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Caiman Tugurio

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Calle 24 | Entre 1ra y 5ta Avenida, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 147 1695
09:00 - 01:45
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love with this place! The food is amazing, fresh and so special. And the prices, in comparison to Playa del Carmen, are really good! We went on a day when there was a live band and we didn't want to leave! The atmosphere is great and the staff is extremely nice and friendly. If you are in... More 

Thank Shira B
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was drawn in by the sound of love music - so glad I went! I just had a pre dinner drink - the staff and band were great. Both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Rowena S
Montreal, Canada
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86 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Caiman Tugurio on a Friday night. There was live music and the band kept playing depressing songs from the 90's (not the kind of music you expect in a bar on a Friday night). The service was slow and the waitress didn't seem to care at all about us. Like most places in Playa del Carmen, the... More 

Thank Jessica B
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were looking for a restaurant just away from the main crowds and stumbled across Caiman. We first stopped for couple of beers and to rest but found it so chilled out and the staff friendly we also went back later for lunch. Food was gorgeous and pretty cheap to eat and service great.

Thank Helen L
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This place is off of 5th Avenue down a smaller street. They had 2 for 1 drinks and were playing fun 90's music so we stayed for food. The food was really good. We were surprised because it seemed more like a place just for drinks but our meal was really good and affordable. Recommended!

Thank Brianna B
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I were staying at the Hyatt, which is just around the corner from Caiman Tigurio. We were so happy to stumble upon this place right off 5th Ave. one night before returning back to the hotel. It's small, even in comparison to other bars in PDC. But, it is so worth stopping by! We heard some sort... More 

Thank Christina B
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Having been to Playa so many times, I'm pretty well saturated with 5th avenue. I still have my reliable go-to spots on 5th such as Aldea Corazon especially but otherwise we are always on the lookout for something new for my travel blog. We found this place last year while trying to avoid 5th ave, and this little spot is... More 

Thank WineGoddess74
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great little bar/restaurant just off of the 5th ave madness. We stopped a couple of times for a cerveza and had a wonderful breakfast there this morning. They always have lots of 2 for 1 specials and the service was excellent each time.

Thank Runningforever1
Neenah, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to Tugurio multiple times and the live music on Tuesday, Friday - Sunday live music is fantastic! Great staff (ask for Pam!) and the drinks are very reasonable! You can't go wrong with this place if you love live music!!

Thank PHay7755
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This restaurant is Amazing! I have been home for months and my mouth still waters at the thought of it! You can't go wrong with any choice off th menu. We haven't found anything comparable since. The ambience is awesome we were here for lunch and it was such an amazing vibe that you couldn't help but picturing a sudden... More 

Thank Toni-and-TJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 9
Mexican, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:45
09:00 - 01:45
09:00 - 01:45
09:00 - 01:45
09:00 - 01:45
09:00 - 01:45
09:00 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 24 | Entre 1ra y 5ta Avenida, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 1695

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