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Old 03-29-2011   #61 (permalink)
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Well, it's 2011 folks!! Let's update this thread...

Where do YOU find the best shrimp tacos in Playa? Fried, grilled, coated in coconut...however you like them.

Let's hear it!
We will start our research this Friday...
..we especially will be seeking 'a la plancha'...from the grill!!

Thanks for the bump Michele!
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La Floresta Tacos De Marescos on 10th between Coco bongo and Calle 12. I went there many times very fast and good Shrimp tacos 17 pesos beer 22 pesos.
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Hard for me to pick a single place anymore so I'll pick a few

I'm inclined to say the best deep fried fish and shrimp tacos are at Gamberi. I love that they make everything right there while you wait, even the tortillas. They also have nice tamarindo and chipolte sauces that you can put on them
The left two tacos are shrimp, the one on the right is fish. (13 pesos each)


I also really liked the shrimp tacos at La Floresta. The shrimp are bigger than the ones at Gamberi, but they didn't have the nice sauce options.


For non deep fried shrimp tacos, my favorite places are Baremar and Fusion.
Here are the ones at Baremar


and the ones at Fusion


now I'm really hungry for shrimp and fish tacos

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Lucy's just outside the gate at Akumal.. then have some ice cream...
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PG's Bar for shrimp tacos.
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Old 03-29-2011   #66 (permalink)
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Aquachilis corner of Calle 34 and Ave 25. Steamed, the best choices of sauces. They close at 6:30.
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Since Cazador et al and I stalked each other for the better part of a week, I not only echo his report, but likely ate off the same plate most times!

I'll add a couple that he wasn't around for.

PG's: deep fried with tamarind and habanero on the side. They rival the old El Oasis shrimp tacos that are no more.

Alhambra on the beach: rich, fresh shrimp grilled in rosemary with various sides (guac, salad, pico de gallo). Might be the best grilled shrimp I've ever had in Playa. 100 pesos for about 5 tacos worth.

Bodeguita del Medio (aka the Cuban restaurant): they had a couple different kinds. I had the grilled shrimp with cheese and various sauces. They were ok, but cheese is just a little wrong with shrimp tacos.

I tend to prefer flour tortillas, but I loved the handmade corn tortillas at Gamberi's.
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I love to see some new recommendations here!! Keep it up!!
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Old 03-30-2011   #69 (permalink)
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Been to Playa many times and this year is our first having "shrimp tacos" and we've had them at a few places

PGs twice - first time they were great, second time shrimp were too small with too much batter
Las Brisas - OK
La Floresta - these were the absolute best - huge shrimp and not too much batter
Aquachilies - Good - great sauces - they even had them on lettuce leaves if you're watching calories

Definitely want to go back to La Floresta
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Coconut Shrimp at "La Taberna" on the corner of Ave. 10 and calle 4.....



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...pining for tacos con shrimps now. Thanks a lot!
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Lucy's just outside the gate at Akumal.. then have some ice cream...
I will have to add this to my list this year! I have been to Akumal many time and never been to Lucy's. Shrimp tacos & Ice cream... I will be in heaven!
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...pining for tacos con shrimps now. Thanks a lot!
Same here! It won't be long now
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Returned to Kool Fish [5th and 38th] this vacation and ordered shrimp and crab tacos..the shrimp were just edible,the crab was horrible.....one bite and I gagged.
Then they tried to pull a stunt on giving us change when we paid, and I had not complained about the food. I won't return......
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Had GREAT SHRIMP tacos from the carts yesterday Am. 5 to be exact! I love them with the rice! Great sauces and 8 pesos each! Saw some Americans hanging back. They asked"Do you speak E-N-G-L-I-S-H?" "Is this safe?" I had to laugh at myself. Some years ago I was standing there with my AI bracelet, like them, asking the same questions Thank You PLAYA INFO!
Thank you for the information. We are going over to Playa in April & I'm looking forward to trying authentic Mexican food. I don't have to worry about the language, I know Spanish, French, Italian, and lots of Spanglish. Saying safe, takes a big load of my shoulders.

Thank you Yucatanned
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