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“Great Little French Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cocotte Cita - CLOSED

Cocotte Cita
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
“Great Little French Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is an excellent place! A real French restaurant just off 5th Avenue. My fish was delicious fresh and local, seasoned with herbs they grow on site. The wine list was clearly carefully chosen to pair with the menu. The staff were expert in the kind of relaxed French table service that made us feel at home for a long visit over a delicious meal. It was also family friendly. Our girls (9 and 13) loved it. Personally, the absence of a kids menu is a plus. (No sticking the kids with a plate of dry chicken strips and fries, then wondering why they never want to go out to eat with you.)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Curiousworlds
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must go for foodies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

My wife, our daughter (12) and I dined at Cocotte Cita a couple of nights ago and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We did quite a bit of research on tripadvisor before our trip and chose Cocotte based on the number of excellent reviews. They didn't lie! The restaurant is located on a quiet street, about half a block from La Quinta. We made reservations by email and, even thought we didn't need them that night, we felt that they were genuinely waiting for us and happy to see us. Diego was our waiter and he was awesome. He explained the different dishes and made great recommendations. He also made us sample a couple of wines to help us find one of our liking. The owner also stopped by our table a few times to check on us and to make us feel welcome. For an appetizer, we had the egg with goat cheese and fresh herbs. We had never had anything like it, but it was heaven in a little pot! We had two kinds of chicken entrees and the duck confit, which was incredible! For dessert, we shared the chocolate lava cake (to die for) and a strawberry, guava, and pineapple crumble. What an amazing meal. We paid about 1,200 pesos, a very fair price for this great experience. Do yourself a favor and try Cocotte Cita! You won't regret it!

Visited May 2014
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Thank sebamt
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Restaurant in Playa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The food is great, I love the duck there, i went there many time, the Chef cook with love, with his heart, the owner, ir so friendly. When i want a good meal and a good evening i know where to go, Im 100% sure everything is gonna be awesome!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank CharlesAlexQC
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Green Brook, NJ
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If you crave something differernt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Off 5th Avenue and over a small bridge you can get to Paris right in PDC simply by going here. Try the cheeses appy and salmon appy. Duck is very good. Our waiter Luis really knew his stuff. We hadv4 apys 4 dinners 2 bottles of Malbec nd 2 bottles of water $60per person including tip

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank jeffpocaro
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Given that so many restaurants open and close in Playa, it says a lot that Cocotte Cita is still open 2 years later. It is still the best (and only) French restaurant in town. The menu doesn't change very much, but all of the ingredients are fresh and simply prepared. The terrine appetizer/starter is enough for two people to share. The bread is delicious, reminiscent of a Poilane sourdough.
The wine list is a mix of Chilean, Mexican and French. And, the prices are reasonable.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank kbr88
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