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Playa Maya Restaurant

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On the Beach Near 8th Street | Hotel Playa Maya, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 2022
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We have eaten many times at Playa Maya and it has become a must for us when in Playa Del Carmen. The service and food are both excellent and the location with toes in the sand is also amazing. We always get the ceviche and shrimp cocktail and the paella is also very good. Fish tacos are also very good... More 

3 Thank ROMY-88
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

After googling 'best coconut shrimp in playa del carmen', the concensus was Playa Maya...and boy were they bang on!

Thank dingo44
Omaha, NE
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

You can only get to this place through the beach and it is only open until 5:30pm. It doesnt look like much from the beach but the food was great. We had coconut shrimp which was the best we have ever had. And the steak tacos were also very, very good. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank brooklyn24
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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172 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

If you are in Playa and staying in the area (at the beach end of 8th street from 5th Ave) you are very close to a fantastic meal at this wonderful beachfront restaurant. It is not overpriced as other tourist spots, the service wonderful and a local menu. Famous for their coconut shrimp, their salads and tacos are tasty too.... More 

Thank tangi1
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Excellent all the time! We have eaten many meals here from breakfast to dinner. Right on the beach, can sit inside or right on the sand under a palapa. Of course I have tried the coconut shrimp they are famous for. The tacos are all excellent, my favourite is fish tacos. All the meals I have tried are great. Husband... More 

1 Thank kerrbearRegina
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

I've been hearing about this place for years and I finally got here. The coconut shrimp was very good. Just thought I should get more than 5 shrimp for $175 pesos. Great location. The paella looked very good as well.

Thank Sask_Bluesman
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016

We had lunch here a couple of times. We ordered the BLT-sandwich and it was so good! Club sandwich was also very good. It`s cheap and it`s on the beach. Good value for money. We had to wait a little for the food both times, but it was worth the waiting.

Thank ChristineHa
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Washed down with creamy pina coladas, while curling my toes in the sand and gazing out over the ocean....it doesn't get any better then this!!! What else can I say, go treat your senses!!!

1 Thank Debbie1012
Terrace, B.C. Canada
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2016

breakfast, lunch and dinner all amazing...coconut shrimp, shrimp alfredo pasta, clubhouses, all super yummy and affordable all while sitting steps from the ocean...

Thank loriluvstotravel
Grand Junction, Colorado
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349 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

The Coconut Shrimp is awesome. We made our pilgrimage to Playa Maya for the best damn coconut shrimp on the planet. I am still trying to determine if it is the shrimp alone or the shrimp combo served with the view of the Carribean ocean. Either way, I am a convert. TIP - don't waste your time, order the coconut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Beach Near 8th Street | Hotel Playa Maya, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 2022

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