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The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar

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Calle 10 Entre Avenida 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 120 8784
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

My family and I were wandering the streets north of 5th for an authentic meal and happened to pass by the Cucina Italiana - Chirnquito by Violet Cafe'. It's a casual, yet romantic restaurant with open-air seating. The first thing that caught my eye was the long list of delicious-looking risotto on the menu. I hadn't had authentic risotto in... More 

Thank Baylorette
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101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

Chiringuito is a brand new Spanish restaurant in the Grand Mayan resort in Playa. We loved the ambiance and setting for dinner. They are known for their Paella and we were not disappointed. They are large helpings and it takes 30 min for them to get it ready. Its outdoor small setting by the pool makes it intimate. One of... More 

Thank triphopper
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

My husband and I went to this little restaurant for lunch during a rain storm. It was very romantic and the service was excellent and very friendly. The food is homemade Italian, learned from the best sources, the grandmothers of the sweet couple who own it. The pasta was perfect and the bruchetta, a very fresh appetizer. I also enjoyed... More 

Thank Barbara F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant 4 times during our two week vacation to PDC. He loved the spaghetti and lasagne and I loved the grilled salmon with grilled vegetables. They make their own pasta. High quality food with reasonable prices. Staff is very friendly and hospitable. A definite must eat at if you love pasta and seafood.... More 

Thank Tracey M
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Great little place tucked away off the beaten path. Had the pizza. Was excellent. Service was top notch. Reasonably priced. Look forward to returning this trip.

Thank Casabelmar
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

This retaurant was recently bought by a cute young italian couple, who now orchestra it personally. Beyond their great service, the pasta dish i orderd was made exactly as should, a surprising statement to make about a place in Playa. I recommend visitng this place for a great experience that flatters the good food. Dont miss the bruschetta for starters!

Thank Carmel274
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The colors are what first attracted us: cream and violet, something different, something soothing. The creative menu and the warmth of the staff kept us. And the food will bring us back. The owners explained that they "escaped" from Italy (Sicily and Puglia), and I hope that diners find them, they are creating some fine dishes. The lounge salad was... More 

2 Thank timmind
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I read about Violet Café in Playa del Carmen and I definetely recommend to all people looking for nice cocktails, delicious cooking and amazing atmosphere!! Nice place, informal chic, cool people and good prices (little drunk at the end ;) .. at only 50mt from the wellknown traveller s 5th avenue, you can find very nice, cosy and cheaper locals..many... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We were going to the Coffee Shop, but it was closed. Violet Cafe was close and open, so we went there. I am so glad we did. We ordered lemonade, cappuccinos, a croissant with Nutella for the kids and shared a focaccia sandwich, on recommendation of our server. Amazing! The service was great, and fast. I look forward to returning... More 

Thank D_Suk605
Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've dinner at the Violet with some friends during my stay in playa del carmen! it's full of restaurants and bars, but I really feel to reccomend this one, if you pass around here! service it's great, italian staff friendly and loving. nice atmosphere, and food top notch! we had mostly seafood.. don't miss the calamari and prawns tempura! absolutely... More 

1 Thank Elisa V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$90 - $210
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 10 Entre Avenida 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 120 8784
The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar in Playa del Carmen is a popular spot for those who want to try traditional Mediterranean dishes with a hint of Italian influence. They serve a great variety of seafood such as calamari, prawns and delicious lobster with pasta. The freshly prepared homemade pastas, pizzas and salads are a must whilst dining here and it is highly recommended to taste a wine from the extensive wine list. The owners are Italian themselves so they definitely make sure to use authentic recipes from back home.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?