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El Carmen


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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El Carmen is a new vibrant beach front Bar-Lounge-Restaurant located in the heart of Santa Teresa-Mal Pais, right in the main beach of the beautiful Playa Carmen. Come on board and delight our delicious food and refreshing drinks made with a lot of love and happiness. We are open all-day-long from 11 am to night. We offer a 100% homemade Mediterranean cuisine with only fresh daily products.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, Pizza, Costa Rican, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Some many good things to say about this restaurant. Location location location !!! Right in front of Carmen beach surf break, El Carmen is my favorite place to go after surfing. The service is exemplary. The food is delicious (i recommend the shrimps or the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Alexia V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food! A nice menu for this beautiful place in front of the ocean. From salads, to seafood and meat, pizzas etc ... everything is very well made. For a calmly lunch or a sunset accompanied by a good cocktail, I strongly recommend this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SofiaCorreia212
Reviewed March 7, 2019

We enjoyed many sunsets sipping delicious cocktails and enjoying delicious from the patio of El Carmen while we were visiting. Great service, too! Jorge made us feel right at home!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank corazondelfuego71
Reviewed February 23, 2019

My girlfriends and I went for sunset here today and it was really nice. The service was good, shout out to Jorge who was a super fun server; he even made us flowers out of palm leaves LOL. The happy hour drinks were good and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank elliekattropics
Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Excelent food in a very relaxed ambiance, just in front of the beach. You can take a break from surfing and have a foodie meal while looking to waves. Service was also excelent. Worth to visit... and you don’t have to wear your sandals!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jmmp00
elcarmenrestaurante, Manager at El Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thanks a lot for your comments! We put a lot of effort in making a pleasant experience for our customers. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 28, 2019

We frequented El Carmen a number of times throughout our time in Santa Teresa, the first as we overlooked the ocean we drank a delicious bottle of rose bubbly. The general manager was nice enough to bring us delicious shots as we gave him some...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wendylittles
elcarmenrestaurante, Manager at El Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you for your amazing review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 27, 2019

This was quite frankly a great little restaurant. Great service, but unfortunately they managed to mix up my dish and another guys dish (I had the leg of lamb and he the shoulder - big difference) which we sorted out ourselves. Also a bit confusing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robbowan
elcarmenrestaurante, Manager at El Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your review. We are very sorry about the confusion with the dishes, we recently opened and we are still learning, trying to improve every day. About the exchange rate, we offer the prices in dollars to make it a little easy...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

We had linch here twice. Got tapas: very good sarines. The beef tatr was excellent and very reasonable priced.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lars C
Reviewed January 2, 2019

On beach with super good views and great sunsets food was delicious! Great fruit drinks/smoothies also Curly ice cream on site super good

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johnc651011
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I visited the place a few timne...and every time was great...no problem ...they serve the piza fast...drinks and glasses were nice size...funny nice workers

Date of visit: July 2018
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May 21, 2017|
Response from diegoa92 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure! It's important tho that you take cash, most of the stablishments in Santa Teresa take cash only.
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