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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love to take the kids to this and floor tent restaurant by the beach because there are trees growing Under the Tent and the kids can play on them! it's like a restaurant and playground combined and they have the best fish tacos I've ever had the grilled ones that is, as well as best Mojito I have ever... More 

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Thank Jeanne V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent seafood on the beach at Puerto Morelos. Only 20 minutes from Riviera Maya! We go there every time we go Mexico.

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Thank Lynda C
Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal with local ambiance. Plastic chairs and tables. Local price with good fish. The fried shrimp was over cooked

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Thank Sheldon K
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we enjoyed sitting with our feet in the sand, cold beer, delicious ceviche and then more fresh seafood. Great view of the gulf. Nirvana!

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Thank lavidaloca2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We like this place! It's about as laid back as it comes. Tables in the sand, view of the beach, wander in and find a place to sit. The food is fresh and the menu simple. Cheap good eats. There is usually live music of variable quality and the staff is always friendly. Walk in off the street or beach... More 

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Thank Bill S
Dousman, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stopped here several times for ceviche, guacamole, pico de guyo, tacos and soup! All were delicious! We also had cervazas! The prices are very reasonable. We've even caught some afternoon music! The wait staff is friendly and work hard; most speak good English. They have menus in English and Spanish! If you don't receive the one you need just... More 

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Thank Lori B
Elgin, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love being surrounded by locals! The place was packed! Get the fresh whole flash fried fish! A must. You pick it out of the catch today and they deliver it to your table ready to eat. Their ceviches are tasty and super fresh. We had pulpo and conch. Oh yeah, their margaritas are flavorful and pack a punch

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Thank Mike F
Huntsville, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing fresh seafood. The best shrimp ceviche I, personally, have ever eaten! A place where you can kick off your sandals, swish your feet in the sand, and enjoy seafood no doubt caught that morning by the plethora of fishing boats moored just offshore. If it's your pleasure, the cerveza was also cold. The atmosphere was very mellow, consisting... More 

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Thank Irma_Bombtrek
Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Excellent ceviche and cocktail de shrimp! Locals' hangout. ¡Muy bueno! Will definitely return.

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Thank MountainBeachMama
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

If you are looking for authentic food where the locals go for seafood this is it. The food is good and the prices are good.

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Thank Javier C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?