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“Just go!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Muelle Restaurant

El Muelle Restaurant
5th ave and 32nd st, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 0073
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Price range: $16 - $24
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Always fresh food directly from the sea. In the Muelle you will find the best of the sea always fresh with the traditional flavor. Reservation required. Chef owner
Naperville, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Just go!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Food is incredibly fresh . service is excellent. friendly staff and relaxed elegant atmosphere. Ceviche linguini misto frito grilled octopus mixed grill and sea bass. Dont Hesitate. You will love this place

Visited March 2014
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Northern California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Check out the Fresh Seafood Case...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We found this place to have a super friendly and helpful staff, the atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. I had the Seafood Linguini and it had large prawns and lobster cooked to perfection. This is a newer restaurant and worth a stop by next time you're in Playa.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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“DELICIOUS SEAFOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

yummy seafood and good prices.
Great ambiance and decor, definitely somewhere you want to eat in Playa!

  • 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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Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Long wait”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We went to this restaurant as it was rated #4 on trip advisors list.
The wait between the starter and main course was way ridiculously long, the excuse being that they have a very small kitchen and there was a large party that night that ordered grilled fish. Well, that is a feeble excuse. The one lobster/pasta dish was tasted dreadful nor did they have the narrow fork to pick out the flesh from the claws.
They were good enough not to charge for this dish. Not impressed for #4.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not As Touristy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

It can get overwhelming trying to decide where to eat on 5th Avenue. El Muelle is casual and they weren't pushy. The food was also really good. I had the lobster with linguini and it was the freshest food I had in a week in Playa. Service was also lovely. I ate there by myself and sometimes the wait staff gets annoyed by singeltons but not at El Muelle.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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