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I recently got married in Playa, and before the wedding we compiled a small "manual" for our guests. It has some information about Playa and neighbouring towns. It's more directed at Playa newbies, so if you are a regular traveler it's information is probably redundant.

Thought that perhaps it could be if use for somebody else. If you like it, feel free to spread it around.

You can find it here: PDF Doc

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I recently got married in Playa, and before the wedding we compiled a small "manual" for our guests. It has some information about Playa and neighbouring towns. It's more directed at Playa newbies, so if you are a regular traveler it's information is probably redundant.

Thought that perhaps it could be if use for somebody else. If you like it, feel free to spread it around.

You can find it here: PDF Doc
Nice job. Only comment is that Juarez is not Calle 1. Calle 1 is Sur where the streets go in odd numbers (more so in Ejido). Small detail, I know. The rest would be helpful to lots of people. Well done.
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Very nice. My wife and I did something similar to this when we were married here in 2010. Definitely allows newbie's to get around easier.
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I recently got married in Playa, and before the wedding we compiled a small "manual" for our guests. It has some information about Playa and neighbouring towns. It's more directed at Playa newbies, so if you are a regular traveler it's information is probably redundant.

Thought that perhaps it could be if use for somebody else. If you like it, feel free to spread it around.

You can find it here: PDF Doc

Excellent guide


Though as discussed in another thread... I think the "mediocre" food at Alux was during a time where the previous owners ran the place. Reviews seem to have been fine recently since it reopened. And while it is more expensive than average in Playa, I didn't find the prices to be THAT bad, especially for someone on a 1 week vacation. (laughing at your 5/5 price rating!) 250 - 350 peso entrees are pretty much in line with Applebees.


If you want 5/5 pricing, you'll have to go to the Hyatt during one of their "special" nights where they do their oceanside buffet for $150 USD.

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If you want 5/5 pricing, you'll have to go to the Hyatt during one of their "special" nights where they do their oceanside buffet for $150 USD.
The one I had a chuckle about was that El Fogon was 2 out of 5 for price. I guess its in the eyes of the beholder.
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The one I had a chuckle about was that El Fogon was 2 out of 5 for price. I guess its in the eyes of the beholder.
I base that on that it's so good that you order a lot of things, therefore the bill racks up!
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Excellent guide


Though as discussed in another thread... I think the "mediocre" food at Alux was during a time where the previous owners ran the place. Reviews seem to have been fine recently since it reopened. And while it is more expensive than average in Playa, I didn't find the prices to be THAT bad, especially for someone on a 1 week vacation. (laughing at your 5/5 price rating!) 250 - 350 peso entrees are pretty much in line with Applebees.


If you want 5/5 pricing, you'll have to go to the Hyatt during one of their "special" nights where they do their oceanside buffet for $150 USD.
Cool, I did not even know they were under new management. Good to know, I will have to check it out next time I'm in town. Yes, my review was based on several below average (one truly terrible) experiences there.
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I have said for years that el Fogon, while OK, is way overrated. I will let you in on a little secret. One block away from the el Fogon on 30th and 6Bis (so, 30th and 6th) on the other side of the street is a place called Pancho Villa's. You can buy one of their tortas and dump it onto a plate and you will have a much better meal than you could get from ordering many of the same things off the el Fogon menu. The tortas are huge and probably the best I have eaten in Playa. A few stools to sit down at if you don't feel like taking it to go.
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I have said for years that el Fogon, while OK, is way overrated. I will let you in on a little secret. One block away from the el Fogon on 30th and 6Bis (so, 30th and 6th) on the other side of the street is a place called Pancho Villa's. You can buy one of their tortas and dump it onto a plate and you will have a much better meal than you could get from ordering many of the same things off the el Fogon menu. The tortas are huge and probably the best I have eaten in Playa. A few stools to sit down at if you don't feel like taking it to go.
Awesome, that will definitely be on my to-do list next time I get to Playa. Thanks for the tip!
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I have said for years that el Fogon, while OK, is way overrated. I will let you in on a little secret. One block away from the el Fogon on 30th and 6Bis (so, 30th and 6th) on the other side of the street is a place called Pancho Villa's. You can buy one of their tortas and dump it onto a plate and you will have a much better meal than you could get from ordering many of the same things off the el Fogon menu. The tortas are huge and probably the best I have eaten in Playa. A few stools to sit down at if you don't feel like taking it to go.
But how are the frijole’s? El Fogon is all about the frijole’s!!!
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But how are the frijole’s? El Fogon is all about the frijole’s!!!
No frijoles but I can easily buy a can of La Costeña in the super and jazz it up a little and have the same. Sorry, maybe is it because I have been working in front of that place for 14 years, but it has never been all that impressive to me. If I am hungry and in a pinch, I might get an order of quesadillas or some tacos pastor but only about once every 6 months or so. Don Sirloin is better but Tacos Gomez and Tacos Nero on the west side of the highway are the best, IMHO. There is an el Fogon in front of Tacos Gomez in Galaxia II and the latter always has more customers. That is how loclas feel about it, anyway.
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Tacos Gomez and Tacos Nero on the west side of the highway are the best, IMHO.
Never been to Tacos Nero, but we LOVE Tacos Gomez. Man, their food is good. Of course, if you put enough lard on broccoli, it would probably be good too.

I think it was DrewJones that did a taste test between Tacos Gomez and Billy the Kid Tacos (15th & 4th on the west side), a couple years ago. As I recall, it was a draw for him; Apples and Oranges, each with their strengths and weaknesses.
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No frijoles but I can easily buy a can of La Costeña in the super and jazz it up a little and have the same. Sorry, maybe is it because I have been working in front of that place for 14 years, but it has never been all that impressive to me. If I am hungry and in a pinch, I might get an order of quesadillas or some tacos pastor but only about once every 6 months or so. Don Sirloin is better but Tacos Gomez and Tacos Nero on the west side of the highway are the best, IMHO. There is an el Fogon in front of Tacos Gomez in Galaxia II and the latter always has more customers. That is how loclas feel about it, anyway.
Agree, I've been to El Fagon three or four times over the years and have never been overly impressed. I can get much better semi-authentic Mexican/American food here in San Jose Calif.

But the ambiance is nice.
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Usually if we're at that end of town we'll stop at El Fogon and grab an Al Pastor and a Chorizzo taco then hop over to Don Sirloin for something else. My favourite from DS is the Arracherra Torta con queso it's like getting a hug from your grandma. The best bun in PDC... I have no idea where they get them but they're so light and fresh.
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Usually if we're at that end of town we'll stop at El Fogon and grab an Al Pastor and a Chorizzo taco then hop over to Don Sirloin for something else. My favourite from DS is the Arracherra Torta con queso it's like getting a hug from your grandma. The best bun in PDC... I have no idea where they get them but they're so light and fresh.
I love that torta.
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