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“Great find, will definitely return.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yala Middle Eastern Cuisine

Yala Middle Eastern Cuisine
10th Street between 5th - 10th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 2989
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Ranked #264 of 842 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
RichmondVA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great find, will definitely return.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The review weren't wrong. Stopped in yesterday for lunch and was not disappointed. We were looking for a non-Mexican option and love Middle Eastern food and this is some of the best we've had outside of a major city like NYC or SF. I had the chicken shwarma (donor kebeb) on a pita and it was juicy and delicious. They have the typical topping options, e.g., tomato, onion, hummus, parsley plus a variety of sauces and some delicious tahini. husband had the ground beef patties done the same way. Again, moist and flavorful. The pitas alone were worth the stop. They were extremely fresh, pillowy light and soaked up all the meat juices. some topping must add that. They offered 2 kinds of fresh lemonade, one with basil, the other with mint which I enjoyed. Tasted like a booze-free mojito! Also offered a selection of sodas and club soda. Didn't try the falaffel, but it looked good. A tiny gem in the midst of touristy PDC. Hope they're still there when we go back.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great spot to stop for lunch- they have a couple combo deals during the day. The pita is delicious, hummus is really fresh, and the salad bar is great too! Don't miss the mint lemonade or the spiced French fries :) I definitely recommend this place!

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“Shawarma!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Omg you got to try the shawarma's it is amazing! And the prices are just right! Plus is near the clubs and the 5ta so the location its exelent!

  • Visited March 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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“Wow! Wow! Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Is this for real?? Best falafel and hummus ive had in my life. Cant resist this amazing fresh pita bread, and i loved the free salad bar.

Dont miss the lemonade - bazil or mint, to die for ..... :).

Two thumbs up!!!

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108 Mile Ranch, Canada
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“Give this place a try”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great location and even better food, friendly staff and excellent prices, my wife and I each had a pita stuffed with shaved chicken from a rotisserie, so good and all of the ingredients were fresh and delicious, I am a big eater so I ordered 2...big mistake these things are huge and one would have been plenty, next time we go we will try some of the many sauces and side salads available but we really didn't know the routine we sat back watched a few regulars and we could have made our experience just that much better...overall excellent value and great food

Visited February 2014
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