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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Queretaro, Mexico
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Buena comida la atencion es un poco lenta. Precio relativamente bajo Good food waiters are a little bit slow, relatively low prices

Thank Mike_hdz
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unassuming with plastic tables and chairs in the sand, but the fish was awesome as was the ceviche! We all got the filet and I wish one of us would have gotten the whole fish, it look amazing. 4 adults, 4 beers, 1 appitzer and 4 dinners came to 795 pesos ($43.00)

Thank mwod
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there today and I'm sad to say that the food was average. Nothing very exciting and the appetizers were beans and seeds. It really did not turn out to be what we thought considering all the positive reviews. 😕

Thank Mireya R
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friends of mine who are foodies told me I had to come here. I immediately regretted it. While packed for lunch and dinner, I found the ceviche tasted as though the fish was precooked and then just dashed with lime juice, or more likely, made for lunch and served several hours later at dinner. Save yourself the time and go... More 

Thank namell
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We just finished our light freshly cooked lunch. Mahi mahi fish fillet Veracruz was fresh reasonable priced. Good ceviche and guacamole. Relaxed beach front lunch that is what we desired. A great local place for a break from the sun.

Thank Faithhopelovevn
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Came here yesterday, june 12th. The food was pretty good, I had a breaded Fish fillet. Food tasted fresh and the service was attentive.

Thank Jesus J
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We ate here for our first meal in PM and it was a great choice. It is a very informal restaurant right on the beach with a menu of shrimp, fish, etc cooked several different ways. It seems to be well frequented by locals so I assume that means it is good quality and value for the area. We got... More 

Thank dablakes
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Seriously, the best place ever. I come back year after year? This really is we're the locals go. The freshest fish right off the boat and they bring it in multiple times a day. Awesome whole Fried fish and ceviche. Don't miss out on this nice little hidden gem, it is well worth it and budget friendly!

Thank Amy T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This was what I was looking for. Local joint where the locals eat, fresh fish in a fishing village, laid back, and not expensive. Had the mixed ceviche, the whole fried grouper and a couple of Bohemia's. Doesn't get much better. And dinner for the 4 of us was $57.00! this is one of those places you don't want to... More 

Thank docraceraz
Zakynthos, Greece
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Cooked to perfection, very fresh and very reasonable, stuff very friendly and also great location, if you like fresh fish La Playita is a must.

Thank Lakis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos

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