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La Parilla de Manolo

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8th Street between 15th and 20th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and fun atmosphere. Lime soup is wonderful and table-side prepared Caesar salad is delicious and fun to watch. Service is efficient, but not pushy or too fast. Fun to sit upstairs and watch the street activities below.

Thank Julie N
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, great drinks, great service! 2 families had the dinner for 2 and it was certainly enough for a husband and wife. Open air tables overlooking 5th avenue. Servers carried our drinks on their heads

Thank Vikingboss
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went as a group of 8. Food was ok but husbands cigarettes were stolen off the table by the waiting staff. Service ok. Because of above I would not recommend but hopefully you'll have better luck than us!

Thank lozpaul27
Parkville, MD
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our concierge recommended this restaurant, and we had high hopes for outstanding service and excellent food. 2 couples went and no one was overjoyed with their selection. Two had the shirmp and said that it was ok, one had the steak, and I had a salad and mushroom soup. The service was slow, we had to ask for the bill.

Thank Rve111
York, PA
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610 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Decent food - I had the tomato tortilla soup and chicken skewers My husband had the stuffed poblano chili - stuffed with hamburger, raisins, carrots, almonds and covered in tomato sauce. He enjoyed it He had a Mexican beer and I had a complimentary Margarita. Clean restrooms

Thank Valerie S
Midland, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We have always gone to the one in downtown Cancun Always the best time of our trip. In Playa they did not disappoint ,food and service was great. We ordered two of the big mix grills was enough for6 of us One small child. Drinks were great and price is very fair. And close to all the shops on 5... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

An excellent choice if you like authentic Mexican. I recommend the Lobster Tacos California and the chicken enchiladas with verde sauce. Both were excellent. The margaritas are very potent but delicious.

Thank Robert C
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Visited here twice in our two week visit as food was so good. First visit I had the steak brochette, and second the mixed steak, chicken & prawn fajitas. Both were beautiful & really well cooked. Service was really quick & the strawberry daiquiris were huge and yummy!

Thank SuziBaby
Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

3 years ago I visited the old la parilla located in fifth avenue, now they changed the place I tried restaurant again because food and service was outstanding 3 years ago. It started with a promised margarita which never came, then we ordered meal. I choosed the fifth avenue salad, it was really really the worst salad I have ever... More 

Thank PaulVienna_Austria
Sugar Land
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388 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch because it was the first restaurant we came upon when we got hungry. The food was pretty good, the service definitely had a Mexican pace, but the desserts were outstanding. The next time I'm in Playa Del Carmen though I will select a different restaurant.

Thank Greg W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Argentinian, South American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8th Street between 15th and 20th Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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