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Imprevist

1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9841687025-26
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I went to Imprevist in April and it was great. I go out for dinners in Playa 7-9 time per month. So I am always looking for another restaurant to put on my favorites list. I returned to the Imprevist in June and it really sucked. The waiter was the same great guy. But the bartender and I quess the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our favorite breakfast while in Playa and we espcially loved how close it was to the Condohotels. It is pretty small so sometime we had to wait even in the off season. The food and service were both excellent and I would highly recommend.

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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 excellent review on Trip Advisor. We are so happy you enjoyed everything! As you mention, our homey abode is a little bit small. Our ambiance features a cozy more intimate setting which allow us to focus on exclusivity and attentiveness to our guests. We do accept and encourage reservations... More

Durham, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed at Maya Villa, right above Imprevist and were lucky enough to have breakfast or brunch at Imprevist included in our stay. The food is amazing - not surprising, given that the chef at Plank is the owner. Every breakfast meal included drinks and a delicious serving of fresh fruits and a bread basket; every brunch included drinks and... More

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

Dear Guest, We are so delighted to hear that you loved Imprevist! Thank you for you kind compliments about Emerson as he is such a pleasant person and works hard to create excellent experiences for all of our guests. If you loved our breakfast and brunch we surely hope you have the opportunity to try us out for dinner the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One of the best breakfasts in Playa (I am an expat english local). The service here is always courteous and welcoming while maintaining a prompt and professional rapport. We dine for breakfast here at least two times a month but also make it a destination with visiting friends. Nice snuggly atmosphere thats reminiscent red-bricked basement pubs you'd find downtown in... More

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

Dear Guest, Your review is such a compliment to us and we thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about Imprevist. On that note we are thrilled that we keep you coming back time and time again. I hope you also get to experience our amazing culinary creative dinners from time to time as well. We pride... More

Cooper City, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed at El Taj Oceanfront which was only a couple blocks away from Imprevist. We were greated with a smile and were seated promptly. We enjoyed a basket of Mexican pasteries and jams while we waited for our eggs and pancakes. They also served fresh juice and fruits for us to eat. We will definitely visit again when we... More

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

Dear Guest, We delighted to hear that you had a great breakfast with us at Imprevist. We do offer many other goodies to compliment your breakfast selection such as fruit and yogurt and as you mentioned the fresh pastries and juice - always included as a part of your meal. Hopefully next time you return you will get the return... More

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at El Taj for a week in April and ate several times at Imprevist for dinner and for breakfast. We have two small kids who are 7 and 5 and though the restaurant doesn't proclaim to be kid friendly, it most certainly was. The staff (I wish I could remember all of their names: Angel was one of... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you had all fantastic experiences with us on multiple occasions for breakfast and dinner. As you mention the breakfast is fully complete starting with your morning cup of coffee, to juice, fresh baked pastries, fruit, yogurt, and not to mention your main entree. Then dinner turns into a... More

Calgary, Alberta
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at Club Yebo, which is just one shop down from Imprevist. We had both breakfast and dinner here. There are a few tables outside along the street in addition to inside seating. We were accommodated without reservations. Breakfast was the most expensive of our vacation, but was very good and I would do it again. As others have... More

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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 review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback and we are glad that you had a great experience overall. Thank you for the compliments on the breakfast service. The price of the breakfast includes an entree along with a basket of fresh breads and pastries, a fruit and yogurt... More

Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a very small and incredibly popular restaurant on a quaint little street in Playa. We had rented a great condo at Porto Playa ( just a few doors along) and a permanent resident recommended the restaurant to us. I'm so glad he did as we would probably not have visited the restaurant otherwise. Breakfast is lovely but my... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review! It is so nice to hear you had a great experience with us and it means a lot coming from a Senior Contributor such as yourself. You made a good suggestion about waiting until 11 am. Our breakfast service starts at 7 and then we introduce brunch at 11. At... More

South Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The breakfast were amazing we loved it. Every plate you order is great. The service excellent. A bit hot to sit outside

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to share. We do have a very popular breakfast and brunch social that happens daily. As you mentioned about the heat, we do have a cozy air conditioned dining room as well as outdoor seating at preference. If you loved the breakfast surely next... More

Schaumburg, Illinois
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited several days as we stayed next door and loved this place. Loved the fresh fruit with breakfast, the fresh juice, everything we ate was really good! Fantastic ambiance and service. And if you're a strong-coffee person, try their cappuccino: it could walk out of the place!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review! We are pleased that you had an amazing experience with us at Imprevist. Our breakfast and brunch is very highly rated for quality and service in Playa del Carmen - this is something we take great pride in. If you loved our breakfast surely you will be blown away with our dinner... More

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