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“Great pitstop”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Portena - CLOSED

La Portena
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great pitstop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Found this place on tripadvisor - and have to say was not dissappointed. Its a simple grill with high quality meat, charcoal grill, and the owner serves you with a smile. the Choripa (sausage on a bun), Empanada and the Hamburger were all great. We went late - he was running out of stuff - he buys only for the day so you know the food is fresh.

I would definitely go back. Bear is mind - this is not a sit down restaurante - there are 5 stools - against a bar - it is literally a street stand - but still GOOD!

  • Visited April 2013
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Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“no stock”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went three times to try for a steak sandwich and on each occasion they didn't have any rib eye but the churrian was ok.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A True "Must Eat"!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I've made 5 trips to Playa Del Carmen with my family. We love good meals and do alot of research on restaurants. Wouldn't you know it, some guy opens a tiny restaurantant on the sidewalk outside a small store and boom, awesome food.

Everything is fresh and cooked right in front of your eyes. We have had equally great meals in PDC, but I can't honestly say anyone does their food better.

Great for lunch or dinner.

Keep up the great work Alex!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food, great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Ate here March 2013 after reading great reviews here. Have to agree with everyone else! The food is fantastic-daily meat selection with the option of grilled over coals or fried, served with salad, fries or potato. The menu is very simple but the optons are oh so tasty! It's further out from the main 5th Avenue area, but so worth the walk or cab ride. Remember that this place only opens at 4pm. We made plans to go here for lunch, so needless to say, we had to come back when it was open. The owner is so friendly and If you don't like the beverage choices, they're cool with you going next door to buy it. The place next door has great prices on local snacks, just in case you get the munchies later. You can't beat the price here, dinner was like 70 pesos each and the portions are more than enough (I had to eat it all though!). Make this is must try next time you're in Playa.

  • Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“HOLE IN THE WALL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Literally a hole in the wall
This small restaurant has great food for very reasonable $
Everything is Cooked on a charcoal grill
Buy beer or wine at the store next door and save even more $

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