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Shanghai Restaurant

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10th Ave. between 22nd and 24th St. | frente de Hotel Aventura Mexicana, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 879 3443
13:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What a treat this little place turned out to be! We enjoyed spring rolls and hot-sour soup, both served hot/fresh, the soup was a large bowl and very tasty. I ordered spicy shrimp low mein it was delicious!! My wife had the gen tso chicken and it was awesome. Service was great and price can't be beat!! Try this family... More 

Thank SouthOBoy
Northborough, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch for a change from tacos and were not disappointed. We got fried spring rolls(greasy but good), chop suey, chow mein and fried rice. I don't usually like chop suey or chow mein, but the way they did them was phenomenal. They were loaded with fresh vegetables and so delicious. The fried rice was ok, but the... More 

Thank Rachel M
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Being in Playa for almost 2 weeks we were due for a menu change. Chinese food is what we were looking for and now my wife and I can say: We recommend Shanghai if that's what your taste buds desire. Louis and Louise from Canada

Thank Louise P
Lewes, Delaware
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

In the tradition of true hole in the wall restaurant being completely spectacular... this is absolutely one of the best! I spent literally every day here for lunch over a two-week period while writing a book and surfing their Wi-Fi and tried everything on the menu twice. The food is completely authentic and handmade including the dumplings which you simply... More 

1 Thank Gretchen H
Banjar, Indonesia
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We read the reviews and were expecting great food. We ordered 3 dishes 2 were cold, one slightly hot. Food was average. We were not expecting a fancy environment. The place is small, and not well decorated. We thought the price for what we got was much to high. Not going back for sure.

Thank David L
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Been in Playa for almost 2 months now and I want to kick myself for not going to see Mama Wang before! Can I say WOW! I have no words to describe how delicious this food was! Place is super unassuming when you see it but trust me on this one its AMAZING! I've never been to Shanghai but I... More 

Thank Dalia P
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Had dinner here tonight and it was seriously delicious. We all stuffed our faces and can't wait to go back for more. Everything was freshly made and they even asked us what we wanted in our steamed dumplings to tailor make them! There were also lots of vege options and great soups. Service was also very friendly and they gave... More 

Thank latsirc
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by friends in PDC and we were not disappointed. After several weeks of local food, we craved something different and we went Chinese. The food was very good and since we were only there once we would definitely go back. The owner was very friendly and made good suggestion for our first time. Next time we... More 

Thank DonaldAlberta
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Had a craving for something other than Mexican. Passed this restaurant on a walk and went back tonight. Very tasty and good price point. For about 700.00 pesos 4 people ate well and we have leftovers for lunch tomorrow

Thank Collinpa
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The place needs a major cleaning... I swear some of the dirt was there from our last visit in 2015... but it makes up for it with super friendly family/staff, smoking hot wonton soup and spring rolls and very tasty chow mien. Sick of tacos and wanna eat on the cheap, give this place a try. It's all about the... More 

1 Thank Cheryl D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10th Ave. between 22nd and 24th St. | frente de Hotel Aventura Mexicana, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 879 3443
We recommend our menu, where you can find authentic Chinese Cuisine. The Buffet part is only for cheap local clients who does not know what is Chinese food!

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