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Yala Middle Eastern Cuisine

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10th Street between 5th - 10th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 2989
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great falafel and salad bar

This little place serving excellent food.Great falafel outstanding salad bar to die for.Service excellent owner very friendly customer oriented.You must visit this place one block from 5 ave.Only one negative the seating not comfortable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
John R
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This little place serving excellent food.Great falafel outstanding salad bar to die for.Service excellent owner very friendly customer oriented.You must visit this place one block from 5 ave.Only one negative the seating not comfortable.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This should be in the top 20 restaurants in Playa. Salad bar to die for. Best falafel outside the middle east. Friendly, and fast service.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Best kabob I've eaten in a long time! Really good hummus. Very clean place. Helpful and friendly owner.

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very good hummos and food overall. Excellent staff. Reasonable price. A very decent place to have a quick snack.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

For someone like me, that does not eat meat, Yala was the light at the end of the tunnel. Day after day i was eating their falafel and cracking down on their free salad bar. Owners must hate me haha lol ;).

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was at yala the other day and it was great. The falafel was crispy and the salad super fresh. I was there with friends, the staff was very friendly and happy. I heard from my meat eater friends that the shawarma was good, always delicious.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Small restaurant but very nice staff. The food is great! TV is a bit loud, especially in such a small space. But, otherwise, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

All I can say is it was very good very clean place I would highly recommend it especially if you do like the Fifth Avenue but do not like the prices of the restaurants and all the restaurants being the same right very close by Starbucks in the middle of the 5th ave

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

it' a little hole in the wall located on Calle 10 near 5th avenue but it is amazing food at an excellent price. For under $10.00 you can have a falafel plate with salad bar and a non-alcoholic drink. It is very popular and it can be hard to find a seat. Staff are friendly and very capable. Their hummus... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Were a bunch of friends visiting in Playa del Carmen and we found this great little place called YALA. we've been eating there almost daily for the past few days, including major delivery service. I highly recommend this place to whomever like middle eastern food, as we all very much enjoyed it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10th Street between 5th - 10th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 2989

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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