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“Fabulous!”
Review of Imprevist

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Ranked #5 of 1,258 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
San Francisco, California
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at El Taj for a week in April and ate several times at Imprevist for dinner and for breakfast. We have two small kids who are 7 and 5 and though the restaurant doesn't proclaim to be kid friendly, it most certainly was. The staff (I wish I could remember all of their names: Angel was one of them and our main server remembered us and always gave great service). The food for dinner was excellent, and the kids were able to have a pasta dish where we just removed a few things and we both had delicious meals. The brunch was outstanding. Every morning we got a basket of Mexican pastries and the servers remembered the children loving the "concha" which are a traditional Mexican pastry so they would always bring two of them. The sopes with pork on the menu were the best things my husband and I think we've ever eaten, we ordered them twice. The beautiful place of fruit and jams and granola were such a nice touch and the kids got to have their pancakes or waffles. The wait staff was really patience and kind and that's part of what made it so easy to keep frequenting the restaurant. We are going back next year and can't wait!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Julie S
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you had all fantastic experiences with us on multiple occasions for breakfast and dinner. As you mention the breakfast is fully complete starting with your morning cup of coffee, to juice, fresh baked pastries, fruit, yogurt, and not to mention your main entree. Then dinner turns into a creative experience. The ambiance is beautiful for both occasions and as you mention we are definitely family friendly. We will be glad to see you again next year.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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Calgary, Alberta
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52 reviews
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“Breakfast and Dinner Review”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at Club Yebo, which is just one shop down from Imprevist. We had both breakfast and dinner here. There are a few tables outside along the street in addition to inside seating. We were accommodated without reservations.

Breakfast was the most expensive of our vacation, but was very good and I would do it again. As others have noted, there is a basket of pastries (I was going to take the leftovers with me, as I hate to waste food, but the waiter said we would have to pay for them individually, which seems odd).

For dinner, my husband said his steak was not a great cut but it was perfectly prepared. It was one of his favourite meals. My meal was good but not outstanding.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Dosmojito
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback and we are glad that you had a great experience overall. Thank you for the compliments on the breakfast service. The price of the breakfast includes an entree along with a basket of fresh breads and pastries, a fruit and yogurt plate, fresh juice and coffee. It is a great value for the price. We are also happy you enjoyed dinner with us and that you enjoyed the preparation and the tastes of your meals. Thank you again and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous breakfast/brunch spot!”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a very small and incredibly popular restaurant on a quaint little street in Playa. We had rented a great condo at Porto Playa ( just a few doors along) and a permanent resident recommended the restaurant to us. I'm so glad he did as we would probably not have visited the restaurant otherwise.

Breakfast is lovely but my best advice is to go at 11am and then you can have your choice of breakfast or brunch! Excellent value for money and great quality ingredients. It's a busy little location so going slightly later is a better option. There is a small seating area on the street too where you can watch the world go by.

Staff were excellent and so service was great.

If you are staying at Porto Playa Condos you can buy a discounted ticket for breakfast from the concierge.

A definite must go to location for breakfast in Playa!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank luxuriousliving
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review! It is so nice to hear you had a great experience with us and it means a lot coming from a Senior Contributor such as yourself. You made a good suggestion about waiting until 11 am. Our breakfast service starts at 7 and then we introduce brunch at 11. At that tie you can choose from both menus until 2 pm. Both are great! Hopefully next time you will have the opportunity to join us for dinner which truly is a culinary experience. Thank you again and we hope to see you again at Imprevist!

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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South Miami, Florida
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“Breakfast”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The breakfast were amazing we loved it. Every plate you order is great. The service excellent. A bit hot to sit outside

Visited May 2014
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Thank Terri G
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, June 1, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind and wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to share. We do have a very popular breakfast and brunch social that happens daily. As you mentioned about the heat, we do have a cozy air conditioned dining room as well as outdoor seating at preference. If you loved the breakfast surely next time you will have to come in for dinner. You will be amazed! We hope you return back soon.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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“Breakfast/Brunch visits”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited several days as we stayed next door and loved this place. Loved the fresh fruit with breakfast, the fresh juice, everything we ate was really good! Fantastic ambiance and service. And if you're a strong-coffee person, try their cappuccino: it could walk out of the place!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank intelliblonde
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jlpish, Guest Relations Manager at Imprevist, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your lovely review! We are pleased that you had an amazing experience with us at Imprevist. Our breakfast and brunch is very highly rated for quality and service in Playa del Carmen - this is something we take great pride in. If you loved our breakfast surely you will be blown away with our dinner service. Next time you are in town, do stop in for dinner! Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future at Imprevist.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager
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