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“REAL mexican food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Jurado

El Jurado
Ave. Constituyentes | entre calle 25 y ave 30, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #392 of 787 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: Mexican
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“REAL mexican food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

REAL mexican food! Unlike the horrible tourist traps one can find all over the Riviera Maya. Try the excellent 'Mixiote', a slow cooked lamb stew perfumed with avocado leafs and "maguey" fiber. The cherry on the top of the cake are the prices; the place is really not expensive nor pretentious and the food beats by far many "gourmet" restaurants of the 5th Av. in Playa.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great tacos de camaron”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very tasty food, a fair amount of food in each dish, and the fruit waters are gigantic.
Will come back for another taco de camaron.

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Bucharest, Romania
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145 reviews 145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“A local price with great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I love aguas frescas, and they serve up some really good ones that are also huge for the price you pay. Food is good and reasonably priced.

Visited June 2014
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great local flavor; inexpensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Living in Playa, we've hit many of the 'off the tourist map' places. El Jurado is one of our favorites. The enchiladas verdes here beat any we've ever had... the huaraches are delicious too... and if you think 'Taco Bell' when you hear the word Gordita, think again. At 19 pesos (~$1.50 US), you can't beat 'em! They also have a tamarind sauce and a garlic sauce- they make both there- in squeeze bottles. A little of each on a totopo and you will be amazed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chilliwack, Canada
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159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“El Jurado @ Playa del Carmen Sept 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

On our frequent trips to this area we always visit this restaurant..this visit we once again had the Enchiladas-Verde. So good. Staff are friendly with some english understand, but they also have english and spanish menus so no problem if unable to speak the language. The lemonade is freshly made and very refreshing. A must if in the area and want some very authentic local food. Great prices...our meal was $20 including a tip. Ambience is not the best but if you want 'fancy smamcy' then go to a 5th Avenue 'americanized' restaurant and pay more. Your choice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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