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The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar

Calle 10 Entre Avenida 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 120 8784
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
6 Jan 2015
“Authentic, Boutique Italian - MUST EAT!”
6 Jan 2015
“Spanish themed restaurant by the pool and beach”
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean
££ - £££
Calle 10 Entre Avenida 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

My family and I were wandering the streets north of 5th for an authentic meal and happened to pass by the Cucina Italiana - Chirnquito by Violet Cafe'. It's a casual, yet romantic restaurant with open-air seating. The first thing that caught my eye was...More

Thank Baylorette
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Chiringuito is a brand new Spanish restaurant in the Grand Mayan resort in Playa. We loved the ambiance and setting for dinner. They are known for their Paella and we were not disappointed. They are large helpings and it takes 30 min for them to...More

Thank triphopper
Reviewed 2 May 2014

My husband and I went to this little restaurant for lunch during a rain storm. It was very romantic and the service was excellent and very friendly. The food is homemade Italian, learned from the best sources, the grandmothers of the sweet couple who own...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant 4 times during our two week vacation to PDC. He loved the spaghetti and lasagne and I loved the grilled salmon with grilled vegetables. They make their own pasta. High quality food with reasonable prices. Staff is...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Great little place tucked away off the beaten path. Had the pizza. Was excellent. Service was top notch. Reasonably priced. Look forward to returning this trip.

Thank Casabelmar
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

This retaurant was recently bought by a cute young italian couple, who now orchestra it personally. Beyond their great service, the pasta dish i orderd was made exactly as should, a surprising statement to make about a place in Playa. I recommend visitng this place...More

Thank Carmel274
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The colors are what first attracted us: cream and violet, something different, something soothing. The creative menu and the warmth of the staff kept us. And the food will bring us back. The owners explained that they "escaped" from Italy (Sicily and Puglia), and I...More

2  Thank timmind
Reviewed 29 March 2013

I read about Violet Café in Playa del Carmen and I definetely recommend to all people looking for nice cocktails, delicious cooking and amazing atmosphere!! Nice place, informal chic, cool people and good prices (little drunk at the end ;) .. at only 50mt from...More

1  Thank 935Nadia
Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

We were going to the Coffee Shop, but it was closed. Violet Cafe was close and open, so we went there. I am so glad we did. We ordered lemonade, cappuccinos, a croissant with Nutella for the kids and shared a focaccia sandwich, on recommendation...More

Thank D_Suk605
Reviewed 10 February 2013

I've dinner at the Violet with some friends during my stay in playa del carmen! it's full of restaurants and bars, but I really feel to reccomend this one, if you pass around here! service it's great, italian staff friendly and loving. nice atmosphere, and...More

1  Thank Elisa V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$90 - US$210
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 10 Entre Avenida 10 y 15, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 120 8784
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The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar in Playa del Carmen is a popular spot for those who want to try traditional Mediterranean dishes with a hint of Italian influence. They serve a great variety of seafood such as calamari, prawns and delicious lobster with pasta. The freshly prepared homemade pastas, pizzas and salads are a must whilst dining here and it is highly recommended to taste a wine from the extensive wine list. The owners are Italian themselves so they definitely make sure to use authentic recipes from back home.
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