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Old 12-27-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Arriving in early Jan for 7 nights. Never been before. Looking for the offbeat, non-mainstream, out of the ordinary.
For a point of reference let's just say I'm over forty if that makes any difference.
Being a chef, I am of course interested in good restaurants particularly ones offering AUTHENTIC regional or local cooking. Seafood is high on my list. Going off the beaten path is cool. The lists of restaurnts in Playa seems fairly large which in general means that there are a few gems and more than a few clunkers. any help in that direction is a plus. Any nightlife suggestions would be an added bonus but I'll probably just bum around anyway till I find something that fits.
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Check out the other sub forums for plenty of discussions about dining opportunities in Playa. The Search feature will give you lots of ideas. There's a thread in the General area right now that has a pretty comprehensive listing. You're right in that there's some losers, but the great eating places far outweigh them. Bon Appetit!
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Thanks Bumper...
I'll be looking into those other sub-forums as mentioned. any one in particular outside of GENERAL?
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The questions about restaurants come up with incredible regularity in the general area - like daily, but you can also take a peek in the Changarros y mas forum, which tends to cover a lot of ground with the everyday type eating establishments, as opposed to the more "high end" spots.
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welcome bronxboy
i like your name
you will no doubt love Playa and the food
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Old 12-29-2006   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks again Bumper.
Loree, I like your name too but I'm a little worried by the moustache
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Welcome BronxBoy from a fellow New Yorker.
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Thanks Karen,
Where upstate?...everything's upstate from here
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Cash Exchange?

Where is the best place to change dollars to pesos without getting ripped off?
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Where is the best place to change dollars to pesos without getting ripped off?
Most any place on 5th...I think we used the one on the corner of 5th and 2nd. More often though we just took money from the ATM - works great.
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Old 12-29-2006   #11 (permalink)
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WOW! Not only is this a great forum but you guys are quick too. Thanks Fireinmn!!!!
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Glad to help. Find any places to eat yet? Check out Jimontheriver trip report he's got some suggestions.
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Old 12-29-2006   #13 (permalink)
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Only about fifty so far. I've skimmed through Jimontheriver's review. that's what I'm talkin' about
I will have to try to trim the list down a bit with helpful cross-references from all you folks. Looks like my next trip will have to be ala carte as i'm doing the all-inclusive deal this time out. I guess breakfast in the hotel, late lunch in town and then follow where my nose takes me. I'm getting hungry though. Mmmmmm Shrimp, snapper........
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You'll have to at least try the seafood place he ate at the first day the were there...across the street from Mega, on 30th I think. Which AI?
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Old 12-29-2006   #15 (permalink)
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La Pesca is definitly #1 on my list.
Staying at Sandos Caracol. I've heard mixed reviews so far but except where it comes to food I'm not that tough a customer.
Some sun, some shade, some beer, some tequila, some sand and warm salty water...how bad could it be? Beats the hell out of New York winter. Only wish I had more time south of the border.
Next trip though I'll be looking to stay a bit closer to town and find my own meals.
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