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“Why is this place empty???”
Review of La Penita de Jaltemba - CLOSED

La Penita de Jaltemba
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: "La Peñita de Jaltemba" is a seafood restaurant/bar its name is inspired in a beach of the nayarit riviera, it offers fresh seafood. Prepared to fulfill the most demanding palates, our menu has a wide variety of options for our clients, even for those who don't eat seafood.Don't forget to try one of our exotic cocktails on our menu.We are located in one of the hottest places to hang in playa del carmen for locals and tourists.
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We showed up at around 8:00 on a Sunday night and there was no one dining there which was a little concerning. The menu looked interesting so on a flyer we decided to try it out and what a good decision it was. The food was excellent! Everything from the Caldo de Cameron to the ceviche tostada to the pescado gringa al pastor. The service was obviously excellent as we were the only ones there but we couldn't help wonder why this place wasn't packed. It's down closer to 1st avenue so not right on the main drag but it's definitely worth a small detour if you are in the mood for some seafood.

1  Thank hanzgruber
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Ale A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

we are so glad to hear that you liked everything and that the service was great!!! thanks for your review it will help us attract tourists to our venue, since we are not on the main st. a lot of tourist miss our delicious food.. actually we owe you a costumer jejeje

hope to see you on your next visit!!!

follow us on instagram @LPJaltemba

cheers!!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Wow díd I enjoy my trip to playa del Carmen. Once more i went to the best places in town and couldn't have enough of La Peñita de Jaltemba (actually my favorite) What a place, and what a treat for me as always. The tuna slabs, the tostadas and the cheese cake. It's incredibily delicious.

Don't miss it!

1  Thank Maru S
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Ale A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

thanks for your review!!! we hope to see you soon

cheers!!!

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

WOW! This was by far the best seafood we had while in Playa Del Carmen. They cook in the style of Nayarit Riviera (Puerto Vallarta) and everything we had was sooooooo good. My wife and I shared the Shrimp Soup (can't remember the exact name of the dish, but it was a red soup). Had a bit of a smokey spice to it that really complimented the shrimp and the fish broth. Also shared the Shrimp Sopes - awesome. The piece de resistance was the Penitas Filet - fresh catch done in a banana leaf with a white wine sauce, topped with shrimp and crab and fried banana slices. This was hands down the best fish dish that I've had in a long long time. Nice decor, service was friendly and attentive, great location right off 5th and the price was right (approx 600 pesos for our meal including beverages). We found this place on our last night, otherwise we would have definitely gone back for seconds.

1  Thank Pattis_Man
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Ale A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

so happy to hear you loved our dishes.... the soup its called chilpachole de camaron
we look forward to see you in your next visit...

like us on instagram @lpjaltemba

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Just arrived home from a week at playa, and I have to say la peñita is great! Want With sometido friends on oye first night and hay to go back for a couple of nights! If you like seafood This is the place to go, plus the service is great, awsome music... Just a Perfect place to eat. I tell you from 6 nights we spent in playa we went 3!

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Ale A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

yeiii great to hear that you loved our place!!! we look forward to see you on your next visit!!! thanks for your review!!!

follow us on instagram @lpjaltemba

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I was there few days ago with my friends from Playa for lunch and we really enjoyed the food.

The chef came a couple of times to our table to customize/explain the dishes we ordered. They have been really kind and the food quality was great!

No doubts I will return on my next visit in Playa. Ale, one of the owners was specially kind and helpful.

Thank dbdk
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Ale A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Penita de Jaltemba, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

thanks for your review... we hope to see you on your next visit to playa!!!

like us on instagram @lpjaltemba

cheers!!!

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