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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, 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've spent the past two years vacationing for a week with our kids (8 and 6) in Playa del Carmen and ate breakfast and several dinners at Imprevist each trip. The food is delicious and is great for foodies from SF and NY but also the staff at breakfast always makes our trip special. Dinner is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We've spent the past two years vacationing for a week with our kids (8 and 6) in Playa del Carmen and ate breakfast and several dinners at Imprevist each trip. The food is delicious and is great for foodies from SF and NY but also the staff at breakfast always makes our trip special. Dinner is also amazing -- the... More 

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Winslow, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had tried breakfast and dinner with kids. Everything was fantastic. Both were top notch memorable dining experiences. Jacobo and Julie were our very attentive and friendly wait staff. Many small touches and reasonably priced. Enjoyed the cozy atmosphere.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We typically stay at Playa Palms on our visits to Playa but never really saw this great little restaurant which is easily a 2 minute walk. We decided to try it because the ambience looked very cool. We were originally seated inside but next to a large loud party. Our waitress Julie saw that we were struggling to talk to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The food is what you expect to get in a fancy European restaurant but at good value and quality. It is in a great area not on the main road so great for a romantic dinner.

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Santa Fe New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great food, great staff (especially Julie) and great ambiance. All food was excellent with extra touches. There are many places to choose from in Playa, but I'd definitely check out this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Outstanding food and service. Attended for breakfast 5 days, pateries are a real treat, nice variety on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a small intimate restaurant. We ate outside overlooking 1st. Ave. Inside is very tasteful. We started with steamed shrimp/vegetable dumplings. Google - not great. Next, we had the Rocket salad -   Greens, artichokes, vanilla something dressing.   Fried parmesean cheese.  Deliciously crusty. Our entree was roasted duck Breast with fig over mashed potatos, which was very good. Price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is one fantastic place to have dinner. My wife and I have eaten here many times and cannot visit Plays Del Carmen without experiencing their cuisine. The atmosphere is sublime. Located in a quiet street off the beaten path, it has Chill out music playing, subtle lighting, very romantic outdoor seating. The service is remarkable and very accommodating. They... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dined here with my family twice within a handful of days and both visits were way above average. Excellent all around. They're a small restaurant with may 10 or 12 tables, so make a reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Came to Imprevist for dinner with family of four during springbreak and the food and service were excellent. My wife and I ordered the pre-fixed food and wine pairing for the first time in my life and they did a perfect job in pairing the wines with the tuna tartar, pork belly, salmon, steaks, and desserts. The wine pairing allows... More 

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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 so happy that you and your family had a lovely dining experience with us while in Playa del Carmen. Our tasting menu is so wonderful and quite a treat as it allows you to tour through our best dishes for a great value. We... 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

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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