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Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant

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10th Street And the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5738
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Costa Mesa, California
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this beach bar at night on a weekday. It was a very relaxing and nice place. Waiters were friendly and well trained. There was a band playing, which was also nice too. I wish they played some Latino music though so I could feel like I was in Cancun more... Overall, the place is nice. However, we got into... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a group of five and the food and service was excellent. Coconut shrimp, grilled shrimp, burgers, fries, nachos, and more. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks with great service. The beach was nice also. It was a little crowded, but no more than expected. We would go back again of we vacation in the area in the future.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zenzi is a great place to go and enjoy the beach, have some great drinks and eat some food. The place has very comfortable beach beds with some shade without any extra fee. The drinks are great, and the food was super delicious. The service need some work since they can't seem to handle the large amount of people, but... More 

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Ft Myers Beach, Florida
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144 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to spend a late afternoon and early evening on the beach enjoying a dinner, drinks and familiar music. We knew of Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, but never took time to stop and see what they had to offer. It was a Friday afternoon around 6:30. The weather was very mild on the beach with a cool ocean... More 

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Auburn, Al
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zenzi is centrally located for easy access in Playa, but the beaches further north tend to be nicer. Expect some seaweed in the water at midtown in Playa. The restaurant is excellent and the waiters are attentive. I recommend the Caesar salad con pollo. Zenzi features low beds with cloth awnings: a bit difficult to get out of, and the... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to Zenzi for a few years now, every time I'm in Playa. I try to stay on 10th since it's close enough to the action without being too loud. Zenzi is a great place to hang and enjoy the outdoors while still providing sun protection. The bartenders are also second to none. I come often for breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thes best beachfront bar that i have been to in playa del carmen. My family was very pleased with the food and service. The staff is very friendly and courteous. We had an awesome night listening to the live bands. The manager Nova gave us the best attention and made sure we recieved an excelent service . I highly recomend... More 

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tucson, arizona
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zenzi was right next door to our condo in EL Faro, so the location for us could not be beat. We did not use the beach club area during the day so I really can't review that, but I can tell you, after they close the beach club it makes for a wonderful place to relax with the family, eat... More 

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Lombard, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While dining here tonight with my family, I caught a partial glimpse of several pesos against the napkin holder on our table, which at a certain point our waiter quickly lifted and pocketed. I just assumes that it was a tip left by the customers who preceded us and didn't think anymore of it. After a while, we requested a... More 

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Guus D, Owner at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Guus, I am the owner of Zenzi. This is a very serious matter. Do you remember the name of the waiter? Or what he/she looked like? Do you also remember what day/ date you were there and around what time? Thank you very much and my sincerest apologies for what happened. I will get to the... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel suggested Zenzi and gave us passes to use their chairs. Overall, we really liked it there. Comfortable lounge chairs with good shade (an absolute must for fair-skinned beachgoers like me!). All they ask in exchange for using their space is that you buy something off their menu - easy! Who doesn't love drinks on the beach? We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10th Street And the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5738
Description
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant opens daily at 07.30Am - 02.00Am serving hearty breakfast, delicious lunch and fine dining in the evenings. Lounge in the sunshine enjoying tasty treats on the sand, or dining on the terrace. Every day LIVE music from 5 pm onwards. Full service bar. Available for events, parties and weddings. Free Salsa Lessons on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and on Sunday free Samba lessons. Sunday afternoon from 2 - 6 pm, BBQ 'all you can eat'. Come and enjoy a day / night on the beach with us. Thank you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?