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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Great local spot on the beach

Excellent food, locals clearly frequent the place, and the guacamole and whole grilled fish are great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
marty3030
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trenton, nj
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trenton, nj
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food, locals clearly frequent the place, and the guacamole and whole grilled fish are great!

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Summerland, Canada
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've enjoyed eating at La Playita other years but this year the food wasn't what it used to be. Still an excellent location on the beach and a great place to bring kids as they can take a break from sitting at a table and play in the sand or dance to the music. Speaking of music…standard American 70's stuff….would... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food, cold beer, and cheap prices. What more could you ask for in a place? Definitely go for the fresh catch of the day, you won't be disappointed! Friendly staff and great views don't hurt either.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tables on the sandy beach, great atmosphere and great food. We had fish fillets, which come with rice and salad. Outstanding!! Beware, they up close at 8:00pm (on the Monday we were there) so arrive by 7:15 if you are coming for dinner. Other days might have different hours.

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1 Thank Andrew M
Summerland, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here in previous years but this year it was quite busy in the restaurant, as it was a Sunday evening. The servers seemed a bit harried as a result and there were a few mixups in ordering. Even though we ordered two full meals, the chips and salsa included only a habanero sauce. The food was well... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in PM for a month. We had breakfast here at least 4 times, and it was delicious each time. Ladies that run it are exceedingly nice.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was unremarkable, but we really liked the location and the atmosphere. They are just off of the beach, they had a fun little band playing while we were there, and they have a sandy area directly adjacent to the seating area where our young daughters danced to the band's music after dinner. We would probably go back... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good staff, laid back vibe,Sand, plastic tables, playita is the fix for a lazy day in Puerto Morelos. Eat and hang like a local. Great margaritas too!

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Rio De Janeiro, Rj
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Nothing to say "ooooh". Just ok. It's a place where you dine with your feet on the sand. For the food, great fried shrimp on garlic sauce. The whole fried fish was ok only. I ate much better food in a nicer environment at the Merkadito, regret I didn't repeat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very fresh and delicious seafood with the sand between your feet. Server was ice cold, which was surprising, but the food, ambience, and all more than made up for it. Disappointed though they had run out of whole fish by 3:30pm or so when we arrived.

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Thank Jason S

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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