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“Hidden gem in Playacar”
Review of Le Chef Playacar

Le Chef Playacar
Ranked #416 of 1,287 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: US$11 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Gourmet Mediterranean and international style. Specialties daily fresh fish. Salads, pitas baguettes, fine cuts and exclusive wine selection.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem in Playacar”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Fantastic place great food, great atmosphere and outstanding staff who are always there to please as nothing is too much trouble for them
If you haven't been here its a must
Sharon and Russell England

  • Visited September 2013
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem in Playacar”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Le Chef has been in Cozumel 9+ years, but in Playacar since April. What a great hidden gem! Owner Eduardo and staff are very accommodating. The salads and pastas are fresh and tasty. I loved the cozy ambiance and that you can dine open air or inside with aircon. I'll be back!

  • Visited August 2013
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Our New Favorite Restaurant in Playa”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Since first trying Le Chef, we have returned maybe 8 or 10 times. And every single time, it has been extraordinary. The mixed salad is by far the best salad we've ever had in Playa (we get the carrots replaced with grilled eggplant, since we aren't carrot fans). The shrimp ajillo pizza is amazing and interesting. The pastas have been great. Everything we have tried so far has been wonderful. The ambience is sweet and peaceful, and the service has always been top notch. They even deliver! For those of us who live here in Playa, this place is a great find. And while it's a little bit outside the tourist zone (in Playacar), it's worth a short trip to get there. This has become our "go to" place for eating out.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Tony and Cheri H
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Gibraltar
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Love It”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Le Chef has recently opened in Playacar. Thank you. We have now been there 3 times both of us having a different dish each time and everything we have had has been delicious. Excellent service and hospitality from everyone in the restaurant including the chef's. There are some decent wines on the menu to choose from also. You can either sit in air-conditioning or, outside but in the shade (great). Whether you want lunch or dinner there is something on the menu as it offers both, the restaurant opens from 1pm. I would definitely put it on your list to try if you haven't done so already. Enjoy :)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Alison B
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Paddock Lake, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
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“Le Chef , Playacar”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Previous reviews have mistaken this restaurant for another because this Le Chef just openedin the middle of April 2013, the week before we ate there. It is a nice little place. We met the owner at Mango's bar in Puerto Aventuras; a fun and outgoing guy, Alandro. Very attentive (we were the only table) Most of the food was well prepared and delicious, and he carries some excellent wines. My wife and I had Caesar salad which was a great salad, but not traditional Caesar. We also both ordered the duck breast with tamarind and bleu cheese which was cooked perfectly. And the sauce was delicious and not overpowering. Just stay away from the tiramisu-he doesn't bake his own desserts. It was horribly dry (but he didn't charge us for it)

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Boarini M
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