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PapaCharly Pasta Factory

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Calle 30 Y Avenida 25 | Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 134 7919
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I often go to papa charly it's one my fav restaurants for pasta and lasagnes, the prices are very good and the service which is the most important for me is great. They have great attitude and the bread they give as an appetizer is really really good with the butter. I totally recommend you this place, better to do... More 

Thank milly_mexican
Bedford, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little well-kept secret restaurant is unbelievable! It's a very cute little place with a delightful atmosphere. They were playing some light jazz in the background. We went for lunch and were seated immediately. The waiter spoke English and asked if we wanted English or Spanish menus. They have lunch specials everyday which we took advantage of. For 99 pesos... More 

Thank Judy C
Holland, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Italian food. It was recommended to us by one of the expats. It's off the beaten path of the 5th Avenue seen but well worth the walk. It had a very nice environment in a quiet neighborhood.

Thank Mark W
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for a group of 10+ and the service and speed of getting our food was excellent. I had the gnocchi and was a little disappointed as they were hard rather than soft. That said everyone else enjoyed their meals.

Thank Andrea J
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I ate here twice during my stay in PDC only because I discovered it toward the end of my holiday. From the greeting to the check presentation the experience was fantastic. I had spaghetti arrabbiata and my wife had spaghetti bolognese, both were superb. The kids had carbonara and spinach ricotta ravioli, all consumed enthusiastically - Some take away was... More 

Thank ripgordie
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I had breakfast here. I kept it simple and ordered the fruit plate with yogurt but everything that came out of the kitchen looked amazing. The service was excellent and everyone that worked there seemed happy, well treated and kindhearted. The lattes are delicious. I spent nearly two hours here and wasn't rushed. This will become a regular place to... More 

Thank Cmorgan2
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We lived right night to Papa Charlies so we were lucky to eat there. I went with 4 other friends. We all ordered different pasta dishes (gnocchi, lasagna, fettuccine). I was absolutely blown away. I eat a lot of pasta in many different restaurants, and I am very picky. These dishes were absolutely incredibly delicious. Fresh pasta, perfectly made sauces... More 

Thank Salome T
New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We've been here a week and have eaten here twice. Lunch and dinner menus are different so when we went back with me looking for a repeat of my first visit, I was disappointed to find I couldn't reorder my lunch delight. I was truly surprised when my dinner choice was so delicious. Now, I have two favs at this... More 

Thank betts1492
Cornville, Arizona
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The title partially reflects the decor as the floor, walls , tables and seating are all made from recycled freight pallets under a tent canopy of sorts. My usual experience has been that ordering imported cuisine (pasta in Mexico) is seldom rewarding. Here the sampling I tried was adequate without being exceptional. Think of a pizza parlor (anywhere in a... More 

Thank Obogle
Christina Lake, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Returned to Papa Charly's for one of their huge servings of lasagna. Also enjoyed their rendition of a caprese salad along with a couple of glasses of wine and beer. We would eat here every night if it wasn't for the fact we'd be gaining 20 lbs each by the time we left Playa! Service last year was good. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 30 Y Avenida 25 | Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 134 7919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?