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The Roof Bar

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5th Avenue between 4 and 6 streets, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

unique inspiring and heartwarming atmosphere - this place is traditional pre-party, party and afterparty venue for divers. Simple, cozy yet festive. People from all corner of the planet open up, nobody feels or is a stranger there - even if you are actually first night in Mexico.

Thank CreativeDivemaster
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun local bar right in the middle of downtown Playa del Carmen. James the bartender makes you feel welcome and does a great job with the small space that he has. Enjoyed meeting him and looking forward to visiting again.

Thank Joseph G
Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, intimate bar right on 5th Ave above the street where you can get a good drink and do some people watching above the hustle and bustle of 5th Ave.

Thank jlwilm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had a drink - or maybe more - each night in PDC at The Roof Bar. Fantastic drinks. Sensational margaritas and caprioskas and great staff and atmosphere. Such good value too. People watching from the balcony is extra fun. A great, fun, free and easy place which we loved. James is a great guy!

Thank jamieson C
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I love to visit the roof bar when in Playa del Carmen. Best margaritas in town, fantastic view of 5th avenue for people watching if you can get the good table and lovely staff!

Thank Laura W
Vancouver BC
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The crew at the roof bar are great. Angel, Juan and the others provide a fun, attentive and friendly daytime experience. The drinks are delicious and reasonably priced, the food rivals the best gourmet restaurants and the pool and view that go along with it are superb. We spent everyday of a 7 day trip here and really enjoyed it.... More 

Thank MacdaddyVancouverBC
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great little bar overlooking 5th Avenue. Cosy and laid back atmosphere. Good tunes. Clean bathrooms. Great wifi. Lovely staff and the best mojito I've ever had (perfect mint/sugar/lime/ice/rum ratio!). I'm ordering another one right now!

Thank Coffee_chica
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This local treasure, sits just above the infamous 5th Avenue. The atmosphere is ideal for any gathering and we love to meet friends there.

Thank mexicomindi
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to drink and socialize with friend , good service and prices . Excellent drinks and very cold

Thank Cajuare
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

the roof bar is above some shops opposite a posh restaurant. the sign is at 1st floor level. you go down an alley between 2 shops. you are greeted with a steep metal staircase. you will be greeted by either the mother or the daughter. and poppy the dog. we went back there many times. and it is cheap compered... More 

Thank Paul K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue between 4 and 6 streets, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 529841083576
The Roof Bar is a friendly, small, owner operated local bar on the famous 5th avenue. Serving refreshing quality drinks and beers. Excellent music selection with rock, reggae and blues. A perfect location for getting together with friends, and meeting new interesting people.

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