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“The best meal we had in Playa”
Review of La Ceiba de la 30

La Ceiba de la 30
Ranked #151 of 1,267 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Healthy
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Description: Mexican healthy cuisine. Speciality on natural juices and smoothie bar. Inexpensive local restaurant.Casual.
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
“The best meal we had in Playa”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

My friend and came to Playa Del Carmen for a wedding. Not knowing the area, we decided to stay near the wedding on 5th street (touristy nightmare). We love fresh seafood, vegetables & always love to find something off the beat and path. We had such a hard time finding anything good on the 5th ave so we asked our cab driver for recommendations. Once we arrived at La Ceiba, we knew we were in heaven with all the fresh juices, the market next door and the wonderful authentic selections. If we would have known about it sooner, we would have made sure to eat there everyday. We had fish tacos, pumpkin flour quesadillas, fresh sea bass and grouper. Everything was out of this world! Our server Alvaro was the best. We never made it for breakfast and totally regret it. The prices were extremely reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
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Larissa P, Owner at La Ceiba de la 30, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
We feel so proud for such good commentaries....
Every day we effort for this to happen!!!
Thank you.
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“Authentic healthy Mexican cuisine”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Found this wonderful, local grocery store and restaurant just blocks off the beaten path of 5th Avenue that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine that is very health conscience. Known for catering to locals, this gem is a must stop for tourists that want an affordable meal made with only the freshest local ingredients. Delicious, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies offer a unique taste sensation rarely found while vacationing. Take a short walk and experience the tantalizing flavors of traditional Mexican meals that is easy on your wallet and makes you happy to support the local business owner!

Visited April 2013
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Larissa P, Owner at La Ceiba de la 30, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, everything we planned and wish for our clients is in your words...
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great food, healthy and inexpensive”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

LOVE this place. Right near DAC on 30th Ave. I'm a local and a vegetarian seeking healthy options to eat in Playa. And THIS place is one of the best! A great menu with a wide variety and very economical. Good sized portions too. I highly recommend it.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great juices, good wholesome food.”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We just loved this place. It is not in the best location - on the side of rather noisy Ave 30 and it is only small ( we had to wait for a table on one occasion) but the food and excellent juice mixes make up for any shortfall on location. We stayed in Playa for a month and by far, this was the best place we found to eat really well on a budget.

Visited February 2013
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East Lansing, Michigan
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“A no-frills open-air spot...”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

What a jewel that is not on 5th Avenue! Located on the east side of 30th just north of Constituyentes. We parked at the Mega and walked across the street. It is a small eatery with only about 12 tables. Although we were there for dinner they are best known for their breakfast meals served from 7:30 till 1:00 pm. They also serve wonderful juice concoctions...We began our meal with a very large soup bowl of fresh fruit. I had the cheese quesadillas which were wonderful as were the vegi ones my husband had. We had left overs for tomorrow's lunch! The restaurant is conveniently attached to a small wonderful grocery store. The fruits and vegetables are displayed as in a Trader Joes. The shelves are stacked with speciality items from spices to gourmet cooking oils and vinegars. Enjoy a wonderful, inexpensive meal, and shop....

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