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“**BEWARE** - My credit card number was stolen here”
Review of Las Redes

Las Redes
Ranked #7 of 10 Restaurants in Piste
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

After driving from Cancun and spending some time in Chichen Itza, we decided to stop somewhere in Piste for lunch. This restaurant appeared to be large and looked fine from the street, and it was very near to the turn off to the toll road to return to Cancun.

We were seated at a large table and were shown the buffet, but instead we opted to order from the menu as we were not starving. We both ordered the barbequed pork tacos along with a couple beers. The food was fine but was nothing spectacular.

Soon after we arrived, the place began to fill up with lots of tour groups coming back from their day at Chichen Itza. During lunch, we were treated to dancers in traditional Mexican costumes, which was entertaining. The total bill came to 285 pesos, and I used my Citibank Mastercard to pay. The waiter took my card to the back of the restaurant and eventually returned it to me with a slip to sign. Nothing unusual at all.

The very next day, I received an email alert from the fraud department at Citibank. My credit card had been used to purchase $80 worth of gasoline, a purchase for $550 in a glass shop in Merida, Mexico, and an attempt to get a cash advance from an ATM for $320. The attempt failed because the incorrect pin code was used, which resulted in alerting the fraud department. I was not liable for the charges, fortunately, and thankfully Citibank detected the fraud quickly and my card was canceled. Of course, this created a huge inconvenience for me when I returned home, having to fix all my automatic payments that were tied to the previous credit card number.

The only place I had used my credit card for the past three days was at this restaurant. It was obvious where the card number was taken from and used. So, a quick lunch at Las Redes tuned into a huge pain in the neck for me because someone working in this restaurant was dishonest. If I were you, I would eat elsewhere.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

After exploring the ruins of Chichen Itza, we headed into Piste for lunch, poking our noses into several establishments before a man on the street coaxed us into Las Redes - where our cravings for tacos were satisfied. Highly recommend the BBQ pork tacos, which were the clear victors above the beef and chicken. Served with black refried beans, salsa, onions, hot sauce, and a plate of homemade chips. Fast and friendly service. Bathrooms less than desirable. We were the restaurant's only patrons at the time, but we were a bit early for the typical late afternoon Mexican lunch. Highly recommend this place for tasty and affordable authentic fare.

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Thank Whitney H
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed at the best western which was only 100 yards down the street. Las Redes stood out because it was a little more established than some of the other establishments which were merely outside grills with a couple of seats (still good food though). The menu in english said the buffet was for $120 pesos. Beause there were six of us including kids, the owner gave us the buffet at $100 pesos per person. Based on the other review, I probably could have bargained this down a bit more but we were starving. The buffet was great! Marinated pork and chicken. black beans, chips, green/red salsa, etc. For dessert they had jello. The kids liked this but I settled for the margaritas. There is a separate bar in the back.

The other good news is that they took VISA! I didn't want to cut into my pesos too much so this was a welcome option here.

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Thank PatfromDC
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Located on the main road between Hwy 180 and Chichen Itza ruins, about 2 km before the ruins in the town of Piste. A pleasant surprise, the margaritas were tasty and a good deal at 42 pesos compared to what you pay in the hotel. Lots of chips and refills of salsa. The restaurant was very accomodating to the kids and they split a plate of grilled chicken with sides of rice and fruit (90 pesos). The chicken was the stand-out of the evening. The rest of us had the buffet which was only 70 pesos. There was a large selection of meat, chichen and fish along with seasoned rice and beans. Lots of fruit and some jello treats for dessert. A good value.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile
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