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Paseo Tulum Mzn. 19-A, Lt. 1, Local 24 | Playacar Fase II, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 2354
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Great small restaurant. My husband loved the Kobe beef cheeseburger with bacon. He said if was perfectly cooked. I had the enchiladas & asked for it not to be spicy & it was made to order. Very nice couple, good authentic Mexican food and fair prices! Wish we were staying closer so we could go more often.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This is my Playacar hang-out when my wife goes to B'you Med Spa, which is almost next door. Rafaela is run by a gentle man who provides good food, service, conversation, and Wi-Fi. I am usually there for a late breakfast, and there is a very wide variety of egg and omelette dishes along with pancakes, french toast, and the... More 

Thank TheAkumalian
1 review
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We rented a room without a kitchen in Playacar for two weeks just around the corner from Rafaela's and it took three days before we stumbled upon this place. We were worried how we were going to survive on tacos, fajitas and overpriced tourist food in the city center. Eduardo greeted us with mexican history, cuisine, friendship and a whole... More 

Thank jimric
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Away from Calle 5, this restaurant has excellent foods! The three that I tried were chilaquiles, paella, and tortas De papas y queso! I tried my wife's Chile en Nogala for te first time, amazing! The fresh squeezed orange juice is always an added delight! Must try this place at least once!

1 Thank Juliang0317
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Escape tacos and go to Rafaela's. They are a true gourmet Mexican restaurant and serve what we think is some of best Mexican food we have had in Playa. The best-of-the best is their Chilli Nogales ... Their serve is wonderful and the restaurant is neat and clean. They are located in Playacar in the Paseo Playacar Plaza. Close to... 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Tulum Mzn. 19-A, Lt. 1, Local 24 | Playacar Fase II, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 2354

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