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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food and reasonable prices

After snorkeling, we asked our guide to recommend a place for lunch. We find that the best way to find a great place to eat is though the recommendations of those who actually live and work in the area we are visiting. Our guide walked us down the street that runs along the beach, then called out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Warning to all travelers!!!! This place rips you off, the owner is a thief! The exchange was 15.25 yet he makes money off the tourists that keep him in business by charging 13 pesos to the dollar exchange. Avoid this place unless you like giving away money... This made us so sad and angry as we came here last year... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After snorkeling, we asked our guide to recommend a place for lunch. We find that the best way to find a great place to eat is though the recommendations of those who actually live and work in the area we are visiting. Our guide walked us down the street that runs along the beach, then called out to the owners,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

great seafood; guacamole was excellent. lobster was so so. shrimp cocktail was A++ We had a large party and they accomodated us. We tried most items on the menu and it was all excellent.

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St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In general it is a good sign when most of the customers are locals. My family rought of fish that we just caught and the staff made ceviche and fish cooked 3 different ways....all excellent. The prices for other food was good and delicious.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We actually ate here in Feb 2014... We came in search of fresh fish and we found it! Fantastic food at an excellent value!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nothing special about it except that it is on the beach. But, they block the view with tarps or chain link fence sometimes so it is not even special to be on the beach then because you are staring at tarps. Terrible margaritas. Good fish tacos. Mediocre guacamole.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was raining, so we didn't get the full experience of eating on the beach, but we were sheltered from the storm and very much enjoyed the meal. They serve chips with a pumpkin seed puree and a delicious hot green salsa. I had fish veracruz and it was great - a rich pepper, tomato and olive sauce that totally... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This place was high on our list and after a short time in PM the message from locals was this was the place for fresh fish. Because of the setting we were keen to do lunch. We went for the awkward 2pm opening to find it closed and found they would open in a few Mexican minutes. Tried next day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love this place. Have eaten here a few times over the past year. We weren't planning on going here last week, but a very last minute decision to go and of course it was awesome. They bring you some sort of tuna appetizer for free plus the salsa de habanero. I like to try a few different things so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been here a few times and it is awesome, super fresh seafood and amazing view. The staff is friendly and quick. We had ceviche pulpo and camarones, fried fish filet, garlic fish filet and fried shrimp too! Great place for lunch, not open late for dinner. This is a great local and some tourist place, a must stop... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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