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“Your family place in Playa”
Review of Don Chendo

Don Chendo
Ranked #17 of 1,313 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: There's plenty of pizza in Playa del Carmen, but there's only one Don Chendo! Don Chendo is Playa's home for Chicago-Style deep Dish Pizza and delicious pasta. We affectionately serve Play's only authentic, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, as well as old-school spaghetti and meatballs, and shrimp, chicken, delicious salads, and much more. Don Chendo is all about home cooking!
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Truly enjoyed both of my dining experiences here. We had a salad, two different deep dish pizzas, and spaghetti/meatballs. Don't expect some "twist on the original" deep dish pizza. These will put you right back in Chicago! I've eaten at Gino's, Lou Malnati's, and Giordano's, just so you have a frame of reference. I would rather eat great pizza on the beach, but that's just me. Meatballs were outrageously good, some of the best I've ever had. And try the brownie!! It's delicious as well. Good luck saving room for it.

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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant! We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the great service from the staff. Our order (for 2 people) was a house salad, spaghetti and meatballs, The Chendo pizza, and a brownie. Food coma? Yes. Leftovers? Definitely. Regrets? Nope, not a one. Best meatballs I've had in a very long time and top notch Chicago deep dish! We're only in Playa for a week but we are planning a return visit before we head back home.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Other tenants in our condo complex suggested we try Don Chendos restaurant on 30th Ave ... so we did. We were very impressed! The service was very prompt ...and the food was delicious! The chef came out and introduced himself to us and made us feel so welcome in this neat little restaurant. I would recommend if you are in Playa del Carmen you try this restaurant!

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We found this intimate and very clean gem by chance one night walking around looking for a place to have a drink while we waited for a reservation at anothe restaurant. Needless to say we returned many times during our 6 week stay in Playa. We were always greeted warmly by Jimmy and Veronika, We tried everything on the menu and were never dissapointed. The meatballs are simmered all day, so they are juicy and by the way - huge. The Angel pasta is wonderful. The pizza is amazing. Russell, the owner, came to see us during each visit to find out how we were enjoying our meals. He and his staff take great pride in making each experience an unforgettable one. All ingredients used are fresh as Russell makes daily trips to acquire all he needs. This was by far our favorite. We will be back.

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Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

The deep dish pizzas here are AMAZING! In a world of thin crust pizzas that is Playa del Carmen, it's nice to find a different style pizza - and one so delicious! Besides that, the service and the love put into the food is bar none - amazing! i would highly reccommend this place (and have done so many a time to both friends and strangers!) Keep up the great work and delicious pizzas!

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