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Imprevist

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1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9841687025-26
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is...
Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is experiencing these wonderful dishes that leaves you surprisingly unexpected everytime. The restaurant is situated in a quaint magical street in the Heart of a Playa del Carmen that will make the night, a night to wish would never end. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs; Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine. Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art with in each presentation. He personally hand select the products focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet. “Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience a delightful aroma, flavor and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
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Best food in Playa!

Enjoyed every meal and the staff was excellent,too! A Great way to wake up.Delicious coffee,fresh fruit, pastries ~ and the best enchilada verdes. (Husband and inlaws went for the omelets and pancakes every time) Did not try lunch but dinner was lovely and delicious,too. (Especially the grilled... read more

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Riva, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Enjoyed every meal and the staff was excellent,too! A Great way to wake up.Delicious coffee,fresh fruit, pastries ~ and the best enchilada verdes. (Husband and inlaws went for the omelets and pancakes every time) Did not try lunch but dinner was lovely and delicious,too. (Especially the grilled chicken risotto!)(rest of the family loved the aalmon) ~Our sincere compliments to the... More 

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São Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Following a recommendation from Tripadvisor , I booked a dinner at Imprevist . Small restaurant , luckily next to the condo where we were staying . Excellent with a capital E , good wines, delicious dishes. Warm atmosphere and careful service . I recommend a visit .

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Thank nickacosta
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was amazing!!!we ate here for two days in a row and everything we tried was so good! The service is perfect! So if you want to get away from the stressful fifth avenue this is perfect!!

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Alexandria, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been three times this week! We will be here another week but we will not be coming back here again! The first two times were tolerable, not great but decent! Today they switched our entrees and offered no other entree to replace it! The coffee was so strong it could have walked across the street! The orange juice... More 

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us on Trip Advisor. We value all feedback as it is an important way for us to listen and learn from our guests to create even better experiences in the future. We are sorry to hear that you had an unsatisfactory experience with us at Imprevist. Had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy spot tucked away from 5th ave. Not cheap by local standards but fantastic food: we had the grilled lobster and seafood risotto which were both excellent. Very friendly attentive service.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us on on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us at Imprevist. We are a small cozy restaurant located on a quiet side street in Playa del Carmen - only one block from the hustle and... More 

Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this place while staying in Playa, and since then we've been back two times. It's off the craziness of Fifth Avenue, and the quiet was a welcome relief. The food, service, and ambience are consistently wonderful, at a price point that's an extremely good value for what you get. It's a full breakfast, with as much food as... More 

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so happy to hear Imprevist is your "must stop" when visiting Playa del Carmen. Certainly that means a lot to us to hear from our returning guests. We work so hard every day to create the very best experiences for our guests. Our menu is planned carefully using quality seasonal ingredients. We are sure to always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner last night at this great restaurant. The dumplings were great, the velvet coconut Thai soup was absolutely amazing. My GF and I had the pad Thai and Mongolian Beef. Very nice flavors. Highly recommend Imprevist.

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Thank Dave A
Dunsmuir, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice meal here. 6 of us, we had Lobster, sea bass and salmon. All meals were properly prepared. Nice ambience except for some east coast oldsters who rattled on and on! Not really the restaurants fault. I did come down with travelers sickness the next day, I was the only one so may or may not... More 

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Thank Brook B
Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice, Good food an good price. The risotto was excellent ! The service was very well, thank you Andre !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast on the first day when we arrived in Playa and it was great and the fresh juice was extraordinary :) We returned 2 days later for lunch and we had a great time 8 days later we had dinner also very good and the wine was excelent. Will come back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 14 Norte y 16 Norte Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 9841687025-26

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is experiencing these wonderful dishes that leaves you surprisingly unexpected everytime. The restaurant is situated in a quaint magical street in the Heart of a Playa del Carmen that will make the night, a night to wish would never end. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs; Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine. Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art with in each presentation. He personally hand select the products focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet. “Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience a delightful aroma, flavor and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.

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