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“Best food we've eaten in Mexico without the huge price tag or pretentiousness.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Imprevist

Imprevist
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Ranked #4 of 1,220 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
2 reviews
“Best food we've eaten in Mexico without the huge price tag or pretentiousness.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

From the moment we sat down we were treated like Kings. After our lovely waiter took our orders we received a complimentary starter that set the tone for the rest of the evening. For starters, you have to try the pork belly and scallops (everyone agreed the scallops were the best we have ever eaten) and for mains the fillet mingon was sensational. My husband ordered the osso bucco which actually turned out to be a lamb shank but it was still good, just unexpected. I had the chicken satay and the only complaint is that the chicken was a little dry but that is expected with chicken breast anyway so that's my fault. One highlight for me that I thought was overly generous was when the waiter accidentally knocked over a wine glass with a mouthful of wine left in it. It was not an issue at all and we felt sorry for him because you could tell he felt so bad! Five seconds later he returned with a full glass and more apologies. It pretty much summed up this restaurant. Very gracious and attentive. The best restaurant in Playa del Carmen without question.

  • Visited February 2014
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for dining with us. We are glad to hear that your experience went well. We do encourage our guests to let us know if in any case they aren't satisfied with their meal so we can change it to a dish that's more appealing to you. Though we do take pride that everything is carefully prepared but sometimes little things happens. Your reviews are important to us. We hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Food absolutely great! The wait staff were attentive and made good suggestions for dinner. My wife is very picky but found a chicken dish that she described as excellent and original.

Visited February 2014
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for dining with us. We are glad to hear that your experience was excellent. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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“Great Service, Great food, music ambiance, happy customer!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Enjoyed the Valentines dinner only options and all 5 courses were delicious. Each course came so timely! The staff was well trained, well dressed. The place felt different than many of the casual dining options in playa. Visit the restaurant- think PDC restauranteurs could learn a thing or two from this place. Great job to management. We were impressed! thank you.

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Thank navifan
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for being a part of our St Valentine's day. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed out 5course pre fixed dinner. We hope to see you again soon and try our Breakfast & Brunch next time. Thank you!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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Ottawa, Canada
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“wonderful food, great service, thoughtful servers, we have eaten our meals there every day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Imprevist is just across the street from Plantation house so of course we headed there for our first breakfast and have gone back every day.for breakfast outside as well as wonderful suppers. They had a lovely 6 course meal (you needed to reserve) for Valentines day. Food and service was the very best and all the gals got a lovely long stemmed rose at the end of the meal. I have Celiac and they have been thoughtful in working around my needs. We are here for another week and intend to continue to eat there daily.

Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for being a part of our St Valentine's day event. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your pre fixed 5course meal. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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“Excellent all the way around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

This small but tastefully decided restaurant is on a nice side street close to El Taj where we stayed. Away from the tourist trap of 5th ave. everything was awesome. service a little slow but not horrible and good made up for it. 3 drinks, an appetizer, 2 steak entrees and a desert for $82 bucks. Quality and value. We will be back before we leave!

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Thank Elyse B
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed being away in the hustle and bustle of 5th ave. It's also nice to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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