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PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Mexican, American, Pub, Canadian
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Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot off 5th Ave. My favorite Brothers Johnattan and Giovanni are so kool and accommodating. Every visit was a blast with these guys miss your smiles already see you soon.

Thank Gdice
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60 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We came to listen to the band Crazy Toy. Which was awesome. Thought we would enjoy a meal and drinks. Big mistake. There was 6 of us. 3 of us had shrimp tacos, which tasted good but were very pricey. One of our party had the hamburger.... GROSS is what is the best description. We really don't know what kind... More 

Thank north-ok-bc
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the blues/rock music on a recent visit. Selection of beers was great, snacks and dinners were all enjoyable!

Thank tomlawson9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Had US Thanks Giving dinner here with friends. Good sized helping and very tasty . No complaints . New staff . Very friendly.

Thank Sask_Bluesman
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Spent a couple of afternoon/evenings here, one watching the CFL Grey Cup on the BIG Screen. Nice open air bar! Food and Drinks were great. Good hospitality by staff and others! Thanks for the Great Time!

Thank 58-Carl
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went to watch some NHL Playoffs and they had all the games that we asked for. Beer was almost to cold!! Had the shrimp tacos and probably the best I have ever had. Service was very friendly albeit a bit slow. Quite a few people watching hockey so maybe they were not prepared. A bit of dust from the new... More 

Thank Julian L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went at 5 o'clock on Mother's Day. I would give the food a solid five stars as for the service barely at two. All the women were leaving with carnations when my server brought over the billnot only did he place it open and in front of me but no carnation. I told him at that... More 

Thank Norma C
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015

Read some reviews on trip advisor and decided to try it out. The lighting was dim, the tables were covered in construction dust from the hyatt job, however the service was great and the food delish! A nice little hidden, affordable, open air place to eat off 5th ave.

Thank jacknicksmom
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

When in Playa del Carmen we usually stay about two blocks from PG's and have found the food to be pretty good and the sports bar atmosphere to be excellent. Last week we went to PG's and had hamburgers. They were some of the worst we have ever had in Mexico, in fact anywhere in the world (I've visited over... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I feel like Rick James in that I wish I had more had hands so I could give this place 4 thumbs down. Its fried, quickly prepared food that involves using the microwave as the main cooking implement. We stayed in the condos above the bar and the service there in right on par with the bar below...not good. Avoid... More 

Thank Herb D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $21
Bar, Mexican, American, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 0115219841160178
PG's Sandbox Sports Bar and Grill is known as the place to watch NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Soccer, Nascar, European Rugby, and any other sporting event you may want to see. 4 satellites with 7 flat screen TV's throughout the area. Known for live music, peep meets, and the best shrimp taco's in Playa with the coldest beer. Just steps from 5 Avenue on the way to Mamita's beach, PG's is a favourite with the locals with local prices!!

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