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“Delicious fresh whole fish”
Review of El Pirata

El Pirata
Ranked #103 of 1,267 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
San Diego
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious fresh whole fish”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I Remembered this place being really good for seafood a couple years ago and was craving some pescado entero (whole fish) it was so delicious and fresh. You go next door and pick your fish and they weigh it and prepare it for you. We also had the camarones in mojo de ajo and a couple rounds of cuba libres. Our total was 500 pesos and was well worth every penny. If you like simple yet deliciously prepared fresh seafood do not miss out on el pirata. We told our bartender at our hotel (hotel las palapas) that we went there for dinner and he said that he knew the owner and that all the locals go there because they have such good food. I'm definitely going back at least one more time on this trip

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
“freshhhhhh”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

doesn't get fresher then this. next store is a little market of fresh fish caught that morning where you select your fish that they prepare for you. this is my favorite seafood place in playa. don't expect fancy, expect quality food and plastic chairs. my kind of place.

side note, i believe it's only open for lunch.

  • Visited February 2014
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 reviews
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“Awesome cocktail ”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Nice Lil spot good service excellent mariscos.. is the best ..!!! We have civiche and shrimp cocktail w/ carocaol it was good .

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Galveston, Texas
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“Locals place - yummy FRESH fish!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The fried butterflied shrimp are some of the best we have eaten & we get great shrimp here in the gulf near Houston. Their combo ceviche of fish & shrimp was amazing...very traditionally made with lime juice. So refreshing on a hot day!

Super friendly staff who have worked there for years...says a lot!

EZ to walk to & prices are more than fair. Choice of fresh fish, so ask if you have a favorite.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Whole fried fish”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

We have traveled the world eating while fried fish. Cab driver suggested truly a great find in Playa

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