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Pavo Real by the Sea

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Carretera 307, km 51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 998 872 8339
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pavo Real by the Sea is an intimate, magical restaurant at the edge of the...
Pavo Real by the Sea is an intimate, magical restaurant at the edge of the best beach in the world. You will come for the gorgeous view, you will come back for the incredible food prepared by Chef Alfonso Gonzalez and the attentive service and excellent wine list. Enjoy cocktails in the open-air bar at the edge of the beach, then choose a table in the garden or in the cozy salon decorated with original art, sit back and let us serve you a meal you won't be able to forget. The menu includes fresh foie gras, local fish and seafood, rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, bouillabaisse...And more. For a really special occasion, reserve a private romantic dinner on the beach. We look forward to your visit.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
WOW! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!

One of those once in a lifetime opportunities to enjoy creative, exquisite, cuisine in an unbelievable setting with suburb service. Ignore poor reviews published since the former chef was dismissed last fall (2014). Only the desert menu is pedestrian.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of those once in a lifetime opportunities to enjoy creative, exquisite, cuisine in an unbelievable setting with suburb service. Ignore poor reviews published since the former chef was dismissed last fall (2014). Only the desert menu is pedestrian.

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

While planning our 30th anniversary in Playa del Carmen, I wanted to find somewhere special. My research led me to this magical out the way restaurant. When making our reservation, they even helped to arrange our transportation from Playa del Carmen with a wonderful driver named Alfredo. Alfredo was full of stories and facts about the places we passed along... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our Easter Sunday dinner for 4 at Pavo Real was anticipated to be excellent (we were there 2 years ago) and we were not disappointed. The location could be something from a movie: on the beach in a very small hotel. The previous reviewers have called it "Beautiful", "Absolutely Stunning" and "A hidden gem". It is. Our weather this time... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful food and beautiful setting in this small, intimate hotel and restaurant. The steak we had was divine and cooked to perfection. I would thoroughly recommend this wonderful place.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I am so glad I left our hotel in Mayakoba to visit Pavo Real. We had a wonderful experience dining on the terrace overlooking the pool and beach. The meal was very reasonably priced (around £25GBP per head including a cocktail and main course) and we were also fortunate enough to see a fireworks display at the adjacent hotel during... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Small, discreet and romatic resturant in the Kin Sol Soleil boutique hotel. Can sit on terrace with view of pool and beach/sea. Good menu and food of high standard. Reasonable prices. Relaxed environment and friendly but unobtrusive service. Definitely recommend.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband surprised me for my birthday. a night at Amarte hotel and dinner at Pavo Real. View was amazing and service was very good *although not excellent. For the price my husband's lamb chops were delicious but a meager portion, while my lobster dish was very satisfying. Disappointed in the fact that when i asked to have a glass... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We made a return trip to this restaurant hoping it would live up to what we remembered from a visit one and one-half years ago. Wow - first off one of the staff remembered one of my daughters, truly remembered as he related details of the previous visit. We started with cocktails on the beach at sunset. Super view and... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We reserved for lunch after reviewing from trip advisor and found out great things about their food as well as their attentive service. The place has very nice setting and the beach is much cleaner, very long and shallow water makes it a great place to dip yourself in ocean. The massage tables were set up by the shaded area... More 

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boston
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226 reviews 226 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There’s also the new Spanish specialty restaurant (Pavo Real by the Sea) adjacent to the Grand Bliss beach club pool which serves a more upscale menu with outside seating for both lunch and dinner with views of the ocean to die for. We went for dinner and had the paella which was outstanding. It was a beautifully warm and welcoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 307, km 51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen  >  Playa Maroma
  • Phone Number: +52 998 872 8339

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, Seafood

Description

Pavo Real by the Sea is an intimate, magical restaurant at the edge of the best beach in the world. You will come for the gorgeous view, you will come back for the incredible food prepared by Chef Alfonso Gonzalez and the attentive service and excellent wine list. Enjoy cocktails in the open-air bar at the edge of the beach, then choose a table in the garden or in the cozy salon decorated with original art, sit back and let us serve you a meal you won't be able to forget. The menu includes fresh foie gras, local fish and seafood, rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, bouillabaisse...And more. For a really special occasion, reserve a private romantic dinner on the beach. We look forward to your visit.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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