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“One my top places in the world!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Playa Xpu Ha Restaurant & Beach Club

La Playa Xpu Ha Restaurant & Beach Club
Federal Route 307, Km 265, Xpuha 77710, Mexico
+52 984 106 0024
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Xpuha
Price range: $10 - $25
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Switzerland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“One my top places in the world!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I first went to this restaurant as a stop on a cruise ship excursion last year and the experience made such an impression we spent our summer vacation in the nearby resort of Tulum this year. We dutifully found this beach again which is off the beaten track and once again were so impressed ! This is not a flash restaurant, it is a typical simple restaurant on maybe the best beach I have ever seen! The service is great, beers ice cold and the cerviche and tacos are fantastic. The view and beach are out of this world, kids sipped their homemade lemonades with crushed ice in hammocks! The beach is unbelievable and most of the beach chairs are free, they only charge for the smart canvas ones but who cares about that when the sand is white and the sea turquoise! I am still dreaming about the mixed seafood cerviche for a ridiculously cheap price, we gave a big tip because the waiter was wonderful ! I cannot recommend this place highly enough even though I know it will change the un-touched spirit of the place!

  • Visited August 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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tennessee
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Absolutely the Worst”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I ate here one afternoon after walking down from our hotel at Al Cielo. Service was extremely slow, waiter had no personality and the food was terrible. We ordered the shrimp nachos and they were barely edible with some funky neon cheese all over. We then got our bill and the waiter said we owed him $40. After reviewing why it was so high, I noticed it was actually $34 and questioned him about the discrepancy. He explained that was his tip. I paid it to avoid going to a Mexican prison but never again will I go to this dump.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“We will be back soon.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at Catalonia Royal Tulum and walked up and down the beach here almost every day. We stopped once to have a beer and some ceviche, both of which were excellent. The staff were all nice and appreciated that we spoke a little Spanish. We will definitely go back on our upcoming trip to try some different food. It all was very fresh.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Beware high prices, tricks, and broken credit card machine”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Check your bill carefully, and make sure to notice that they hand-write the total including a generous tip at the bottom on the already overpriced food. Then when it comes time to dispute the total, they strategically rip off the bottom portion. Scammers. I have been burned too many times here, and I'm a local. And they know it. Sad. :(

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Nice to spend the day here as the beach is beautiful. It can get crowded because more and more folks have discovered it

Visited May 2013
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