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“The BEST PLACE ON THE BEACH” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canibal Royal

Canibal Royal
Calle 48 & Mar Caribe, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #122 of 730 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: Brazilian, Mediterranean, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Playas newest beach club, with a 1950´s Brazilian inspired arquitecture, breathtaking views and a wide selection of gener-crossing eclectic music from around the globe, is the perfect location to get a taste of the Caribbean. It´s menu brings dishes that are the favorites of coastal regions from around the world. Mediterranean, Brazilian, Peruvian Caribbean, African and of course Mexican. with a focus on seafood and the unique Tarte Flambee from the wood-burning oven.
New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The BEST PLACE ON THE BEACH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Amazing service (Angela and Pedro).
Fantastic Fresh Food (Fried Shrimp tacos).
Perfect Drinks (Smoothies and Cocktails)
Incredible View of Boats and Relaxing Music (all 50's and 60's - NO TECHNO)

Visited October 2012
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Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great beach restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This restaurant is located near a new residential area and a hotel. It is 15 walking minutes away from the 5th avenue and 34th street which is more less the starting point of the commercial area.
The food is mexican fusion style and we have tasted the barbacue octopuss ,shrimp cocktail,breaded shrim and fish tacos with overwelming results. The mojitos, piñas coladas,and clamatos were very refreshing! This place is oriented for a younger audience and you could either eat the restaurant or sit down at the front of the beach. Do not get scared when you see the reserved sign on the beach front tables, because they are negotiable.
At the beach front you have fishing boats and rocks. For a swim you could either turn left and enjoy a great small beach or right for a more spacious place. Last, there is a big parking area around the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great beach club”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is the best downtown beach club, right in the middle of playas 'urban' area, you have a three tier beach club, restaurant with terrace, and pool rooftop. Known almost more for how great the food is, its also where you'll see playas party crowd drawn in by the dj, who keeps the music trendy and mixed. Very stylish with attention to detail.

Visited October 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place to spend the day by the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I had a good time by the beach in this place. I loved the decoration and overall feel of the place. It is a smaller beach club compared to the others near the 5th street and since it is not so near all the hot spots in Playa del Carmen, it is not as crowded. However, if you go in high season, it will be full.
There´s always music by a DJ, but not so invading or club like.
The food is great and the drinks too, I specially recommend the blackberry daiquiri, delicious!!
I also like that this place doesn´t charge you just to have a seat, but there´s a minimum $150 pesos consumption required.
The beach is nice but I didn´t like that there are a lot of boats parked right in front of Canibal, so if you take a swim, there will be a lot of gasoline smell and boats and ropes around you, not nice at all. If you walk a little to the side, you can have a swim in a much nicer area without all the boats.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“To spend almos all the day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Great food, great music Great attention, ask only to your waiter because if you ask for someone else never come what you ask for! I love the camarones and Rib Eye chicharon! Piñadas or Piña colada are fantastic. The not good (and isnt about the places) is the bounch of fishers boats infront of the beach. Go there!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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