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Don Chendo

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30 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 24 y Norte 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5950
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lawson, Missouri
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small Italian restaurant off the beaten path is well worth a try. The service is great and the owner takes the time to come to your table to visit. I had the shrimp and pasta it was very good. My wife had spaghetti and meatballs she said they were some of the best meatballs she ever had. We will... More 

Thank margiemikesmith
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small friendly resteraunt. Amazing Pizza. Had a half 'emilio and chendo' pizza made up to share. Someone in another review said that one of these pizzas isn't big enough for two. I have a big appetite and we barely finished it between us. Delicious!

Thank calasanfan
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Were lucky to have Jimmy as our server, same as last visit. We split a caesar salad with chicken (take a small, its NOT small at all) and a Don Chendo pizza. Pizza was very good and whatever secret ingredient they use in the tomato sauce is a definite winner. The salad was "killer"..really, really delicious and I would go... More 

Thank BearOnTheLoose
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered bruschetta, Cesar salad, and Spaghetti with Meatballs. All were Mucho delicioso!!! This restaurant is on Calle 30 & 24 (?), just blocks from the 5th avenue madness!!! Well worth the visit!! Quaint, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing prices, and tasty dishes! A must visit, local joint!!

Thank JeanieTravelAddict
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a single lady, living in PDC for a extended period. As a single female dining alone it can be uncomfortable - but at Don Chendo I was made to feel very welcome Best Deep Pan Chicago Pizza I have ever tasted. The wine is good too and very responsibly priced. Will I go back - you bet.

Thank aluc
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small Italian restaurant. The pizza had a good taste, served with a thick bottom more like the american pizza and was good. Nice service by the waiters.

Thank Geirtb
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot of pizza in Playa, some of it dreck but there is quite a lot of really, really tasty pizza. Don Chendo is probably some of the tastiest. Its deep-dish pizza, not thin-crust, and so it does take longer to cook. But worth the wait. The pizzas are very filling, the toppings generous and the really rich... More 

Thank Chula_Banana
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don Chendo is the place for delicious deep dish pizza, excellent salads and friendly service. The tomato sauce is so fresh and tasty, zesty homemade salad dressing and very generous portions. My favorite is the chicken parmesesn, my husband loves the pizza. We enjoy dining there whenever we decide on a night out.

Thank lorraine r
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have tried several places for pizza in and around Playa, and although 1 or 2 places were ok, most were awful. A friend recommended Don Chendo's and my wife & I decided to give it a try. OMG - were we pleasantly surprised! We ordered the Chendo (pizza) and salad and both were fantastic! We have been back about... More 

Thank RTL44
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Don Chendo for years and the food has always been absolutely amazing. The pepperoni pizza is my favorite but everything i have tried has been so good!

Thank Dan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Avenida Norte Entre Calle 24 y Norte 26, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5950
There's plenty of pizza in Playa del Carmen, but there's only one Don Chendo! Don Chendo is Playa's home for Chicago-Style deep Dish Pizza and delicious pasta. We affectionately serve Play's only authentic, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, as well as old-school spaghetti and meatballs, and shrimp, chicken, delicious salads, and much more. Don Chendo is all about home cooking!

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