Playa

Playa

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Hours
Sun
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sat
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $22.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Cuban
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
A poolside, beachfront Nuevo Latino bar and restaurant featuring a variety of dishes along with a traditional rum and tequila bar. Playa redefines the outdoor experience through perfectly executed tacos on house-made tortillas, an array of fresh salsas and guacamoles and only fresh juice-based cocktails. Everything is served with unobstructed views of the sand, sky and waves, like no other location in South Florida. Come try our newly refreshed food and drink menus!
PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $22.00
CUISINES
Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Cuban
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Non-smoking restaurants
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles121 reviews
Excellent
87
Very good
19
Average
7
Poor
2
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

APLING
West Bloomfield90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
We stayed at the Diplomat hotel and this was the only functioning restaurant, so we had lunch here one day after enjoying the ocean and sun. Well, just like the hotel, this restaurant was understaffed and they were extremely overwhelmed by the number of customers. We arrived at 2:30 pm for lunch and we were told it would take about an hour and a half for the food to be served. Since there were no other restaurants open nearby, we decided to order here and wait. The waiter was super friendly and he made sure our order was in quickly. Luckily, the food arrived in 45 minutes. My fish tacos were super delicious. My family members had cheeseburgers and they said it was tastier than the one at the Margaritaville restaurant’s cheeseburger. Unfortunately, the key lime pie did not really taste like key lime pie. It was too sweet as well. The quality of the food was good (except key lime pie) but they were overpriced. We did not drink any alcoholic beverages and this casual lunch cost over $100 for the three of us.
Written December 31, 2021
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sdotlopez
New York City4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Had an awesome experience at Playa restaurant! Food is delicious, drinks amazing, and the service even better! While enjoying our awesome stay, Dan the Man came to rescue, by realizing it was about to rain on our parade. He had our food packaged to go ready for the rain, and even when part of our order was mistakenly left out, he went above and beyond to correct that mistake and blessed us with some free quac and chips, which are incredible! Definitely make a stop here and enjoy the amazing service, food and atmosphere! Ask for Dan the Man! Also I met George, Wendy and Carlos the managers over our stay and they were all so nice, accommodating and friendly. They oversee a great team of people at Playa and I just wanted to recognize them for their excellent managerial skills. The whole Playa team was just amazing overall!
Written August 15, 2021
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Addy C
Atlanta437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
I'm always skeptical eating at hotel restaurants but their food was pretty good, esp. the burger - it's just very pricey, as you'd expect for a hotel restaurant. We stayed at the Diplomat, and we had a food credit from our Costco trip package - so that swayed us to eat lunch here too. Again highly recommend the Playa Burger ($23). Cubano was salty so didn't enjoy it so much ($20), Chicken Tenders had too much breading ($18). All the dishes come w/ fries, salad, or fruit salad. The seasoned fries were great, and the fruit salad it very good too. While very pricey, the server was very friendly and it's right on the beach. Oh, and they automatically add a 20% tip.
Written May 3, 2024
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Alan Kasperek
Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback. The team very much looks forward to seeing you again soon.
Written May 12, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

