we had on our trip. What a great way to spend our last night in Mexico.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Seminyak, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

We loved our experience at this restaurant. The wait staff were lovely and very helpful. The entree and mains were amazing. Make sure you order a dessert. We had the chocolate fondant and one other - some of the best food we had on our trip. What a great way to spend our last night in Mexico.

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New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The best bfast while in Playa. Everyday we had our green juice made with caya recommended by our waiter. We had bfast there 6 out of our 7 days, their service was always welcoming, consistent and just delightful! We will return on our next trip!

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

Dear Guest, We are so thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed 6 amazing breakfasts with us during your stay in Playa. We are always so happy to hear from our return customers as loyalty means a great deal to us. We work hard every day to create the very best experiences for our guests including offering amazing... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was the first time eating dinner at the Imprevist. The starters were great, I had a very good salad. My friend ordered a shrimp dish which was very good. I was not very hungry so I ordered the sea bass. I tried to cut the piece of fish and with a knife I was not able to cut into... More 

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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 great review with us on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful overall experience with us at Imprevist and that you felt our service to be amazing. We would however like to apologize if about the fish. As the manager mentioned, this was an... More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Order the vegetarian risotto. It's the best. Also the ratatouille is fantastic as well. Prices are very reasonable. You will not be disappointed.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a great dining experience with us. Our risotto selection is truly amazing. We offer a variety of meat, vegetarian and seafood risottos that are all off the charts. Next time we highly recommend one of our... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

While traveling in Playa with my family, my husband and I enjoy leaving the kids with the grandparents for a date night at Imprevist. We have done this twice and have been equally impressed each visit. It is a bit off the path in a quiet little spot but very worth the experience. Chef sent out a complimentary appetizer -... More 

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Dear Guest, It's so wonderful to hear that you had two amazing dining experiences with us at Imprevist. We are very happy to be your first choice to enjoy a nice romantic evening out with your husband. Quality and attentiveness are something that we value very much at Imprevist. Our menu features entrees which are seasonal to take advantage of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went here for comped brunch we got from our hotel. There's breakfast and brunch options. Everybody was nice and the food is good. Worth trying.

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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. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us while visiting in Playa del Carmen. Our breakfast and brunch is always a hit! We are located on a charming cobblestone street close to the beach. We offer indoor and outdoor seating and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are Impervist twice on this trip for breakfast since included with our stay at El Taj. The food was just amazing. A must to visit if in the area.

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

Dear Guest, We are so happy to hear that you had the best breakfast experience with us while staying in Playa del Carmen. We realize there are plenty of options so it certainly means a lot to us to hear we are the best. We focus on giving quality and value to all of our guests. Next time we would... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After going to Plank the night before, we were recommended to visit the owners sister restaurant. Im not sure which was better. Plank had more meat focused items id say. Imprevist was hip/modern vibe, inventive drink/food menu with reasonable prices for the quality you get. Jalepeno margarita was very original with the passionfruit, spicy flavor, and rimmed glass. Our apps... More 

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Dear Guest, We are thrilled that you and your wife had an amazing experience with us at Imprevist and we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your review. Our dinnertime service at Imprevist is something absolutely exceptional. As opposed to our causal daytime brunch service, at night we turn down the lights creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

This small restaurant we visited several items during our week at Playa Del Carmen. Breakfast and brunch. Did not have dinner unfortunately. The atmosphere is lovely, staff courteous and attentive. And the food - I could not fault it. Ok, most of it isn't traditional Mexican fare - although the beef fajitas were awesome - however the quality, flavour and... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your excellent review with us on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that your breakfast/brunch experience with us was fantastic. We offer a great value with plenty of extra goodies to accompany your entree including fresh juices specialty coffee, sweet breads, fruit and yogurt with granola and honey. Hopefully next... More 

Estado de Mexico, Mexico
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Un lugar para llegar caminando o en Bici muy tranquilo te transporta a otra parte de playa me encanta que es algo pequeño nada estrafalario y el desayuno lo bastante decente. El servicio de los meseros muy bueno se preocupan de lo que necesitas A place to walk, or in very quiet bike transports you feel in another part of... More 

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Additional Information about Imprevist

Address: 1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: 9841687025-26
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Average Prices: USD $20 to $40
Cuisine: International

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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 to $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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