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Tropical Playa del Carmen

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Ave. entre 8 y 10 Nte. 5ta | Entre Calle 8 Y Calle 10 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 2111
07:00 - 23:45
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The manager up front that convinced us to try it was the only nice thing about this restaurant. Our server was very rude and seemed highly disappointed when we wanted to split a dish. We didn't have enough cash for two meals since they didn't accept credit. The food was bland when it came out. Our kids hated the spicy... More 

Thank Browneyedgirl25
Bury, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in here for lunch and fantastic cold beer. Great service and friendly staff made this an exceptional stop for our lunch. Plenty of electric fans so we where cool in the midday heat. Superb menu with lots of local Mexican dishes.

1 Thank Mike769953
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ve been to this place confident on the reviews of trip advisor. Yes, unfortunately sometimes also TripAdvisor is wrong. This place is absolutely to be avoided. Concern started from the drink, when upon requesting a mango juice, I receive something as yellow as custard, tasting anything but mango. Then we took a Mexican plate for 2. So horrible, bad... More 

Thank Diego P
Delta, B.C., Canada
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant lunch with a friend at Tropical. It helped that she was a frequent customer. Their Margaritas are excellent and their Mexican food top. Too bad they do not accept credit cards.

1 Thank Monsieur_Bustos
Vancouver, Canada
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I loved this place for their atmosphere; it’s super lively and everyone serving us was very cheerful. We stopped here for a quick lunch during a walk through Playa Del Carmen. It is right on the main street! Must order their grilled fish and grilled prawns. Food was cheap, flavourful, and scrumptious. For more review check out my blog the... More 

1 Thank Tila H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We were walking down 5th Avenue in search of dinner and the guy out front caught our eye better than the ones out front at the others did. Good thing, too, because the food was great. My dining companion wanted to have tequila at least once in Mexico. Tropical has a variety of tequilas ranging from the darker swill college... More 

1 Thank barefoot123
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but when the service is exceptional I feel compelled to do so. I was served by Owen and he helped me pick amazing food and drinks. I am living in Playa for a month and I will be eating dinner here every night. Muchas Gracias Owen!

1 Thank Glen S
Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were again in Playa del Carmen for a bit of fun on 5th Avenue. We had eaten at the Tropical a year ago and I remembered the lovely banners crossing the pedestrian mall. The staff were friendly but not aggressive at trying to entice you in. Rather than merely a middle aged couple, this time included family and our... More 

1 Thank BlackDogCountry
Morton, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We decided on this restaurant as we were walking up the street because the wait staff seemed nice and showed the menu, etc. - typical of those who stand out front in businesses trying to entice diners in. Drinks were good and we had a table on the street so people watching was great as well! Food was okay..it was... More 

1 Thank julietraenkenschuh
Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went here for breakfast one morning after the person at the front desk recommended it. It's a great location for watching people walk by on 5 th ave and was kid friendly. The serving portions were large, but the food was fairly bland. The price was middle of the road, but I expected it given the tourist location. Absent... More 

Thank ESRDenver21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. entre 8 y 10 Nte. 5ta | Entre Calle 8 Y Calle 10 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 2111

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