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“Quality restaurant in Playas”

PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar
Ranked #93 of 1,435 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: International, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: PLANK offers a unique & fine dining experience like no other in the region. We're located on a quaint street right off 5th ave with an upscale sophisticated atmosphere Our concept focuses on a special cooking technique designed to delicately infuse natural flavor by cooking our food directly on Himalayan salt stones and wooden planks! We feature a gourmet family style menu including USDA certified beef, prime seafood selections, gourmet flatbreads and large shareable side dishes. Be sure to try our signature creations including Cedar Plank Salmon or our Famous Beef Wellington or our tender Twin Baby Lobster Tails! We're also the perfect venue if your celebrating a special occasion (let us know). For reservations click on our web site.
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Off the beaten track of 5th Ave. Quiet. The service is stellar. Treated my family to this restaurant after 5 days of eating Mexican food. Had the Beef Wellington, the Seafood appetizers on the Himalayen Salt. The concept is refreshing. The wine menu is not the best but the food and service are 5 stars. I think this restaurant is a little too sophisticated for the tourists of Playas del Carmen. I am hoping the locals visit it and visit often because it is a true gem.

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Thank Happy_Trails297
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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your awesome comments! We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you consider us to be a true gem of Playa. The great thing is that we do get a wonderful mix of tourists and locals and we appreciate all loyalty and support of everyone who continues to return and recommend. Glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you back sometime soon!

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved it ---- tiny too salty on scallops that were cooked on salt slab.... Otherwise very good ---great service --- close to 5th ave

Thank Dana G
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PlayaAssoc, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear Dana G,
Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review with us on Trip Advisor. We are happy that you had a great experience with us. As you mention about the scallops, we do cook and serve this entree directly on Himalayan Salt Blocks. The salt content is mainly delicate when infused but if the food is rubbed too deeply into the salt slab while eating it can add a bit more than intended. Our staff should inform guests about the delicateness of the salt block. We will follow up to be sure that they are reminding the guests of this when upon receiving their meals. Thank you again and we do hope to see you again soon in the future at Plank.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Service was efficient and engaging. Food ranged from meh to horrible. Shrimp was under cooked. Everything was bland, some how seafood cooked on salt block really lacked salt. Key lime pie had grainy texture and very little flavor. The local places are so much better for a 1/3 if the cost.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Plank is beyond amazing. It's one of the best meals we've ever eaten in Playa. If you're thinking about it, just go, you will NOT be disappointed.

Thank MissingParadise
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Shauna_Giuliano, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Guest,
Great Advice - just go! After all, seeing and tasting is believing! We are truly happy that you had an enjoyable experience with us! Thank you for the fantastic review and your willingness to recommend to others. We hope to see you back soon in the future at Plank.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Thanks to all the Plank crew for such an amazing experience in taste and service! Best food in Playa in every way (taste, presentation, originallity) and those Smoked Mojitos are just something special, remember to ask for some being there; bartenders know their job!
Thanks once again! Looking forward to go back.
Greetings from Belgium!

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Thank Adrian P
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Shauna_Giuliano, Guest Relations Manager at PLANK Gourmet grill & patio bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Guest,
Wow! We are so happy that we could offer you an excellent experience at Plank! Having happy customers is what its all about! Glad you loved the smoky mojito - it is wonderful! Next time give our smoked dirty martini a try! We hope to see you back again soon in the future at Plank.

Best Regards,
Shauna Giuliano
Guest Relations Manager

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