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La Playita

Certificate of Excellence
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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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San Diego, California
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were pointed to this restaurant by a local, and we are so happy for the recommendation! We wandered in for lunch after an amazing snorkel trip with Wetset Dive and Snorkel, just down the beach. (We've reviewed them separately). This little spot is right on the beach, with plenty of shade and a great view of the ocean. The... More 

Thank MacyandDan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the mixed ceviche and it was incredible. The fish we had was a bit dry and everyone else's meals were incredible ( but also not bad either) - but the ceviche is worth popping in for!

1 Thank Charlotte S
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and great service. Food is okay. I should have had the breaded fish which I have had before here and was fabulous

1 Thank Joni J
Galveston, Texas
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Another recommendation by a local and it was spot on. This place is a small restaurant, in which the entire dining area is in the sand. The menu is small and mostly seafood, but what else would you eat being only a few feet from the shore. My wife had a shrimp cocktail and I had grilled shrimp. Both were... More 

1 Thank arod124
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Get off the resort and find this little restaurant a few blocks off the beaten path. At La Playita you will get great service in the shade as the waves crash just a few hundred feet away. Want something out of the ordinary? Choose the Hogfish (see picture). Best of all it is affordable.

2 Thank RoamingRadioGuy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place to eat in Puerto Morelos. El pescado frito is our favorite. See you in two months, La Playita

1 Thank sashaste1
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Our snorkel guide recommended this place. Only a few things on the menu that aren't seafood. Excellent food. Come in right off the beach: the tables are in the sand.

1 Thank Tom O
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Local seaside digs with relaxed family atmosphere Locals eat here Kids and the local iguana running around Great seafood, Sand in your feet Look on the ice chest in the back for the catch of the day and have them cook it the way you please. Good prices for the most part BUT we went fishing that day and brought... More 

3 Thank PoizonFlower
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The food was just fine, the service, prices, everything was first rate and very local. Folks should remember - you are at the beach in Mexico - not NYC!!! I read some of the negative reviews and cannot understand why people complain. Come on. Don't expect white table clothes; this place serves local, good food with a kind smaller town... More 

2 Thank BebeTerry
Queretaro, Mexico
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Mike_hdz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?