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La Floresta

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Hwy 307 between 4th and 6th north, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 879 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best shrimp tacos in playa Del Carmen, this is a must stop if in town. We go there a few times per trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here for over 5 years and we have been going to La Floresta since we first moved here on recommendation of a local. The shrimp tacos and the cocktaile is awesome! It is located right off the highway and has parking right in front or on the side. It's always busy and they are very quick to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We love going to this restaurant for the prawn tacos. They are always fresh and delicious. If you are a tourist you have to get a taxi as it is a little far up the highway to walk but the ride is well worth it.

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Playa del Carmen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place has been around forever and is famous for their battered shrimp tacos. Actually, it's the salsas that really make everything taste incredible. La Floresta is basically a big Taco Stand with a lot of seating under a palapa roof along the Federal Highway. Very casual and very local and I can recommend this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very good. My wife's cousin pick us up at a resort we were staying at and took us to this local place. We had shrimp tacos and a beer each. Definitely not a touristy place, but I felt welcomed and safe. Wish I had been able to go a few more times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Seafood tacos that don't break the bank. They are of pretty good quality and it's relatively easy to get to the restaurant

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We always make a stop or 2 here when we are in the area. The shrimp tacos are delicious! The pico is good and the micheladas are also fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We were advised by a Texan where were staying( some 2 hours + away ) that this was the best place for Taco's for lunch on the way back to Cancun airport , and he was right . There were three of us including our driver , we had Shrimp , Marlin, Taco's soft drinks , beer and a huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This open air road side cafe is a pain to get to on foot but worth the effort. Its very popular and it is obvious why. A limited menu but every thing we tried in two visits was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Our driver took us there on our way to playa from the airport .. Fish tacos were ok. Portions were big .. Price ok . It was conveniently located

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 307 between 4th and 6th north, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 879 2005

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