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La Playita

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Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the water, simple menu. Get the fish or ceviche! Guacamole delicious too. They have good ocean view seating with shade to get out of the sun. Good selection of food. Fish filet, tacos, ceviche, and some traditional options like hamburger and fries..... if that's what you want in Mexico.

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Niwot, Colorado
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through Puerto Morelos on our drive from Cancun to Akumal, we decided to try this spot for lunch. I was dying for good ceviche, and it did not disappoint. I hope to return some time and try the whole fish cooked in garlic, as it is supposed to be good. Puerto Morelos is a fishing village, and the fish... More 

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Uk
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely small restaurant set back slightly from the beach so sheltered from the wind. Ceviche was very nice - we had the fish one and enjoyed it. Prawns and fish fillet with garlic sauce were both very good. Grilled prawns with no sauce was a bit too dry - should have ordered those with garlic sauce too. Good fast service.... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Im writing this review on behalf of my husband, since I don't eat seafood, but he certainly does! We went to Playita's based on several recommendations, one of which was a tour guide on a walking food tour, so we knew it would be good. My husband got the whole fried fish and he devoured it. I had the chips... More 

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1 Thank Oceangirl1953
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This playa facing restaurant serves as fresh food as it can get right out of the Atlantic ocean the atmosphere goes online with the locals and you see fewer tourists and more locals but food is delicious and the chile is hot.

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Lodi, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Located on the beach,but because of topography you can't really see the ocean.There were 8 in our group for dinner.Plastic chairs and tables.My grilled,whole fish was excellent.2 breaded shrimp and a quesadilla were good.However,3 in our group ordered garlic dishes-2 the Lobster and one fish fillet.All 3 had WAY too much garlic.And this was from people who love garlic.You have... More 

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Wenatchee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went here due to other positive reviews but wasn't impressed. The best thing--on the beach with good sea breezes, so you kept cool. But after serving us drinks, we waited 45 minutes and the waiter never returned for our dinner order. Too busy flirting with the four girls at the next table. He came to them at least four times... More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot just off the beach. You have to walk down the street north of lighthouse to get there. Don't think a beach entrance. Food was great and all very affordable. Fresh everything. Will go back

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CHICAGO
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We shared shrimp ceviche, and then I had garlic shrimp which came with rice and a salad. Although it was delicious! Really nice people; great service! All the fish and seafood or fresh they even showed us a fresh seafood still on ice before we chose what we wanted for our meal.

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Granger, Indiana
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199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

It was our first night in Mexico and our friends brought all of us to a beach restaurant. This is a tables in the sand place with a fixed roof fifty feet from the ocean. Great vibe. There were 18 of us there including the kids. Most of the menu was ordered. I had conch ceviche and the garlic fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Two Blocks from the main plaza, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos

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