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Tropical Playa del Carmen

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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
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07:00 - 23:45
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Powell River, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for coffee and breakfast. The food was good, there was fresh fruit and tasty eggs benedict. The staff was very friendly and the meal was very affordable. We liked it enough to go a second time.

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Canada
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278 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for supper one evening while walking along Av Quinta. Both of us had fish dishes and they were very good. I particularly liked the one I had ordered which was grilled fish with a delicious cilantro sauce. The service was fine. Bill came to 559 peso including a 15 % tip which they had added on.

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Montgomery, Texas
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298 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Tropical! It is delicious! We stopped on our way to Puerto Aventurous and of course it did not disappoint. We always order the same thing: ceviche, chicken fajitas, and shrimp tacos. This order always feeds our family of four. He food is great, the location is great, and we always eat here at least once every vacation in... More 

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Mahomet, IL
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for breakfast. Looked at some other menus but chose Tropical because it has a wider range of selections. Service was quick and accommodating with a friendly and smiling wait staff. We got our food quickly and all agreed their meals were very good. Prices were reasonable but they only accept cash not credit cards Wish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gentleman's name at the entrance of the restaurant is PePe. He attracted so many people in the restaurant that he would deserve a bonus in Canada. Great show and awesome man.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, 2 for 1 drinks. The line soup is to die for, the Huevos Benedictos is the most amazing breakfast I have ever eaten. With crispy bacon and fried tomato. Delectable. A musty go to restaurant on 5th avenue of Playa Del Carmen!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A friend and I stopped in here one afternoon while walking on the avenue and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant that had a fun and inviting vibe and Tropical did not disappoint. We were seated upstairs in the 'air conditioning,' which was a welcomed break from the afternoon sun. The waiter was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:45
Monday
07:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:45
Thursday
07:00 - 23:45
Friday
07:00 - 23:45
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?