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Pavo Real by the Sea

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KM 51 Highway 307, Cancun-Chetumal, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 998 872 8339
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Toronto
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am so impressed with everything about this restaurant that I don't even know where to start ...and if you see my profile and the amount of reviews I have posted on TA , you KNOW that is saying something . I had made my reservations using Open Table , which you can do from the website easily , but... More 

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1 Thank Elisa08
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Elisa, many thanks for this comment of your experience at Pavo Real. I hope you received the photos I send you. It was real pleasure to see you and your family enjoy the garden-beach-setup, the food and service. The only thing I can add is that the photo of your daughter, dancing on the sphere, was a perfect representation... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is secluded. The atmosphere is serene. Beyond great music, drinks, food and service, Jan, the owner, is hospitable and charming. There is no "hubbub " nor rush. This tropical paradise is a gem like facet to a Mexican Riviera vacation. The experience was a highlight.

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Thank gladiepel
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, it is a joy hearing from your experience with us and sharing this for others. We really appreciate this. Many thanks and when you are in the area, please do not hesitate to visit us again, Cheers, Jan More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kin Sol Soleil, the attached hotel, and had dinner at this restaurant twice. The first night we sat in the garden and ordered the duck and the chicken. Both were amazing. Our waiter was very attentive. The second night was a "free" dinner included in our room package, the Chef's Dinner by the beach (normal cost is... More 

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Thank Lydia C
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Lydia, thanks for this beautiful comment. It was indeed a pity we couldn't present the table on the beach that night, because we do not want you or your food to be sandblasted before finishing. ;-) Like I mentioned then, we always have a plan B and we are happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this to others...... More 

Killaloe, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a lovely setting, very romantic and quiet. Food was all very good and finessed. However, I ordered the seafood risotto in a lobster bisque which was recommended by the waiter. I was quite disappointed-it lacked flavour, all of the fish was tough and chewy and the sauce was in no way rich the way a "lobster... More 

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1 Thank Jasmine H
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your comment. We are always working to improve our food and service and we appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion. We always strive for the best service and quality of food for our customers. We feel sorry you had a minor experience during your visit, and we will handle this with the utmost... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

last night special treat. Amazing! we asked for a great table and they laid one up for us, where were 6, right on the edge of the beach in the garden with candles. Food superb

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Thank Beaks55
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your setting at the garden-beach front. We always try to make our customers happy and follow up their wishes. Many thanks for sharing your experience with us and our future customers, we really appreciate this. I will share your findings with our chef Alfonso, he will really appreciate it. When back in the area, come... More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner in Pavo Real with my wife during my last week trip to Playa del Carmen and definitely recommend this restaurant with a wonderful view of the sundown. Excellent food, lovely environment. I tried the foie gras and liked it. It is a hideaway of five stars. Regards, Jairo

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Thank Jairo P
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Jairo, many thanks for your comments on your experience with us. We really appreciate the way people think about us, and certainly when shared here on this platform. Hope to see you again soon, the next time when you are in Mexico. Cheers, Jan More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

does not worth we money it costs Lovely atmosphere, normal service, but the breakfast cannot cost as they want for it: just 2 fried eggs in tomato sause for 155$ and a tartilla with vegetables and ONION! (for breakfast) still for 155$ cocktails (margarita) do not cost this money as well as the quality is poor just go here if... More 

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Thank Arkadiy M
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your comment. We are always working to improve our food and service and we appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion. But... Just to be clear, the price you paid for our least expensive full breakfast that includes fresh fruit, a variety of sweet rolls from our in-house bakery, many egg dishes and... More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant far exceeded my expectations! I read reviews on TripAdvisor before booking and was even more impressed than I expected. We went for New Year's Eve dinner and watched the fireworks from the beach. The beach area is incredible! The service was second to none and the food was out of this world. Everything was first class.

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Thank tedugas
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, it is nice to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. The firework was indeed splendid at both sides of our restaurant. We are happy you enjoyed the food and place. Come back soon ;-) Jan More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most memorable experience that I had on my recent trip to Playa Del Carmen. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. When you walk in the building and turn a corner, you are looking into a room that looks out onto the water, and it is breathtaking. The food was also spectacular. I can't recommend the restaurant highly enough.... More 

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1 Thank Jason W
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Jason, many thanks for the high praise to our staff, chef and restaurant. We are glad you had a wonderful experience here. I tell the staff about your findings. Warm greetings from Maroma Beach Jan More 

NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me and my 2 teenage sons here for my 50th birthday . I cannot say enough nice things about this hidden gem!! Abagail met us and the door and seated us over looking the ocean for a pre dinner drink.. she catered to our every need.. outstanding customer service and the food is top class !! Best... More 

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Thank fififarrell
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for your comments for the efforts we do for our customers. It is indeed a whole crew that makes this happen, and we are glad you enjoyed it. Abigail is indeed one of a kind, and we are happy to have her with us. I'll tell her. warm greetings from the garden view, Jan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 85
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KM 51 Highway 307, Cancun-Chetumal, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen  >  Playa Maroma
  • Phone Number: +52 998 872 8339
Description
Pavo Real by the Sea is an intimate, magical restaurant at the edge of the best beach in the world. You will come for the gorgeous view, you will come back for the incredible food prepared by Chef Alfonso Gonzalez and the attentive service and excellent wine list. Enjoy cocktails in the open-air bar at the edge of the beach, then choose a table in the garden or in the cozy salon decorated with original art, sit back and let us serve you a meal you won't be able to forget. The menu includes fresh foie gras, local fish and seafood, rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, bouillabaisse...And more. For a really special occasion, reserve a private romantic dinner on the beach. We look forward to your visit.

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