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Av 5ta | Between Calle 30 & 32 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5705
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pasta” (53 reviews)
“ravioli” (42 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Av 5ta | Between Calle 30 & 32 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cenacolo
1. Still the best on 5th
"Great service, great wine list, great food choices."
Lisa V
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2. Best food in Playa
"The food here was excellent."
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3. Excellent Italian Restaurant
"This restaurant has superior food quality and excellent service."
Eileen K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Watching how they hand make their pasta is already a treat, tasting it is even better so right there you have a winning combination. If you add their antipasto, salads and their excellent wine selection you can easily get confused thinking you are actually dining...More

Thank Juan C
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We visit Cenacolo every time we are in Playa - most often several times per trip. The food, the wine, and the location are all amazing. Our favourite server Henry always makes our visit extra special, and keeps us coming back. Always a great evening....More

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Thank AdrienneRoss
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Cenacolo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear AdrienneRoss. Thank you very much for your visit, we are glad to know that you had an amazing experience, we invite you to come back on your next trip to Cancun or Playa del Carmen. See you soon.

Reviewed yesterday

I visit Playa several times a year . I ususally try to go to local , non chain place's to eat . I dont like the tourist trap atmosphere. Walked past this place so many times , never thought to eat there. Wish I had...More

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Thank AnnamarieV
Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was impeccable. It was so good my kids want to go back. Watched the pasta getting made one night and couldn't stop thinking about it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 5th Avenue of Playa has great options for traditional local Mexican. But when you are tired of those and want a high end Italian, Cenacolo is a great choice. It’s classic but doesn’t have any unique atmosphere, yet the homemade pasta is so good...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at this place and it was AMAZING! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We had the bruschetta plate, the spinach salad, the classic ravioli and the black noodles with seafood. Everything was beyond delicious! The ambiance is also really great....More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a different restaurant, but had so many people along 5th Avenue suggest this restaurant. We were delighted at this restaurant! My 14 yr old son ordered the pizza and couldn't stop raving about it. The portions are large and we split...More

Thank SumrLvrMother
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here before over the years and would probably eat here again. We were a party of 5 with reservations. Seated fairly quickly after watching the pasta man rolling out pasta. Our food was tasty with a garlicky creamy sauce, more on that...More

Thank finestrod
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent home-made fresh pasta, delicious salads and great risottos. Nice and attentive staff, nice decor.

Thank hgrodman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Playa 4-5 times a year and this restaurant is always one of our favorites. We never miss an opportunity to go and many times we go 2-3 times in the 7-10 days that we are there. The service is impeccable. During busy season,...More

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Thank Mimi S
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4 January 2017|
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Response from DimakCanada | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I am not sure if the place is baby friendly. He good is high end Italian and personally, I would not go there with a baby. It is a great place for a romantic dinner for a couple or a dinner with a group of... More
14 October 2016|
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Response from GRCenacolo C | Property representative |
Hello Deantoren, of course we offer delicious options Gluten Free. Ask to your waiter, you will be very surprised.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$200
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 5ta | Between Calle 30 & 32 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5705
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