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“Never a disappointment. Best seafood in town”
Review of Los Aguachiles

Los Aguachiles
Ranked #67 of 1,305 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $56
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We have eaten at the original Los Aguachiles on Calle 34 dozens of times over the past few years and we have never had anything but fabulous food that is fresh, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Whenever we arrive in Playa it is quite often the first place we go to even before we head off to the beach. Every time we order our favourites such as the fresh tuna sashimi on crispy tostados, fresh mixed seafood ceviche or prawn cocktail, it always tastes the same, year after year and is such comfort food. It is almost akin to going to Mac Donald's for breakfast in that you know exactly what you are going to get. This is never a hit or miss experience, the food is always fantastic.

Today on our walk back from the beach we stopped at the new location on Ave. Constituyentes (between 1st Ave and 5th Ave) for lunch. Our waitress spoke very good English and explained the specials of the day to us. We like to share our meals so we ordered the special which was coconut encrusted shrimp with a mango dipping sauce, a shrimp cocktail and the old favourite tuna sashimi tostado.

The coconut shrimp were simply out of this world. Plump, perfectly cooked with some cream cheese and the crispy coconut on the outside. The serving was huge with 10 to 12 decent sized shrimp and we loved every mouthful. Please, please will you add this as a regular menu item???

The shrimp cocktail is served in a huge goblet and is stuffed with shrimp and a few pieces of avocado and some sprouts. Again, the shrimp are always perfectly prepared, juicy and with the right, firm texture.

The tuna sashimi tostado with the pickled shallots, red cabbage and crispy onion strings stacked on top are almost a meal on their own and so delicious.. We walked away feeling like we couldn't eat another mouthful and totally satisfied. Best of all, we never feel ripped off when we walk away from Los Aguachiles.

These folks are really on the top of their game and for us, the best place in town for perfectly prepared seafood that never disappoints us. True value for money...

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Thank TamBar
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The food is amazing. So simple and fresh and DELICOUS. Go for a big meal or just a couple tacos to snack. We went twice in 4 days. :)

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This a place to have great ceviches prepared Tijuana or Sinaloa style. The seafood i ate was very fresh. The menu isn´t that bie but it give you chance to try ans taste almost everything, give}n that the primary ingridients are used to prepare another dishes. The waitress that served us was very cheerful and that gave our visit a nice atmosphere. Just a block from main 5th avenue, this is a must to visit.

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Thank Hector_Xalapa
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a local. It was amazing. We got the "chamoyadas" and they were to die for. We could have sat and slurped down several of those. I tried a few different tacos/tostadas and my husband and I both liked the tempura fried shrimp tacos best of all. This is an absolutely perfect place to kill hunger after a day on the beach!

The atmosphere is fun and very informal. It's in an open-air building. People were there sandy, still in swimsuits. The service was great. Everyone was friendly and full of smiles.

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Thank theworldawaits1979
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Aguachiles should be much higher rated among the restaurants in PDC! A woman at another restaurant that did not have seafood recommended it to us--what a good tip. The seafood is fresh and the menu has interesting options, like tacos with lettuce as the shell (very good, by the way). The prices are very, very reasonable, compared to other places in PDC. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Our server seemed a little distracted or new or something, but that did not diminish our enjoyment of Augachiles.

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Thank Sarah H
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