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Good live music, good drinks, great service

We came here last year and liked it so much we searched it out a year later. There was a band... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Somerset, United Kingdom
Cozy bar with rock music

This is what I always look for the bars - cozy atmosphere and rock music. We were wondering around... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Julia S
Merida, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We loved Kitxen so much that we went there almost every night of our stay in Playa. There's a different band playing every day of the week, and most of the bands were really good. It's a really small open-air place, no food, drinks only....More

4  Thank katri0na
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We passed this bar while walking on 5th Avenue, saw that they had live music in the evenings, and decided to meet friends there for drinks. The best feature of the bar is it's location very near our resort and right on 5th avenue with...More

2  Thank jbsbabygirl
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Having researched before visiting Playa Del Carmen and concluding that this is the only rock bar of merit, We weren't disappointed with Kitxen. Nice bar, friendly staff, reasonable prices and the best of all, great music (something I couldn't say about most of the other...More

Thank AMBaines
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We came here last year and liked it so much we searched it out a year later. There was a band playing live music, they were much better than average and had a really good rock style playlist. As soon as you sit down, someone...More

Thank GenghisandOtherOne
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Local Craft Beer available! Live Bands were excellent! Amazing staff! Definitely recommend it. Excellent spot on 5th Avenue.

Thank RacingLx31
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We were recently in Playa Caren for 4 days and hit this cute bar for live music every night! There are new bands playing each night playing everything from 80’s to jazz, and top 40! Drinks and staff here were amazing, such a fun place...More

Thank helainalaurie
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is what I always look for the bars - cozy atmosphere and rock music. We were wondering around Quinta Avenida midnight with my boyfriend after having eating one of the best meals for a long time and we wanted to have some drinks for...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Went there several times on my last trip to Playa. Staff is fantastic, drinks are awesome, and the live band gives this little gem an edge. Would definitely recommend to one and all!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

If you’re familiar with PDC then you know the days are for the beach but the nights, the nights are for “la avenida”. And no better place to be after a great dinner and an awesome day at the beach then the Kitxen, good atmosphere,...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

2 of us visited this bar on a Friday night the bar was so busy! But we managed to find a seat at the bar. The bar staff were all helpful and very talented at making cocktails. The music was excellent a little bit of...More

Thank JackIe4536
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Five starts go to.... Julio! He made for a great experience here at Kitxen in the heart of Playa del Carmen. My fiance and I decided to come here for a drink later on in the evening because Kitxen keeps it going until 1am! The...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This place is always packed with locals and tourists alike, and I totally get why. They have reasonably priced drinks, a well stocked bar and live music from 7pm-1am! If you’re looking for a place to chill out and listen to some live music over...More

Thank Fern C
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Response from gablesgal | Reviewed this property |
No cover charge. Great music and GREAT tequila! The guys working here are awesome.