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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
Hidden gem

With only three tables fronting the street and stairs leading to a small restaurant (8 tables) below street level, one could miss this restaurant. But, missing it would be a mistake. The interior is tastefully done. The dinner I had was of uniform, high quality, and the service was attentive and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
gerald w
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

With only three tables fronting the street and stairs leading to a small restaurant (8 tables) below street level, one could miss this restaurant. But, missing it would be a mistake. The interior is tastefully done. The dinner I had was of uniform, high quality, and the service was attentive and efficient. The cost of the meal ran $45, which... More 

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Detroit
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26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Tried this place for the first time last evening. Excellent! Broccoli soup as a complimentary starter. Simply wonderful--texture, taste. Chose two different salads and pork belly as second courses, and they were all attractively-presented and delicious. Chopped suey with chicken, salmon, seafood risotto were our third-course selections, and they, too, were very good. If you're looking for a small place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family, which included my husband, two children, and my parents, recently visited Playa del Carmen for eight days. We tried a handful of restaurants each day, but Imprevist was our absolute favorite for breakfast. Jacobo is always smiling and the other staff are super friendly, even the morning we arrived at 7am to grab a quick bite before a... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food is very good for breakfast and dinner, the menu is not so big so not to many choices but whatever they have is good. Its a small restaurant so the service is great, prices are a bit high but the food is worth it.

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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 lovely review. We are very happy that your experience with us was excellent and appreciate your willingness to recommend to others. We do a beautiful brunch service as well as evening dinner service. Both are just as amazing. Thank you again and we hope you will visit... More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Breakfast was very good! Great service, great quality of food (especially the pastries). It was included with our hotel booking, but overall I was very satisfied with this as a choice!!

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

Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear that you had two fabulous breakfasts with us! Thank you for the wonderful compliments regarding the quality of food and excellent service. It certainly means a lot and makes us very proud as we work hard to give the very best. We hope that next time you will have the opportunity to... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

2 meals here - Dinner one night and brunch/lunch on our last day. Very good food beautifully presented and unfailingly attentive and professional service.

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

Dear Guest, We consider your review to be such a huge compliment to us. We appreciate your kind words about our professional service as well as the quality and presentation of our dishes during brunch and dinner. We offer two exceptional services by and and night. Our brunch service is causal and cozy in a light and warm setting while... More 

Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went here for my girlfriends birthday. It was great. We had a good time. Small area but great service and food. Menu is good and a good selection.

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

Dear Guest, We are so happy that you were able to celebrate a beautiful birthday for your girlfriend at Imprevist. We will always do our very best to make any special occasion a little extra special and we are glad you felt we did just that. Than you for your wonderful compliments and we hope that you will return back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My fisrt time in here, but it wont be the last, very good food and presentation, nice service as well

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your delightful review. We are happy that you loved your experience with us and that you will surely be back. We hope the same. Don't forget we serve breakfast, brunch and dinner. You must experience everything to truly know all of the wonderful things we can create. Thank you again and we hope... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Their breakfast is so outstanding! I have shared this information by email and everyone agree's. Their European chef's creates a masterpiece at 7am

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for your excellent review! The chef truly does create wonderful masterpieces day in and day out. Our main goal every day is to make the best experiences for our guests with quality food and service. We love what we do and we are so happy that you feel that too. Thank you again... More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We came here 3 or 4 times for breakfast during our week in Playa del Carmen. Very good value for a huge breakfast. you get juice and coffee, pastry basket, fruit with yoghurt, followed by a hot main dish (either mexican-style or american style e.g. waffles, pancakes). Although not gourmet food, it was delicious home-style food and very filling. Extremely... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed several wonderful breakfasts with us during your stay in Playa. Hopefully next time you will have the opportunity to come back and join us for dinner as we always create a truly lovely experience for our guests with personalized service and exceptional food. As you pointed out, we are... 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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