girlycheckin
New York City645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 solo
I've been going to the Diplomat for years, and have been thru a few iterations of this place. I loved it when it was Splash and didn't think I could love it more. But I was wrong. The menu is the best it's ever been. My current fave is the Caesar salad (I alternate having it topped with shrimp, seared ahi or mahi-mahi). Generous portion size with lots of shaved parmesan. But best of all is the new dinner menu—which has an amazing skirt steak with chimichurri and pico de gallo, along with broccolini and mashed yukon potatoes. (I'm keto so I skip the potatoes, which is really hard.) The skirt steak is a big portion, and it's perfectly done and is so good that it's inspired me to try to replicate it at home. Not as good as Playa's but it will have to do. Not surprisingly, I eat every meal at Playa when I stay at the Diplomat. I have no reason to leave the pool area, which to me is the measure of a perfect vacay. The service is great, whether at the bar or in the actual restaurant. Roxana has been my favorite server anywhere since probably 2005 or 2006. I'm so happy that she's still there, even with all the changes over the years and going thru a pandemic. She always knows my order, even if i haven't been there for a long stretch. Dan and Jon have been great, as well. While the bar can get busy when there's a convention, I've never seen the restaurant part crowded, despite the wonderful food, open-air ambience and views of the ocean. Which brings me to my one negative. It's hard to eat here if you're not a hotel guest. They don't validate parking. So if I want to have friends who live locally join me for there for dinner, it costs a lot for them to park. I wish they'd change that. They'd get even more business that way. That aside, I can't recommend it highly enough.
Written August 15, 2022
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Roselyn R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
This spot was amazing to start off our night and enjoy a meal. To the view all the way down to our server Ronald. He was amazing and reassure us that each meal was good and if not he’ll make sure we get something filling to our needs. Drinks were great! Ronald was awesome once again!
Written August 8, 2022
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Llilian H
Kennesaw11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
So....we just had one of the best experiences at this hotel ever.!!!! Specifically, the pool bar playa dip beach resort! We were celebrating my daughters birthday, and one of the employees, Dan, got wind of it. He treated us like royalty and went above and beyond, along with his manager, LT, who gave us use of a CABANA! We got to celebrate as they made us feel special by bending over backwards to meet needs we didn’t even know we had! Their service was outstanding, and they treated us soooo well while being super fun and positive. This didn’t feel like people working...this was like a staff catering specifically to us as though they were taking care of family, while maintaining a level of professionalism that let us feel extremely special. Bravo! Couldn’t be more pleased!
Written February 21, 2020
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caroltravels
108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The view and convenience made this a great way to start our vacation here. We had the guacamole with crispy and fresh chips, tuna ceviche, and chicken tostones. All were good, not great. But, there's no better way to start a vacation than with a cold tropical drink overlooking the beach!
Written January 10, 2020
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Carlitos C
Miami60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
Went here to enjoy a day off with my daughter and have some food poolside. Immediately we were greeted with a smile and a menu . Our server Dan was very personable and delivered exceptional service . He came back to check up on us when the food arrived and was very efficient when I asked for the check . Thank you again for the top notch service , we will be back soon !!!
Written March 15, 2020
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Oldguy1948
South Plainfield139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Jorge, Marcella, Roxy and the rest of the bar crew at Playa are the best. They are first rate. We have been going there for years during our visits to Hollywood Beach. We have been loyal customers with dozens of visits. This October and November was no exception. We would walk the quarter mile from the condo we stay in to have a drink and a snack. The Sunday prior to our departure, we were stopped by a member of the hotel security from entering the grounds without a Diplomat wrist band. It was "a new decision" effecting week ends. It was actually a BAD decision. I have spent more than $2,000 there in the past two years and I always add an additional tip. With the rejection, we walked the sand down to the Etaru outdoor bar and it was quite good. The following day, we told the staff at Playa what happened, and they were visibly as well as verbally upset, Jorge actually bought my wife and me a drink to apologize and said: "that explains why it was so dead yesterday". We will return to Playa with each visit, but the Diplomat should reconsider this "bad" decision.
Written November 19, 2023
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Natalia Banks
Saint Louis2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
Thanks to Ronald we felt absolutely taken care of while at the beach. An accommodating , professional service and, most importantly, friendly attitude. At the bar it was Christian and Roxanne (siblings, in fact,) who totally lit up the place with the welcoming smiles and delicious cocktails. As for $, well, regular Florida beach resort kind of prices. It used to be 20 bucks for a drink was fairly rare, but these last several years the $20 price tag for a drink is not at all surprising. Overall good experience and friendly service, but next time — (Sorry #DiplomatBeachResortHollywood) we are back to #MargaritavilleHollywoodResort😎
Written August 8, 2022
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Husker Fan
Tampa282 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 business
Staying at the hotel, tried a quick salad for dinner. Chicken was boiled, lettuce was not so great and dressing was just ok. Overall $45 meal wasn’t worth the price tag. ( Fine print-added 1/2 avocado plus an ice tea to my dinner)
Written May 16, 2024
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Oldguy1948
South Plainfield139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
My wife and I spent the entire month of February in Florida. 26 of the days in a beach front condo in Hallandale. We walked miles on the sand every day that we could and 8 of the walks resulted in a stop at Playa. February is extremely busy at the Diplomat, so getting a seat at the bar was difficult. We succeeded and ordered Bloody Marys. One day we had Pina Coladas and I decided it was not for me. It was well made, just not my cup of whatever, On two occasions we shared Topical Guacamole with Crabmeat...excellent! As bust as they were, the bar staff was superior. Jorge was like a cyclone moving in all directions around the circular bar. The entire staff was great! On our last day we said our goodbyes and told them would return in October. Great stop that added to our enjoyment.
Written March 5, 2022
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Jennifer L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
We have had the best time at the beach thanks to Ronald our server. He has gone above and beyond to make us happy and wants to ensure we are enjoying ourselves. This type of professionalism is what makes the experience for guests…warm smile and lovely disposition. Take care of Ronald Diplomat because he has done a good job taking care of us. Also the staff at the beach were great setting us up with chairs and umbrellas. Thank you!
Written August 18, 2022
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Cdk381
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Ms Latoya at Playa Bar and Grill is what we love about traveling. She made us feel like family, got us a great table by the water, checked on us to make sure we had what we needed, etc. funny, hardworking and down to earth. My favorite combo!
Written September 17, 2022
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Oldguy1948
South Plainfield139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
In the past year, my wife and I have stayed in a condo at Hollywood South Beach three times for a total of eight weeks. Almost every day we walk on the beach for two or more miles. On our return, we stop at Playa for a lunchtime cocktail and sometimes a snack. The Diplomat Hotel is one of the most gorgeous of the so many beautiful places in Florida. Playa has many talented and gracious bartenders. We have made friends with Marcella and Jorge, who always treat us very well. See you both again next year.
Written November 6, 2022
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