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“Wonderful Brunch”
Review of Imprevist

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Ranked #5 of 1,267 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Ossining, NY
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“Wonderful Brunch”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

So good we went twice for brunch. Loved the fresh juice, pastry basket, fruit with yogurt and coconut flavored granola plus good coffee. All mains were good but the best was the mollette. Unfortunately they only have one table for 4 outside so we ended up sitting inside both times but it was still nice.

  • Visited March 2013
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Oswego, Illinois
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“Excellent food!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant! Five Star food with wonderful service! We ate breakfast their almost daily and had to go back for dinner to enjoy their excellent food! Everyone we talked to
agreed about how wonderful the food was.

  • Visited March 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Very happy that we stopped in for dinner”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We walked past this place every single night & our last night we decided to stop in. We arrived around 6:30, so it was not too crowded yet, but most tables were reserved & all filled by the time we left around 8:30. We were able to get a table outside (only 4 tables, 2 set up for 2 people & 2 set up for 4 people).
Great wine list, so we ordered a nice Cabernet from Chile.
The menu is Mediterranean meets Asia. We went with the Mediterranean side, but all looked good & we kept going back & forth on what to order.
We both started with salads & for the entrees: My husband ordered the Lobster pasta & I ordered the seafood risotto. Both were tasty.
For dessert we shared a white cheesecake. Yummy.
Service was great & I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Breakfast and dinner”
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

We had both breakfast and dinner there. We were not disappointed either time. Breakfast started with bread and pastries. Then followed by fruit. And there the hot dishes - both North American favourites (e.g.eggs Benedict and pancakes) as well as Mexican fare (e.g. Eggs ranchos and mollette). Dinner was more elegant affair. Starting with amuse bouche of lobster bisque shooter. There are 2 menus, international and Asian. We went for international and had the sea bass and the quail risotto. Excellent meal.

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Oregon
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“"A Culinary Experience" (as engraved on their napkin!)”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We went on a Tuesday evening during spring break. This fabulous restaurant was located just around the corner from our hotel. Amazing! It is very special indeed. You can either choose inside or outside seating on the street. Since it is on a side street just off 5th Avenue on 16 calle, and very quiet, we chose to sit on the street. We had an intimate setting, with great ambience and live music showed up on the sidewalk just across from the restaurant. A female sang soft mellow vocals with an acoustic male guitar player. Wow! Everything from food to presentation of the food is done to perfection. Started out with "on the house" duck consume. Wow. My husband ordered salmon (190p) and I ordered filet mignon (280p). I had a glass of Chardonnay (95p) and we both split a vanilla cheesecake with mixed berries (85p). When we said "check please," they presented it in a glass and wooden hinged box. Wow. Attention to detail! They said they also serve breakfast so we are definitely going back there for that before our vacation is over. I gave them a Trip Advisor sticker for their window. They were excited about that too! Definitely, this might be (pretty sure it IS) my FAVORITE restaurant in PDC!

  • Visited March 2013
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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us. All the staff here at Imprevist works very very hard to serve the best dishes and give the best service in town. Thank you very much for paying attention to the details we do at the restaurants and hearing the review gives us satisfaction that we are doing our job well for our customers. We are also glad that you enjoyed the acoustic entertainment and experience a quiet and romantic setting during your dinner. This is our signature setting of Imprevist, far from the hustle and bustle street of 5th Ave. We hope to see you again soon when you visit Playa del Carmen!

Best,
Roz
Public Relations
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