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“Affordable classy option for NYE dinner”
Review of Madre Tierra

Madre Tierra
Ranked #56 of 1,258 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Affordable classy option for NYE dinner”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

After shopping around at over 10 different restaurants to reserve a spot for NYE dinner, we were getting frustrated at the cost of all the fixed price menus. We were quoted as much as $250/person by some restaurants. The earlier dinner at Madre Tierra was refreshingly priced by just the items you ordered. I think we ended up spending $50/person with a bottle of wine and a shared dessert. There was a fixed price menu available for the later dinner though and I think that was between $85 and $100. I ordered a Caesar salad which they make fresh in front of you and the salmon. Both were delicious and the salmon was nice and tender with a simple caper-lemon sauce. The only disappointment in the dinner was the dessert - chocolate brownie a la mode. The brownie tasted old and dried out. This was also the only dessert option available at the time. A better selection would be nice.

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Spokane, Washington
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“Love this place”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We've been back two years in a row and find the consistancy very pleasing.
The lobster is ... simply wonderful.

  • Visited December 2012
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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“Delicious Seafood”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Excellent service and very fresh and tasty seafood. Nice location in center of Playa Del Carmen. Open air breezes.

Visited December 2012
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“Awesome place for dinner”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner at 5:30 and no one was in the restraunt kinda scary but we were pleasantly surprised by the good food and service. Waiter assured us by 7 pm they would get busy. We left at 7::30 they were full. I would recommend reservations and this place to eat
Folks from Our resort got 10% disc that was a nice touch. Ambiance was best on 5th ave

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Chorley Lancs
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“Delicious food, attentive service”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

A good location for people watching, with tables overlooking the evening passagiata on Quinta Avenida. Best evening meal of the 10 nights we had in Playa .

Visited December 2012
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