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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
08:00 - 23:00
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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entire experience was unbeatable! From the greeting we got from Gustavo when we arrived, to the details about the beautiful wine we ordered from Emilio. Everything was perfect. Emilio took time to explain about the wineries history and why he thought it would be an excellent choice (Casa Madero)for our dinner, When it cam time for dessert, Emilio again... More 

Thank Tiner35
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for your appreciation of our restaurant and service. We invested a lot in our staff by training and choice. We always looking at improving our guests service. Emilio and Gustavo are indeed valued members of our staff, together with the other. It is nice to hear you are pleased with our team. We are grateful that you... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find. We thank the previous reviewers of this restaurant for their recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was fabulous, the setting was wonderful, the service was great. The manager, Jan, is friendly without being overbearing. He took us on a tour of the place, explaining the nature of the establishment and the surroundings. We took a... More 

Thank peter561006
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Peter, many thanks for your comments here, we really appreciate it. We do our best to comfort our guest and give them an unforgettable experience to take home. Warm greetings from Maroma beach Jan More 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly an exceptional dining experience. A must for anyone traveling here looking for something special. From the private car that meets your cab at the secured entrance and takes you back through the jungle to this beautiful, hidden gem on the ocean. We received a very warm greeting upon arrival from the manager Jan, later he would share an excellent... More 

Thank tracyv0214
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, many thanks for sharing this with us and the community here. I was very pleased to have your party in our restaurant. I will certainly give the compliments to Delbert, he is one of a kind. When you are in the neighborhood, please visit us again for good tequila, as promised, courtesy of the house. Jan More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: If you are going to propose, this is the place - No One will get turned down. The food was good, very pricey; the service is superior but not flawless. The location is spectacular and the hotel prices will blow you away. The bad: to find this place, take a taxi. Trust me, take a taxi.

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

Hi, Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. Like all good restaurants, we are always looking to improve our quality in many ways. Unfortunately, we cannot change the place of the venue, it is where it is. In every email we send the location with the Google coordinates, so Google maps will direct you to the entrance of the Amarte... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After being shackled for most of the week in an over-crowded resort, we were (surprisingly) offered this suggestion by our concierge. Yes, it's out of the way and we found that to be absolutely OK. You don't get to too many places in Playa del Carmen easily...and certainly not quickly. And while some reviewers have called the small tour by... More 

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

Hi Bill, many thanks for your sharing your experience on this platform. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you back when in the area, Jan More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were misled by all these positive reviews. Unfortunately, we see the place differently and can offer very few positives. The view is simply terrific -- but that’s it! If you do not stay at the resort, you will find it difficult to get there. First, you take a cab to the resort main entrance and there you will have... More 

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

Hi, I'm very sorry to hear you are not of the 98% of our customers that really appreciate our venue. Thousands of customers coming here without any problem every year, regardless taking our shuttle to the restaurant. Running a restaurant is an ever changing business and many changes are made during the last 5 months going over service, quality improvement... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start with there is the ocean view that takes your breath away : a magnificent setting for a first class dining experience. The tables are ranged so as to allow privacy and romance. The manager gives you a warm personal welcome and the staff is very attentive. There is the well though menu with an interesting international (French) touch.... More 

Thank Ambar63
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi, many thanks for sharing your findings about the Pavo Real to this community. We really appreciate the comments of all visitors to our special venue. Like always, we combine the French European food with a touch of the local Caribbean and Mexican flavors. We are happy you enjoyed the service of our well trained staff. When back in the... More 

Saskatchewan, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing we had rented a car we decided to go to this restaurant, an amazing find but a total accident that we actually found it. The journey to this incredible venue by the sea is amazing, our GPS didn't even recognize the beautiful hidden jungle road to the resort. But once we got there we were well taken care of,... More 

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

Hi Ron, many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our restaurant with it's great service and food. Regarding your little complaint about the deserts, I can announce since last week, that we have real "patissiere" in the restaurant to match up with the quality food our chefs make. She is now tuned in... More 

new york
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are spending a few days in the "riviera maya" which is truly a great vacation spot...we both love Mexican food, but after several days you are really ready for a change! I have been a regular contributor to trip advisor all over the world ,generally in top restaurants. Thanks TripAdvisor for sending us because of great... More 

Thank jjjaaa_10
Jan S, Manager at Pavo Real by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Kin Sol Soleil and the Pavo Real by the Sea. It is indeed our goal to make a nice fusion with Caribbean and International flavored dishes. It wouldn't be a problem here to ask the chef to make just real authentic Mexican or Yucatan dishes. We do this often... More 

Level Contributor
85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 85
Seafood, European
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?