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“Best traditional ceviche in Playa”
Review of El Pirata

El Pirata
Ranked #102 of 1,255 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best traditional ceviche in Playa”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

The first time we tried going here for dinner at 6pm, they were a
Ready closed to new customers so... Arrive early! Or do takeaway, like we did. Their fresh fish is lovely and the ceviche is mouthwatering. Nothing fancy but just great simple food. Well worth the trek if you're staying at the other end of playa. You won't regret it.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Kay M
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fresh fish, great lobster!!!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a late lunch here (26th oct, 2013) and I must say this is an excellent local seafood eatery, just don't expect fantastic service / good but not great. Choose your own fish from the esky and they fry it up with and serve with beans, rice and some veg... Yummo all in all loved the food!

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Thank HenC81
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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fresh fish, large plates..great deals!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Everything we add the eat was great... little waiting.. but that's normally a good sign. Note that they were great with my kid! We'll go back for sure on our next trip to playa!!

  • Visited May 2013
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best fried fish”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The best place for fish that you select next door and then served to your table. DO NOT ask for fish filet within the restaurant as it is kind of soggy. Try the ceviches and the prepared seafood cocktails. Great complimentary spicy sauce served at the beginning with snails, tomato, onions and coriander and crispy tortilla chips (real mexican kind, not the tasteless gringo chips)

Service is not that good, but food really is. Try it

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Thank Fernando C
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Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews
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“Best meal in Playa!!!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

The last time I was able to pick out a fish this fresh and have it for dinner I was scuba diving with a speargun. Hands down the best place for fresh fish in Playa Del Carmen! Now stop reading the reviews and go there to pick out a fish for lunch or dinner!!!

Visited October 2013
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