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Av. constituyentes | Between Av 20 & 25, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

We took a taxi to two other locations which were closed, but the original location on 1 Sur Avenida was open - and were we ever glad. This is local dining at it's best, from the Queso Fundido con Chorizo to the Guacomole and their speciality - Arrachera. The carne is melt-in-your-mouth good, and it is worth the trip. Just... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

By far one of our favorite places to eat. We only heard about it this year and ended up eating there 3 times in 4 weeks. It's off the beaten path a bit and not frequented by a lot of tourists. It was recommended to us by some locals and the Arrachera Nacional was simply the best meat we ate.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

the location across from Mega store is closed . The original is still on 1st btwn 20 and 25 ave. We went with party of 8 and all left empty plates. One ordered porter house steak and the rest flank steak. The steaks are thin so generally lean towards the well done side but very tender. This is a basic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

Have been to this place before in its earlier location. Was so looking forward to it and bringing friends. No longer opened as of our visit, January 22, 2015. Locales told us it closed because of licensing issues? Have no idea but sure bummed out.

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regina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

We haven't eaten in this restaurant but every time we are in pdc, we come to get the arrichera to bring home for supper, truly outstanding and a great value. We also purchase their steaks to bring back to our house to BBQ, wonderfully marbled steaks, a little pricy but well worth it!

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

It's not fine dining but it's a good value Mexican-style chicken and steak grill for all the family. They like flank steak -- arrachera -- a lot around here and we went for that instead of the pricier cuts. Call me a picky Brit but maybe next time we'll try the sirloin.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

We stopped in on the way to Mahahual from the Cancun airport. We are a family of 5 and ordered one of the family platters. The platter had chicken, steak, pork and various sausages. It was all good but the flank steak was AMAZING! It is a quaint no frills restaurant. But the service was great and the food was... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

We dined here for lunch right after leaving Cancun airport to start our Costa Maya road trip. I believe they have three branches in PDC. The one we went to was along the Cancun - Tulum highway. We ordered a serving of Monterrey Rib Eye Steak (medium-well) and greens (ensalada or salad). My wife and I shared both since it... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Arrachera! This is the place to go. This no-frills restaurant still serves the tastiest arrachera I've had. The prices have risen since my last visit but I will still go to enjoy this delicious grill steak. The steak is served with a grilled jalapeno and grilled onion or potato. I opt for the onion. The restaurant sits right on the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is not the place for the average tourist. If you like typical American fare this is just not for you. If you like great steaks, taco's and other Mexican fair this is the place for you. Delicious and affordable. No hablo Espanole they will TRY to help you to the best of their ability and they are pretty dam... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Latin, Mexican, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. constituyentes | Between Av 20 & 25, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?