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“Intimate and impeccable”
Review of Imprevist

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Ranked #15 of 1,426 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.
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here and. A me back for breakfast. Everything was excellent and generous. Highly recommend

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went to this charming restaurant on a saturday morning to check the menu, here are some of the impressions we had during the breakfast:
Good:
Decoration and service, the ambiance is delicious and very inviting.
They have an option for a breakfast combo with juice, coffee, fruit, bread and your choose from a variety of dishes like eggs benedict, rancheros, chilaquiles, mojetes. The bread and homemade mermelade are delicious, kudos to the Chef for that. And the option for brunch is available after 11:00 aswell.

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The main dishes they serve are not made with fresh ingredients, one of the dishes with eggs we ordered smelled like refrigerator, I believe high standards with your providors should be established and also in your kitchen where the person in charge of cooking should check the ingredients used.


Jaime was our waiter at the beginning and honestly wasn't good or bad. But a nice guy continued attending us and I have to say he was outstanding and provided a great service, too bad we didn't ask his name.

Nevertheless I'm willing to give this place a new oportunity to make a different impression since I don't think all the good reviews are imaginary, but this time for dinner.

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Thank LIAN84
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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for dining with us. Your comments are very important to us. We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We take pride in serving fresh ingredients as our chef picks it himself. Though we don't really know exactly what happened that day, our management is strictly looking into these issues at the moment. Thank you for pointing out to us! We strive for excellence with our dishes and service. Hopefully this doesn't stop you from visiting us again soon!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
PR&Management

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were staying in the Maya Villa Condo Hotel, and breakfast was part of our package. This meant we would eat at Imprevist.
Non-guests can also use this restaurant.
Unfortunately, the Chef was on annual leave so the restaurant was closed for dinner in the evenings, which was a shame, as we had really looked forward to trying their menu, therefore; this review will only be based on my experience of eating breakfast.

The breakfast menu includes:
• Pastry basket (including muffins, croissant, jam, etc)
• Fresh fruit (with muesli, yogurt and honey)
• Fruit Juice (including a green one with Chaya – very nice)
• Tea or Coffee
• Your choice from the breakfast menu.
Service was always very pleasant and attentive (I think our man was called ‘Emer’ ?), and the food was very nice. There was an interesting mix of Mexican food , and more western choices, such as Bagels, pancakes or eggs benedict.
All were freshly prepared and tasty.
Although our breakfasts were included in the price or our condo, I believe the breakfast costs about $150 (pesos) and at this price it was very good value.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Normally I don’t return to a restaurant while travelling since I like to experience new things all the time. On occasion, there is a reason to repeat a situation and the Imprevist restaurant is a good example. My wife and I so thoroughly enjoyed our meal the first time, we came back for a second time. The husband and wife team offered excellent service, very interesting conversation and delicious food. Make sure you ask for the lemoncello dessert at the end of the night, it makes the evening complete!

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Thank EddieNiagara
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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for having dinner with us. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed all our dinner selections as well as the desserts. We hope that next time you will also try our Breakfast and Brunch. We are open 7days a week from 7am-2pm. Please share your wonderful experience to your friends and family back home. Thank you!

Best,
Roz Macagba
PR/Marketing

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We received breakfast coupons from our stay at Maya Villa Condo and choose to eat our breakfast here most days. The food was so good and the service was too. We enjoyed eating outside on the sidewalk. We visited for supper one night and the food and service was just as impressive as it was in the morning.

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jlpish, Public Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our amazing Breakfast and Brunch. We recommend that you try our dinner selections on your next visit. Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

Best,
Roz Macagba
PR/Marketing

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