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“Superb octopus carpaccio.” 5 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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Teddington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb octopus carpaccio.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went there during our first time at playa del carmen as it looks like quite a posh italian. We were not disappointed! Besides the waiter's disappointment as we did not order their pasta - they are preparing fresh ones live in front of you - our food was brilliant. I had the best octopus i ever had, the fish was scrumptious and the service was lovely.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, June 7, 2014
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“Amazing Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one restaurant we look forward to when visiting Playa! We love the atmosphere and the food is just as amazing!

  • Visited May 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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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear Customer, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to cenacolo playa.

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San Antonio, TX
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“What a discovery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Of our five dinners in Playa, one was not pre-determined. Oh Lala, Plank, Pavo Real, and Babe's Noodles were locked-in certainties. We planned to see what was new and attracted us for that fifth night. We set out to pick one of the Italian restaurants on the north end of Fifth. We had seen the hand-made pasta demonstrated the night before, and thought we might give Cenacolo a try. The manager talked us into it and offered us a perfect table on the street's edge. Two separate dining groups encouraged us to stay, giving us big thumbs up. If you are out there, thank you for helping us decide. This is one of the very finest restaurants in Playa. All courses were incredible (the shrimped-stuffed calamari were amazing), but the pasta is the real star. My wife had the little green hats we saw being made the previous night, and I had the absolutely best fettuccine bolognese I have ever had. This restaurant belongs in NYC, South Beach, or Vegas. The service was exemplary as was the atmosphere. Top-5 restaurant and top Italian IMHO.

  • Visited May 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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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Dear customer, we appreciate your positive comments , our staff it's really thankful for your comments about service, food and atmosphere.

We hope you can visit us again soon
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant in Playa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Wow. All around 5 stars. Perfect ambiance, perfect food, great wine and wonderful service. Order the "little green hats" for the table and split them as a side dish. Also, the white tuna carpaccio is first class all the way. This place is special.

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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your positive comments about our menú and service.
We hope you can visit us again soon
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best carpaccio ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Been there twice and yes, is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Service and food are great, the ambiance by the 5th Av. Is awesome to see and be seen and the pasta is homemade right in front of you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 21, 2014
Dear customer, thank you for your preference and your positive comments about our food and ambience in cenacolo playa.
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