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“Fabulous Dinner”
Review of Mayan Bistro

Mayan Bistro
Ranked #55 of 1,288 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave and dine with us in our beautiful gardens just a block off 5th Ave on 22nd. Our service is friendly and sincere while our cuisine is an international blend that reflects the diverse culinary backgrounds and experience of our chefs. We are sure you will love our food as much as we do!! Oh yeah we also have the biggest wine pour in all of Playa!!
Reno, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We had seen great reviews for the Mayan Bistro and decided to give it a try. The atmosphere is very nice under the palapa roof and a nice cool breeze kept us very comfortable. The food was delicious! My husband had the chicken mole and I had the fish A Talla (wrapped in banana leaves). I think it was probably the best fish dish that I have ever eaten. We enjoyed chatting with our sweet server and then with the Manager, Chris. He heard that we were returning to the area for our 25th anniversary and insisted on giving us dessert! We would highly recommend coming here, especially to get away from the craziness of 5th Avenue.

Visited October 2013
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This is a must for your trip to PDC.
The food is delicious, the atmosphere is romantic, and the service, Nicolas in particular, is surpurb!
We were in PDC 5 nights and ate here twice it was so good. We tried their tequila shrimp, Parmesan chicken (my fav) and the rib eye.
All exceeded expectations.
I can't wait to go back!

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We had the best meal in playa del Carmen at Mayan Bristro. It was my boyfriends birthday and Rob organised us a wonderful table, cake with candles and a present of wine and chocolate! Our waiter Nicholas was extremely helpful and very attentive. The food was fresh and delicious. We are a little sad that we waited till our last night to go.

Visited June 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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“Best food in town”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The drinks and breakfast! a must try is the chilaquiles with chicken! also their Mango Margaritas! the waiters... Nico gives you the best attention he works on the night shift! great cooks and waitstaff so friendly

Visited May 2014
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“one of the best meals from our holiday!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

It was our last night on holiday and we wanted to eat somewear special, and we were more than delighted when we choose this place!, the restaurant is attached to a hotel so not on the main 5th avenue strip but it well worth the walk the next block over to visit this place. The food was absolutely excerelent & the service was the best we had in the entire of Mexcio! would highly recomend this to anyone to or through playa del carmen. very reasonably priced just sad we didnt discover it sooner than our last night!

  • Visited May 2014
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