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Review of Imprevist

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Ranked #5 of 1,333 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We've been living in Playa since March and have tried many restaurants, but Imprevist BY FAR is our favorite!!! The restaurant is in a lovely location off 1 st. with great ambiance. We chose to sit on the charming patio but the seating inside also looked very inviting. Jaime, our waiter, was outstanding and gave us great recommendations and we we're not disappointed. Now to the food - the Pancetta was excellent - one of my favorite dishes ever - you must try. For entrees, we ordered the Sea Bass and the Mariscos Risotto and they were both delicious as well. Overall, it was an absolutely wonderful dinner and we can't wait to go back and bring our friends to try! If you are visiting Playa - put this at the top of your dining list!

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Thank Cassie M
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We recently stayed at Maya Village and breakfast at Imprevist was included. The food was one of the best we had during our stay and our waiters, Jaime and Emer were awesome! Welcoming us everyday and attending to every detail, it was a wonderful experience and made our vacation in Playa a memorable experience. We even had dinner there and were astounded by the Chef's creations. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Playa del Carmen.

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Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We haven't had dinner here, only brunch. It's pricey for what it is, especially compared to other brunch/breakfast sets you can get on 5th.
I had the eggs benedict which were ok, though don't get why it was served with a salad and not something like potatoes or hashbrowns. My husband ordered the fried eggs with bacon, and the toast they served him was one burnt slice of toast that was the end piece from a bag of supermarket sliced bread. Pretty pathetic. They forgot our basket of bread, which we did get after asking but it turned out be be very mediocre pastries (seemed store bought) and all sweet breads. It was way over priced for what it was. We won't be going back

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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for choosing to have Breakfast with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience didn't go very well. We serve the Eggs Benedict with variety of cut fruits and it shouldn't had been the salad. All these concerns are being looked up by Management at the moment. Thank you so much for letting us know because we do listen to all our customers and want to give the best of everything.

Again, we are sorry and we hope that you visit us again soon. We promise this won't happen again. Thank you for your review!

Best,
Roz
PR/Marketing

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We wanted to like this restaurant. It's pretty and in a lovely location. It has a very promising menu. But our experience was poor. The service was painfully slow and our food was poor to average at best. And it was expensive. We can't understand our fellow TA's positive reviews. We won't be going back.

Thank garlicshrimp
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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for coming in and dining at Imprevist. We are so sorry to hear that your experience with us didn't go very well. While we do try to serve the best dishes and give the best service, these mishaps can happen and shouldn't be an excuse either. Perhaps it would be very helpful for us what dishes that turned you off and how would you have liked it to be? We do understand your concerns and we are just trying to be better for all our customers.

We hope that you visit us again soon and have a better experience. Thank you again for choosing to dine with us during your visit in Playa del Carmen.

Best,
Roz
PR/Marketing

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Discovered this place just by walking by. Very different from the majority of restaurants on 5th Ave. Small with a great ambience and nice little patio at the front. But for me it's all about the food - had the Sea Bass which was amazing. It was difficult to choose from the many great sounding dishes but I have the feeling I would not be disappointed with whatever I had chosen.
If you are in Playa you should definitely check out this place - I have no doubt they offer the best breakfast/brunch in town too.
Thanks for great food and excellent service - a gem in Playa

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Thank Janette P
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