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“Great Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Imprevist

Imprevist
1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9841687025-26
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is experiencing these wonderful dishes that leaves you surprisingly unexpected everytime. The restaurant is situated in a quaint magical street in the Heart of a Playa del Carmen that will make the night, a night to wish would never end. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs; Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine. Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art with in each presentation. He personally hand select the products focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet. “Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience a delightful aroma, flavor and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.
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“Great Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Me and my friends had breakfast vouchers for the Imprevist, we ate there couple of times and the food was great, the service is amazing, its a nice, little and cosy restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A 5 Star Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My wife and I recently returned from a wonderful week in Play Del Carmen. On our third night we ventured into town to find a place for dinner. We happened to to meet a couple who had recently relocated to Playa from the states. They highly recommended we try IMPREVIST and it was only a few blocks away. Well all I can say is WOW what a wonderful dinning experience. We are from Chicago which has some of the finest restaurants and chefs in the world and IMPREVIST would have no trouble competing here. Our server Jamie was professional, polite and prompt. The food was fresh, made to order and as beautiful as it was delicious! I was told that the chef has worked and trained in several different countries abroad. How does it get better, well the atmosphere is just delightful. Quaint outdoor seating, romantic indoor seating and very clean restroom facilities. Lets not for get one of the most important things the libations. Excellent wine menu, awesome specialty drinks (thanks to Oscar behind the bar) and a delicious assortments of after dinner cordials. This was so enjoyable that we went back the night prior to our departure and enjoyed another meal of complete excellence!

Many thanks to everyone at IMPREVIST for a wonderful experience!

Garry & Liz

  • Visited September 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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Tucson, Arizona
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“Intimate and impeccable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here and. A me back for breakfast. Everything was excellent and generous. Highly recommend

  • Visited October 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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Playa del Carmen, México
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“Breakfast service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went to this charming restaurant on a saturday morning to check the menu, here are some of the impressions we had during the breakfast:
Good:
Decoration and service, the ambiance is delicious and very inviting.
They have an option for a breakfast combo with juice, coffee, fruit, bread and your choose from a variety of dishes like eggs benedict, rancheros, chilaquiles, mojetes. The bread and homemade mermelade are delicious, kudos to the Chef for that. And the option for brunch is available after 11:00 aswell.

Bad:
The main dishes they serve are not made with fresh ingredients, one of the dishes with eggs we ordered smelled like refrigerator, I believe high standards with your providors should be established and also in your kitchen where the person in charge of cooking should check the ingredients used.


Jaime was our waiter at the beginning and honestly wasn't good or bad. But a nice guy continued attending us and I have to say he was outstanding and provided a great service, too bad we didn't ask his name.

Nevertheless I'm willing to give this place a new oportunity to make a different impression since I don't think all the good reviews are imaginary, but this time for dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for dining with us. Your comments are very important to us. We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We take pride in serving fresh ingredients as our chef picks it himself. Though we don't really know exactly what happened that day, our management is strictly looking into these issues at the moment. Thank you for pointing out to us! We strive for excellence with our dishes and service. Hopefully this doesn't stop you from visiting us again soon!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
PR&Management
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“Great for Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were staying in the Maya Villa Condo Hotel, and breakfast was part of our package. This meant we would eat at Imprevist.
Non-guests can also use this restaurant.
Unfortunately, the Chef was on annual leave so the restaurant was closed for dinner in the evenings, which was a shame, as we had really looked forward to trying their menu, therefore; this review will only be based on my experience of eating breakfast.

The breakfast menu includes:
• Pastry basket (including muffins, croissant, jam, etc)
• Fresh fruit (with muesli, yogurt and honey)
• Fruit Juice (including a green one with Chaya – very nice)
• Tea or Coffee
• Your choice from the breakfast menu.
Service was always very pleasant and attentive (I think our man was called ‘Emer’ ?), and the food was very nice. There was an interesting mix of Mexican food , and more western choices, such as Bagels, pancakes or eggs benedict.
All were freshly prepared and tasty.
Although our breakfasts were included in the price or our condo, I believe the breakfast costs about $150 (pesos) and at this price it was very good value.

  • Visited September 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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