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Pez Vela

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Central American
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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 873 0999
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West Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favorite restaurant in Playa! Ain't never had a bad experience, always have a good visit with Erick and rest of men, never been chingled on price, and will continue to go back!

Thank 5huckel5p
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We make an annual trip to Playa Del Carmen and while we may occasionally visit another restaurant, this is where we eat 85% of our meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is very personable, remembering us each year when we return. The food is absolutely the best. They have a large selection of well prepared, tasty meals. The presentation... More 

Thank Laurie S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 'mixed' fajitas which my mom and I had, were supposed to come with shrimp, veggies, chicken and beef. They came with a lot of onion, some paprika, beef and a little bit of chicken :(

Thank Ula P
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were wondering around looking for a nice spot and this one caught our attention. We took our gut feeling quickly into consideration to grab a table and we only regret not being able to eat more. The service was absolutely great. Really friendly staff. Micheladas were very nice and I personally went for the Mixed Ceviche (195 pesos): great... More 

Thank EEDB
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After strolling along the main road for nice atmosphere restaurant this place caught our eye, the staff were so friendly but not OTT and accommodating, made us massive cocktails as per request!

Thank Emma N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I completely agree with the previous reviewer, we have been to Pez Vela a few times over the last few years - at least once each time we visit. Last year our server was extremely rude and in fact told us that he hated all English people - we had only had 2 drinks and had queried the high price... More 

1 Thank Frankie2310
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We couldn't find a restaurant that I had heard about, so we strolled into Pez Vela...we couldn't handle the rest of the shop owners yelling at us to come in to their stores! My husband and I both ordered what we call "street tacos"...and they were really good! We also ordered 2 big margaritas each...the bill was $51!!!!! Throw in... More 

Thank pburghfan
Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The title pretty much sums it up. I've traveling to Playa for 20 years so when you come across a place of business that not once but twice is not tourist friendly you should let people know. Went there first time 2 years ago food was ok but staff was rude... very rude. Next visit was this October again rude... More 

2 Thank 10kcoloradorunner
Florence, Alabama, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 

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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, Central American
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?