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“Family Meals Couldn't be More Fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vagabunda

La Vagabunda
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Ranked #64 of 1,217 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 24th y 26th
Description: Traditional recipes hand-picked from the Mexican countryside create the foundation for Vagabunda's bold menu. Using honest ingredients and modern techniques, La Vagabunda presents authentic Mexican & International dishes with a new twists. Also featuring an unsurpassed selection of tequilas, we guarantee you'll find the bright and vibrant restaurant just as exciting as the food. Since 2000 Local's Favorite for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Family Meals Couldn't be More Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Our second trip to Playa this year and our daily breakfast stop was La Vagabunda (5th between 24th and 26th). The entire morning crew are all awesome. Makes the day kick off right. We will eat dinner here a couple of times each trip, Augusto, our waiter, was attentive, helpful and a very good sommelier. He introduced us to a Mexican wine, Casa Madera 3v and he was right on. Just wish I could find it here in the States. Plus, he was alot of fun. Don't pass this place up, no matter what time of day. Make sure to sit out front and do some people watching. PS don't miss the habenaro salsa......yummy!!

Visited July 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have eaten here a number of times and the food has always been good. They give you nice fresh fruit and juice as well. The presentation and setting are very nice and the service is outstanding. Thier well rounded special is a great way to start the day. All this at a reasonable price on 5th Avenue.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boquete, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Safe, clean, honest.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to playa del Carmen for almost three years, living here about half time - and this is our restaurant. (Note: there are three vagabundas. We LOVE the one on 5th and 4th) Johny the owner is always making sure you're taken care of. Get the PEBIL CHICKEN. You'll be happy you did.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Surprised at the high rating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The level of service has improved over the last year. But the food is still poor quality. It's a nice location for people watching if you take a table near the street, but there are many places that offer better value for your money.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa
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“Great restaurant with great fun service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We tried this restaurant as waiters approached us while we were walking on 5th avenue looking for a place to eat. They promised us deliciously prepared fish and some interesting extras. Wow did they deliver. The fish was excellent as were the nachos and everything else our group of four ordered. We enjoyed it so much we returned the following week with a group of eight. Food again was delicious, service excellent, and we got to sample some special recipes. We visit playa del carmen annually and la vagabunda will be on our list of paces to visit at least once during the trip.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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