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Tequila Barrel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub, Central American
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Avenida 5, Norte 119 | between 10th and 12th, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1061
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 am
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bar has good music and an excellent atmosphere. DJ on all day playing a good variety of sounds to please all. Friendly staff. Bucket of beer 1.50 pesos

Thank pammy999
Sour Lake, Texas
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very fun place to go have a drink It is located on Fifth Street. The food is Americanized but the atmosphere is fun and festival. The staff members make sure you have a good time. When I revisit Mexico this is one of the first places I will go to and have a drink and some nachos.

Thank Tim B
Grande Prairie, Canada
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156 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat down right on 5th and service quickly ensued. We both opted for chicken strips and fries. The menu is Americanesque, burgers and such. The music was loud, but unlike some other places, not to loud, the DJ played classic rock even keeping me in touch with my cherished Fleetwood Mac T shirt . The food and drinks soon... More 

Thank Riverviewpines
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw how busy the bar was and thought what a great place to meet with family to have a drink and a catch up ( there was 9 adults) so we ordered pleanty of drinks between us and some food ,the drinks arrived promptly and the waitress was pollite enough at this point . As we came to pay... More 

Thank kate m
TequilaBarrel, Owner at Tequila Barrel, responded to this review

Yes the bar exchange rate is 16 but there is no service charge added to the total.. Do you remember the name of your waiter, or the day, time of day and where you were seated? I take our service very serious and all the employees know if they say service needs to be added, we fire them. Please reply... More 

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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to have lunch and a drink when out shopping, Lovely atmosphere and music and if a girl dances on the bar they get a free tequilla Not that I did. We had a really nice Mexican starter that was big enough for a main meal.

Thank jaclay
Knoxville, Tennessee
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of six just got back from Playa and had a blast two different times at this place. Great, friendly service in a fun atmosphere. They play music videos and it's a party vibe. We watched a football game and did a little sports betting, which was a blast! The wings are fried but fresh and tasty, and the... More 

Thank Bigtravelchick
Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This place to the eye looks wonderful and fun, however we sat down asked for menus but when we wanted to order, the waitress said we had to order at the bar! Looked around and there she was taking orders from what appeared to be spanish/mexican customers at the table! We ordered at the bar and then waited nearly an... More 

Thank emilychazza98
TequilaBarrel, Owner at Tequila Barrel, responded to this review

This is not our normal service. I have identified the waitress, Bella, and as of today she is no longer working for the Tequila Barrel. I take services and customer service very seriously! I regret that was your experience and if you do return to Playa del Carmen, email me directly so I can make sure your experience is up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I spent my first night in Playa at this bar. It's a really cool little bar on la 5a Ave. Right before the club street. Prices are okay, music can get stale as its the same music every time, 80s and 90s pop. Beautiful women and cold coronas!

Thank Luis F
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Service form the waitress was nowhere to be found. She send the wrong order to our table and called me a liar and insisted she did her job correctly (honestly, not sure how someone can confuse a 1 plate and 2 drinks order while serving only 1 table...) Food was ok, nothing exciting about it.

Thank Liliana G
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This place is right on 5th Ave. Great food and drinks at good prices. Staff is very friendly and fast! No waiting! Also a good place to people watch!

Thank shari m

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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
Average prices
$9 - $17
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5, Norte 119 | between 10th and 12th, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1061

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