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Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant

10th Street And the Beach | Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5738
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (47 reviews)
“wings” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
10th Street And the Beach | Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Your basic beach bar with generally enjoyable music from ~ 5 PM daily. Laid back. Cold beer and drinks. We enjoyed the hot wings and fish and chips and the nachos were the best we had during our 9 weeks. Service can be spotty but...More

Thank Dean and Linda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a early dinner while the sun set with the family. The location is great, enabling this kids to play in the sand and water while we enjoyed a drink in the breeze and watched the sun go down. Unfortunately the food left a...More

Thank MikePrz78
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for our comments. The 'Paw Paw' dish is an 'oriental orientated' dish however it might not be to everybody's liking. We also serve more 'normal' dishes such as burgers, fresh fish, pastas and salads. I hope you will give us another chance...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The great thing about this restaurant is its location. It is a super casual restaurant right on the beach. The frozen drinks are good. The food is ok, but not great. This is the only restaurant inPlaya where we saw Gringo's hanging out.More

Thank krp87b
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our casual atmosphere. We are a favorite hang out for many locals, 'gringos' and nationals, not only because of our great location, the refreshing breeze that we always have, good (priced) drinks but also for our live...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place it's a really good option,the drinks,salsa classes and the costumer service.Always when I am in Playa del Carmen I visit this place,the last time I was attended by David ;excellent service,thanks a lot and see you guys again in a couple months !!More

Thank CloeNanwaiee
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your comments on TA - I will make sure that David, your waiter, ets the message. We are very happy to hear that you enjoy our drinks, FREE SALSA CLASSES (monday, thursday and saturday evening starting at 21.30). We are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every place we visited during our trip was a pleasant experience EXCEPT Zenzi. Maybe I wore my invisible cloak that day because we might as well have not been there as far as service was concerned the first 20 minutes. When it finally came time...More

Thank djclever2012
Guus D, Owner at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, First of all I want to offer my (sincere) apologies. This is not the way any customer should be handled, doesnt matter what time of the day. We do 'clean up the beach' around 4.30 / 5 pm every day but that doesnt mean...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate at Zenzi several times while on vacation, it really was our favorite spot. On our first visit our server, Astrid made some great recommendations and we enjoyed the coconut shrimp and fresh fish. They will prepare the fish anyway you like, I wasn't...More

Thank lmvacation
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed all our FRESH FOOD. I will pass on your comments to the waitress. We hope to see you back very soon and in case you do end up with sand in your...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting this place for at least 5 years now, maybe more, and I've never been disappointed!!! Besides being very well located, the food they offer is quite nice and enjoyable, specially de Zenzi Ceviche, that's a must if you visit them!!! It's true...More

Thank Alexis G
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your poste. We are happy to hear that we are part of your visits to Playa del Carmen. We hope to be able to welcome you back many more times. We are continuously working on improving the service.... Thanks again!...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had to wait for so long, for our order to come and the staff were rude.My husband asked one of the staff members about the restrooms , he was rude and didn't even cared to reply. We noticed that these people are polite with...More

1  Thank Sangamitra T
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at ZENZI. We do not discriminate on where you are from. For us everybody is just as important, tourists or locals. We depend on the locals just as much as we do on the foreigners. Nontheless...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Can't get any better than Zenzi's for a beach side bar and restaurant in Playa del Carmen! Food is great, bartenders are attentive, and they feature a fun variety of live music nightly. Waitstaff can be a little slow at times, but with that view...More

1  Thank Trish R
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you very much for your poste. Happy to hear that you enjoy the VIEW, tha (bar)staff and our live music every day from 5pm - 8pm and from 9pm - 12am. We will be here when you get back! Hope very soon! Saludos, ZENZI...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I can't tell it's the best place, but has some nice people working for it. Kind waiter and waitress. Food is ok. If you're looking for a nice view, this is not the place, but has some good stuff that makes up for it. It's...More

Thank Alex A
Guus D, Manager at Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you very much for your comments on TA - unfortunately the quality of the water and the beach (sea grass some times) is beyond our control. We do clean up the beach every day... But there are some bad and some good days. Luckily...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
geoffbrewster
What types of live music do you have? What nights and times do they play? I will be in town May 13th- May 20th. Thank you!
9 May 2017|
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Response from Zenzirick | Property representative |
We have two bands every night starting at 5:00 pm Monday Rock and Salsa Tuesday 60's and 70's Wednesday Reggae Ska Thursday Rock Salsa Friday Rock Blues Saturday Rock Salsa Sunday 80's 90's Samba
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Leocraft77
Do you take reservations for dinner on Tuesday, Vskebtunes day? Four Canadians.
10 February 2017|
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Response from Guus D | Property representative |
Yes we do take reservations, especially for Vskebtunes day!!!
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we1833
beach chairs
13 January 2017|
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Response from Guus D | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have beach chairs & lounges / free of charge, we just kindly ask for you to consume when you ware with us. Hope to see you soon! ZENZI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10th Street And the Beach | Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5738
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Description
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant opens daily at 07.30Am - 02.00Am serving hearty breakfast, delicious lunch and fine dining in the evenings. Lounge in the sunshine enjoying tasty treats on the sand, or dining on the terrace. Every day LIVE music from 5 pm onwards. Full service bar. Available for events, parties and weddings. Free Salsa Lessons on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and on Sunday free Samba lessons. Sunday afternoon from 2 - 6 pm, BBQ 'all you can eat'. Come and enjoy a day / night on the beach with us. Thank you!
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