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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, 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
Excellent alternative with fabulous service!

Had intended to go to Plank, but discovered they only serve brunch on weekends, and we wanted a la carte. They suggested Imprevist, and as my wife had seen the TripAdvisor award in the window as we walked by, we decided to give it a try. Turned out to be an excellent "second choice" as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had intended to go to Plank, but discovered they only serve brunch on weekends, and we wanted a la carte. They suggested Imprevist, and as my wife had seen the TripAdvisor award in the window as we walked by, we decided to give it a try. Turned out to be an excellent "second choice" as the service was excellent, the... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Family breakfast one morning. Great wait staff and fantastic coffee. good food and fun place to eat. small tables so would not be good for large groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent time, great attention and the food was awesome, the dishes are delicate and tasteful. Small place to have a good dinner and great conversation.

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Mexico City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here for 3 days because we really loved it! The fruit was super fresh and tasty. The Benedictine Eggs, yummy as well as the Enchiladas and Huevos Divorciados. Great Service!!!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is a gem. Small, comfortable, and eloquent are factors that make this place a special experience. The food and service is what you would expect in a such a fine place, top notch, the portions though, larger than expected! That's a good thing! Every dish we tried left us wanting more. You can tell that food is taken... More 

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

Dear Guest, We take your review as such a huge compliment to us. We do take the whole guest experience very seriously from the moment you enter the restaurant until you leave. In addition to outstanding food, cocktails and desserts we believe in top notch attentive service. All of which come together to create the most amazing experience for our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed dining at this restaurant multiple times. Their Asian menu have exceptionally delicious food complemented by the International menu. the prices are very reasonable and the service is great. It's a hidden gem on first Ave away from the jam packed 5th Ave. The best Carpaccio that you can have is served here. We missed having breakfast or lunch... More 

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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 several amazing experiences with us at Imprevist. Certainly your loyalty means a lot to us as we realize that you have many other choices in Playa del Carmen. Our dinner menu is comprised of Mediterranean and Asian influences. We also change the menu seasonally which allows us to take... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ended our vacation with dinner at Imprevist. We sat on the patio and the atmosphere was so lovely. It was a cool and relaxed evening. Andres was our waiter and he was very attentive and friendly. The table next to us mentioned that they had dine there three times already that week. The food was delicious! Highly recommend visiting... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you felt our restaurant was a little gem in Playa del Carmen. We focus on giving quality attentive service and an amazing culinary experience for all of our guests. We serve a nice casual daytime brunch as well as a wonderful dinner service... More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We like everything about it, and it is less than 50 yards from Porto Playa, a splendid, gated, clean condo development with a pool, gym and is only a 2 minute walk to the beach.

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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. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything to the fullest. We serve and amazing breakfast/brunch as well as and outstanding dinner. Hopefully you had the chance to try both breakfast and dinner as they are both unique and different experiences. We work very... More 

Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Imprevist offers delicious, healthy, unique food options! The brunch is outstanding, but we also enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The location is very difficult to find, but worth the effort.

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to share your great review with us on Trip Advisor. We are happy to hear that you had two wonderful experiences for both brunch and dinner. Our breakfast and brunch service is a casual experience. We offer plenty of variety on our menu including healthy choices and hearty selections of American classics... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went for breakfast when we were in Playa last November. The atmosphere was comfortable, service was great, and the food was some of the best breakfast we've had in Playa. The baked goods basket alone would have been sufficient to fill us.

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We are very happy to hear that you had amazing experience with us at Imprevist. Our breakfast and brunch is always complete and comes with a lot of value. All breakfast entrees come complete with a fresh basket of delicious sweet breads, fruit plate with granola... 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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