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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Kingston, Canada
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93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner was in the mood for simple food so ordered the burger, which came with sliced ham/bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato as he asked for no mustard or mayo. I had a bite it was very good but my shrimp cerviche was deliche as were the bean, rice and corn chips they brought too start. Very reasonable at 70... More 

Thank altarose22
Esher, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way back to Cancun airport after a stay in Tulum. A great beach restaurant with excellent food. It was also very popular with locals which is always a good sign although they were so busy with people queueing to get in that the service was a bit slow but we didn't mind as we had plenty... More 

Thank DinoC61
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four beautiful margaritas fresh made guacamole and hot chips, whole fish my husband got to pick plus 6 giant shrimp for me (try Diablo sauce and eat ALL the habanero!) add side dishes, habanero, beans, etc... Total bill 32.00 USD. Consider eating on the beach with your feet in the sand. Best meal we've had in Mexico hands down. Amazing... More 

1 Thank Jeanette E
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally made it to this place on our last day in Puerto Morelos. It's a casual fish shack on the beach. We shared the breaded fish fillet and a small mixed ceviche. I also ordered my first Michelada and it was surprisingly good. I was debating if I should get the whole fried fish but I don't like fish... More 

1 Thank TravelBug4702
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place!!! 4 years in a row and never go to try another place in Puerto Morelos, always stayed at Playa del Carmen, but a couple days we come to this restaurant to try their amazing fresh food, typical and very attentive crew.

Thank Carlo D
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped to eat here after snorkeling and it's right on the beach! Very nice place! The food was very good!! I had the chicken quesadilla and my husband had the whole fried fish! Service was good also! Great experience all around!

Thank _Jessica88R
Eugene, Oregon
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334 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little place on the beach but the music was so loud that we could not talk . We sat as far away from the DJ as we could and it still was too loud even after they turned it down a bit . I guess it was more of a bar then a restaurant . The... More 

Thank Anthony D
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were pointed to this restaurant by a local, and we are so happy for the recommendation! We wandered in for lunch after an amazing snorkel trip with Wetset Dive and Snorkel, just down the beach. (We've reviewed them separately). This little spot is right on the beach, with plenty of shade and a great view of the ocean. The... More 

Thank MacyandDan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had the mixed ceviche and it was incredible. The fish we had was a bit dry and everyone else's meals were incredible ( but also not bad either) - but the ceviche is worth popping in for!

1 Thank Charlotte S
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great service. Food is okay. I should have had the breaded fish which I have had before here and was fabulous

1 Thank Joni J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?