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El Pirata

Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (43 reviews)
“ceviche” (105 reviews)
“snails” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be swayed by this restaurant on 40th Calle (Street), as the seafood os caught fresh daily. It is moderately priced, but you get a good portion. The fresh fish filet, and seafood cocktails are HUGE and very good.

Thank Pamela E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch at el Pirata!! A whole fish which was large enough to share. Very reasonable prices as well! Priced according to weight of the fish. Excellent service too!

Thank Robinann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here on Halloween and ordered a small mixed ceviche, beer and some french fries - they all came quickly, were good portion sizes and I was happy with the price I paid. The ceviche was delicious! Service a little slow though and they...More

Thank wardka4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good but I was quoted a price of 550 for a fish shown to me on a tray. The waiter wrote 550 on a little note pad and when it was time to pay he changed to 550 to 650 with no...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read much about El Pirata on a local forum, my neighbor also recommended this restaurant, so I decided to give it a try. It was very quiet when I arrived, I think only one other table was occupied. The waiter was at my...More

1  Thank Xamen-Ha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had ceviche which was a nice portion but not a lot of flavor. We asked a fish for four people,the waiter brought us a huge red snapper,the food was great we could not eaten everything we had to take some of it home. The...More

Thank dartmanbull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second visit to El Pirata. The first visit went perfectly fine, the older gentleman waiter was very accommodating and spoke to me in Spanish, as I am practicing as much as possible. This visit, however, instead of ordering a garlic fish plate...More

1  Thank TheSassyWanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Pirata is a "must" stop every time we visit the Puerto Morelos area. We have made it a point to stop in for our lunch of beer and their outstanding fish tacos. Having tried them at every restaurant in PoMo or Playa del Carmen,I...More

Thank TimberTom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us went to El Pirate on the advice of the staff at Mahekal. A local place with good food. We had a red snapper that fed all 4 of us, brought from the fish market next door and served on a metal tray....More

Thank John and Kathy A
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Ceviche was nice. Whole fried fish will run about 350 Pesos. It looks to be like a local joint for the neighborhood. We liked the ceviche, it was fresh and tasty. Service was asi asi (so so). They only accept cash.

Thank Yoni D
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Lucky L
21 April 2017|
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I'm sorry but for me the best is El Pirata
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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