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El Pirata

Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“fresh fish” (41 reviews)
“ceviche” (94 reviews)
“snails” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very tiny and off the beaten path of Fifth Avenue. They only serve seafood and at very reasonable prices. Also their dishes are very tasty. The shrimp cocktail and ceviche portions are huge and can be shared. They have a fish market...More

Thank yelowdaisy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat down and waited for a waiter which eventually came and gave us a menu. We waited awhile a finally figured out you needed to go inside and pick your fish out of a top load refrigerator. we pointed to some kind if fish...More

Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off bring cash ..Place is greasy and dirty..Food is horrible if you like a greasy cold over seasoned garlic lobster if anyone can ruin a lobster for dinner that is this place I ate the lobster which was small and expensive made my stomach...More

1  Thank Virginia O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mixed ceviche was to die for! It is affordable and absolutely exquisite. It is made with the freshest sea food (the restaurant actually also has a fresh seafood counter). I cannot recommend it enough!! We had the ceviche 3 times in 4 days.

Thank Travelling1309
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Ordered a grilled fish for 3 person. Fish was badly 'over-grilled' with almost burned skin and very dry interior. The sides (rice, vegetables) were hardly enough for one person. Service was not attentive, spending most time chatting with his co-workers. We had to insist on...More

1  Thank Roman M
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We went expecting to find one of the best seafood places in Playa, the venue has an unique style and it's good but the service was awful, the waiters keep on evading us until I stopped one of them, anyway it's not expensive but the...More

2  Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ignore the plastic chairs and tables. This is sea to table at its best. Great food but only open from like 4-8 pm. Ceviche was fantastic as was octopus and shrimp with garlic.

Thank genemadigan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I don't usually leave a 1 for a place but this place didn't deserve anything more the night we were there. We arrived at 7:30 and 10 mins later our server told us they close at 8.... Ok, we ordered quickly. The shrimp was mealy...More

2  Thank runandgolf
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Busy place for lunch, get their early and if you have no Spanish bring your phrase book. Best cerviche in town and best whole fish cooked for you. Choose your fish from the fridge and they will bring it to your table delicious.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed first the server never gave us a table we went to open table still hadn't been cleaned. We order the large shrimp as served cold still in shells. We had to peal the shrimp our self and the butter sauce had...More

3  Thank suite-tools
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Lucky L
Question "suite tools" What was the other restaurant that was close and 10 times better?
21 April 2017|
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What days of the week are you open and what hours? Gracias!
17 January 2015|
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Número telefónico o página para solicitar una factura que no han enviado
21 September 2016|
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Yo tambien necesito el numero de telefono porque no me han enviado mi factura
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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