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La Playita

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Avenida 1 26 | Two Blocks North From Bacalar's Fort, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
+52 983 834 3068
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Polanica Zdroj, Poland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is situated by the lagoon, so it has a pleasant ambiance. But usually they are busy and the waiters are rushing around from tables back to the bar; it took them 15 minutes to bring my friend a cup of tea as I got my beer in 5. And without a glass. So little service yet they are... More 

Thank MalgorzataKinga
Cedar Springs
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These folks do a great job. Great food and service, a lot of pride taken here. Location on Lake Bacalar is incredible. They get busy as well they should, they are very good.

Thank kmjohn
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful, the food is excelent. We have repeated dinner at La playita several times. Well worth it

Thank mthions
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service, nice place with a beautiful terrasse along the laguna ! We watched the Champions ligue football match, there, good ambiance !

Thank Nicolas N
Royal Oak, MI
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, but the view is spectacular. First there is the ethereal azure color of the water. Then there is it's expanse - the Laguna Bacalar is big, 15-20Km in length at least. Because it is located on Mexican Hwy 307, the main north-south trunk line on the Yucutan east coast linking Chetumal and Cancun, is is easily... More 

Thank Rob L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great garden setting right on the lake, and lovely atmosphere with candles on wooden tables. Tasty food, friendly service.

Thank Kerry D
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just landed in Bacalar and were walking down Calle 1 looking for a place to have lunch. This place smelled great from the street and was filled with people, so we gave it a try. We weren't disappointed. Friendly staff, good food, GREAT location. Try the empanadas and ceviche!

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In front of the laguna, the best restaurant. An original menu, full or taste. Clean, very good service.

Thank Mauricio C
Cancun, Mexico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Waited 20 minutes for drinks and a baby chair. Another 10 minutes for menus. We decided 30 minutes was a fair amount of waiting and left. Waiter was not busy he had only a few tables but just kept disappearing. Management and the cashier were very kind as I explained our frustration upon leaving.

Thank Kimberly D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Delicious Tempura Shrimp Tacos , los Tikis!! Apple pie the best !!! Very good service and great place !

Thank Monica S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 1 26 | Two Blocks North From Bacalar's Fort, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Bacalar
  • Phone Number: +52 983 834 3068
La playita is a project that is born in 2012 in view of a big need in bacalar: a place to eat, swim and spend the day in a great atmosphere, good music, a few hammocks and an unbeatable turquoise view.
Located on the shore of the beautiful seven colors lagoon, La Playita offers an argentinean mexican fusion menu, with specialty on seafood, pizzas and regional dishes. To accompany an extense menu of juices, smoothies and cocktails.
Surrounded by a dense nature and an enormous rubber tree, la playita is a place that you won't easily forget. Sit by the water, sunbathe on the dock, enjoy a romantic dinner or have a draft beer at the bar, because at La Playita we've got it all!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?