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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Colorado
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank THEONLYMRSHOLLYWOOD1
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank kellysstudio
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was so great we visited twice. It was recommended by a local. Margaritas were delicious. The ceviche incredible. We all had the simple filet of fish each prepared differently - and they were all perfect. And it is so great to sit and eat with your toes in the sand. Fancier restaurants in Puerto Morelos - but this... More 

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Thank Susan D
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 6 adults with us. Went to the tank picked out three fish and 5min later we were in eating heaven. Sitting on the beach as the sun went down,just beautiful!

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Thank Prunellanj
Holdingford, Minnesota
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at an all inclusive resort in Porter Morales. Went to the beach in town and ate at this restaurant again. We had done so last year. Was so good we went back a second day of our one week trip. Awesome music, shrimp cocktail to die for. Make sure to check out the cooler with the catch of the... More 

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Thank dm1a
Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We have been here many times over the last few years. We always go with our local friends and they love it. Toes in the sand amazing fresh seafood, and great service. The place gets packed so go early for lunch! We had ceviche, whole fried fish, fish filets. We actually picked our fish from a cooler that was caught... 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
Seafood, Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, 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?