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Restaurant Parrilla El Criollo

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5a Ave entre calle 38 y 40 | Colonia Zazil-Ha, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
+52 984 859 0666
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 23:45
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Alexandria, Virginia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

This restaurant is located in what I keep hearing referred to as "the new avenida quinta" in the far northern end. It is quiet, sophisticated and beautiful, unlike the much more tackier portions of 5th Street a few blocks south. We sat outside and perhaps because it was Sunday there was a deal for free wine with dinner. We got... More 

1 Thank bboyneko
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2011

I knew the guy seated next to me looked familiar Turns out to be Jacques Pepin the celebrity chef who worked with Julia Child and has his own cooking tv show He apparently eats here once a week That's a good enough endorsement for me Everything was great and the prices are low Check out el facon

1 Thank Steveclipse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2011

A perfect place to have lunch and dinner. We just love it.

1 Thank Eriktagle
mexico df
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2011

We were recently at el Facon and had an amazing time and dinner. All the staff is always making sure everything is ok, we even met the cheff and owner who were concerned at all time about the service and that alone made us feel like at home. The steaks we had were perfectly cooked and the empanadas very tasty.... More 

1 Thank maritz7
Chicago, IL
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2011

We really hope that we just happened to be there on a bad night or I don't think they will be around next year. We had the sirloin and it was very bland and very very fatty. The Flan was also poor and lumpy. I don't know if we will give them another try or not.

2 Thank Kevin B
Tlanixco, Owner at Restaurant Parrilla El Criollo, responded to this review

Hi, We really appreciate your review and all the team is working hard on improving our quality, presentation and preparation standards so we can provide our customers what they're expecting from us as a restaurant. Hopefully we'll have you back in the near future to meet your expectations. Best Regards, El Facon Parrilla & Bar. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2011

Nice restaurant in the newest part of town great burgers- better than wickys as they're charbroiled very inexpensive and you can still park on the street in this part of town

1 Thank jeevers1
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2011

i went last friday , for a cheeseburger it was chip and tasty, the service was excelent and the food was really good my girlfriend have a tuna steak and its was delicious. after the food they give us a free glass of wine and a mango dessert all the staff was really friendly ill be back

Thank Danjayden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish, Argentinian, South American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a Ave entre calle 38 y 40 | Colonia Zazil-Ha, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 859 0666
Restaurant Parrilla Argentina, argentinian empanadas, home made pizzas, grilled argentinian steak, lomo sandwich with french fries, chorizos, variety of salads, special desserts, argentinian wines. Cozy place with excellent prices.

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