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“Quaint”
Review of El Pirata

El Pirata
Ranked #103 of 1,279 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Pueblo West, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Stopped by for lunch and had some great taco's and margarita's. Great Guacamole

Visited February 2012
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Merida, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best Value for Quality Fried Whole Fish”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

El Pirata is a staple in my weekly lunch rotation. I love the Salpicon, a unique seafood stew with a great crabby taste. The service can be slow when busy but hey this is Playa, relax and have a beer. The whole friend fish is an excellent bargain, a lot cheaper than equivalents on the beach or on 5th and super tasty. Their botanas switch every day from octopus to fish to, well, sometimes, I have no idea what they are serving me but it's delicious. I love this simple little place, can't go wrong here for a tasty lunch.

  • Visited September 2011
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The freshest seafood in Playa”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is where the locals eat. The seafood is caught fresh daily by the owners, who own the fish market next door. The fish portions are huge and served simply with rice and beans. The shrimp soup is a meal by itself and the ceviche is fabulous. The restaurant is small and closes around 6PM so go for a late lunch. You might have to wait a few minutes for a table but it's so worth it. They're located on calle 40 between 5th and 10th Avenues.

  • Visited January 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Great Fish Ceviche! Service was a little bit slow because there was only a couple of people there.

Visited January 2012
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Coralville, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

they were out of most beers especially the ones on special and the music was strange. I did like the wi-fi

Visited January 2012
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