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La Floresta

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Hwy 307 between 4th and 6th north, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 879 2005
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Providence, RI
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten here many times. Always good. Large outdoor space under a protective cover. Plastic tables and chairs, simple well prepared food. Open for lunch into the afternoon with local workers, travelers, taxi drivers. I highly recommend fried shrimp or fish tacos. Great and very generous shrimp cocktail. The best pico de gallo ever. They sell Beer and sodas. A... More 

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Playa del Carmen
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296 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

been there many times...was just seafood tacos, but expanded menu but quality not as good and disappointing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Best shrimp tacos in playa Del Carmen, this is a must stop if in town. We go there a few times per trip

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126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We have lived here for over 5 years and we have been going to La Floresta since we first moved here on recommendation of a local. The shrimp tacos and the cocktaile is awesome! It is located right off the highway and has parking right in front or on the side. It's always busy and they are very quick to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We love going to this restaurant for the prawn tacos. They are always fresh and delicious. If you are a tourist you have to get a taxi as it is a little far up the highway to walk but the ride is well worth it.

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Playa del Carmen
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place has been around forever and is famous for their battered shrimp tacos. Actually, it's the salsas that really make everything taste incredible. La Floresta is basically a big Taco Stand with a lot of seating under a palapa roof along the Federal Highway. Very casual and very local and I can recommend this place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very good. My wife's cousin pick us up at a resort we were staying at and took us to this local place. We had shrimp tacos and a beer each. Definitely not a touristy place, but I felt welcomed and safe. Wish I had been able to go a few more times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Seafood tacos that don't break the bank. They are of pretty good quality and it's relatively easy to get to the restaurant

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gabriela730
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We always make a stop or 2 here when we are in the area. The shrimp tacos are delicious! The pico is good and the micheladas are also fantastic!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were advised by a Texan where were staying( some 2 hours + away ) that this was the best place for Taco's for lunch on the way back to Cancun airport , and he was right . There were three of us including our driver , we had Shrimp , Marlin, Taco's soft drinks , beer and a huge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 307 between 4th and 6th north, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 879 2005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?