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Los Rancheros

££ - £££
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
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5th Avenue Between 6 And 8 Street | Inside Plaza Marina Mall., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5455
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Youngstown, Ohio
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put, some of the best Mexican food in a town full of great Mexican food! Great, scenic locations and great staff! Thanks!

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First things first: order the ceviche. It was so much better than we thought it would be seeing as we are from a beach town ourselves. Can't say enough good things about that dish! The value is comparable to any Southern California restaurant. So, don't expect a great deal. But the food was really good and the service was on... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while waiting for our time to skydive at Skydive Playa. We sat on the balcony and enjoyed watching the hustle and bustle of the merchants on the street below trying to lure any tourist they could into their boutiques. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was traditional and the presentation was unique. You will receive a... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The service here was nice, and the balcony setting over 5th avenue was a great location. But otherwise, the food left something to be desired. My husband had fish that had no seasoning whatsoever on it. I also had what was supposed to be beef tacos, but there's no way that was actually beef. Maybe goat or pork, idk. Not... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Came here prior to going to coco bongos, had nachos to start which were really nice then had a chimichanga and fajitas for our mains, both really nice. Service was good although I wasn't 100% sure on the final cost of the bill, make sure you look through it all.

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Thank Mark J
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We have walked past this restaurant many times, but decided to stop in for a meal. What a surprise! First of all, the service. Incredible! And the manager coming over to welcome is really was nice. As far as the food. We both ordered the surf & turf. The lobster and shrimp were delicious. But what amazed me was the... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My wife and I have been coming to Playa del Carmen for over 8 years now. We stumbled into Los Rancheros 8 years ago and have been coming back at least once a year since. Now we have our two children and continue our tradition. For us, service is everything. To be greeted with a smile is a lot but... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

When you see 5th Ave, it can all feel a bit fake and targeted. Los Rancheros is a little oasis. The food is beautiful, authentic Mexican. The staff are friendly and attentive, without being in any way obtrusive. The cost is very reasonable. What's not to like? 😆

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Thank DarkSparkles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Menus thrust upon you , impatient waiter in your face advising you to choose most expensive meals..we declined and chose a main course suiting our needs a small meal around 12 GBP each. Ordered a cocktail for my wife and small beer for me , then led to believe the tequila shots were on the house so had a couple.... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

One of the best parts of these trips is going into the local town for good food and Los Rancheros did not disappoint. Recommended by Emy at Barceló Maya if in town. The food and staff were both excellent. Quaint, authentic and more than reasonable. Really good food!! Sit on the top if clear, overlooks the street with all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue Between 6 And 8 Street | Inside Plaza Marina Mall., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5455

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