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La Portena - CLOSED

Calle 38 between 5 th ave & 10 th ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
6 Mar 2017
“Sadly this place is closed!”
31 Jan 2017
“Local Tragedy”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Argentinian, South American
Calle 38 between 5 th ave & 10 th ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

I was looking fwd to having a great burger here. It is no longer open. The premise is still in place, menu on the board and condiments behind the counter. It looks quite odd. It is like the closed up one night planning on returning...More

1  Thank _Martinofamilia_
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Went by Alex's little spot the other day, looking for one of his great burgers and fries. Everything closed down, but was obvious he left in haste. All of his belongings still inside, along with ketchup etc., sitting on the counter wasting away in the...More

3  Thank RCM1
Reviewed January 18, 2017

No way!!! My favorite place to eat in Playa...and it's closed (and it looks like for good). We were in Playa last August and it was closed. Just went in mid-January and it was still closed. Ahhhh! Where is Alex? I need my chroripan!!! I...More

2  Thank Kardesin
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to see Alex and was very disappointed When I arrived to see it was locked up and everything gone from the fridge outside A visit to Playa was never complete till I went to his restaurant at least 3 times Sorry to see they...More

3  Thank Shackara N
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The sausage and burgers are awesome! Next I'm going to try a steak. The owner is very friendly and is easy to visit with while he's preparing your food. Excellent!

1  Thank Kaleigh H
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We keep coming back because it's good and a very well priced. Stop there late at night for a sausage on bun, watching the action and the steaks coming out of that tiny kitchen. Told my wife tomorrow I am trying the flank and was...More

1  Thank coops847
Reviewed April 22, 2016

I went here twice and steak was good. Has about 6 stools and one small table with four tables but that was enough for me and you'll like the food. Portions are big. They don't sell beer but there is a grocery store next door...More

Thank julian81adj
Reviewed April 19, 2016

We were here 2 years ago and ate here due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We were happy to find that it is still open & Alex is still grilling delicious rib eye steaks! If you like an authentic experience, great food at...More

1  Thank Sweetshoes
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Formerly managed and opened by two argentinians, has been managed for a long time by a friendly couple and another couple of beloved dogs. It is really worth the visit ! Meat is good.

Thank MuyResidente
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Was here at least a twice a week when I lived here three years ago, and will probably end up doing that now. They might not have an extensive menu, but that is for the better. The choices they have are...More

Thank Tom B
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 38 between 5 th ave & 10 th ave, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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