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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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About
La Playita is a project born in 2012 in view of a big need in Bacalar: a place to eat, swim and spend the day in a great atmosphere, better music, a few good hammocks and an unbeatable turquoise view. Located on the shore of the seven colors lagoon, La Playita offers a latin fusion menu. Prime raw material, a golden team and lots of attitude makes our space an undefeated favorite in Bacalar. Surrounded by a dense nature, a vast tropical garden, an inmense rubber tree and lots of regional colors, La Playita is a place that you'll take with you and won't easily forget. Come and see it for yourself. La Playita is Bacalar.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood, Healthy, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location. Really good food and service. Flat bread pizza, Cesar salad and the fries were super good! Right on the lagoon.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Playita in Bacalar is the most happening place in town, and it has all of what you need to back it up. Great food, plus a magnificent view to the lagoon. Ulises made our dining experience great, always with a smile, he helped us...set a table next to the lagoon after it rained. There is also a DJ that simply makes it all perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy place, with lights and friendly service. They make you feel at home. Great food, however, quite pricy! Nice for couples.. the pizza seems to be very delicious and enough for 1 person. However, we had shrimps with panko (great!!) and patatas bravas (not...the best) to share.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the lagoon, guest can enjoy food and drinks and also jump into the lagoon. The restaurant is really big and pretty, you definitely need to stop by if you are visiting Bacalar. The cocktails and Argentinian empanadas are great, we...had the mahi mahi and grilled octopus for dinner and they were ok.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

We picked this restaurant base on a few mentions in travel post and the high rating reviews on trip adviser. Our dinner here was very pleasant experience from apps-drinks- main dishes and the topper was the restaurants vibe and decor this on itself is a...5+starMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

A very nice place to eat, the food is delicious, especially the vegan pizza. It has a very nice bridge to the lagoon, and the service is super good.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Nice place with a cool design but stray animals walking around. Came back from swimming and there were stray cats walking around our towels. I Can’t understand how that’s okay from a public health perspective.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022 via mobile

Great location right in-front of the lagoon, cute ambiance. The food was good and so were the drinks. It’s a must when in Bacalar.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Great place to be in Bacalar, great Food, service and live music. la playita offers a great ambiance and food, we tried: ceviche micro, planchara and Dessert.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

Our trip to Bacalar was amazing and La Playita is always a restaurant we love to go back to for the freshest food. We had the greatest host Selene, she was very attentive and provided us with great recommendations on what to eat and was...very welcoming! With this kind of service, we will be coming back again and again with even more family and friends to Playita.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

Lunch was good and the staff friendly. A bit slow it was ... Dinner was faster and the food even better than lunch. Both occasions the atmosphere was great right at the lake nicely decorated and great music playing. In the evening they had a...DJ and he played amazing remixed bossa classics etc. Thumbs up!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

The food was good. The drinks were really good, I recommend ordering the lemonade infused with strawberry for kids and mezcal with mango and chamoy for adults. The food was good but nothing spectacular. The service was very very slow, it took so long and...we had to look for a waiter to order. The floor was dirty and had trash all over. The dessert was amazing, the chocolate fondant was absolutely delicious, I recommend ordering it together with the food since it takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Overall, it was good but the service was slow.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

My experience in this restaurant was good talking about food and drinks, but it took the waiters a long time to attend us. We had to stop to look for a waiter so that they could take our order. We ordered a pepperoni pizza and...it had onion, the pizza was good but the onion doesn't taste well with the pizza. We ordered a lemonade infused with strawberry and basil and a mezcal with mango and chamoy, they were very tasty. I recommend them. The dessert we ordered was the chocolate fondant, it was absolutely delicious. I recommend ordering it along with the food because they take a long time to prepare it. Overall, it was good but the service was slow.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

Place to know even if there is not to many people cross until frontier of Belize but…have to see, have to eat, have to discover such a lovely place. Food is good and price is correct. Mosquitos killed us, the staff should fix the problem...with smoke container like many restaurants do in this area. Have to see btw !More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

This place is amazing! It’s interior design is just stunning with the huge trees in the middle of the restaurant. Also the view over the Bacalar lake is magnificent! The food is great, we’ve had lunch once and came back for diner twice. The brisket...is mouthwatering and you must definitly try the breaded shrimp tacos. Also the chocolate fondant is absolutely worth the 30 minute wait!! This might be my favorite restaurant in the world. Worth every penny, not expensive and the staff is wonderfull too :) Must go to in Bacalar!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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ReturnOfTheMack12
16 July 2019|
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Response from Lucia A | Reviewed this property |
You can stay as long as you like. Make sure you get there early as it fills up from around 12
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Response from soosssss | Reviewed this property |
I couldnt spend the day there would be bored. i would reccommend to spend a day at los rapidos and/or las cocalitos. Have fun!
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Response from ConnieRideout | Reviewed this property |
Hi There! They open at 9 and not sure what time they close. Yes to Vegatarian options. Go to laplayita
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Yes, La Playita is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Playita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5