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Mayan Bistro

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Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1876
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in Playa Del Carmen. The food is absolutely incredible. Five star service with five star food at a good price. Have a glass of wine and some brilliant Bolognese or Challenge the chef to make something special for your pallet. I stayed in Mexico seven nights and ate breakfast and dinner in this... More 

1 Thank Joe D
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Nothing we would crave but still satisfying. The waitress was very friendly & spoke very good English.

Thank mjoe
Covington, Georgia
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dinner can be a bit pricey for what it is, but it is good. Breakfast is great. Drinks are good, service is good and you have the option of outdoor eating by the pool as well. Service is fast but non-rushed.

Thank Edrick0330
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Associated with the Adventura Mexicana Hotel, but stands alone as a very fine place to dine, with inside and outside seating. The cooks are those that need some food "stuff" and a stove and let them go. The wine list leaves alot to be desired, but they do allow you to bring your own with no corking fee. Dori, George... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I ordered the burrito with Arrachera, it was very good. Their salsa habanero must be requested, comes with a warning and it is hot. Service is friendly but leisurely and the setting is casual.

3 Thank Tony A
Devon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Great little restaurant attached to small hotel. We stopped for lunch and had Burrito's and soup which was excellent. Nice to taste authentic Mexican food away from the resort we are staying in. Service was friendly and prompt. My only criticism would be the price of the Margheritas, thre of which cost more than the food bill. I would go... More 

Thank Englishfilipino
Montvale, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Good food. However, nothing extraordinary. Friendly service. However, a little pricey in consideration of the food and the ambiance. Rice was not cooked through.

Thank zhusantos
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This little cute bistro has great quality food and a great variety! Super affordable and delicious! The staff is also on point and very attentive.

Thank tatianaf05
Helmond, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

You can have a very good meal in this place. The service is amazing and they explain all items on the menu patiently. When we where there it was not too busy so the people had time for you. You can have dinner in a nice garden.

Thank epvdlinden
State College, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

First night in Playa enjoyed dining in the garden courtyard area. I had strawberry margarita and a vegetable burrito, both were excellent. We also had guacamole which was very good, too. Service was good, waiter was attentive. Definitely will return here on my next visit.

Thank PLS27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Caribbean, International, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Aventura Mexicana | 10th Avenue & 22 Street, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1876
Escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave and dine with us in our beautiful gardens just a block off 5th Ave on 22nd. Our service is friendly and sincere while our cuisine is an international blend that reflects the diverse culinary backgrounds and experience of our chefs. We are sure you will love our food as much as we do!! Oh yeah we also have the biggest wine pour in all of Playa!!

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