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Violet Cafe' - Lounge & Bar

Calle 10 entre Avenida 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9841116654
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My husband and I went to this little restaurant for lunch during a rain storm. It was very romantic and the service was excellent and very friendly. The food is homemade Italian, learned from the best sources, the grandmothers of the sweet couple who own it. The pasta was perfect and the bruchetta, a very fresh appetizer. I also enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant 4 times during our two week vacation to PDC. He loved the spaghetti and lasagne and I loved the grilled salmon with grilled vegetables. They make their own pasta. High quality food with reasonable prices. Staff is very friendly and hospitable. A definite must eat at if you love pasta and seafood.... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great little place tucked away off the beaten path. Had the pizza. Was excellent. Service was top notch. Reasonably priced. Look forward to returning this trip.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

This retaurant was recently bought by a cute young italian couple, who now orchestra it personally. Beyond their great service, the pasta dish i orderd was made exactly as should, a surprising statement to make about a place in Playa. I recommend visitng this place for a great experience that flatters the good food. Dont miss the bruschetta for starters!

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Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The colors are what first attracted us: cream and violet, something different, something soothing. The creative menu and the warmth of the staff kept us. And the food will bring us back. The owners explained that they "escaped" from Italy (Sicily and Puglia), and I hope that diners find them, they are creating some fine dishes. The lounge salad was... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I read about Violet Café in Playa del Carmen and I definetely recommend to all people looking for nice cocktails, delicious cooking and amazing atmosphere!! Nice place, informal chic, cool people and good prices (little drunk at the end ;) .. at only 50mt from the wellknown traveller s 5th avenue, you can find very nice, cosy and cheaper locals..many... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We were going to the Coffee Shop, but it was closed. Violet Cafe was close and open, so we went there. I am so glad we did. We ordered lemonade, cappuccinos, a croissant with Nutella for the kids and shared a focaccia sandwich, on recommendation of our server. Amazing! The service was great, and fast. I look forward to returning... More

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Milan, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've dinner at the Violet with some friends during my stay in playa del carmen! it's full of restaurants and bars, but I really feel to reccomend this one, if you pass around here! service it's great, italian staff friendly and loving. nice atmosphere, and food top notch! we had mostly seafood.. don't miss the calamari and prawns tempura! absolutely... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Nice food, nice people, great atmosphere! The owners, Italian people, are very kind and friendly, we were greeted with professionalism and good cheer. The food offered is mainly fish and prawns were fantastic, still I can taste it and it makes me nostalgic for a nice holiday in a context as beautiful. I received the advice of friends just came... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Once I ve step in I said to my travel companion, we just found where we are eating tonight. So glad I was right!! Excellent food, excellent service, relaxed dining experience. When we thought it couldn't get any better, the next course would arrive...This is the best food we had in Playa del Carmen and we ate our way through... More

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