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El Pirata

Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (41 reviews)
“ceviche” (100 reviews)
“snails” (6 reviews)
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10:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the place is not nice or without any production (they have plastic tables and chairs at the street) the food is delicious. If you don't want to pay to much for good sea food, abundant and great service this is the place you...More

Thank José Antonio D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh - fresh - fresh sea food dishes. VERY casual place, plastic chairs and tables but it is a great option in Playa for seafood at super reasonable prices. You can select your own fish at the fish market next door and get it cooked...More

Thank rosgari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had great fish dinner on two occasions last year and in Truth this year was tasty as well. We had the whole fried fish which we love, as long as other items for kids etc. The problem was they charged us for the whole...More

Thank Eldar L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good but not fantastic and was expensive. We ordered a 2.5 kilo fried fish and the ceviche de pescado. However, the service wasn't good and you need to watch your bill. The served snuck an extra 100 pesos into the bill without...More

1  Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

After a day at Kool Beach Club wife and followed reviewers suggestions and arrived about 5:00, just in time because it was swamped a few minutes later. Good mix of locals and tourists. Javier was our server and helped tremendously in deciding our meal for...More

Thank ITL1124
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I only gave three marks simply because the waiter overcharged us in adding up the bill. Had this happened on its own I could caulk it up to human error but add his covering a portion of the bill and trying to rush us to...More

3  Thank DAC
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I went fishing and caught a nice snapper and a barracuda .. The guys on the boat recommended I come to El Pirata as they would cook them for me .. so glad I did .. It was amazing ! the guys here were great...More

Thank LondonLockwood
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem thanks to its good reviews. The shrimp empanadas are wonderful there were so many. While we are a guy walked around playing guitar. The people next to us got the lobster and fried fish. Wow it looked amazing.

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We dined here several times in our month in Playa del Carmen. The Grilled fish was very tasty as were the soups. Homeaid Guacamole was good also. The fried shrimp were fresh too. Service was so so but food made us return. A Winner!

Thank diamond6Phoenix_AZ_
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We discovered this place a couple of years ago, a bit hard to find but well worth it. The staff are friendly and fast. We started with lobster ceviche, soooooooooo delicious, a must have! Fried shrimp and garlic fish filet, so good! If you order...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 40 Norte Entre Av 5 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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