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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We like this place! It's about as laid back as it comes. Tables in the sand, view of the beach, wander in and find a place to sit. The food is fresh and the menu simple. Cheap good eats. There is usually live music of variable quality and the staff is always friendly. Walk in off the street or beach... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've stopped here several times for ceviche, guacamole, pico de guyo, tacos and soup! All were delicious! We also had cervazas! The prices are very reasonable. We've even caught some afternoon music! The wait staff is friendly and work hard; most speak good English. They have menus in English and Spanish! If you don't receive the one you need just... More 

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Thank Lori B
Elgin, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love being surrounded by locals! The place was packed! Get the fresh whole flash fried fish! A must. You pick it out of the catch today and they deliver it to your table ready to eat. Their ceviches are tasty and super fresh. We had pulpo and conch. Oh yeah, their margaritas are flavorful and pack a punch

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Thank Mike F
Huntsville, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing fresh seafood. The best shrimp ceviche I, personally, have ever eaten! A place where you can kick off your sandals, swish your feet in the sand, and enjoy seafood no doubt caught that morning by the plethora of fishing boats moored just offshore. If it's your pleasure, the cerveza was also cold. The atmosphere was very mellow, consisting... More 

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Thank Irma_Bombtrek
Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Excellent ceviche and cocktail de shrimp! Locals' hangout. ¡Muy bueno! Will definitely return.

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Thank MountainBeachMama
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you are looking for authentic food where the locals go for seafood this is it. The food is good and the prices are good.

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Thank Javier C
Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We have been going to La Playita, now called La Petita en la Playita for a few years now, just stumbled upon it one time and keep going back. Perfect local place all tables in the sand and amazing views, gets really crowded so get there early for lunch. The food is awesome, freshest fish and seafood you can find... More 

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1 Thank THEONLYMRSHOLLYWOOD1
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food was not as amazing as it was hyped up to be. It was decent. I had the fish tacos and my wife had the fried fish. The service was also average. The waiter was not really attentive, but what to you expect from a cheap beach restaurant. I will go again, because of the price compared to my... More 

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Thank Xavier W
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Service was fantastic. Great location and we really enjoyed the food! Great value - we will definitely return.

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Thank Oceanic66
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had seen this location several times and just wrote it off as local Mexican fare, but when stopped there we were very please to find very reasonably priced seafood. It's odd that in the Riviera Maya, there is so little seafood, but La Playita has some nice fish dishes. Prepared in custom ways and very affordable. Many customers walked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos

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