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La Caprichoza

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Avenida 5, Norte 119 | Calle 12 y Calle 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 879 4508
10:00 - 00:45
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Denver, CO
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit Playa del Carmen at least twice a year and always have at least one meal at La Caprichoza. Meals have been consistently good over the last ten years and service is top rate. Our favorites are the El Mocajete (beef and chicken - not the combo), the whole fish (grouper) and the Mexican steak tampico meal. The two... More 

Thank Flatuator
Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and ok atmosphere but food is mediocre at best. Frozen cocktails are terrible, watered down with little flavor or alcohol. Skip this place.

Thank fist64149
Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is right on 5th Ave but it is upstairs of another place so be sure you are at the right restaurant. Beautiful restaurant with good food and excellent service. We were a party of four and when we arrived we were the only ones in the restaurant but as we left...the place was full! Our waiter delivered our... More 

Thank jlwilm
Meridian, Idaho
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten there twice when we first arrived in Playa del Carmen, then went back several time to eat or just have drinks. Service is great and I love the atmosphere.

Thank Karl F
san diego
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Look for this place upstairs, man will show you the way. not only great food, but the best service we have seen on 5th ave in years, we live here. Enjoy the waiters and their service.

Thank DiveMasterSD
Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

On the busy 5th ave in Playa so is very easy to find. Needed to find a place to rest and eat and got reading there menu on the street setup and looked and smelt good. We ordered calamari, shrimp and fresh caesar salad which is made at your table and all of it was fantastic. Next time in Playa... More 

Thank Randy O
Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food was beautifully presented and extremely delicious. Our waiter, Pasquale, was friendly, efficient and entertaining. The Strawberry Flambé that we ordered was the best dessert we have ever eaten. And it was prepared table side as an added bonus. The servers balance one or several drinks on their heads as they bring them to your table. This is a... More 

Thank Love2Travel2getherx2
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

the food here was spectacular and so was the service - these folks go out of their way to provide fantastic service to both adults and kids - we visited with a group of twelve of us and no one came away unhappy. The personnel are friendly, helpful and entertaining with the drinks on their heads, the tumbling coffee cup... More 

Thank Glen T
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

After a long flight to Playa Del Carmen we spend little time seeking out a restaurant. This place was one of the first we ran in to and with great lookout over the busy 5th street looked cozy enough. And it actually didn't disappoint at all. We had some cocktails and ceviche as starters and a fried fish platter for... More 

Thank JBE77
Fairfax, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great location, food, staff and value in a beautiful open-air restaurant. If you sit near the street you can watch tourists pass by as you lazily munch on handmade guacamole and sip beer. What else could one ask for?

Thank 40Countrys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:45
10:00 - 00:45
10:00 - 00:45
10:00 - 00:45
10:00 - 00:45
10:00 - 00:45
10:00 - 00:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5, Norte 119 | Calle 12 y Calle 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 879 4508

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