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“Playa's best fine dining”
Review of Imprevist

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Ranked #5 of 1,257 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Imprevist is a Catalan word which means the “Unexpected“. Dining here is experiencing these wonderful dishes that leaves you surprisingly unexpected everytime. The restaurant is situated in a quaint magical street in the Heart of a Playa del Carmen that will make the night, a night to wish would never end. After several years of experience and learning from European chefs; Chef Juan Diego Solombrino is well known for his incredible combination of Mediterranean and Asian inspired cuisine. Preparing dishes of unique flavor, creating art with in each presentation. He personally hand select the products focusing on the menu to provide a wide variety so that everyone can enjoy their meal, from vegetarian options to oriental, excellent seabass or steak ending with the delight of a chocolate fondant berry sorbet. “Cooking is an art, and for me it is the only art that stimulates all senses. The moment when you take your first bite, all your senses comes together to experience a delightful aroma, flavor and textures of food” - Chef Juan Diego Solombrino.
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Playa's best fine dining”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We were absolutely delighted with our dinner at Imprevist. Being a used to fine dining in Sydney, Australia, I can say that this restaurants maintains the tradition of funky fine dining where a lot of effort is made to delight the customer. They have a very talented chef who understands the principles of modern fusion and making the most of local ingredients. You must try the mascarpone ice cream. It is to die for!

Visited January 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“I looked forward to seeing Ivan and Eli smiling faces every morning”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This little restaurant is situated between Maya Villa, Porto Playa and El Taj. I believe I tried every breakfast on the menu and would order any of them again. But as with the rest of the trip it was the staff and the servcie that made all the difference.

Visited January 2013
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NYC
2 reviews
“Must go here!”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

My boyfriend and I went for a quiet, romantic dinner and had an amazing experience. The appetizers we shared were beyond delicious and we even considered ordering more. Our main courses were prepared perfectly. The service was excellent and I loved the music selection. We highly recommend going here during your trip, it was definitely a highlight of ours!

  • Visited January 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Asian Fusion International Bistro - Yum!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We loved this restaurant! We started with the dumplings and they were okay, I would pass on these. I had the Fish Curry - it was amazing the fish was cooked perfectly with a side of curry sauce and raita yogurt. We also had the filet mignon - the best in all of playa. My son had the chicken risotto, it was cooked perfectly. My mother had a beef asian stir-fry this was very tasty! The bill was very reasonable and I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Visited January 2013
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South Wales
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food and quiet location”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Lovely restaurant in v pretty, quiet location. We turned up without a reservation and 6.30 and were the only ones there until 8pm. Service was excellent - they had no other customers! My 3 courses were delicious and nicely presented; my husband's steak was luke warm (and really should have gone back). Wine choices were good. We opted for just one glass each rather than a bottle - amounts could have been a little more generous. Great background music and not too loud - unlike a lot of other restaurants in Playa! Imprevist is definitely a place apart.

Visited January 2013
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