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Don Chendo

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Avenida 30 Con Calle 24 y 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5950
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Some of the best food we had in Playa

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and the reviews didn't lie, the food was great!!! This place is really just a hole in the wall. Very clean with good service. Although we haven't tried it, it apparently delivers to your door should you wish to stay home. I ordered the Rigatoni with Sausage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
alainbeland
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Moncton, New Brunswick
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  • Outdoor seating
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Moncton, New Brunswick
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and the reviews didn't lie, the food was great!!! This place is really just a hole in the wall. Very clean with good service. Although we haven't tried it, it apparently delivers to your door should you wish to stay home. I ordered the Rigatoni with Sausage and Peppers. My wife ordered the... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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200 reviews 200 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Friday night when visiting some friends we looked for some different style of pizza at Playa del Carmen. Everybody is making the pizzas the Italian way with the thin crust, everyone but Chendo's. We absolutely loved the pizza from this place. It's like the deep dish pizza with more sauce and toppings. The sauce is great as well as the... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have walked by this place many times seeing it packed full of gringos I thought not to bother with it. But finally I broke down at least to try their deep dish pizza. Don Chendo, you got the right fixings and you have mastered it. I don't even like deep dish pizza. The staff is attentive and I was... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I love the sauce and the deep dish pizzas are great! I order from here at least 3 times a week and I dont have any plans to slow down! The spaghetti and meat balls remind me of when I was young in Chicago, the pizza is amazing and I have tried the veggi deep dish too and its beautiful!... More 

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

Hey Tony! You da man, Baby! And we love cooking for you :-) Russell More 

Saugatuck, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ordered pizza to be delivered to our condo our first night in Playa because we were exhausted. This place is great! Easy to place order, delivery within a reasonable amount of time, price was also resonable and really good pizza.

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

Hi Kim, We take the utmost care ensuring our meals leave our kitchen as perfect as possible. It's nice to hear our delivery partners also executed as well. Thanks for sharing your experience! Chendo More 

San Clemente, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Don't fall for the pizza places on 5th avenue, there is a reason why they have salesman trying to get you in. We are visiting Playa from California. The pizza at Don Chendo is exactly how the picture looks on their website, outstanding flavor and great crust!!! We ordered 10 pizzas to go and 6 different pastas. The hands down... More 

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

Hey David. The Meat Lovers pizza was our second biggest seller last week, behind only the Chendo. With home made Italian sausage, hand cut pepperoni and plenty of sliced bacon, this is a pizza I find myself craving regularly . . . See you next time and thanks for sharing your Chendo experience Chendo More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great Value for discriminating taste. The Angel hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Broccoli is a favorite among Friends. The Chicken Parmagana and Home made Pizza make it a once a week destination for us.

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

Hi Serendipity, you picked a great screen name! We built the restaurant with locals in mind, so your comments are heartwarming. Thank you for sharing! Chendo More 

Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Simply the best pizza ever, anywhere, period. My favorite was a pizza with hand cut pepperoni and sun dried tomatoes. Chicken parm was also great. Service is excellent as well. This is a great place for couples or families to sit back relax and enjoy great food. It is a few blocks from 5th, it's on 30th a couple of... More 

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

I agree, wholeheartedly Chendo More 

Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great Surprise when I saw this little piece of Chicago in Playa del Carmen, this cozy place has no more than 12 tables and has the best deep dish pizza in Playa del Carmen, Chendo is the nick name of the owner and cooks for You also. This place starts working at 2 pm from Monday to Saturday, and... More 

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

HI Eric, good review, thanks! Just to clarify, we're open 3:00 to 11:00 PM Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. Now that Easter is behind us we anticipate rarely being on a wait, but we'll see. And yes, our pizzas take about twenty minutes, sometimes a tad bit longer if we're busy. But we think they're well worth the... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

amazing food. andreas is the best, the pizza and all other dishes are unbelieveable we came 3 time and enjoy every time more then the last one

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Russell G, Owner at Don Chendo, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?