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Calle 10 entre Avenida 15 y 20 | Plaza Municipal, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 1 984 187 7421
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kuala Lumpur
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Three of us were looking to eat somewhere new in Playa. El Tapas had good reviews so we thought we'd give it a try and showed up without a reservation. Our overall impression is very positive; Enrique and the other waiters were very efficient and helpful without being too pushy. They found us a good table location on the street... More 

Thank hendy70KL
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was happy to return here and find out that the place became even better than it was. The live music is simply beautiful and creates cozy atmosphere. The size of paella is enormous and it is delicious as always. Many thanks to chef Omar and his team, it`s a top service restaurant!

Thank Оксана М
Wilmington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were searching for La Parota Cocina from the trip advisor list. Found it, but it was closed (take off the list?) So we wandered across the park and found El Tapas. Food was great, service excellent and music enjoyable. We returned a second time later in the week. We had garlic shrimp and stuffed chilies for appetizers, the seafood... More 

Thank jjchafin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Spanish restaurant in playa del Carmen. The croquetas, the paella!! Everything is just perfect. Very nice place and the service too. If you are in playa you have to try this place.

Thank Silvana S
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice and money worthy restaurant, located on across of the Parque 28 de Julio. Nice Spanish menu, with the choice of paellas and tapas. Great staff.

Thank Aleksandar S
Riverton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because we like Spanish food. We were not disappointed and the service was also great. The highlight of our evening was the guitarist and vocalist, Pablo. He was excellent with a wide repotoire of somgs. He was talented but also very personable. He is there Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We went.twice and planned to return... More 

Thank Maggie A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there twice, the first time we had the paella. We got pork which was a mistake. Get the seafood. The Tempranillo house wine good and more than adequate. Paella takes a long time and we expected that. We had the half order of croquettes which were fine. The 2nd time we ate there we ordered the meatballs and... More 

Thank BluesGuyKS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reminded me of my trip to Barcelona, we had traditional tapas which were excellent with a bottle of Spanish wine for under $50 US. can't wait to try the paella !

Thank Brian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was good and well prepared, the service was on the slow side considering the complexity to the dishes we ordred.

Thank K M
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

guess my expectation was high because this place always had lots of customers the food was greasy tastless wouldn't go there again

Thank John R

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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
$4 - $15
Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 10 entre Avenida 15 y 20 | Plaza Municipal, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 1 984 187 7421

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?