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Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

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43 places to eat in Playa del Carmen

Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Señor Frog's
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Senor Frog's is a restaurant-bar chain and club, all in one, offering Mexican and international cuisine. At night it has an open bar at a fixed price and live music and DJ. Senor Frog's in Playa del Carmen was in an ideal location, just off the port of Playa. The food is quite tasty and I had a nice time looking at the sea, day and night. At night we went very near to the Day of the Dead so everything was decorated for the event.
Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
La Adelita Restaurant
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The La Adelita restaurant is based on Mexican cuisine, and as we were going to Mexico we had to try some typical and characteristic food, right? It was not a sincere restaurants that we like, but hey it was pretty good. Only open for dinner from 17.30 to 22.30, without the need for prior reservation and in our case we had 8 people and waited half an hour until we got seated - it was busy that particular day. Like the rest of the Palladium chain restaurants the first course was cold soups and salads from their salad buffet. There were a few main dishes to choose from and this time what I had was the best chose hehehe ... I recommend the fish fillet with a peanut crust, on a bed of mashed potatoes and zucchini and coriander (delicious, I assure you!). As for the rest I tried everything: Burritos northern beef or chicken, shrimp margarita tequila, tacos al pastor, etc. Desserts like in all the restaurants were all delicious: 3 leches cake, apple pie a la mexicana, various ice creams, chocolate cake, etc. At the entrance/exit of the restaurant (just before the salad buffet) there were different "Mexican" dress up objects: typical straw hats, mariachi hats, tequila bottles, guitars, carabiners, etc. And the truth is that we had a great time dressing up for photos, creating some of the most original hehehe ...
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Bar Adelita
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In Playa Pescadores there are several bars but I want to point out Adelita Bar. After visiting the ruins and the heat it is nice to just lay down on a hammock. They serve cocktails and the mojitos are really great, and you can have different dishes, nachos, fajitas, tuna, and it was all so good! You will also be accompanied by great music and the staff ... the best, 10.
Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Portofino Restaurant
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The restaurant was specializes in Italian food and was one of the 9 themed restaurants that was inside the resort Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa, which belongs to the Grand Palladium White Sand. Like the rest of the a la carte restaurants, the service was only dinner and opening hours are from 17.30 to 22.30, and best of all is that because reservations were not taken, we did not need to do anything other than show up in front of the head waiter, who told us if we could go to dinner at that time or the estimated wait time. It was exactly the same as that of the other restaurants that were a la carte or themed: The 1st course was based on a salad bar or you had the choice between 3 soups, while the main course and dessert were the only dishes you could choose. 2nd choices were varied from pizza (seafood, ham and mushrooms, etc ...), pasta (spaghetti, ravioli, fettuccine, etc ...), salmon and mushroom risotto, beef lasagna, beef tenderloin, chicken or prawns D'Angello Frangelico. Their desserts were tasty: Tiramisu, Italian cheese Bavarian, chocolate cake, hazelnut mousse (semi-cold), Bella Italia (cold) or frozen fruit. The truth is that everything would have been perfect if the food wasn´t brought out so slow, as it took a while for the dessert ... Since you sit down and they bring the menu, until you are served drinks a lot of time passes. Horrible!! This was where we waited longer, we arrived at 22:00 and we left at about 00.30 hours ie 2 hours for dinner that should have lasted at most 1 hour.
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Tikal Restaurant
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Tikal restaurant belongs to the Grand Palladium Kantenah. The buffet service was only for breakfast (07.00 to 10.00 hours) and dinner (from 18.00 to 22.00 hours), and remains closed at dinner time, although in closed season breakfast is at 11.00 hours and dinner at 22.30. The La Hacienda restaurant had a buffet with a much more broad and extensive menu, but were similar: A griddle to prepare different breakfast omelettes or fried eggs and fish or meat dinners . A lot of breakfast pastries, but only one person preparing grilled waffles and crepes, the rest is like hot food (beans, bacon, sausages, sausages, mushrooms, etc ...), juices prepared in the blender , etc ... There was buffet theme dinners everyday, there was Spanish, Italian, Mexican and French, decorated with flags of the country itself that made the show that night.
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Sports Bar Restaurant
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One of the restaurants/bars in the entertainment complex, located in the Grand Palladium White Sand, is the Sports Bar. The Sports Bar has two types of board game like billiards and table tennis, as well as television screens that show football games, hockey, baseball and basketball. Or just the sports that were scheduled at that. The Spanish group we went with thought we would watch on TV Fernando Alonso's career, but as the bar was closed we couldn't. As I commented the only pity is that the opening hours are from 18.00 and at that time you can ask for whatever you like snack-wise, but before the kitchen closes. Besides the menu is also very varied with lots of dishes to snack on. We tried chicken nuggets, onion rings and hot dogs served with potatoes and onions, but what we liked best was the fried chicken wings and Hawaiian burgers.
