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Old 08-26-2016   #1 (permalink)
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Restaurants where you need a car

Lots of restaurant talk recently, as always.


Any good restaurant recommendations for restaurants that are outside of of the highway to the beach, Playacar to CTM rectangle?


A few that I've tried recently were:


Boston's: Canadian sports bar chain. Not the greatest hamburger in the world, but the best I've had in Playa (don't order a milkshake. It's milk with sugar syrup added. I had higher hopes being a Canadian chain)


El Arbolito: under the bridge at Puerto Aventuras (they have a taco stand in Playa at Constituyentes near 40th I believe, but the restaurant is better IMO)


El Hongo: dirty hippie restaurant, but the food was pretty good


Cheap hole in the walls or fancy international hotel restaurant recommendations are welcome!
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La Marina 115 and 12th.
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La floresta, and Oasis are very good Both on the highway Between Juarez and Constituyentes
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El Hongo dirty hippie restaurant?
So not dirty.
I love those guys.
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Corazon Contento...Av Juarez entre 60 - 65 Ejido...The very BEST food in Playa and very reasonable price, ....We are now regulars there !!!
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El Hongo dirty hippie restaurant?
So not dirty.
I love those guys.

Maybe they just hadn't cleaned in the few days before I was there? I looked at their FB page and the pics look completely different than it was a week or two ago when I stopped in. In a dusty area, things can get drab pretty quick if they aren't cleaned often.
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Maybe they just hadn't cleaned in the few days before I was there? I looked at their FB page and the pics look completely different than it was a week or two ago when I stopped in. In a dusty area, things can get drab pretty quick if they aren't cleaned often.
Well, they are on a dirt road.
We live one block from them.
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Pizza Mondo. Constityuentes and about 90 or 95. One of the best pizzas in town.
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It's been quite awhile since we've been there but we like Pelican Point in Puerto Aventuras. Latitude 20 is nice for more casual, too. For that matter, I still like our restaurant in Paamul!
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La Marina 115 and 12th.
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Love La Marina!
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Ferron's Jerk Chicken ... Does Jerk Chicken get any better then this!!

Av. 105 entre Constituyentes y 30 Bis, El Ejido
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https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...Peninsula.html

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Ferron's Jerk Chicken ... Does Jerk Chicken get any better then this!!

Av. 105 entre Constituyentes y 30 Bis, El Ejido
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Yes, just ate there yesterday. Had enough left over to take home for later. Tried the Mac n Cheese (Cheese Wiz). You can skip that.
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Great restaurants off 5th!

Two of our fav Italian restaurants -
Chianti Deli on AV Kantenha near the Las Americas mall. Their Alfredo sauce is amazing. Two dinners, two glasses of wine and a side is $288 pesos ($16 US)...
https://www.facebook.com/ChiantiDeli

Casa Sofia - on Av Aviacion near 15 Avenida ( between Playacar and the airport). Their veggie lasagna is amazing, and love the pizza. Go early or make reservations to get a table.
https://www.facebook.com/ChiantiDeli

Coco's Cabanas is a small place on Xcalacoco Beach, great Mexican and Italian dishes, try the lobster pizza! Get directions when you exit 307, worth the effort!
Coco's Cabaņas | Restaurant - Pizzeria - Bar

Fonda Argentina is a steakhouse we make a point of hitting, the small filet is huge and excellent, and their salad is my fav - A large bowl full of iceberg lettuce and onions and their signature dressing.
Fonda Argentina – Sucursal Playa Del Carmen

All of these places are very affordable and offer a nice wine selection.
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Krujipollo (it means 'crispy chicken') has REALLY good grilled chicken breasts - they're intermediately thin, more like halfway between a full chicken breast and a 'milanesa', but very tasty (and not crispy - that's the whole-chicken KFC sort of thing - I haven't tried that, but it looks...um, 'different', more like a crispy critter).

BUT the grilled chicken breasts are YUMMY. I buy a kilo for $189 (or less for whatever amount smaller amount you want). Comes with a lot of other free stuff (mashed potatoes, slaw or salad, rolls, etc.), but I pass-up all of that and order it with only the really tasty red sauce (in a white styrofoam cup w/lid) and 2 spaghettis (red or white, both good, both free, and lots of it with whatever you buy).

I eat the spaghetti and chicken separately over the course of the week - a kilo of chicken breasts lasts me about a week for tacos, burritos, sandwiches, omlettes, scrambled eggs, and whatever, assuming there's any left in the carton after I nibble at it when it arrives - I'm tempted to eat the whole thing when I bring it home, but fortunately a kilo of thin chicken breasts is a LOT of chicken. (Caution - nearly every piece has half of the wishbone [chicken clavicle] in it along one margin - so find it and take it out before feeding the kids - you can gnaw around it and take off the meat yourself, but don't let the kids try it.) And the spaghettis last me another week. It's a hell of a deal, really.

I haven't had a car here for several years, so it costs me 60 MXN to taxi over and back. You can call in the order in advance - Spanish only - BUT it helps to know what you want because 1) they're busy, and 2) they're not yet used to people who don't know the menu or speak sufficient Spanish calling in, and 3) given all that, they probably won't wait for you to make up your mind.

There are two Krujipollo locations - I use the one on the NE corner of Colosio and Av 40; phone# at that location is 984-147-5564 (if you want to call it in yourself, with the above caveats). The other location is on Arco Vial (which is Av 115) somewhere a little south of Constituyentes, east side of the street (Babaloo will know where it is), but I haven't tried that one and don't know the phone#. Provecho!!
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La Marina 115 and 12th.

We went there yesterday and it was very good. Menu and quality seemed similar to Los Aguachiles, except the it was 30% - 50% cheaper!
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