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Imprevist

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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Most recent review
Excellent as always

Love this little restaurant especially if you can get a table outside. We visited twice once for dinner and once for lunch, the staff are all so friendly and helpful. The food is always of a high standard and reasonably priced for the quality as there are many places that leave a lot to be desired... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Leicestershire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Love this little restaurant especially if you can get a table outside. We visited twice once for dinner and once for lunch, the staff are all so friendly and helpful. The food is always of a high standard and reasonably priced for the quality as there are many places that leave a lot to be desired in Playa. We'll be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We ate there every morning for breakfast during our vacation and loved the food, service and ambiance! The service was outstanding! Special thanks to Carlos! Muchas Gracias, Barbara, Michael & Camry Maui, Hawaii

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend who had been before. So glad we went. Great food, service and ambience. One of the highlights of our trip to Playa del Carmen. Dinner was fantastic and the birthday girl couldn't have had a better surprise with the cake and fireworks candle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Small but very pretty restaurant, the dishes were well presented and very tasty, nice experience, i recommend it!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Improvise offer the highest, freshest quality breakfasts and brunches we experienced in Playa Del Carman. It's a relatively small restaurant but the attention to detail in preparing fantastic omelettes, eggs, pancakes etc. was really superb and filling...highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I can't speak as to the lunch or dinner but the breakfast is excellent. My wife and I stayed at Maya Villa condo which offers breakfast included at Imprevist. Each morning we had an assortment of fresh fruit plate with yogurt and granola, a basket of mini muffins and then a choice of main dish. I discovered a new favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is definitely a 5* Playa experience. It is a hidden gem on 1st-unfortunately placed a block or so from 12th-home of the thumping disco scene which is a growing problem in Playa. That being said-go anytime before 10:00 and the 20 something's will still be safely tucked away and not an issue. In to the restaurant though- FABULOUS! Start... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

For $150p you can't go wrong for breakfast. Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, muffins and a choice of main is great! Do yourself a favor a get off 5th. Go and check out Imprevist and have a great meal with even better service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The breakfast was superb. Pastries on the table, fruit and granola served, followed by a choice of mains. The salmon and cheese Baegel was so good I am currently sitting waiting on a second being delivered. The best quality I have had so far this trip. And cheap!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great food, great service, great ambiance! Just one block away from 5ta avenida in a very cozy place.

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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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