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“Creative, Modern Mexican Cuisine, The best culinary experience I had in a loooong time!!”
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Le Chique
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Ranked #47 of 1,312 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $150 - $200
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: If it is true that the first bite is with the eyes , Le Chique at Azul Sensatori Hotel is a feast in every way . From the moment you arrive , the seductive decor provides a visceral taste of what 's to come - an experience, multisensory dining adventure that will challenge notions of how good food should look, feel and taste . This is the modernist kitchen, where nothing is what it seems . The food is then deconstructed reconstructed to resemble anything .All the seasonal tasting menu in Le Chique was designed to confuse , amuse and surprise , Chef Jonatan Gomez Luna and his talented culinary team have mastered the art and science kitchen to get amazing flavors , textures and shapes . Today is the BEST RESTAURANT IN MEXICO BY TRAVEL & LEISURE MAGAZINE
Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at their sister hotel as guest for their Jackson Family Wine Event and at the last day of our trip we had the pleasure to dine at Le Chique.

We where a party of 4 and it was AWESOME!!

From the entrance with the Maitre 'D, young but extremelly well polished, as if he's doing it for 30 years.

Our waiter Rudy was awsome explaining the concept a true profesional.

We got the 24 courses.....Waw.....each dish was better then the other.
But what made it better is the kitchen interaction with the guests.
De Chef D Cuisine Alejandro Villagrana came out and explained most of the dishes as did the sous chef ,she also explained some of the dishes.
They work with allot of culinary students that also give a hand bringing dishes to the table.

The wine pairings are also on the dot, beautifully paured with each dish.

They have a letter by Rene Redzepi of Noma hanging in the kitchen and it tells and shows how dedicates these people are....

I wish i lived in cancun so we can go every time a new dish comes out...

But you have to try this Gem of a restaurant....Super worth it!!!!

My compliments!!!

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Before this experience I was an skeptical person regarding the power food. I did not believe you could just smile or laugh due to a flavor, taste, dish, preparation, and so on. Each one of the courses has something so unique and special that they will blown you away. Some of them are so simple that it's simplicity makes them complex. The incredible staff are always attentive to your needs. And the coordination between the kitchen staff and service is unbelievable, they work as a Swiss watch; cutlery, wine, dish; and they even take turns between the explanations of the menu, the head chef, sous chef, chef the cuisine, waiter, restaurant supervisor and cooks. Something really worth trying. The ambiance is a perk too. You can also decide between the WineRoom or the Chefs Table (literally in the kitchen, don't worry about the noise and the temperature, everything is set up wonderfully! The cooks, military discipline, focused and in silence. It seems that they don't even notice you). Go NOW and book it as soon as you know you'll be in the region.

A Jewell hidden in a hotel.

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Thank Ignacio O
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Le Chique offers a tasting menu that has to be one of the top tasting menus in the world -- easily the most amazing, delicious dishes we've ever eaten. Each dish was a work of art, literally. We had the 12 course menu. Our outstanding waiter Martin, the sous chef, hostess and the wine steward all took turns with the service and the detailed explanations of our courses. We didn't do the wine flight, and ordered an excellent white and an outstanding red to accompany our meal. Next time we are there, we'll order the wine flight.

There are 3 menus that rotate so during a week, you could experience this marvelous introduction to the newest techniques and taste combinations at least twice during a week visit. Yes, reservations are required. So worth it.

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Thank Jane-Jersey-Cruiser
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Have never experienced a meal like this before it was amazing. From the first course right the way through to the end. The staff and the chef were so attentive explaining the ingredients, flavours, how to eat it and the wines to accompany each dish. Gorgeous surroundings we did this on our last but one evening at the Azul and it rounded off a fantastic holiday. Lovely touch to have the menu to remember the evening by. Thank you for the best experience

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Thank Karen C
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was the best restaurant we've ever been to. The food experience really is second to none. The experience lasts around 3 hours. I thought about putting pics up of the food, but I don't want to ruin the surprise and wow factor of the food, the anticipation feeling about what is coming next.

You get 9 courses, the food is experimental, but really delivers quality and taste. My wife is vegetarian and I do not eat red meat, the creative chef accommodated and really did something special for us. What a legend!

All I can say is, if you're staying at azul sensatori, then get your booking in for this as soon as you get there, this is something you truly do not want to miss.

Special thanks to Luis who had a nice chat with us after our meal and even introduced us to the chef who is very modest but talented like anything! Well Done to Le Chique, thanks for a great evening!

Thank Indy_biker600
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