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Old 09-15-2010   #16 (permalink)
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The last few times I stopped by to get a slice, I had bad luck and there wasn't much left. I HATE that! But I still love their pizza, when I can get it.
That has happened to me every so often. Sometimes you can go by there at 8 or 9 pm and the pizza trays are almost empty. But if you are lucky there is a couple of pies cooking in the oven and if you wait 5 minutes or so you can get pizza hot right out of the oven
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La Porteñas' (page 2) Choripan is not $25 pesos anymore, now it costs $40 pesos .
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The Choripan at forty pesos still icludes a soda though doesn't it?
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Sorry, I'm not sure. I saw the price on their blackboard from my car while I was passing by. I'll try to find out.
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As I regularly do, I attach an updated restaurant list. Several lamented eateries have dropped from the scene, and some new ones have arrived. Enjoy them all or a few, as your appetites and wallet allow. Buen provecho!
Thanks for all your work on this list. It is a "must have" for any trip to Playa. I just reco'd a little spot on Ave 30 between c/28 and 30 - Flor de Luna. See what you think and if you like it you might add it to your list. Nice clean little breakfast and lunch spot.
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Old 11-22-2010   #21 (permalink)
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new italian restaurant on 38 just west of fifth is now open
i will be trying this soon

have you been there yet, al??
how is the pizza??
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It has been a while my login states last visited 2-12-2009. My last list is dated 10/1/2008. Is the 10/21/2010 list meant to replace older versions or is it intended to be an adddendum? My assumption is that some of the Breakfast and Bar Establishments that appeared on the previous list are ommitted from the current, but thought I would clarify.

More specifically, are places like Garden Of Eating, Java Joes, 100% Natural, Agora, Bodega 22, La Distileria, Gaia, MakTu, Makkaroni, Papa Hemmingway to name a few closed?

I understand the disclaimer that places open and close all the time, yet was curious mostly about Java Joes.

I'm excited to see the growth on the North End of 5th as I usually make at least one walk down from the Royal Haciendas to Cuevo Del Chango and enjoy the La Pummorolla original location. It is nice that after the 3 mile walk or so there are more options than having to walk further South.
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That is a very long walk.
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It has been a while my login states last visited 2-12-2009. My last list is dated 10/1/2008. Is the 10/21/2010 list meant to replace older versions or is it intended to be an adddendum? My assumption is that some of the Breakfast and Bar Establishments that appeared on the previous list are ommitted from the current, but thought I would clarify.

More specifically, are places like Garden Of Eating, Java Joes, 100% Natural, Agora, Bodega 22, La Distileria, Gaia, MakTu, Makkaroni, Papa Hemmingway to name a few closed?

I understand the disclaimer that places open and close all the time, yet was curious mostly about Java Joes.

I'm excited to see the growth on the North End of 5th as I usually make at least one walk down from the Royal Haciendas to Cuevo Del Chango and enjoy the La Pummorolla original location. It is nice that after the 3 mile walk or so there are more options than having to walk further South.
The new version replaces the old.
Yes...most of those places you listed have closed including Java Joes. 100% Natural is still open.
The original location of La Pumorolla is not open.
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Updated List is to keep current

If I eliminate a listing on the restaurant list, it is usually because it has closed. The restaurants that you have listed are indeed no more in our pantheon. Ocasionally, I eliminate a restaurant because I do not think it continues to hold on to the quality where I would recommend a friend to spend the evening.

In Playa, it is not uncommon for a chef to change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Also, it is common for owners to go missing, trying other ventures or just losing interest, and the restaurants drift into obscurity.

I try to keep you current on what is worth your time and money, and there is no place in Playa that holds a lock on a solid recommendation, although there are so many standbys that continue from year to year to maintain quality and style, so they seem to ubiquitously remain on the list. Keep these regulars on your short list to revisit and support.

In my last visit, I found only one new restaurant worth a mention, and that is the new Baremar on the corner of 5th and 38th. A new fish restaurant of great style, with a lot of kinks to work out, and a menu to be adjusted, but the committment of the owners and managers seem to be apparant. The prices are high, but it would be hard not to have an enjoyable evening there.

I am always on the lookout for ne places that merit inclusion, so keep me informed of your discoveries.
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Thanks for the responses! I read a recent article on poster jimontheriver reccomendation http://www.playa.info/playa-del-carm...laya-site.html about the chef at Fairmont Mayakoba doing good stuff with sustainable lobster and his own garden. Anyone been? I usually assume the big resorts are limited to resort only bt being closeby this trip, I think I'll stop in.

As far as the walk from Royal Haciendas to "downtown" it is a nice walk but I certainly take the cab back. Especially after great food filling my belly.

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If I eliminate a listing on the restaurant list, it is usually because it has closed. The restaurants that you have listed are indeed no more in our pantheon. Ocasionally, I eliminate a restaurant because I do not think it continues to hold on to the quality where I would recommend a friend to spend the evening.

In Playa, it is not uncommon for a chef to change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Also, it is common for owners to go missing, trying other ventures or just losing interest, and the restaurants drift into obscurity.

I try to keep you current on what is worth your time and money, and there is no place in Playa that holds a lock on a solid recommendation, although there are so many standbys that continue from year to year to maintain quality and style, so they seem to ubiquitously remain on the list. Keep these regulars on your short list to revisit and support.

In my last visit, I found only one new restaurant worth a mention, and that is the new Baremar on the corner of 5th and 38th. A new fish restaurant of great style, with a lot of kinks to work out, and a menu to be adjusted, but the committment of the owners and managers seem to be apparant. The prices are high, but it would be hard not to have an enjoyable evening there.

I am always on the lookout for ne places that merit inclusion, so keep me informed of your discoveries.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication to keeping this list up. And like they say, you learn something new everyday! I didn't know that you would eliminate a place if they did not meet up to your standards. That is good to know!!
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The new version replaces the old.
Yes...most of those places you listed have closed including Java Joes. 100% Natural is still open.
The original location of La Pumorolla is not open.
I had read a year or 2 ago that the original location on Avenida Flamingo was being joined by 2 new additons on Calle 24 and Calle 28. As Babaloo states the original is no longer existing, and I see no reference on the new list to a location on Calle 24 and 5th Ave, does this imply there is now only one La Pummorolla location on 5th ave and calle 28?

Several responses indicate the quality of food had deteriorated, maybe due to overextending their expansion. I liked the Avenida Flamingo location aas you could get a nice outdoor table and a lot of 1:1 attention due to it being "out of the way" not much scenery there but the dining was good, I'm wishing for a fruit de mer in my upcoming January 2011 trip!
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I had read a year or 2 ago that the original location on Avenida Flamingo was being joined by 2 new additons on Calle 24 and Calle 28. As Babaloo states the original is no longer existing, and I see no reference on the new list to a location on Calle 24 and 5th Ave, does this imply there is now only one La Pummorolla location on 5th ave and calle 28?
The one on 24th between 5th and 10th is open.
The one on 1st Ave and Calle 12 closed.
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