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Mandarina's Cafe

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5th Avenue And 14th, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 1249
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat down, ordered drinks for the table. Waitress forgets about two of them, we remind her, she only brings one. Doesn't ever bring the second, yet still tried to charge us for it. Pastas were inedible. Covered in thick, disgusting sauce and we couldn't taste the fillings. Lasagna was just ground beef with no pasta!! AVOID!!!!

Thank 410Anna
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had walked by Mandarina's several times while in Playa, and we always admired its warmth and elegance from La Quinta Avenida. The soft lighting, with the neutral and black and soft white decor always seemed so romantic and elegant. On this trip, we finally decided to go there for dinner, and as were craving pasta, we thought it would... More 

Thank Nicole W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist trap, not worth it at all. Overpriced. Good reviews should be family of the owner. Do not go here

Thank Wilberth d
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the experience for xmas eve dinner, with lobster tail and rib eye steak. The food was good although the lobster tail was small. They mixed up the time of our reservation, however, they were able to accommodate us. We had to insist on the table we wanted which we enjoyed the location of tremendously.

Thank christineleeming
Los Angeles, California, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for the pizza express that Mandarinas operates attached right next door. Been coming to PDC for several years and it had always been my favorite go to pizza spot....until this time around. We decided to grab a slice as soon as we arrived to Playa and noticed that pizza was not as good as before...however we gave... More 

Thank Nerd83
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid this place. The Pizza is horrible. They lack any sense of flavor mainly due to the fact that little or no tomato sauce is used - New York would be ashamed. Terrible service. Terrible cleanliness. Really don't know why I was dragged into this place.

Thank santiago o
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the bad reviews i was nervous about coming here for dinner. However i was pleasantly suprised. The set Christmas menu was well presented and delicious. Yes the service could be improved, I don't think they communicate very well with each other. However they were trying so hard and really making an effort given the place was packed on... More 

Thank Zoe Z
Antigua, Guatemala
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Only 4 tables an a very slow service . Food is average . A very catchy place from outside but it's not worth it !!

Thank VinicioZ
Arlington, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We are a large party. Looking for our first eat out of the resort. Looked to have something for everyone. Three trips back and forth for the drink order. Husband ordered Bacardi and coke. Brought glass of ice with a splash of something, sent it back asking for a double, think they just added water. Didn't understand Pacifico, that was... More 

Thank Brooksideblanscets
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Of course like all the previous terrible comments I have been attracted to the lighting and the furnitures looking chic!!! But only from the outside because when we got inside we could noticed the bad quality of it (wrecked sofa, parasol with Stella (beers) brand writing on it, used chairs, dirty plates and even cats hanging around!!! Soon as we... More 

Thank christiano L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue And 14th, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 1249

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