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“Cenacolo -- always excellent”
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Ranked #35 of 1,328 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $200
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have enjoyed Cenacolo in Cancun since it opened about 10 years ago so it made perfect sense to visit the sister restaurant in Playa del Carmen. The menu is slightly different-they have married the Cenacolo Mare menu with regular Cenacolo menu and the result is perfection (lplease do the same for the Cancun restaurant!) maitre d', service, food just delightful!

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Thank Rbb0612
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear customer, Thank you for be our customer for so many years. We really appreciate your positive comments about our menu and service.

We hope you can visit us again

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

What a spectacular restaurant. Let's start with the service, the wait staff knows what they are talking about from wine to food. We got a wonderful red wine suggestion for our meal that was so good we ended up finding a store that sold it so we could bring it back to the states! It was Don Luis, Terra 2010! Fabulous! We had the white tuna carpaccio as an appetizer and I would have given a five star review if I just stopped there. Fish was fresh, clean with hints of lemon and olive oil. For my meal I had the prosciutto ravioli, the pasta is handmade fresh in house and the taste of flavors is bold and wonderful. Portions are perfect, not over the top American sizes but not skimpy. The entire time we were eating there we kept saying how is this possible? How could we be eating the most delicious Italian meal ever in the middle of Mexico? It's true! I'm 100% Italian from Chicago nonetheless where we are spoiled with fantastic food options. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. We will be back again and again.

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Thank ChicagoV
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear customer, thank you for your positive comments about our service and menu. Our staff makes their best to attend to our customers in the best way .

We hope you can visit us again

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

You can watch the chef roll fresh pasta in this charming street-front dining gem. The manager is from Italy, speaks perfect Spanish and English and is charming and knowledgeable. The food is fantastically good. Have to say that it is tops in Playa! We thought the wine list was a little pretentious, though it fits for the quality of the food - which is not pricey at all by US standards, but a little higher than typical restaurants in the area. Completely worth it. Dinners start around $15 US, most are in the $20's. There are some $40 choices of steaks. The homemade pastas were all gorgeous, more than you can eat, delicious beyond belief and served elegantly. If you haven't been there, give it a try and get the spaghetti stirred in a Parmesan bowl table side!

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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Dear customer. its good to know that you enjoyed the homemade pasta and service in cenacolo playa.

Thank you for your positive comments,we hope you can visit us again

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went there during our first time at playa del carmen as it looks like quite a posh italian. We were not disappointed! Besides the waiter's disappointment as we did not order their pasta - they are preparing fresh ones live in front of you - our food was brilliant. I had the best octopus i ever had, the fish was scrumptious and the service was lovely.

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Thank HelenAndJeremy
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Dear customer thank you for your positive comments.

We hope you can visit us again soon

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one restaurant we look forward to when visiting Playa! We love the atmosphere and the food is just as amazing!

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Thank Ashleigh J
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GRCENACOLO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Dear Customer, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to cenacolo playa.

Thank you for your comments

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