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Playa Maya Restaurant

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On the Beach Near 8th Street | Hotel Playa Maya, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
984 803 2022
08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great waiter, great food, great service ! would go again would recommend atmosphere is truly Mexican.

Thank darens2015
Rowlett, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This one of favorite restaurants for breakfast n lunch. Family of six enjoyed our breakfast in the sand where you can hear the waves behind you coming onto the beach. I had the divorced eggs that I absolutely love. Wish I could find them as good back in Dallas. The wife had the fruit plate that she found to be... More 

1 Thank Mike B
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We have eaten many times at Playa Maya and it has become a must for us when in Playa Del Carmen. The service and food are both excellent and the location with toes in the sand is also amazing. We always get the ceviche and shrimp cocktail and the paella is also very good. Fish tacos are also very good... More 

2 Thank ROMY-88
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

After googling 'best coconut shrimp in playa del carmen', the concensus was Playa Maya...and boy were they bang on!

Thank dingo44
Omaha, NE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

You can only get to this place through the beach and it is only open until 5:30pm. It doesnt look like much from the beach but the food was great. We had coconut shrimp which was the best we have ever had. And the steak tacos were also very, very good. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank brooklyn24
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you are in Playa and staying in the area (at the beach end of 8th street from 5th Ave) you are very close to a fantastic meal at this wonderful beachfront restaurant. It is not overpriced as other tourist spots, the service wonderful and a local menu. Famous for their coconut shrimp, their salads and tacos are tasty too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Excellent all the time! We have eaten many meals here from breakfast to dinner. Right on the beach, can sit inside or right on the sand under a palapa. Of course I have tried the coconut shrimp they are famous for. The tacos are all excellent, my favourite is fish tacos. All the meals I have tried are great. Husband... More 

1 Thank kerrbearRegina
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I've been hearing about this place for years and I finally got here. The coconut shrimp was very good. Just thought I should get more than 5 shrimp for $175 pesos. Great location. The paella looked very good as well.

Thank Sask_Bluesman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We had lunch here a couple of times. We ordered the BLT-sandwich and it was so good! Club sandwich was also very good. It`s cheap and it`s on the beach. Good value for money. We had to wait a little for the food both times, but it was worth the waiting.

Thank ChristineHa
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Washed down with creamy pina coladas, while curling my toes in the sand and gazing out over the ocean....it doesn't get any better then this!!! What else can I say, go treat your senses!!!

1 Thank Debbie1012

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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
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, International, Spanish, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Beach Near 8th Street | Hotel Playa Maya, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 984 803 2022

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