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“So many cudos - Here's my 2 cents worth” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mom's Restaurant and Bar

Mom's Restaurant and Bar
Avenida 30 y Calle 4 | Upstairs of Mom's Hotel, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 100 5685
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Ranked #216 of 768 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: American, German, International, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: MOM'S BAR & RESTAURANT is a place for the local Ex Pats living permanent in Playa del Carmen and steady repeat customers from North America and Europe who spend the winter here. Tourists are welcome. We are running a small operation with MOM'S Classics and ad a few specials every week to keep it interesting. Most dinner specials run for 95 Pesos. We are open Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm till 11:00 pm. Our prices are moderate, the food is excellent, the drinks are strong and the service is personal.
Progresso
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“So many cudos - Here's my 2 cents worth”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I sometimes get a bit suspicious when all the reviews for a place are glowing accolades and none has so much as a critical comment so here is my 2 cents worth. I have dined at Mom's several times. First time I had the BBQ Baby-backs which were very good. Second time I had the burger. It was passable but no cigar. DAC has a better one. I also have ordered the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and cream gravy. The breaded steak was heavy with grease and a meat cleaver would have been better then the knife for cutting the steak. As for the mashed and gravy, well I've tasted better library paste. I guess good Tex-Mex doesn't travel this far south.
I also have ordered a dish that the owner had the chutzpah to call Beef Stroganoff. It was a beef stroganoff wannabe that tasted like the guy used toothpaste instead of sour cream. If you want good beef stroganoff, don't come to Playa del Carmen; I know this little place in Kiev...,
If it's ambiance you seek, Mom's just might be the place for you. There are usually a few aging snowbirds and expats schmoozing cliquishly at the bar or playing penny-ante poker at a table by the kitchen.
You can also dine in an outside balcony with a spectacular view of 30th Avenue. That's some consolation if you can't get to beautiful downtown Burbank.
Oh! and one more thing. There is a free pool table where you can play to your heart's content. I even got hustled.
So by all means, give Mom's a try, just don't forget the bicarb.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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New Braunfels, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quality &Quanity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Great food, dont let this place fool you, looks like a hole in the wall but ........... OMG amazing food, great service and even better prices...... The German Manager cooks all homemade food........... Don't miss out!!! Drinks are also a good price,, English is spoken and its a WONDERFUL place. FUN!!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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108 Mile Ranch, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“You miss your Mom?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

So, you want to feel like you are at mom's house without the guilt.... go to moms and have an authentic non fancy very affordable really good meal with cheap drinks and great atmosphere

Visited December 2011
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Mexico, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best BBQ Ribs Ever....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

This is a very friendly place, prices are fair, and the food is just great American Food. You can't miss the Chicken Fried Chicken, and the BBQ ribs, well, as good as they get. Thanks Jurgen.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playa del Carmen
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Home cooking and great freindly ambiance at Moms bar and restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2010

I don't know about the hotel, but the bar and restaurant is excellent, I ate the best BBQ ribs ever! Mi wife is Texan, and she had to agree with me about this being a real Mom's cooking style. And it is also cheap. They only do a "blue plate" each day (one only kind dish), and they served it until it is over so arrive early. They have darts and a pool table, and every body is very friendly. Margaritas are good!
More info:
http://www.mexicancaribbeantoday.com/hotstuff.htm

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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