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The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar
Ranked #642 of 1,305 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: $90 - $210
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar in Playa del Carmen is a popular spot for those who want to try traditional Mediterranean dishes with a hint of Italian influence. They serve a great variety of seafood such as calamari, prawns and delicious lobster with pasta. The freshly prepared homemade pastas, pizzas and salads are a must whilst dining here and it is highly recommended to taste a wine from the extensive wine list. The owners are Italian themselves so they definitely make sure to use authentic recipes from back home.
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

This retaurant was recently bought by a cute young italian couple, who now orchestra it personally. Beyond their great service, the pasta dish i orderd was made exactly as should, a surprising statement to make about a place in Playa. I recommend visitng this place for a great experience that flatters the good food. Dont miss the bruschetta for starters!

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Thank Carmel274
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The colors are what first attracted us: cream and violet, something different, something soothing. The creative menu and the warmth of the staff kept us. And the food will bring us back. The owners explained that they "escaped" from Italy (Sicily and Puglia), and I hope that diners find them, they are creating some fine dishes. The lounge salad was sooo delicious: avocado slices, romaine, corn, carrot, and goat cheese with a honey dressing. We also enjoyed the penne with gorgonzola and pecans. Everything fast and fresh and definitely tastier (and cheaper) than the always-packed 5th avenue Italian restaurants. Good Italian wines too.

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2  Thank timmind
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I read about Violet Café in Playa del Carmen and I definetely recommend to all people looking for nice cocktails, delicious cooking and amazing atmosphere!! Nice place, informal chic, cool people and good prices (little drunk at the end ;) .. at only 50mt from the wellknown traveller s 5th avenue, you can find very nice, cosy and cheaper locals..many different delicious specialities to do not definetely miss!!

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1  Thank 935Nadia
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We were going to the Coffee Shop, but it was closed. Violet Cafe was close and open, so we went there. I am so glad we did. We ordered lemonade, cappuccinos, a croissant with Nutella for the kids and shared a focaccia sandwich, on recommendation of our server. Amazing! The service was great, and fast. I look forward to returning for supper.

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Thank D_Suk605
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've dinner at the Violet with some friends during my stay in playa del carmen! it's full of restaurants and bars, but I really feel to reccomend this one, if you pass around here!
service it's great, italian staff friendly and loving. nice atmosphere, and food top notch!
we had mostly seafood.. don't miss the calamari and prawns tempura! absolutely excellent! if you like pasta, ask for the lobster "tagliolini".. you will not forget it!
and it is a good value for money!!!!!!

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1  Thank Elisa V
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