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El Pirata

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Calle 40 Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chino Hills, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This establishment is a no frills simple restaurant serving fresh seafood. You can order from the menu or take a look at there freezer and pick from freshly caught fish ! Prices are more than reasonable. It's a great place for a casual lunch with family and friends

Thank Ernesto B
Boston ,MA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Súper rico!!! Mexican style sea food. For locals. We went back and we will again in our next trip. Fresh sea food, simple way cook with all the Mexican sason!!

Thank triplovers
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times and each time service sucks ! The only two thinks that was good was the ceviche and guacamole. Fish they fry it using old oil that make it taste not to good and over cooked/dry.Lobster well butter used not of good quality. Place needs to be redone fast. They do not except credit cards... More 

Thank all2cme
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The price on menu was 15 CDN. Was charged 40. Not a good impression. Food was only fair. Not reccomended. They are Pirates!

Thank Chris S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Local Seafood shop, good pricing and always live music! Just a block off of 5th Ave on Calle 40, it easy to miss. But if you want some local flavor come here!

Thank Tom I
Monterrey, Mexico
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Literally walked all 5th Ave to find that the location marked is wrong. Googled the right location and walked some more to get there when they were closing at 8 pm. It is NOT open till 10. Very disappointed.

Thank FJW71
Oakland, California
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184 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local seafood restaurant, attached to a fresh fish market. We of course ordered ceviche, this time conch! And it was tender, sweet, and a half order was huge. We also order the fish that was pan fried in ajo / garlic sauce. And boy was it garlicky, and huge… we took half of it home. Great prices.

Thank Mark M
Morrisburg, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking 5th ave a little after noon and all of a sudden we heard a HEY from a side street. The 3 of us looked at each other and agreed that if someone was willing to stand in middle of street a block and a half away and try to get our attention to come to their establishment,... More 

Thank Brian J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I felt like we were pressured into something more expensive. We got the fried red Snapper and it tasted fishy and didn't seem as if it was as fresh as our waiter claimed. Tried to get us to buy the king crab legs and lobster tail that was "fresh" but clearly it was being defrosted. I'm sure this is an... More 

Thank Katie K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. The freshest, tastiest ceviche in Playa Del Carmen. All the staff were so nice and friendly - sitting down at the table and talking to us about local food and life here. Cannot recommend this place enough.

Thank Judy N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 40 Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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