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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
Great food!

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

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

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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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is the place the locals hang out, right next to the beach with the tables and chairs arranged across the sand. Kick your shoes off and enjoy the music. We enjoyed the cerviche and shrimp quesadillas.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Their shrimp ceviche was the best we tried in town! Also, their pina coladas were great too! Highly recommend. Cant beat dining with a view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Sit on the beach and have a terrific ceviche and a few beers. Might not be the best for the resort types but great food/service/atmosphere. Very happy. Would return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Went last Sunday and the place was filled with Mexican families. Had our feet in the sand, we enjoyed the shade, and the smell of salty sea. The service was quick and friendly and the food was fine. The fried fish was better than the shrimp quesadilla, though that was okay, too. Fair food, fair value.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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