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Playa Central

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Downtown La Ventana, On the Beach South Of the Main Camp., La Ventana 23232, Mexico
+52 918 398 0114
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Anchorage, Alaska
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274 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The interior decor and ambiance are great. Lots of artwork, nice layout, some various games, and a long bar. Kind of an eclectic place common in these end of the road ski or surf towns. Had drinks here a couple nights as well as breakfast and dinner. Food was very nice and the portions more than fair. All of the... More 

Thank Rick H
Abbotsford, Canada
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Went to watch live music twice during our short trip. Lots of space inside to wander around. Very friendly staff. Wood fired pizza oven. Great thin crust. Co Ed washrooms are strange and not very clean. Overall a decent place for younger crowd. Great farmers market on Thursday.

Thank Lucas M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is an eclectic bar/restaurant - kinda the local hangout for kiters and others. Has a Farmer's Market/souvenir market at times. Decent pizza - ping pong - water sports services.

Thank Jane B
Naples, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

After the hustle and bustle of Los Cabos a visit to Playa Central is highly recommended. Great people, food, drink, kite boarding and Fiesta! Mesquite wood fired oven and grill produces some delectable edibles from both La Tierra y El Mar! Great fish sandwiches ! coffee and espresso too! Rated as one of the best Pizza's in all of Mexico!... More 

Thank Yucatandan3000
Avon, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Playa Central is really the "central"place in La Ventana. Friendly staff will help you with almost everything from kiteboarding lessons, lodging, get a nice meal and evening party and dancing. Olivia, the manager there is really nice host and very helpful person. Our group of friends made it tradition going to LaVentana twice a year and make sure we are... More 

Thank ChristoVetar
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Had several meals here from Breakfast thru Dinner..on site baked goods....staff all very pleasant. located in former fish processing plant...plenty of open floor for games and visiting. Thursday all day market with lot's of hometown vendors. Facility is one of two in area which hosts locals and travelers with spacious venue. Baja Joe's being the other. Playa adjoins large campground... More 

Thank John H
Denver, Colorado
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268 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

I stopped at this resurrected fish-processing building to see if I could find a phone. I found that and so much more. With a large open space, a cute bar, and a beautiful roof-top patio; this is a great place to meet people. Staff are extremely friendly (and yes, went out of their way to let me use the phone... More 

Thank Tirebiter8
Malibu, California, United States
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513 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

We drove over to La Ventana from La Paz; there is not a single road sign on highway 286 so ask directions, several times. The turn-off to La Ventana from 286 is clearly marked and we stumbled upon Playa Central and Olivia, the Manager. Two Adults and four Teens, everyone had a remarkably fun time. The bar is artsy, fun... More 

Thank Thomas S
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Like so many of the wonderful businesses in La Ventana, Playa Central offers soooo much! They have a very popular kite board school. I didn't personally take lessons there but those who do love it. The food is sooooo good! For real, all of it! And they have the BEST margaritas I've ever had...very dangerous ;) In the winter months... More 

Thank BlackbirdFrenzy
Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here or had drinks several times. The food is always good and made fresh. Whether it's breakfast, pizzas for dinner or their sandwiches, I I always enjoy the food. And there is usually some fresh baking to be had. They sometimes have a farmers market outside on weekends as well.

Thank Peterbarron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Italian, Mexican, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downtown La Ventana, On the Beach South Of the Main Camp., La Ventana 23232, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  La Ventana
  • Phone Number: +52 918 398 0114

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