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Pez Vela

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Mexican, Bar, Central American
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Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 873 0999
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Pulaski, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this place last year but I could not remember the name. Food and drinks were good. Nice variety on both. Only downside was trying to be sold a bottle of tequila with our picture on it which was way over priced just to see them actually throw it away after we declined.

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San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here and see the world get smaller. The staff is unbelievable their ability to remember all the regulars names that only come once a year is incredibly impressive. Rodrigo, Jose luis Have been tending the bar for over 8 years! Oscar & Roberto are adding to this super cool tradtion of super bartenders thatmakes this place great! tip call... More 

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Thank Shaun B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for our mid day meal. Ambience was great. Pool table helped entertain men. We were serenaded ($20 pesos) got our picture taken ($20 US) and stuffed our bellies. Servings were very generous. Fajitas come with lots of meat (US has more veggies than meat). Wait staff attentive. We don't drink so the bottle of tequila with our picture had... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar/restaurant has a nice location on fifth with a swing bar, If the toilets are any indication of the restaurant cleanliness run away, they are the most disgusting that we witnessed in Playa. People can say well that's Mexico, most bars and restaurants are stepping up and have stellar facilities.

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Columbia, Missouri
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed people watching from the swing bar. The guacamole was great! My husband had a cheeseburger with fries and it was delicious.

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Thank teresa0k
Canada
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278 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here one day at this friendly place right on Avenida Quinta close to the bus station. We both had fajitas and they were quite good. Service was good too and the prices reasonable. Seems a popular spot with tourists from all over.

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Thank PicMorDaisies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last night in Playa and the first time we'd tried Pez-Vela. The Tequila Shrimp and Carribean stuffed fish were to die for. Service was great as well. High on our list for our next trip to Playa.

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Thank Deb G
Bournemouth
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great corner spot on the strip with swings at the bar to sit on. Table service for drinks was great and staff very friendly. Nachos were a good size and guacamole was tasty. Stop in for a drink and watch the people go pass.

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Thank Matthew P
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Pez Vela is located on the corner of "5th Ave (La Quinta) and 2 street just one block north of main bus terminal. Great service! Good prices, and a great place to meet people from all around the world! I go solo all the time yet am never alone! Everyone very friendly! Almost feels like family! I've made some what... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

prime spot on 5th avenue. Mexican style bar restaurant offering drinks and meals day and evening. menu not particularly special and a bit pricey presumably due to its position.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 0999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?