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Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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10th Street And the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5738
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Florida
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126 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As beach bars go this one is just ok ...if you're in a pickle for a spot on the beach this is great for a couple beers.

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hidden gem right on the beach. While on our walk down 5th avenue, we decided to take a turn down to the beach. As we started hearing salsa music, we began to walk closer to it. As we approached the bar, we were greeted by a friendly server and to our amazement, there was a full... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting. Everything fine until settled the bill. Waiter quite aggressive in demanding 15% tip despite me already leaving 50 pesos. Wife felt v uncomfortable. Pretty sure 15% obligatory tip is in relation to when you have been served food not when you have just had drinks. First time I'VE experienced this attitude in almost 20 years of visiting Mexico.... More 

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1 Thank Paul B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, drinks and bands! We walked towards the water and found this little gem! The music and atmosphere were wonderful!

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1 Thank CardsfanJackie
Zurich
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went looking for a nice cocktail bar in PDC, and came across Zenzi, which we'd passed by multiple times before. It was past sunset, and the atmosphere by the beach was fantastic. We ordered the Caribbean sandwich and satay chicken, and some drinks (the Mezcaltini was amazing), and could not have been happier. The live music was great, too,... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We could stay here for free because we stayed in La Tortuga Hotel & Spa, all they ask you is to get drinks and food there. Staff is quick and friendly (much better than Kool Club for instance) and they have great lunch options. After 5PM the beach beds are removed and the whole place becomes a terrace at the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your typical beach club with ok live loud music , not great service but the cocktails and coconut shrimp were fantastic.

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1 Thank Chefclaire2014
Port Dover, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying next door at El Faro and frequented Zenzi Beach Bar a few times during our stay. The food is fantastic for beach food, everything from their great ceviche, sesame crusted tuna, salads, sandwiches, cold beer and fabulous tropical drinks. Service is also fantastic and most of the servers speak English. relaxing place and great view of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Best time in this beach bar! Great music and the service is perfect! Uriel is the best waiter in whole playa del Carmen always fun and happy to work Im totally coming again!!!

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1 Thank Felipe R
Iquitos, Peru
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants/bars in Playa del Carmen is Zenzi Beach Bar and Restaurant. I have been to Zenzi several times and the service and food is always good. The tables on the beach in the sand, where you can take off your shoes and enjoy the beach while you have something to eat while listening to live music!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 14
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10th Street And the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5738
Description
Zenzi Beach Bar & Restaurant opens daily at 07.30Am - 02.00Am serving hearty breakfast, delicious lunch and fine dining in the evenings. Lounge in the sunshine enjoying tasty treats on the sand, or dining on the terrace. Every day LIVE music from 5 pm onwards. Full service bar. Available for events, parties and weddings. Free Salsa Lessons on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and on Sunday free Samba lessons. Sunday afternoon from 2 - 6 pm, BBQ 'all you can eat'. Come and enjoy a day / night on the beach with us. Thank you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?