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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Brew Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being at Zitla was the best culinary experience we had in the Cancun and Playa del Carmen area. This is due to the delicious food, the fair price and especially, or especially, the impeccable and perfect service from Janet and Mike who made us feel...at home with the welcome, friendliness and goodwill. I also highlight the excellent live music, in the style of an Irish Pub. I will definitely return and recommend it with my eyes closed. Thank you. I hope you in Brazil !!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite restaurant in Playa with the best food, staff, & setting :) Make sure to ask for Miguel, he's the best! Ask him for his recommendations for drinks, try something different... I especially like the spicy margaritas, but not too spicy! Such a friendly...guy and the best food I've had in town, especially the shrimp tacos and tuna tostada. Also live music which is awesome and a hammock... what more can you ask for?More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run, don’t walk to this fabulous restaurant! You won’t be disappointed! The staff is wonderful and very welcoming. I enjoyed two different styles of shrimp tacos...out of this world DELICIOUS! My husband dined on the shrimp burrito...we decided that it was big enough for the...both of us to eat...and it was DELICIOUS TOO!!!! We will go back one more time before we go home.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner! Our first night in playa del Carmen and we wanted something more “local” and away from 5th avenue. It was perfect. The music was not too Loud and great. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Recommend the tuna tostada. Would definitely...come back! Carla was fantastic and gave us local recommendations while we were here!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the great reviews, we decided to try this place. It looks very cool inside. If you want to attend a very loud concert while you eat then this is your place. They had a full band set up and they blasted us out....We were trying to have a nice dinner and talk to friends but the band made it impossible. If I want to go to a concert then I expect loud music. But not while I eat and try and have a conversation. I don't know why restaurants think they have to have this. Before the band even started the music was so loud that we were having to scream at each other. I asked could they turn it down and they barely moved it. The food was just ok at best. My friend got fajitas and couldn't eat them. They were cold. Fajitas come out sizzling not cold and tasteless. My recommendation is if you go, try and find a night when there is no band. If you enjoy screaming at your friends and the waiter, then go for it.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you travel the couple of blocks west of 5th Ave and the beach to eat at this gem of a restaurant. You will find the warmest welcome and amazing variety on the menu. Our server Karla came up with great suggestions for fun...cocktails and popular menu choices. Try the Mezcatela cocktail to surprise your tastebuds! The decor is vibrant and the food was super tasty with good portion sizes. Looking forward to our next visit!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our recent 5 day stay we ate at Zitla twice. I dare say it was our favorite restaurant the whole time we were there. Tucked away from the obnoxious noise of 5th Avenue, it provides a welcome respite replete with amazing food, great service,...and good prices. From the guacamole to the fajitas, and even the seafood and burgers (yes burgers), it was delicious. A very attentive staff even remembered us by name on our second visit, and that speaks volumes from a customer service point of view. Can’t wait to return!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here at least 8 times and I’ve only been in Playa for 11 days! Miguel is a great host! Ask to see him if you visit. Also PLEASE try the armonía del amor if you like liquor. Excellent mixed cocktail!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place, everything was great: from the start to the end, the boss was very welcoming, and the staff was very attentive (special mention to Miguel). The music group was also really talented (got distracted from eating many times just so ) Thanks for this...nice evening !More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Angel provided the best service and the best reccomendatipns. Get the shrimp tacos here they’re really the best in town

Date of visit: October 2020
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