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“Tasty handmade pasta makes this place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cenacolo

Cenacolo
5th Ave. Mza 65 lt 3 Loc 2 Centro Calle 28, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 5705
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $200
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Austin, Texas, United States
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Tasty handmade pasta makes this place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We ate here on our last night in PDC at the recommendation of our resort. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, particularly the bread and burrata as well as the pasta dish we had ("Little Green Hats"). The Little Green Hats were tasty ravioli-like pastas filled with ricotta cheese in a sage butter sauce. It was very simple but savory and you could taste the hand-made quality of the pasta itself. While some of the touches are a little over the top (the man making pasta out front is interesting but plays a little too much into the Ave. 5 hustlers schtick for my tastes; there's also a giant pepper grinder the size of an Oompaloompa that made my husband and I pass on freshly ground pepper just to avoid the awkwardness of it), the foot was delicious and I'd certainly dine there again should I ever find myself in the area!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your comments, its good to know that you enjoyed our homemade pasta.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“Best dinner in playa del Carmen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We went twice to Cenacolo during our 10 days in Playa because we loved it so much the first time we went. The service is very high standard, the food is really good (especially the lobster tail and the agnolotti with lobster) and fairly good value, and they have a very good wine selection. I would rather go there for a romantic dinner than with family, but they do accomodate both.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your comments about our service and menu .
We hope you can visit us again soon
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Rowayton, Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“First rate experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Great food, great service. Friendly, and very knowledgable. Ask a question and you'll get a more detailed (and educational) answer than you could possibly have expected. Extremely high quality...with prices to match. Still good value. We showed up with no reservation during Easter week, and got a table with no problem...but we were lucky. It filled up fast.
We really know our food, and loved this place. Will be back...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your comments . it's a pleasure for us to explain the details of the dishes to our clients and it´s part of the service that we provide.

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Green Brook, NJ
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“you can't miss this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

They make your pasta fresh right in front of you right on a table right on fifth ave. 4 fab appys 4 dinners 2 bottles of malbec $55 per little green hat raviolis r to die for

Visited April 2014
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your comments . we hope you can visit us again very soon
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“the best meal we had in the rivera maya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The best meal we had in rivera maya including the restaurants at Grand Veyes (where we stated) & Rosewood Mayakoba (where we had two meals)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear customer, Thank you for your comments, it´s good to know that you enjoyed our homemade dishes.

We hope you can visit us again
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