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Pez Vela

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar
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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 873 0999
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Florence, Alabama, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great drinks, perfect location to watch the tourists. The swings at the bar make this place unique, and they will even sell you a bottle of tequila (reasonably priced) with your picture on the label.

Thank Mitch W
Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for an early dinner with daughter, granddaughter (13) and sister. We started with the fried Parmesan. Large enough serving for an additional two people. We loved the crispy cheese dipped in the Valentina Sauce. Granddaughter ordered the pork ribs - what a huge serving! But she ate every last bone on the plate. Daughter and I split the... More 

Thank bajathecat
Somerset, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped just for a beer - stayed for 5. The wait staff was super engaging and fun - they made the difference. Can't comment on the food because we didn't have any but we will next time!

Thank NickNewton36
Cozumel, Mexico
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish ceviche was fresh and very good. Margaritas were very good. Fried parmesan was good. The salsa completely lacked flavor. The sopa Azteca was really good. The chile relleno was mushy and not at all good. Shrimp tacos weren't garnished and tasted like they had been cleaned with bleach. My kids wouldn't eat the chicken fingers and, I agree, they... More 

Thank Scott H
London, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a few drinks and a light lunch, the fish tacos and the nachos are very good. Nice cold beers and good margarita's. The staff is very friendly and entertaining. Great place to stop and have lunch.

Thank Michael H
Victoria, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great nachos and cold beer. Nice little bar in Playa with swings for seating. Highly recommend for a lunch stop while shopping

Thank cmbuck2016
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for beers and light lunch after a visit to Tulum. The Taco Alambre and fried Parm were outstanding! Our server, Erick, was also superb. Only 4 stars due to price. Seemed a little high. You decide!

Thank TravelingRPhDO
Hingham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Playa Del Carmen at least once a year and always stop here for a drink and a snack. The swings make it fun and the bar tenders are entertaining. It feels quaint with people from all over the world sharing stories. Playa del Carmen has under gone quite a transformation over the years. With many of the local... More 

Thank djstewart
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Got off the bus and went in to quench our thirst, ordered a couple of beers and looked at the menu, the food that came out did look nice however it was way way way overpriced, whilst we pondered wether or not to get something we had a second beer, we decide to go elsewhere for food, the bill for... More 

Thank Chris M
Denver Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We have been coming here since Playa had bars with tree stumps in the sand instead of bar stools. Every time we visit we have to come here. We feel like close friends with Joaquin who has been waiting on us for years. Tacos al Carbon are our favorite. I am a travel agent and I tell everyone to come... More 

Thank Jabalu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 0999

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