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“Definite must eat at!”

The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar
Ranked #641 of 1,326 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: US$90 - US$210
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Violet Cafe Lounge & Bar in Playa del Carmen is a popular spot for those who want to try traditional Mediterranean dishes with a hint of Italian influence. They serve a great variety of seafood such as calamari, prawns and delicious lobster with pasta. The freshly prepared homemade pastas, pizzas and salads are a must whilst dining here and it is highly recommended to taste a wine from the extensive wine list. The owners are Italian themselves so they definitely make sure to use authentic recipes from back home.
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant 4 times during our two week vacation to PDC. He loved the spaghetti and lasagne and I loved the grilled salmon with grilled vegetables. They make their own pasta. High quality food with reasonable prices. Staff is very friendly and hospitable. A definite must eat at if you love pasta and seafood. We will be back on our next visit to PDC!

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Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Great little place tucked away off the beaten path. Had the pizza. Was excellent. Service was top notch. Reasonably priced. Look forward to returning this trip.

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Thank Casabelmar
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Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

This retaurant was recently bought by a cute young italian couple, who now orchestra it personally. Beyond their great service, the pasta dish i orderd was made exactly as should, a surprising statement to make about a place in Playa. I recommend visitng this place for a great experience that flatters the good food. Dont miss the bruschetta for starters!

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Thank Carmel274
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The colors are what first attracted us: cream and violet, something different, something soothing. The creative menu and the warmth of the staff kept us. And the food will bring us back. The owners explained that they "escaped" from Italy (Sicily and Puglia), and I hope that diners find them, they are creating some fine dishes. The lounge salad was sooo delicious: avocado slices, romaine, corn, carrot, and goat cheese with a honey dressing. We also enjoyed the penne with gorgonzola and pecans. Everything fast and fresh and definitely tastier (and cheaper) than the always-packed 5th avenue Italian restaurants. Good Italian wines too.

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2  Thank timmind
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

I read about Violet Café in Playa del Carmen and I definetely recommend to all people looking for nice cocktails, delicious cooking and amazing atmosphere!! Nice place, informal chic, cool people and good prices (little drunk at the end ;) .. at only 50mt from the wellknown traveller s 5th avenue, you can find very nice, cosy and cheaper locals..many different delicious specialities to do not definetely miss!!

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1  Thank 935Nadia
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