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“so over looked...big mistake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chicago Beef

Chicago Beef
Ranked #405 of 1,220 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Regina, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“so over looked...big mistake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Walked by this place many times. Stayed in Playa 2 1/2 months and unfortunately did not stop til our last week. Best meal during our total stay. Grilled chicken breast was without a doubt the best I ever tasted. Price was very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Yvonne M
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ruth c, Owner at Chicago Beef, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Unfortunate about not finding us sooner but better late than never! Thank you for the review. Very happy you enjoyed the food. We do have a large CHICAGO BEEF marquee sign above the main entrance.... just in case! Lol We turn the electricity on and the sign lights up even! Sorry I couldn't resist. :-)
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Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place great food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

On the 10th, great food and service a must. The owner Emilio, very friendly.
Great place to go have a few drinks and dinner, great atmosphere.
John

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank jeanbilodeau50
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ruth c, Owner at Chicago Beef, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thanks John for the review, glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope you make it down from Canada soon!
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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great new Restaurant in Playa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a brand new place in playa, while off the beaten path it was a great find! The owners of this place are fantastic. Ruth and Emilio were awesome hosts and their children are adorable. Their Daughter did a great job of waiting on my husband and i as we enjoyed our dinners. We wish them great success and hope to see them in many years to come.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa K
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ruth c, Owner at Chicago Beef, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Muchas Gracias Lisa! Thank you for your review of our Restaurant. Emilio and the kids are very happy that you and your husband enjoyed Chicago Beef. Come back real soon!!
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Reno, Nevada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great drinks excellent blues singer!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'm in Playa del Carmen a lot for business and I'm always looking for new places to eat and drink.
Last night 03/05/14 I happen to be walking by 10th on my way to another place with a couple of friends when I smell something good follow by some very nice blues and a beautiful voice. So I couldn't help my self and I have to stop and try this place.
The food was great the four of us live our plates clean. The beer was cool. However what we love the most was the blues band. The singer have a very nice voice. It was very hard to heard her over the very loud guitar player(very talented however TOO LOUD!!!).
I'm looking forward to come back to Chicago Beef to hear more blues!!!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bonebre
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ruth c, Owner at Chicago Beef, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your review! We try to keep the beer cold and the food awesome! Playa del Carmen is Internationally known for its music. Musicians of all types of genres can be heard. We are Chicago Beef and that means da Blues. We keep trying new artists all the time as well, glad you had a blast.
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A GREAT CHOICE!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have lived in Playa del Carmen for 3 years now and we have fallen in love with Chicago Beef. There are so MANY reasons...I will try to list most of them!
1. GREAT FOOD and many different options
2. An array of prices from low to high. (The high is not overpriced and the quality is there!)
3. Great atmosphere for either romantic, casual, or just any celebration.
4. Kid Friendly (but not in an annoying way with kids everywhere. I brought my two children one evening with one of their friends, so we had 3 kids in tow, and they were treated like royalty!) Even made their own popcorn in the old school popper at the restaurant!
5. An AMAZING staff and our waiter Eduardo is our FAVORITE! Great sense of humor, not annoying, tends to every need without being a bother, and most importantly you can tell he LOVES what he does.
6. This place has passion and it shows through everything they do.

Dear Chicago Beef: We will come back as much as possible! Thank you for choosing such a great location! - Sincerely, Beamon and Chantel Battie

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vballcpl
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ruth c, Owner at Chicago Beef, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Muchas Gracias! Beamon and Chantel & kids you know you are always welcome any time. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. With so much to do it's hard to reply quickly. Thanks again :-)
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