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Calle 10 entre Avenida 15 y 20 | Plaza Municipal, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 1 984 187 7421
Today
13:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Arcadia, Indiana
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the seafood paella and it was excellent. Great service and great atmosphere. I highly recommend going, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Reid R
london
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly wonderful food, ambiance, and service, the guitarist who will sing and play requests, I enjoyed both lunch and dinner.

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Thank LittleRosieRed
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambiance. We had live guitar music on that evening. It took a little while for the food, but maybe because it was busy and they prepare everything on the moment. We had a big plate with cheese and ham, was fine. The albondigas were ok. We loved the croquettes with dip the most, the bruschetta with fresh tomato salsa... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily the best food in Playa. Tried the new and trendy places listed in Tripadvisor with better ratings. They've got nothing on this place. Go and Enjoy!

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Thank rachael h h
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and sangria were both great. Very affordable!! Especially considering the quality of the food. Very good for a group so you can share!!

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Thank Joanne H
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Haven't had spanish food in like 2 years and this place brought back memories of Spain. Octopus was my favorite. Like most places in playa del carmen its surprisingly affordable for the quality you are getting. Just a couple mins walking from 5th. Out of the noisy zone yet still close to the action. Great place to take a break... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited El Tapas after seeing the great reviews and it did not disappoint. From the moment we entered the waitress introduced herself and then returned to talk us through the menu and give some recommendations. We opted for the tapas although the paella looked delicious too. We had shrimp, croquettes (3 of each kind), meatballs and the Mediterranean vegetables... More 

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Atlanta Ga
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Wonderful food and outstanding service. Would go back in a minute. Croquettes out of this world, as was the arroz con pollo served in iron pan. Sangria was also just like you'd expect in Spain.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is not the first time did I eat in El Tapas and it definitely won't be the last. Unbelievable Pulpo !!!! Service is great. Very friendly staff. Unbelievable desserts. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Definitely a five-star restaurant!! I will keep going back the long as I live!!!

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Moreno Valley, California, United States
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped in for a dessert and a drink before going back to the hotel. The food was tasty and the drinks were good. The staff was friendly. The prices were good and the menu looked like a good mix of local and spanish food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 10 entre Avenida 15 y 20 | Plaza Municipal, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 1 984 187 7421

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