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Don Chendo

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Avenida 30 Con Calle 24 y 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5950
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: There's plenty of pizza in Playa del Carmen, but there's only one Don...
There's plenty of pizza in Playa del Carmen, but there's only one Don Chendo! Don Chendo is Playa's home for Chicago-Style deep Dish Pizza and delicious pasta. We affectionately serve Play's only authentic, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, as well as old-school spaghetti and meatballs, and shrimp, chicken, delicious salads, and much more. Don Chendo is all about home cooking!
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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
The meatballs are to die for!

Everyone continuously raves about the deep dish pizza here (which I have yet to try) but on my last visit I indulged in the meatballs and they were to die for! The location is fantastic, service excellent and the food.. there are not enough words.. I can't wait to try the deep dish on my next visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
BeccaMex
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Everyone continuously raves about the deep dish pizza here (which I have yet to try) but on my last visit I indulged in the meatballs and they were to die for! The location is fantastic, service excellent and the food.. there are not enough words.. I can't wait to try the deep dish on my next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

LOVE the whole grain pasta W the homemade sausage & peppers sauce, we added the oven baked zucchini making it a perfect meal for 2 to share. The friendliness of the staff & Russell (owner) only add to the ambience!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped by here as a family during our just completed 8-day trip and based on Trip Advisor reviews. Hole in the wall (that's a compliment) type of place. We got to meet and know the owner (Jimmy Don) as he's very personable and obviously "involved". It's a short taxi-ride (actually, we could have probably walked from our hotel) and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Don Chendo has the secret for the very best Chicago Pizza. He is personable and helpful, as is his front line staff. This restaurant is definitely not on the 5th Avenue ordinary and expensive food fare circuit. Walk a bit, experience great food and drinks at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is quaint and you can sit and watch the... More 

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Playa del carmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have to eat my own words. In one of my earlier reviews I stated that another establishment was the best in town. I still like the other place. But now I have a new #1 and it is Deep Dish Pizza!!! My friends called the experience a food orgasm and they were right. As I was eating all I... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Really great food. Reasonable prices. Reasonably priced wine. Great service and an owner, Russell, that comes by your table to check on you.

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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I LOVE Don Chendo's! Best pizza, wine, service! Jimmy and Russell make you feel so welcome. This is at the top of our Playa must do! Can't wait to go back.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Pizza at a wedding reception? Why not?! My husband and I are huge pizza aficionados, so when we decided to get married at a private villa in Playa del Carmen, ordering pizza for our reception was the obvious choice. Little did I know that I would somehow fall into the best hands in town to handle our quaint little event... More 

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Arvada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had dinner at don Chendo and found it to be the best deep dish pizza we had had in a long time. The pizza sauce was home made and so was the crust. To die for. Keep up the good work Don.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We tried Don Chendo on our last trip to Playa in December. It was so awesome we ate there 3 times in a week! Russel who use to own Carbancito's owns Don Chendo. He knows what he's doing for sure. We ate there twice this time in 5 days. Everything rocks. Ceasar salad is great. The meatballs rule, and the... More 

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Additional Information about Don Chendo

Address: Avenida 30 Con Calle 24 y 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 803 5950
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Monday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida 30 Con Calle 24 y 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Description

There's plenty of pizza in Playa del Carmen, but there's only one Don Chendo! Don Chendo is Playa's home for Chicago-Style deep Dish Pizza and delicious pasta. We affectionately serve Play's only authentic, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, as well as old-school spaghetti and meatballs, and shrimp, chicken, delicious salads, and much more. Don Chendo is all about home cooking!
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?