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Los Rancheros

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
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5th Avenue Between 6 And 8 Street | Close to Cuzumel Pier, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5455
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here was nice, and the balcony setting over 5th avenue was a great location. But otherwise, the food left something to be desired. My husband had fish that had no seasoning whatsoever on it. I also had what was supposed to be beef tacos, but there's no way that was actually beef. Maybe goat or pork, idk. Not... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here prior to going to coco bongos, had nachos to start which were really nice then had a chimichanga and fajitas for our mains, both really nice. Service was good although I wasn't 100% sure on the final cost of the bill, make sure you look through it all.

Thank Mark J
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have walked past this restaurant many times, but decided to stop in for a meal. What a surprise! First of all, the service. Incredible! And the manager coming over to welcome is really was nice. As far as the food. We both ordered the surf & turf. The lobster and shrimp were delicious. But what amazed me was the... More 

Thank Gregdglen
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been coming to Playa del Carmen for over 8 years now. We stumbled into Los Rancheros 8 years ago and have been coming back at least once a year since. Now we have our two children and continue our tradition. For us, service is everything. To be greeted with a smile is a lot but... More 

Thank travlinandyjr
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you see 5th Ave, it can all feel a bit fake and targeted. Los Rancheros is a little oasis. The food is beautiful, authentic Mexican. The staff are friendly and attentive, without being in any way obtrusive. The cost is very reasonable. What's not to like? 😆

Thank DarkSparkles
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menus thrust upon you , impatient waiter in your face advising you to choose most expensive meals..we declined and chose a main course suiting our needs a small meal around 12 GBP each. Ordered a cocktail for my wife and small beer for me , then led to believe the tequila shots were on the house so had a couple.... More 

Thank Jonathan C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best parts of these trips is going into the local town for good food and Los Rancheros did not disappoint. Recommended by Emy at Barceló Maya if in town. The food and staff were both excellent. Quaint, authentic and more than reasonable. Really good food!! Sit on the top if clear, overlooks the street with all the... More 

Thank Michael S
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Be sure and order from the menu only if you see a price. The wait staff will try and convince you of a different selection not listed. They will then try and rip you off if you want to pay with USD rather than the local currency. They will try and collect more money than the actual conversion. We opted... More 

Thank Mark G
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A great meal, there were 10 of us and the variety seemed great and authentic - Would highly recommend nacho's to start - Good value and fun

Thank iwales2
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Stopped by for a cold drink and a snack about 2pm.there were 5 in our party ,service was quick and efficient and the table-side guacamole preparation was a nice touch. It cost us about 650 peso plus tip .We found the restaurant to be vey clean.We would stop there again next time we are in the area

Thank southwind61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue Between 6 And 8 Street | Close to Cuzumel Pier, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5455

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