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“Excellent meal in Playa Del Carmen” 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Moraga, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent meal in Playa Del Carmen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the best meal we had the entire time we were in the Cancun/Playa Del Carmen area. We checked Trip Advisor and the reviews speak to it's excellence. We loved that it wasn't on the main drag. The ambience is lovely; very modern and warm. The service was excellent.

The tuna tartare with lemon foam is NOT to be missed. I had the shrimp and noodle dish and I couldn't believe how delicious it was. My husband had the sea bass curry. All the ingredients were top notch and fresh. We finished with the creme caramel.

We are from San Francisco and currently live in Seattle. We've eaten in some of the best restaurants in both cities. This restaurant ranks among the best meal we have ever had and we don't say that lightly! This is worth a trip to Playa Del Carmen alone.

  • Visited February 2014
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you've ranked us amongst the best restaurants in San Francisco and Seattle. We do try very hard to serve the best dishes as well as to provide the best service in Playa del Carmen. Our tuna tartar is one of our Executive Chef's signature dishes. We hope to see you again soon. Thank You!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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Westchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious food, lovely setting. Visit before it gets too hot and sit outside.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

A gem off the main stretch (on first ave, a block off fifth). The sea bass risotto was outstanding, duck wontons almost as good. We sat outside after dark across from the romantic ambiance of candle shop directly across the street. Attentive staff. Definitely worth the effort to dine there at least once if you're in Playa. Reservation recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for choosing us for your dining experience in Playa del Carmen. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our sea bass risotto and the duck wontons. We hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Roselyn Macagba
Guest Relations
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Denver, CO
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“Best Breakfast in PDC at Imprevest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

I had read reviews on the best breakfasts in PDC and had seen the recommendations for Imprevest. Today we decided to give it a try and couldn't believe how good it was. We both had the best omelets we've ever had. They brought out a basket of muffins and pastries, followed by fresh fruit with yogurt, granola and honey, then they brought out the most beautiful omelets with delicious potatoes. This was by far the best breakfast we've had since we arrived 5 weeks ago. I can't wait to try their dinner. Don't wait like we did, just go there first.

  • Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We went here every morning for breakfast and it was great! We stated next door at Maya Villa. Breakfast was great, service was great, loved this little place!

Visited February 2014
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Wilmington, Delaware
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“Expect the unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

To experience some wonderful cuisine you might consider getting off 5th ave. Explore and you will be pleasantly surprised. Imprevist has a few surprises (which I won't ruin for you). It had the feeling of being very international, a mixture of Mexican, Indian and Asian. They have something that will intrigue the finest of palates. The seafood risotto was the best ever! A little pricey, but who cares, you are on vacation! Our service was excellent. If I had to find a complaint, there was a woman hostess who was wearing jeans. Not what I expected of a restaurant of the caliber.

  • Visited March 2014
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