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Don Chendo

Avenida 30 Con Calle 24 y 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
(984) 803-5950
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Pizza here is so insanely good. I tell or rather try and explain it to people and it's like describing the Mona Lisa to someone who cannot see. I get frustrated because people find it so funny when a fat guy talks about how much he loves a food. On our last trip we tried a few pies but Pepperoni... More

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Don't even bother with the other "Italian" restaurants on 5th...The deep dish pizza here will have you addicted after the first serving. .....talk about "The real deal" in flavors and presentation. The menu states that the pizza serves 2-3 people...that's the truth. The sauce is a homemade blast of perfectly combined ingredients....topped with an excellent cheese....and lots of it. I... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

From the moment you walk in you are treated like family. The food is awesome and even the wine was great. Right on a busy street but great for people-watching.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Don Chendo has hands down the best Pizza in Playa. I had given up on Pizza in Playa until I found this gem on Ave 30. Keep up the good work Russel.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We are not the biggest fans of spaghetti and meatballs, but the wife and I loved the dish at Don Chendo's.....maybe the best meatballs I've ever eaten. The deep dish pizza was good, and since we are NY style folks, we just had a piece from a friend, but the pasta dishes, desserts, etc....were wonderful! Have always enjoyed Russell's cooking,... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited Don Chendo several times this spring and can highly recommend it. The menu is simple with a few good options each day and the service is great. We also tried the takeout and were very satisfied but eating in the condo was no match for the friendly service that you’ll get at the restaurant.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I found out about this place from PLAYANOW, the local delivery service for food in Playa. We got there nid day and the owner was there to greet us, Clean, small place simple but nice. The pizza is excellent, done in true Chicago Style fashion! I am from Chicago and I can honestly say Don Chendo is great deep dih... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We checked out restaurants nearby and this one came up. We headed out for a pizza and after a little wait had a small one delivered? 2-3 people? Well it may look small but they are filling (us two just finished the pizza). To us (English) it was like a thin pizza with a high outside crust (pizza pie?) but... More

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RI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Russell has a great new spot on Ave 30. Very good Italian food and deep dish pizza. Good prices and very good staff. When you need something besides Mexican food this is the place to go- meatballs/pizza/ fettuccine all great and an outstanding host.

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waterloo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I dined here on deep dish pizza in July. We were here to drop off a suitcase of donations that the owner generously accepted to deliver to those in need. Service was quick and professional. The pizza enough to share. Thank you! Tip: you can order 2 different kinds and get half and half. This is a... More

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