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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Get The Whole Fried Fish

Nice, very casual restaurant on the beach. The ceviche was good as was the fried shrimp and fried fish filet the kids ordered. The margaritas tasted as though they were made with Sprite, not bad, just not a margarita. The best thing of all was the fried whole fish; tender, flaky, crispy-edged and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gina T
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice, very casual restaurant on the beach. The ceviche was good as was the fried shrimp and fried fish filet the kids ordered. The margaritas tasted as though they were made with Sprite, not bad, just not a margarita. The best thing of all was the fried whole fish; tender, flaky, crispy-edged and delicious.

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queretaro
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is your local restaurant, on the beach (you cant see the ocean though... because of the sand dunes... but ohh well.) So if you are wearing high heels, you will get sand on your toes. Drinks are great, the view is great but the BEST is the BOQUINETE fish. The service is a bit slow ... so try to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Get the whole fish (fillets are frozen ) this place serves great seafood really fresh and nicely seasoned great price and it's right on the beach I thought the service was just ok

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

great location on the beach, the floor is the beach. Very good fresh fish daily bought directly from the returning boats. Great cerviches. Definitely try the grilled octopus with garlic. Dress down and enjoy the beach and food.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

First of all, Punta Morelos is a gem. Great little fishing town. We had lunch at La Playita. The ceviche was super good ( fish, shrimp, conch ). Location is on the beach with a fantastic view. Two thumbs up.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent food! Would go back on another visit... We enjoyed a beer and our typical Mexican cuisine overlooking the fishing boats returning with their catches. Lovely!!

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Ladysmith
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Walk past this little place every morning and every morning they are cleaning fish. Knew it should be good and it was. Just stopped in on our way home for a cold beer, but ended up splitting the shrimp in garlic sauce. Not a mistake for garlic lovers. There were 6 good sized shrimp, rice and salad. More than enough... More 

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brandon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

8 of us had lunch all really enjoyed their meals ,4 had breaded fillet ,1 veracruz,1 diablo ,my wife and i shared a whole hogfish which they allowed me to pick out.It was excellent.Good service. No complaints,shall return.Also very reasonable compared to other restaurants we have tried.As a plus your feet are in the sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

If you want a local, authentic, Mexican seafood this is the place. Frequented by mostly locals and some travelers, this beach restaurant is phenomenal. We had guacamole with an amazing pumpkin seed dip, pescado frito and ceviche. Delicious and fresh. The margaritas are real not made from a mix. I drank a Chilada with XX's, lime juice, salt rim and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is the place the locals go so you know it's good. We walked down here from our all inclusive, Excellence, which has mediocre Mexican food. Our waiter brought us a pumpkin seed dip that was unique and addicting, try it. The whole fried fish and ceviche are must try's. Service was attentive, beers cold, margaritas decent. Dinner for two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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