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“Exceptional service and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daveed Chef Service

Daveed Chef Service
Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum, Zona Costera, Km. 256.3, Plaza Xaac No. 10., Akumal 77710, Mexico
+(52)984 1577908
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Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Akumal
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: I am an experienced cook who will come to your home, discuss your needs and dietary requirements, arrange to shop for all the ingredients, cook at your villa or house at your convenience. My work is not done until everything is clear and clean and your appetite satisfied.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Exceptional service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Recently we had the pleasure of being served by Chef Daveed in Half Moon Bay, Akumal, when we were there for our son's wedding. Chef Daveed prepared a beautiful meal for 13 people in our apartment. Most of the people had never tasted Mexican food, and after their experience I'm sure they'll want more. The meal began with a variety of salsas, chips, guacamole,and cerviche followed by an aztec salad, fish veracruz, a rice dish,vegetarian black beans, flan and fruit. All dishes were not only delicious, but looked beautiful. The fruit was arranged in a huge bouquet (emanating from a pineapple).

Chef Daveed also prepared a farewell brunch for 40 of the wedding guests consisting of Salsas, Guacamole & chips an amazing fruit cocktail (mix of apples, pears, banana and strawberries with pecan, raisins and coconut in a 3 mix sauce)
fresh fruit bouquet (pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, mango)Green chilaquiles with egg, black beans, veggie mix
(Potato, red pepper, green pepper, onion),variety of sweet bread
Plantain stuffed with cream cheese. The plantains were particularly good and were consumed as quickly as they were placed on the buffet.

Chef Daveed is an incredibly honest and talented chef who takes great pride in the quality of his food as well as the presentation. He is happy to explain the different dishes and accommodate various dietary restrictions. He also has a small restaurant called El Comal de Akumal that looks very inviting.

We highly recommend Chef Daveed services as a personal chef for anyone wishing to entertain in their apartment or just to beg off food preparation while on vacation. He does all the shopping and preparation in a very efficient and tasteful manner.

Thanks Daveed for providing us with a very relaxing Friday night dinner and Monday morning brunch. Everyone loved the food!

Visited March 2014
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Daveedchefservice, Propietario at Daveed Chef Service, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Hello!,

Thank you very much for your nice comments! it was a real pleasure for us to be at your service, we are really happy to hear that you enjoy our food and service.

hope to see you back in Mexico very soon!.

Have a fantastic

Daveed
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great company ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My friends and I rented a villa in playa del carmen for a week in January and I had requested Daveed's private chef services during that time. Daveed is very friendly and easy to communicate with. We created a menu together and worked within the limits of our budget. The food was phenomenal! He created something different everyday, including my favorite - cevice - with every meal. I will definitely use Daveed's services again!

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Daveedchefservice, Propietario at Daveed Chef Service, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Hello Sasha!,

Thank you very much for your nice comments! it was a real pleasure for us to be at your service, we are really happy to hear that you enjoy our food and service.

Have a great day

Daveed
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great Meal, Very Nice Chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A friend hired Daveed to cook for my wife and I on our honeymoon in Playa del Carmen. It was amazing! We have 5-6 tapas brought out, and really enjoyed having Daveed cook and serve us each plate. He is an absolute professional and great chef.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Daveedchefservice, Propietario at Daveed Chef Service, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Hello Patrick!,

Thank you very much for your nice comments! it was a real pleasure for us to be at your service, we are really happy to hear that you enjoy our food and service.

hope to see you back in Mexico very soon!.

Have a great day

Daveed
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Taunton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“How the other half live...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We recently stayed in Akumal and knew there were limited restaurants in the area. We were also concerned about driving at night on unfamiliar roads. I can only say what a stroke of luck finding Chef Daveen's services. We were looking for some authentic Mexican food and, perhaps, a cooking lesson. We found it all. We reserved his services on-line for breakfasts and dinners.Daveed had a previous engagement so he sent his brother, Isaac (also a chef). Isaac showed up at our door right on time and what a treat it was to have him. He shopped, he cooked, he presented, he cleaned up. AMAZING! He was prompt, fun, educational (explaining a lot of the foods and dishes to us) and the meals were delicious. Our cooking class was more than we could have hoped for; teaching us how to make a variety of dishes. I've never had a cook before but I can definitley say, it was such a wonderful experience, I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Visited December 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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Daveedchefservice, Propietario at Daveed Chef Service, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments! it was a real pleasure for us to be at your service!, hope to see you back in Mexico very soon!.

Have a great day

Daveed
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Cochrane, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Chef Daveed came to our casita and gave my whole family cooking lessons. Great food, simple, fresh and he made if very fun. He gave us great techniques to take home, to make great Mexican food anywhere.

Would highly recommend this to anyone coming to the area.

  • Visited December 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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Daveedchefservice, Propietario at Daveed Chef Service, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Hello Tony!,

Thank you very much for your nice comments! it was a real pleasure for us to be at your service and we are really happy to hear that you enjoy the cooking lesson, hope you have put it on practice!!.

Have a great day

Daveed
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