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Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 5473
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12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

It saddens us to write this review. What was once our favorite place to eat in Playa (see our previous review) is now one of the worst. Le Chef in Playacar recently changed themes (it's now a sports bar with food instead of a restaurant) and name (the new name is something like La Cantina). Since we live nearby, we... More 

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1 Thank Tony and Cheri H
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We spent a month in a condo in Pakal, Playacar in Feb-March 2014 and this lovely restaurant was literally at the end of our street, so after our first visit. it quickly became our go to spot. Everything we tried was excellent from the pastas to the pizza, the salads and the BEST tortilla soup I've ever eaten (had it... More 

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Thank Barb J
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Fantastic place great food, great atmosphere and outstanding staff who are always there to please as nothing is too much trouble for them If you haven't been here its a must Sharon and Russell England

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Le Chef has been in Cozumel 9+ years, but in Playacar since April. What a great hidden gem! Owner Eduardo and staff are very accommodating. The salads and pastas are fresh and tasty. I loved the cozy ambiance and that you can dine open air or inside with aircon. I'll be back!

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Since first trying Le Chef, we have returned maybe 8 or 10 times. And every single time, it has been extraordinary. The mixed salad is by far the best salad we've ever had in Playa (we get the carrots replaced with grilled eggplant, since we aren't carrot fans). The shrimp ajillo pizza is amazing and interesting. The pastas have been... More 

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Thank Tony and Cheri H
Gibraltar
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Le Chef has recently opened in Playacar. Thank you. We have now been there 3 times both of us having a different dish each time and everything we have had has been delicious. Excellent service and hospitality from everyone in the restaurant including the chef's. There are some decent wines on the menu to choose from also. You can either... More 

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Thank Alison B
Paddock Lake, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Previous reviews have mistaken this restaurant for another because this Le Chef just openedin the middle of April 2013, the week before we ate there. It is a nice little place. We met the owner at Mango's bar in Puerto Aventuras; a fun and outgoing guy, Alandro. Very attentive (we were the only table) Most of the food was well... More 

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Parker, Colorado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great food and service and atmosphere, the best combination of food, service, music and wind.I love this place.

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massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is one of the best restaurants around. The spinach salad with salmon is so delicious, the lobster sandwich is the best ever and with everything else on the menu, there is something for everyone. There is seating inside or out and the eager to please staff made our dining experience very special. Prices are very reasonable. Thanks so much!!

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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
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playacar, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5473
Description
Gourmet Mediterranean and international style. Specialties daily fresh fish. Salads, pitas baguettes, fine cuts and exclusive wine selection.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?