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PG's Sandbox Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Mexican, American, Pub, Canadian
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Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 00:00
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Kamloops, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went with my wife, the staff were all drunk, one waiter walking around with a litre Styrofoam cup of drinks. Can't count how many times we went there for something advertised and there was nothing on, went one time for lunch, sat there for 5 plus minutes, went up to the bar to ask for menus and the bartender scowled... More 

Thank LeonardBKamloops_BC
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Excellent place to enjoy a drink at the end of the day! We loved their Salsa Mexicana (pico de gallo). Staff is friendly and welcoming. (aka PG'S Mexican Caribe Bar & Grill)

Thank ColoradoMom4
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a great spot off 5th Ave. My favorite Brothers Johnattan and Giovanni are so kool and accommodating. Every visit was a blast with these guys miss your smiles already see you soon.

Thank Gdice
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We came to listen to the band Crazy Toy. Which was awesome. Thought we would enjoy a meal and drinks. Big mistake. There was 6 of us. 3 of us had shrimp tacos, which tasted good but were very pricey. One of our party had the hamburger.... GROSS is what is the best description. We really don't know what kind... More 

Thank north-ok-bc
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the blues/rock music on a recent visit. Selection of beers was great, snacks and dinners were all enjoyable!

Thank tomlawson9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Had US Thanks Giving dinner here with friends. Good sized helping and very tasty . No complaints . New staff . Very friendly.

Thank Sask_Bluesman
Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Spent a couple of afternoon/evenings here, one watching the CFL Grey Cup on the BIG Screen. Nice open air bar! Food and Drinks were great. Good hospitality by staff and others! Thanks for the Great Time!

Thank 58-Carl
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Went to watch some NHL Playoffs and they had all the games that we asked for. Beer was almost to cold!! Had the shrimp tacos and probably the best I have ever had. Service was very friendly albeit a bit slow. Quite a few people watching hockey so maybe they were not prepared. A bit of dust from the new... More 

Thank Julian L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went at 5 o'clock on Mother's Day. I would give the food a solid five stars as for the service barely at two. All the women were leaving with carnations when my server brought over the billnot only did he place it open and in front of me but no carnation. I told him at that... More 

Thank Norma C
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Read some reviews on trip advisor and decided to try it out. The lighting was dim, the tables were covered in construction dust from the hyatt job, however the service was great and the food delish! A nice little hidden, affordable, open air place to eat off 5th ave.

Thank jacknicksmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Bar, Mexican, American, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 1 and Calle 26 | Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 0115219841160178
PG's Sandbox Sports Bar and Grill is known as the place to watch NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Soccer, Nascar, European Rugby, and any other sporting event you may want to see. 4 satellites with 7 flat screen TV's throughout the area. Known for live music, peep meets, and the best shrimp taco's in Playa with the coldest beer. Just steps from 5 Avenue on the way to Mamita's beach, PG's is a favourite with the locals with local prices!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?