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Playa Central

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Italian, Bar, Pub
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Downtown La Ventana, On the Beach South Of the Main Camp., La Ventana 23232, Mexico
+52 918 398 0114
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Redwood City, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a great visit to La Ventana in Baja. I took kiteboarding lesson at Playa Central. Where Peter and Olivia were so helpful and encouraging I would recommend it highly. They also have a restaurant and bar there and it was fun a good good thin crust pizza, I loved the margarita pizza. Go and enjoy the warm hospitality and... More 

Thank betsyaroo
Dorval, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We ate here several times during our stay in La Ventana. All food is prepared fresh, hand made on site, and is delicious. 5pm, 2 for 1 beers or margaritas are worth it if you drink. Sit on the roof patio and enjoy the last light of the day, this is a fun way to end your day or play... More 

Thank Mark R
Anchorage, Alaska
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457 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The interior decor and ambiance are great. Lots of artwork, nice layout, some various games, and a long bar. Kind of an eclectic place common in these end of the road ski or surf towns. Had drinks here a couple nights as well as breakfast and dinner. Food was very nice and the portions more than fair. All of the... More 

Thank Rick H
Abbotsford, Canada
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Went to watch live music twice during our short trip. Lots of space inside to wander around. Very friendly staff. Wood fired pizza oven. Great thin crust. Co Ed washrooms are strange and not very clean. Overall a decent place for younger crowd. Great farmers market on Thursday.

Thank Lucas M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is an eclectic bar/restaurant - kinda the local hangout for kiters and others. Has a Farmer's Market/souvenir market at times. Decent pizza - ping pong - water sports services.

Thank Jane B
Naples, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2015

After the hustle and bustle of Los Cabos a visit to Playa Central is highly recommended. Great people, food, drink, kite boarding and Fiesta! Mesquite wood fired oven and grill produces some delectable edibles from both La Tierra y El Mar! Great fish sandwiches ! coffee and espresso too! Rated as one of the best Pizza's in all of Mexico!... More 

Thank Yucatandan3000
Avon, North Carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Playa Central is really the "central"place in La Ventana. Friendly staff will help you with almost everything from kiteboarding lessons, lodging, get a nice meal and evening party and dancing. Olivia, the manager there is really nice host and very helpful person. Our group of friends made it tradition going to LaVentana twice a year and make sure we are... More 

Thank ChristoVetar
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Had several meals here from Breakfast thru Dinner..on site baked goods....staff all very pleasant. located in former fish processing plant...plenty of open floor for games and visiting. Thursday all day market with lot's of hometown vendors. Facility is one of two in area which hosts locals and travelers with spacious venue. Baja Joe's being the other. Playa adjoins large campground... More 

Thank John H
Denver, Colorado
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287 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I stopped at this resurrected fish-processing building to see if I could find a phone. I found that and so much more. With a large open space, a cute bar, and a beautiful roof-top patio; this is a great place to meet people. Staff are extremely friendly (and yes, went out of their way to let me use the phone... More 

Thank Tirebiter8
Malibu, California, United States
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618 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We drove over to La Ventana from La Paz; there is not a single road sign on highway 286 so ask directions, several times. The turn-off to La Ventana from 286 is clearly marked and we stumbled upon Playa Central and Olivia, the Manager. Two Adults and four Teens, everyone had a remarkably fun time. The bar is artsy, fun... More 

Thank Thomas S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Mexican, Italian, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown La Ventana, On the Beach South Of the Main Camp., La Ventana 23232, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Ventana
  • Phone Number: +52 918 398 0114

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