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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, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, 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
Great casual breakfast place and urbane feeling dinner place

Service is superb, vibe is great and breakfast delicious. Pastry variety basket, fruit platter with sides and cooked plate (combinations of eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, etc) together with juices and hot drinks. Our family went several times and would recommend to others

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Service is superb, vibe is great and breakfast delicious. Pastry variety basket, fruit platter with sides and cooked plate (combinations of eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles, etc) together with juices and hot drinks. Our family went several times and would recommend to others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our dinner was so delicious that we went for breakfast the next morning! If it had not been our last day we would have gone again. This intimate restaurant is a block off of Quinta but worth searching out if you want a fine dining experience at very reasonable prices. The wait staff was attentive and the food was elegantly... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a hidden Gem. The breakfast is great with omelettes fruit plates, bread baskets etc... highly recomended.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place was recommended by some friends and it is a gem. One block off the madness of 5th, it's a quiet little hideaway with delicious, fresh food, and great service. Treat yourself and enjoy it!

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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 excellent review and recommend us to the world on Trip Adivsor. We are so happy to hear that you felt our beautiful cozy restaurant to be nothing short of a gem in Playa del Carmen. We are located on a quiet charming street just one block away form the... More 

Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This restaurant has a very nice kitchen and the ambiance is super romantic . A bit elegant yet still casual like playa del carmen is. Great wine list and friendly service. Never dissapoints!

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Dear Guest, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a lovely experience with us at Imprevist. We serve up a casual breakfast and brunch during the day and then turn down the lights at night for a truly incredible gourmet dining experience. Our restaurant is small and cozy and service is attentive. We always work to create fondly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great restaurane, I had dinner with my girlfriend, and the place was very romantic, is a small one, but for me, was great. I recommend the rib eye for those who like the steakhouse style.

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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 excellent review with us on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to hear that you had an incredible dining experience with us at Imprevist. The Rib Eye is outstanding so we are glad to hear that you loved it just as much as we do. Our dinner menu is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My friends and I were referred here from reception at El Taj Condos where we are staying in Playa. The service is excellent and like the reviewer before me, we find the breakfast package to be fantastic. We had dinner there last night and it was superb too. The wine was nice and the meat was of the best quality... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are so incredibly happy to hear that your overall experience with us at Imprevist was superb! We appreciate very much your amazing comments and we are glad that you felt our service to be wonderful and attentive. Our breakfast and brunch service is a little bit more casual serving up a full menu comprised of American classics... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was one of the better breakfast experiences I had while on vacation in Playa Del Carmen. Before the breakfast entree,they offer you a bread basket filled with Mexican pastries, fruit with yogurt, granola, and honey, coffee, and juice. By the time the breakfast entree comes you are feeling happy and slightly full. However, their eggs Benedict was to die... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful review with us on Trip Advisor. Surely we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed and amazing breakfast with us while visiting Playa del Carmen. It is also a huge compliment to us that you plan on making us your first stop the next time you visit. Our breakfast... More 

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited for breakfast as we were staying at Porto Playa condos and were told that breakfast at Imprevist was included for free in our accommodation costs. The day we went the food was ok. The service was a little over the top. A lot of asking if everything is fine. Like a lot. That isn't good service. Anyway 2... 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 feedback with us on Trip Advisor. We take all feedback very seriously as we always want to learn from our guests to create even better experiences in the future. We are very sorry to hear that your experience at Imprevist was not as expected. We sincerely apologize... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I can't say enough about how great this restaurant is. My family stumbled upon this gem in April. Comfortable atmosphere, excellent employees and amazingly delicious food. Will definitely be back!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful and kind words. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had an excellent dining experience with us. We are a small restaurant serving gourmet Mediterranean and Asian Fusion dishes for dinner, in our cozy dining room and outdoor patio. We also serve a causal brunch to get... 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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