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Restaurante La Fragata Bistrot

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Calle 26 Norte S/N | Entre 1ra Avenida y 5ta Avenida Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 879 4896
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant is closed. it was a favorite of tourists and locals alike for many years. So, they decided to remodel and add air conditioning and get new furniture and hire new wait staff and then, they had to raise their prices and change their menu, and it wasn't the same anymore so they lost business and they lost money... More 

Thank Bonnie B
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Great food, nice service, quiet location near the beach. This restaurant is across from the Hyatt and is easy to pass by...but it is worth stopping for lunch and sitting on the patio. Will go back for sure!

Thank Heath M
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We stopped in here for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant sits adjacent to a bar that had live music playing the night we were there, which was wonderful. It is also near what seemed to be the exit of the public beach. While we were there, we saw a lot of people leaving the beach, around 6pm. GREAT... More 

1 Thank Tim H
Vancouver, Canada
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Just happened to be walking past on our way down 1st (staying off 5th after a week in Playa) A couple sitting there eating breakfast saw us looking at the menu and suggested we NEED to eat here, So we did, and was fortunate to have one of the best eggs benny I have had anywhere, hollandaise was perfect, eggs... More 

Thank Geoff H
Neenah, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We've been coming here for a couple of years. They've changed the menu a little and took off my favorite dish (slow cooked regional pork dish) but I had the tacos and they were fantastic. My wife had chicken cordon bleu and that was excellent as well. The service in this restaurant is always top class and attentive! Highly recommend.

1 Thank PHay7755
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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151 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

We were here march 2014 and came back many times, we recomended it to friends that also enjoyed it. We loved the selection of wines by the glass. Now the restaurant has changed owner and the wine selection is very limited, only one whitewine that was Mexican, not bad but expensive. Limited selection of food, quality OK, but not better... More 

Thank jensk250
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

They do an excellent value 3 course lunch.The owner,manager and staff are great.Our favorite lunch spot in Playa del Carmen.

Thank justjerry
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We use to eat at this little family run place before they expanded and even though the menu is not like it use to be it has excellent service and food is always delicious. This should have a higher rating on T/A and my guess is that since it is on 1st Avenue and not 5th not as many tourists... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

My wife, myself and some friends we met while on our stay at their our last night. It was recommended by a resident of Playa del Carmen that I know. it was very good and it just shows how far that city has come in the last few years and the emphasis on good food. The service is slow for... More 

Thank tunicatony
stamford, ct
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127 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had La Fragata on our list for a couple of years and finally got there in August. I must say that I was a little disappointed. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't special either. We had the octopus and 2 skimpy glasses of wine. The food was good (not excellent), the setting was nice but it was far too... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Italian, French, Mexican, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 26 Norte S/N | Entre 1ra Avenida y 5ta Avenida Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 879 4896
Recognized by locals and travelers from all around the world for its unique Taste,Good atmosphere and Friendly service, La Fragata is the place for those in search of a gourmet lunch or dinner with the home made touch, fresh and local ingredients and great flavor. We have recently expanded our dining room and terrace. We have room for Groups & Events ...

National Geographic Traveler Magazine and one of the worlds most beloved Chefs: Jacques Pepin recommend us for our Fish Tacos, The best in Playa.

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