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“Quaint and friendly, and extremely yummy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of PapaCharly Pastas

PapaCharly Pastas
25 av. entre calle 30N y 32N, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 134 7919
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta, Argentinean
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Quaint and friendly, and extremely yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Small restaurant with home made pasta and lots of great choices. Salads are definitely shareable. Pasta portions are great. And the crepas for dessert are a must. Also shareable.

Great place for family and or/friends for a nice meal out at very reasonable prices.

This place absolutely gets added to the list.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Dryden, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Made our annual visit to Util's Pasta Factory. Ordered spaghetti, lasagna and ravioli. As expected it was filling and authentic Italian food. Family run business, with a great atmosphere, that is a nice change to the busy restaurants on fifth. See you next year! (Or maybe next week!)

Visited March 2014
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Englewood, Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful Family and Fantastic Pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

PapaCharly's is one of the places we had heard about, but were confused as to whether is was a full-blown restaurant, or just a pasta factory. I am so glad we decided to give it a go. The pasta, bread and salad were all wonderful and the ambiance and service were top notch. The more we get off of 5th ave, the more we love Playa and all it has to offer. This is a must-see when you are in town. I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have eaten at PapaCharly's before. Was great then, still great. We had 11 in our group on 2-24-2014. We had reservations as we were a big group. Our table was ready when we arrived. We brought our own wine, they charge a corking fee of 50 pesos for each bottle they uncork. The bottles were uncorked and and left on the table for our pouring. Our orders were taken by our names in order to receive separate bills. Separate bills seem to be an oddity in Mexco so this was nice to have them do our bills this way. The food was outstanding. We were even brought special bruscheta type bread along with their regular rolls, a very nice touch. The salads were beautiful and tasty and easy could feed 3 people, as we were informed. The pasta is made as you order, so freshness and care is the best. Our entire group was thrilled by their meals. I know mine and hubbys was excellent. He got the lagsane and I got fettacinni carbonara, so good we ate every morsel! This should be on everyone's list when they visit Playa del Carmen!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Alberta
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Above & Beyond ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First of all everyone should know pesos only at papas. No credit card! The only reason I'm not giving this place 5 out of 5 is probably due to the fact that where we come from things may be a bit quicker and a bit of a better venue. Should I be deducting points based on culture or the city it's in? Probably not! All I have to say is this was the best Italian food I have ever ever had. I don't think I will ever be able to eat at another Boston pizza or east side Mario's ever again! By the end of the meal we embarrassingly realized it was cash only. The owner drove us back to our hotel and waited while we got the rest of the money. He was beyond happy to do this for us. What amazing hospitality!

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