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“Decent portion sizes, great service, but not the best meal”
Review of Madre Tierra

Madre Tierra
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Ranked #79 of 1,333 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 29, 2013

As a pricey tourist restaurant, being expensive was no surprise. The meals were filling. However, they did not taste that amazing. I shared a grill plate for $589 pesos, one of the steaks tasted great, the other was bland. The chicken and sausage tasted no different from what I could have cooked myself on a grill for a tenth of the price. The waters were very friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was nice.

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Thank Adam W
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Although not recommended as an "authentic" Mexican restaurant, this place turned out to be the best Mexican meal on our trip. Real Mexican, not U.S. Mexican!

Guacamole was made table side with perfect spices. Octopus was fresh, grilled with garlic and a speciality of the house. Golden Margaritias were the best in town.

When making a reservation request a table overlooking the street. You'll have as much fun people watching as you do eating!

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Thank fdhappy
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

The restaurant sits about 25 steps about scenic Fifth Ave (pedestrians only) in Playa Del Carmen. The view is very good as is the food. This trip we had a grilled chicken dish with grilled veggies. It was excellent. This is always a good stop.

Thank barry w
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was truly the best meal that we had in Playa Del Carmen and thankful that it was recommended by the hotel. We climbed the steps to the restaurant and were at a table where we could watch 5th Avenue below. The staff was friendly and attentive. We had the guacamole which was made at the table and was the best. We ate all of it and almost licked the container. The margaritas were wonderful and the atmosphere was relaxing and friendly. The flank steak was delicious and to end the meal we had the strawberries jubilee. Awesome! A very enjoyable evening! Highly recommend this place to anyone planning to go to the area, you will not be disappointed.

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Thank Rondella1
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our steak dinners were fine. My issue is with the poor hygiene displayed by some of the staff - our server touched his face and nose repeatedly which I tried to ignore. But after dinner I used the restroom and saw a cook leave without washing her hands - and no, she did not use the communal sink outside the restrooms. I was so shocked I sought out the manager and he didn't seem very concerned. Based on that experience we won't eat here again.

Thank Mary S
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