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La Portena - CLOSED

Calle 38 between 5 th ave & 10 th ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lemon chicken” (15 reviews)
“ribeye” (18 reviews)
“fries” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Argentinean, Barbecue, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Calle 38 between 5 th ave & 10 th ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Ate here March 2013 after reading great reviews here. Have to agree with everyone else! The food is fantastic-daily meat selection with the option of grilled over coals or fried, served with salad, fries or potato. The menu is very simple but the optons are...More

Thank allaroundtheworld12
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Literally a hole in the wall This small restaurant has great food for very reasonable $ Everything is Cooked on a charcoal grill Buy beer or wine at the store next door and save even more $

1  Thank jeevers1
Reviewed March 13, 2013

If you are looking for the best empanadas, look no more!!!!!! These are by far the BEST we ever have had...the food is amazing! Don't let the looks of this place fool you. It surpasses anything you can get on 5th and the price can't...More

Thank beadwoman21
Reviewed March 10, 2013

The food is unbelievable! Don't judge this little place until you try the tasty offerings here! Fun to sit at the bar and watch them cook! Busy every single night so you know the food is amazing!

Thank JMFCalgary
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Love this place, the owner remembered us from year and let us charge our meal as we had no pesos, just US funds...delish.. ....

3  Thank 4amigoesonroute
Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is the third year that we have made a stop at this quaint and tiny grill. the arachera steak was as tasty as we alwlays remember it. A good value and nobody hawking you to come in. It is just stools and a couple...More

1  Thank Dick K
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a great, easy meal here. I had the ribeye with salad and fries, my husband enjoyed the flank steak with the same. The steaks were well seasoned and cooked perfectly, the fries were super hot and crispy, portions were generous. We also had...More

Thank Emilymde
Reviewed February 24, 2013

we tried eating here for two years. 1st year smell of sausage lured us as we went by but takes two hours and not ready and never made it back. this year, went by and was closed but owner, alex, from the netherlands and wife...More

1  Thank bhondablue
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We found this place by coincidence, after having a drink in a terrible place nearby. We loved it: it's simple, humble and honest food at its best. We had a couple of empanadas and a delicious rib eye, coming with french fries and a salad....More

Thank mimi_and_cocco
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a very raining night as it was close to where we were staying. Good choice. I got the burger just like I wanted (naked-nothing but bread cheese and meat). Husband got arracherra because they had just sold their last sausage (but...More

Thank Thenut1
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 38 between 5 th ave & 10 th ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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