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“Decent food at a decent (for a tourist place) price”

El Muelle Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 1,279 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $22
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Always fresh food directly from the sea. In the Muelle you will find the best of the sea always fresh with the traditional flavor. Reservation required. Chef owner
Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Decent food at a decent (for a tourist place) price”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite while walking the strip. The fish tacos were very good. We also enjoyed the guacamole & chips. We would most likely stop in & eat there again if we are in the area.

Visited July 2014
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Bogota, Colombia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellence in a great place”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Delicious sea food in a fair prize. Nice service at the 5th avenue in a place that reminds you the very close beach

Visited July 2014
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Colorado
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood, very nice people.”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

In spite of EVERYBODY telling us to go to the iconic Blue Lobster, we took Trip Advisor's advice and ate here. What a great choice. Not a big place, not very well known either (taxi driver, hotel etc had no knowledge of it), but I had one of the best lobsters ever here. My wife had whole snapper cooked in a traditional Mayan style and devoured it. We were so lost in our own delicious meals we forgot to share with each other so I can't vouch for hers. I was temporarily stuck in a lobster time warp. They cook the fish however you like or you can ask them how they would recommend it like we did. Highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
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Toronto
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5 reviews
“Excellent food, service and atmosphere”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband found this little place on trip advisor, they have been open less than a year but have climbed the reviews. We had the mixed seafood ceviche, tuna bruchetta, and the mixed seafood grill. It was fantastic, and our waiter was super nice, all the staff was great. We are planning to go back before we leave. I would highly recommend this place, and its very reasonable for the quality of seafood you enjoy.

  • Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Catch of the day is the freshest fish you will eat in Playa”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Simple, straightforward preparation of the freshest seafood imaginable. The menu on any given night depends on what the fishermen brought in that day. The mixed seafood plate, which included octopus, lobster, and snapper when we ordered it, is the way to go. The seared rare tuna was also very good. The desserts were fine, but unremarkable. Service was attentive but not obsequious. It's not the cheapest place in Playa, but the prices are more than fair for the quality of the food. Our table of six had cocktails, a bottle of wine, loads of fresh seafood, and dessert for around $30 per person.

  • Visited July 2014
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