We found this little local gem by asking our concierge for some good seafood restaurants where 'locals' eat. We were in town exploring and checked it out around lunch time - it was packed, so we decided to come back one evening for dinner (Oct. 23, 2013). You want to go there a little early, because when we got there a couple of other groups were midway through their dinner and the only other people that came in after us ordered take out. The margaritas were great, but the food was unbelievable. We live on Cape Cod and we know seafood. We had the Seafood Combo for 2 - lobster - the most tender we've ever had, shrimp prepared 2 different ways, grouper, squid sautéed in butter and garlic (to die for) as well as some that were fried, octopus prepared 2 different ways, along with avocado, salad, rice, beans. We took the leftovers back to the villa and got another meal out of it The leftovers even tasted just as good as the original meal.
This is a little family run operation - a fish market and restaurant. The waiter sat down and talked to us while we were waiting for our meal to be served and on the way out we received big hugs from him - looks like we're part of the family now.
We definitely will eat there again on our next vacation to Playa del Carmen.
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