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“Excellent because of the Price, Food and Service!”
Review of Los Aguachiles

Los Aguachiles
Ranked #69 of 1,287 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $56
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent because of the Price, Food and Service!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I can see why many people felt this place wasn't up to their standard...and its probably because they had the wrong expectation.

That being said, this place was excellent, and what a bargain! Dishes with plenty of scallops, shrimp and more for less than $3 US. If you don't know what your ordering than you may have a bad experience. I had a local recommend it to me, from what drinks to order and also the top dishes. Our group ate till there was no more space + drinks for very little. This restaurant is in the middle of a neighborhood not in a tourist block. Your about a 5-10 min walk form the shops in Playa del Carmen.

Best things to order are the tacos and tostadas with whatever seafood of your liking. Eating here will make you see what the locals do on there time off and afterwork happy hour spots. Enjoy the variety of hot sauces they offer (my personal favorite was the Chili Oil).

I will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ummm REALLY?”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

The taxi driver and our Hotel recommended it. It was awful! I ordered their famous dish the augachile, essentially a ceviche with cucumber strips. She got the fish tacos sub-par.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Only made one star as there was no lower option”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I just made a trip back to Los Aquachiles for the 6th time in 3 years and given the restaurant 5 stars last year, I was very disappointed with the cold, dried out fish tacos I was served this time, in their recently opened new restaurant on 5th Avenue corner. I asked for new tacos to be served, as the ones were cold, a minute later the waiter brought the same plate back, obviously microwaved, still with my old sauce on the plate. When pointing this out, the waiter took the plate back and brought back a new plate. Again, very disappointingly cold and hard tacos, this time they had mixed up our order of fish and brought back 2 shrimp tacos. Instead of making new fresh ones, the restaurant tried to just serve us stale old ones. We received an explanation that the chef was off that day, but whoever was cooking food, serves not to be a chef. 5th might be a tourist destination, but the food should remain the same quality as the previous restaurant. Funny enough, 3 days previously the food there was great. I was looking forward to going back in the evening for ceviche, but now will leave out that restaurant altogether for extremely bad service, no refunds, no change back, wrong tacos served at the worst possible quality I have had pleasure to eat.

  • Visited December 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Good!!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Very recomended. A little far froom our Hotel because this restaurant is close to downtown but: The food , the service.. evrything was excelent!!!!

Visited December 2012
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homer glen illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great food, low prices, fun atmosphere. The new location on Constituyentes is wonderful. It's always been a favorite of locals, now will become favorite of tourists

  • Visited December 2012
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