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“My Favorite Restaurant in Playa”
Review of La Caprichoza

La Caprichoza
Ranked #209 of 1,437 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Cuisines: Mexican, International
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great location, food, staff and value in a beautiful open-air restaurant. If you sit near the street you can watch tourists pass by as you lazily munch on handmade guacamole and sip beer. What else could one ask for?

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Thank 40Countrys
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Looked at many menus and chose this place based on their menu. We were seated right away at a nice table overlooking 5th ave. That's the end of the positives. Our waiter came for our drink order then vanished. We had to ask him to bring chips, napkins, tortillas for the tacos, side orders, salsa, etc. We were searching for a good burrito but didn't find it here... They were dry and uninspiring. The rest of the food was mediocre as well. Disappointed would sum it up.

Thank jondska
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We got salmon and the garlic shrimp dishes. Salmon was good but the rice and veggies were bland. The shrimp were overly salty.

The problem arose when the waiter charged an excessive tip when there were only 2 of us which is very atypical for any restaurant that I've been to in Mexico or elsewhere and I have traveled a lot. Moreover, they insisted on taking a picture of us and assured us it was for the restaurant scrapbook. Of course, they came back later and tried to sell us the picture taped to a small bottle of tequila. Lastly, they wanted to charge us in US dollars instead of pesos and their exchange rate was 17 while the going rate is over 20! I can understand maybe 19 but it was just another instance of them trying to make money in shady ways from tourists.

I would recommend avoiding this place as every other dining experience in Playa was great.

1  Thank JonDArmstrongAustin
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A place typically Mexicain. Tasty food very friendly staff and specially Miguel Chief of the flamby Steak strogonof and the banana flambey. Great place will come back again. Bravo Miguel

Thank Mits S
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Ate here on upper level. Food was OK. Large menu. Good place to watch 5th Avenue people traffic. Lots of bats flying around fruit tree. Good service.

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Thank chimod19
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