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La Hacienda Restaurant
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La Hacienda restaurant is next to the pool at Grand Palladium Colonial, it serves a buffet meal for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Breakfast had practically anything you can imagine, juices made with blender of almost every imaginable flavor, lots of assorted fruit, at the grill you could do fried eggs or omelets with ingredients that you wanted, artisan pastries, french toast, pancakes, hot food such as sausages, bacon, beans, quesadillas, etc. Although what surprised us was a corner where they would cook grilled sandwiches with ingredients that you chose yourself, it also had eligieras and a good industrial toaster for bread - toasted or roasted. Both this food and the dinner had grills to cook the fish or meat you wanted at the time. The truth is that it was very well organized, removing as in all Mexican restaurants the drinks service that takes hours, the rest worked properly. Meal times are: Buffet breakfast 7.00 to 11.00. Buffet lunch 13.30 to 15.30. Buffet dinner 18.00 to 22.30.
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Buffet Grand Azul Restaurant
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The Buffet Grand Azul Restaurant is in the Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa, right next to the main pool which also has some spectacular views. Among the different food served was Italian cuisine (spaghetti, macaroni or pizza - all rich) the restaurant also had a "cooking show" and made you fish or meat or whatever you preferred. Really this buffet was very good, it was "supposedly" simpler than buffets at different hotels, I had occasions that I liked more than the official buffet. Also it was fun watching the birds perch on empty tables and take the remains of food that people had left. This restaurant has several times for different foods such as: continental breakfast: 11.00 to 11.45, lunch buffet: 12.00 to 16.00, snacks: 16.00 to 17.00, afternoon tea: 17.00 to 18.00. Also do not forget that Big Blue bar was open 10.00 to 01.00 in the morning.
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Restaurante BBQ
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The BBQ restaurant is one of the top attractions, along with the [poi = 455921] White Party [/ poi], found in the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya complex. Probably because both are set on the stunning white-sand beach which surrounds the resort. This restaurant holds a BBQ every Friday with an open kitchen and fresh Mexican food right there on the resort's beach. They cordon off the area and only let in people who have made reservations at one of the 2 colorful balloons arches. This stretch of beach fills up with dining tables with white tablecloths and candles. The seat covers and buffets fabrics are white and detailed with the colors of the Mexican flag. My advice: just book the BBQ dinner already! Don't forget that they usually organize the BBQs every Friday and that you can't eat without a reservation.
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Kabah Restaurant
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Kabah is situated in the Palladium Riviera and runs as an open buffet style restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Personally, it was my favourite resaurant in the Palladium complex for several reasons - since there were hardly any people, it had the best buffet of all the restaurants, the decor was very elegant and finally it was the only buffet restaurants that served fajitas and burritos. The service, however, is quite slow in all of the restaurants in the complex. The Kabah buffet restaurant had the most varied choice of dishes - meat, fish, fajitas etc.
Tea Rooms in Playa del Carmen
Namaste
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This is a mixture of exotic flavors and odors in the heart of the Caribbean. Walking down Fifth Avenue you can find this tiny boutique tea shop. You can have a cup of tea, cold or frozen, depending on the climate or how you feel at the time. There are traditional blends imported from all over the world and their own mixtures that are combined with native ingredients from the area.
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Mare Nostrum Restaurant
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The Mare Nostrum restaurant specialized in Mediterranean style cuisine and was one of the 9 themed restaurants in the Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa, which specifically belongs to the Grand Palladium Kantenah. Like the rest of the a la carte restaurants of the complex, its service was only for dinner and opening hours are 17.30 to 22.30. The process was the same as that of the other a la carte or themed restaurants: The first course was based on the salad bar or else you could choose from 3 soups or creams, while main courses and desserts were the only dishes that elegies. I must point out that this restaurant, after the Punta Emilia, was the one I liked, since the salad buffet was varied (from melon prosciutto, carpaccio of salmon, to cous-cous) - delicious! The truth is that we played the advantage as we met couples who advised us to order tenderloin steak with pepper accompanied by vegetables or pork breaded with peppers over spaghetti and accompanied by rich vegetables! Really the best choices of the a la carte. And of course obviously the desserts were all great, even the Baklava that I chose was the one that triumphed - it was filled with nuts, the other desserts were also real good: panna cotta, flavored ice creams, creme brule, Italian ricotta and lemon or tart chocolate and dates. Personally after the bad treatment we received in almost every restaurant and the exaggerated slowness, I was very surprised that here the waiters were like those in Spain, that is fast. We we were seated, we got the menu and asked for and were given drinks (we had to wait for the main course but this happens in many other restaurants). So from that day I recommended this restaurant to everyone.
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Beach Bar
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The good thing about going to a big resort like the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya is that you can always find something to eat or drink at the Beach Bar, which as its name suggests, is right on the beach. It's not formal, you can go in your wet bathing suit and flip flops, and there is no dress code. You can only order drinks, but there's a fast-food menu you can order off of to go. We only went once, but between the eight of us, we tried the onion rings, pepito pork loin, Tulum chicken fajitas, chicken nuggets, and chili peppers. For me the best were the fried chicken wings with barbecue sauce, roasted beef nachos and the Hawaiian burger. Very, very recommended!
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