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Tropical Playa del Carmen

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$$ - $$$
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Ave. entre 8 y 10 Nte. 5ta | Entre Calle 8 Y Calle 10 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 2111
07:00 - 23:45
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Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place for their atmosphere; it’s super lively and everyone serving us was very cheerful. We stopped here for a quick lunch during a walk through Playa Del Carmen. It is right on the main street! Must order their grilled fish and grilled prawns. Food was cheap, flavourful, and scrumptious. For more review check out my blog the... More 

1 Thank Tila H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking down 5th Avenue in search of dinner and the guy out front caught our eye better than the ones out front at the others did. Good thing, too, because the food was great. My dining companion wanted to have tequila at least once in Mexico. Tropical has a variety of tequilas ranging from the darker swill college... More 

1 Thank barefoot123
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but when the service is exceptional I feel compelled to do so. I was served by Owen and he helped me pick amazing food and drinks. I am living in Playa for a month and I will be eating dinner here every night. Muchas Gracias Owen!

1 Thank Glen S
Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were again in Playa del Carmen for a bit of fun on 5th Avenue. We had eaten at the Tropical a year ago and I remembered the lovely banners crossing the pedestrian mall. The staff were friendly but not aggressive at trying to entice you in. Rather than merely a middle aged couple, this time included family and our... More 

1 Thank BlackDogCountry
Morton, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on this restaurant as we were walking up the street because the wait staff seemed nice and showed the menu, etc. - typical of those who stand out front in businesses trying to entice diners in. Drinks were good and we had a table on the street so people watching was great as well! Food was okay..it was... More 

1 Thank julietraenkenschuh
Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast one morning after the person at the front desk recommended it. It's a great location for watching people walk by on 5 th ave and was kid friendly. The serving portions were large, but the food was fairly bland. The price was middle of the road, but I expected it given the tourist location. Absent... More 

Thank ESRDenver21
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to stay away from restaurants on 5th avenue, but tried here. Service was slow and not attentive, maybe because we were upstairs. Food was mediocre. Waiter questioned my 15% tip (usual is 10-15% in MX). Quite unprofessional I thought.

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Powell River, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We were lured in by the call of 'how YOU doin'?. It was Pepe, the very sociable and funny waiter. We had their famous margaritas, which were made in front of us by the prettiest cocktail lady. Then we had our tacos and pasta....devine! They came and made the guacamole right in front of us, as well. The staff were... More 

1 Thank stash1974
Atlanta, Georgia
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch during a walk through Playa Del Carmen. It is right on the main street. We split the Molcajete (Steak, Chicken, Broiled Cactus, Green Onion, Oaxacan cheese, Mexican Yellow Peppers,Cilantro in a green sauce) served in a Molcajete. This dish is plenty for two. Had a side of guacamole to cool off the taste... More 

1 Thank mcchuck2014
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is such a great place to eat! So glad Casper stopped us as we were walking by...the food was amazing and a great change from our resort. And the staff specifically Casper was alot of fun. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Playa!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. entre 8 y 10 Nte. 5ta | Entre Calle 8 Y Calle 10 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 2111

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