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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

French Restaurant
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“Breakfast packages at excellent prices. Better go between 8-9 because it gets full sometimes and to avoid the line ! Excellent coffee and croissants, French patisserie, eggs any style and fresh orange juice for like 120 pesos, it also has packages with yoghurt, fruits, home made delicious bread etc. It’s the locals favorite place to drink a coffee and talk about life :-)”
  • 293 locals recommend
Beach
“⭐Daily parties are also possible in Playa del Carmen, at the Mamita's beach club for example, one of the clubs open during the day on the beach. It welcomes every year the DJs of the Spring Break and the BPM festival. You can find numerous bars inside, all more crazy than each other. Among them is for example the Tequila Barrel, a bar that offers more than 70 different types of Tequila, and whoever dares to dance on the bar, will be offered a shot, worth a try…”
  • 191 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and they also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines they serve are mexican, thus offering an ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango they believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price. The breakfast special "steak and eggs with chilaquiles" is incredible. Their juices, french toast, mole sauce and home made tortillas are delicious and for dessert the crepes with cajeta superb! The food is authentic mayan style with a great atmosphere - a great combination to make your visit to the Yucatan extra special. It will transport you to a time when things were simple and rustic. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Bar
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“In the direction of the water, Fifth Ave. Great entertainment, bar, restaurant. Cuban flavor with live Cuban band.”
  • 88 locals recommend
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Asian Restaurant
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“You can go to and chill watching the sunset from the beach and listen to live DJs. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing food, live music and drinks in the beach!. Great place to enjoy during the day or night too.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Circus
“The theatre is stunning and the show (Joya) is fantastic. I highly recommend seeing it. Go for dinner before the show to get the best seats, the food is ok but the presentation is exceptional.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“This is in our opinion by far the best place to eat fresh and delicous Fish. Such a friendly and fast Service, after you seated down its normal thaat you get prefood for free. The menu has a huge variety but for a really reasonable price. We would definitly recommend this place. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“You may have already heard of this famous hole in the wall taco joint! It’s off the strip on more of a busy street and while the tacos are truly amazing and the margs are super cheap, beware that the vibes are nothing exciting! It is an authentic little taco stop but totally worth popping in for a quick bite and drink, if not to just be able to say you’ve been, because if you tell someone you went to Playa they will probably ask if you went here!”
  • 85 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is all about seafood tostadas (hence the name). You can find fresh seafood with a very relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant ( with a little Mexican twist nowadays ), the prices are truly unbelievable . Per person I say 100 pesos. It’s cheap for real :-) and the pizza is good!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Piola Pizza is probably the best one in town.The lasagna here is also very good. Best of all they deliver! ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Meat and veggie dishes. Great tacos and more. Open 6 - 11 pm closed on Sunday”
  • 65 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cocktails. It turns up on a Friday around 11pm so go earlier for dinner to save your spot!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ALUX Restaurant, Bar and Lounge emerges within the depths of a natural formed cavern. The restaurant’s interiors have metamorphosed for millions of years to create the visual spectacle of countless stalactites and flowstones. Awe your senses as we delight your palate with our Fine Mexican and International Cuisine. The enigmatic energy of the ancient Mayans is felt everywhere in this Cenote Cavern. At ALUX, nature itself is the Star attraction. This place is SO cool! The restaurant is literally in a cave (aka: “cenote”) right outside of the downtown area. This place is off the hook! You walk down the stone steps into another world! The restaurant is beautiful with chandeliers and candles everywhere. There are stalactites on the ceiling and water falls with cool jazz music playing. We saw a few bats flying around as we explored deeper into the caves. BEST service we’ve ever had - very attentive and informative. The appetizers were delicious and really all the food was so unique as well as affordable. This is the most unique restaurant experience you will ever find and incredible ambiance!! Alux is a TOTAL must if you are on your honeymoon, Christmas, New Year’s or celebrating a special occasion! A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!! HINT: You must make reservations with enough time (months) in advance - especially if it's a holiday season. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Beach
“Visit Kool beach and receive the 10% off on rack rate by mentionning you are staying with Playa Moments and rent sunchair or umbrella. (Reservations available subject to availability)”
  • 50 locals recommend