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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Prince Albert, Canada
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A restaurant frequented mostly by locals, some expats and a few tourists. El Gusto Jarocho is located right next to KFC on 30 Avenida Norte (30 Ave N) Great prices and service. The staff are very friendly, we even spoke with some of the locals when we arrived. The meals were very filling...the biggest, tastiest Coconut Shrimp I have ever... More 

Thank Corinne S
Golden, Colorado
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

During our recent visit to the Playacar area just south of Playa Del Carmen, my wife and I wanted to find good seafood at a restaurant where the locals eat and not on the very touristy Avenida 5. We also wanted to walk there and not too far. The answer was El Gusto Jarocho just north of Avenida Juarez on... More 

Thank coltrainguy
Winkler, Canada
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing seafood soup, whole fried fish and lobster with shrimp. Very reasonable prices. Great service! We will be back!

Thank Gorrell
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and me love tacos and during all stay in Playa de Carmen we went El Fogon but that day we went there too early the they didn't open yet. We asked a server for a good seafood restaurant. He recommended us Mariqueria El Gusto Jarocho. We were tired of the food at the 5th Ave only for the... More 

Thank JHL600
Los Angeles
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We have found this restuarant to provide good seafood at very reasonable prices. Service is also excellent. We brought some friends with us last time and had lobster tails and whole deep fried fish. All the food was fresh and prepared simply with great flavor. I agree with the other reviewer, get away from the 5th Ave restaurants (some of... More 

Thank TravelerKirk
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Tired of the 5th avenue tourust trap, we ventured to the place( next door to KFC) and had an amazing experience. Staff was wonderful. I recommend tbe seafood soup or Paeyea. Burritoes and fajihitas ordinary but seafood extraordinary! We will go back

Thank travelersjmo
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant and asked a local in a small tienda what she recommended, We all had 3 different dishes, they were all great! the mariscos soup, shrimp spaghetti, fried fish, ( They bring the fish out and hou pick the fish ) Food was a lot we couldn't finish it, definitely will stop there... More 

Thank Ramirezc2013
Ottawa, Canada
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246 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Call2 and Ave 30. No trip to Playa del Carmen should be considered without a stop at this unassuming , quaint restaurant. It’s 5 blocks west of Ave 5 but well worth the short walk. My brother and I made two visits for a total of 4 dinners. The seafood spaghetti comes with a mildly spiced sauce and is thick... More 

Thank Diverdan28
Mexico City, Mexico
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

This a very good restaurant, the food and service are great. I've always liked to eat seafood where the locals eat. Shrimp Tacos are something to die for!! Drinks are extremely cheap! You can have a great full meal for not more than $10 USD.

Thank Chaserr
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Went here just randomly, without tripadvisor or other ppls reco. But was more the great! We couldn't speak spanish and the staff was very friendly to make us understand what we were ordering by bringing ingredients from the kitchen!! Just to explain for us:) The food came out great! The fish was very fresh.. N the veracrus style sauce the... More 

Thank Love2tripall

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Restaurant Details

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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