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“Delicious!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Penita de Jaltemba

La Penita de Jaltemba
30 entre 5ta y 1era Av, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9848034210
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "La Peñita de Jaltemba" is a seafood restaurant/bar its name is inspired in a beach of the nayarit riviera, it offers fresh seafood. Prepared to fulfill the most demanding palates, our menu has a wide variety of options for our clients, even for those who don't eat seafood.Don't forget to try one of our exotic cocktails on our menu.We are located in one of the hottest places to hang in playa del carmen for locals and tourists.
Playa del Carmen
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“Delicious!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Awesome service!! The waiters and the manager are kind all the time and anticipating whatever you may need. The restaurant has a nice design and it is in a great location near Quinta Avenida in Playa. The food is great, ceviches are awesome but you have to be careful with habanero ceviche, even for mexicans it is extremely hot!, shrimp empanadas are the most delicious, tostadas and tacos are great too. The only detail is i would have loved more cucumber and tomatoe in my ceviche, general opinion: awesome!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ale A, Public Relations Manager at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Hi Mrs.Sanders... thanks for your review... ask the waiter for extra cucumber and tomato on your ceviche on your next visit... hope to see you very soon!
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“best tuna toast (tostadas de atun fresco)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

nice place, not expensive, not inexpensive, delicious seafood tacos.
The DJ music is excellent........

Visited January 2013
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Ale A, Public Relations Manager at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
hope to have you here again enjoying our food and music... cheers!!!
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Toronto, Canada
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“Very good but turn down the tunes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Food and service was very good. We were a large group (10 people) and all was smooth! The food was very tasty. The fish soup and shrimp soups were great. The Peruvian Ceviche was delicious... Everyone's meal was anywhere from very good to excellent! The only complaint is that they played 'House Techno music' and it was a little too loud. The crowd was a typical mix of age and the music was very annoying. It also seemed to create an environment of chaos. If they turn it down then this place is a must visit!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ale A, Public Relations Manager at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
we appreciate your review... we will work on the volume of the music, hope to see you very soon!
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“Amazing meal and fabulous ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

We walked by this place late last night and it was packed, so we decided to try it for dinner today. Needless to say it was also packed tonight and we can happily say we were indeed were impressed!

They brought a few salsas and chips to the table - all were great and had a little kick but nothing too crazy (except the habanero sauce which you'd expect to be). It was hard to choose from such an extensive and delicious-looking seafood menu but we settled on a fried shrimp "cracklings" appetizer, jalapeños wrapped in bacon and stuffed with shrimp and cream cheese, and a whole petite grilled octopus. All came out looking very fancy if that kind of thing matters to you. The food was seasoned and prepared to perfection. I have never had a whole octopus like that before; it was outstanding and not rubbery in the least.

The atmosphere was really great, too. Nice outdoor seating on a quieter street with very attentive and pleasant servers. All in all one of the best meals we've had for the price which was around $32USD before tip. If you don't like seafood this may not be the place for you since that was pretty much all they had besides a steak or two near the bottom of the menu.

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Ale A, Public Relations Manager at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
great to hear you love it!!! hope to see you soon!!

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