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5ta Av | Calle 32. Local 1-2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 5705
14:00 - 23:30
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy this restaurant every year. This time, we went with our son, daughter in law, and two year old grandson. We ate outside by the street. We had artichoke appetizer, which was hands on and very tasty. Shrimp fettuccini was the best of our dishes. The cheese wheel spaghetti was second. The pan prepared spaghetti was third. The mixed... More 

Thank woosband
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I as well as our 7 & 10 year old kids ate here in March. Great wine list...appetizers, main and desert were all top notch. One of our new favorites in Playa.

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Thank Peter C
Laredo, Texas, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with my wife at Cenacolo was amazing. We opted in dinning in-doors where we were greeted by friendly waiters and a cool 68 degree air conditioning. The melas were finger-licking good. We can't wait to go back.

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Thank Rafael M
Westfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious, I had seafood risotto, my daughter had a blacken spaghetti. We had a very good salad in a cheese basket. Was a bit disappointed that they did not have any fresh fish that night. It was a bit pricey.

Thank Susan S
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, absolutely beautiful presentation, dishes and service. Portions are quite large on the appetizers. Consider sharing appetizers so you can enjoy the wonderful pasta and stakes.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best Italian restaurant outside of Italy! I have been there several times and each time they surpass my expectations. Food and service are amazing!!!

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Thank LisaG201
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on 5th, great scene on that block, Cenacola surpassed expectations. Great wine list and delicious food, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Dave A
Chicago, Illinois
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to leave an opening in your PDC dining calendar for this outstanding spot in the northern part of Fifth Avenue that offers both indoor and outdoor dining. Our expert waiter guided us through our gastronomic tour of the menu that included shrimp-stuffed baby squid, swordfish carpaccio and salads for starters and lasagne, cannaloni, ravioli and cheese wheel spaghetti... More 

Thank jessengee
Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No one hounding you to look at their menu because it sells itself. It also helps that they hand roll their pasta. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Everything our party of four ordered was delicious and everything coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled great. Carlos was very helpful with menu options and the rest... More 

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Thank Ashley S
Mexico df
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent menu, excellent presentation and taste, a lot of restaurants at the 5 ave are very , very noisy, not this one, at first it was the reason we choose it, but then it when very high in service and presentation

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Thank Alexandra G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 200
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
14:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5ta Av | Calle 32. Local 1-2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5705

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