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Cenacolo

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5ta Av | Calle 32. Local 1-2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 5705
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17:00 - 23:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cenacolo lived up to friends' reviews. Excellent service, never overbearing. Outstanding wine list. Superb homemade pasta. Raphael and Henry were especially helpful. Entire staff couldn't have been nicer. So far, the best in Playa.

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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From beginning to end, this restaurant was great! Our appetizers included 2 different oversized salads, a soup and buratta with tomatoes. All were large delicious! Our main entrees included pasta dishes as well as different fish dishes. All were flavorful and tasty. Our desserts were gelato topped homemade whipped cream. We immediately made plans to return on a different night.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant,exciting drinks, delicious food and wonderful staff :-). We are so pleased! Thanks from Lena And Fredrik from sweden

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I eat here every time we visit Playa del Carmen. They offer homemade pasta made right at the street. Very nice presentation and lots of options. This is fine dining - best Italian in Playa. The staff is excellent. Both inside and outside dining. Excellent people-watching along 5th Avenue.

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Thank Steven C
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved everything about this place! All of the servers were so attentive. Every dish we ordered was incredible (the pasta wheel was especially fun), and the prices were quite reasonable. We ended up eating here twice on our last vacation because we loved it so much. This is a can't miss if you're staying in the 5th avenue... More 

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Long Beach, California
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pasta made freshly at your table. Love this restaurant. Try the black ink squid pasta. Very good. Great wine selection, too.

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Thank Jenn_Nomad
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review

Dear Jenn_Nomad, We are glad that you had a great Italian moment with us, Truthfully one of our best. We hope to have you back soon to try out our Spaghetti Guitarra, you will love it! :) 

Best regards More 

Aguascalientes, Mexico
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271 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to make reservations well ahead. This place isn't cheap and that is ok with me, they are experts in everything. Perfect service, nice ambiance and top quality food, they use only the best ingredients and they make their own pasta. Ideal for romantic dinners.

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Thank Salvador S
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review

Dear Salvador, Thank you very much for your great review! As you mentioned we are the hand made pasta masters and traditional Italian cuisine experts. Our secret? The selection of our ingredients! We hope to see you soon in Cenacolo More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a most delightful dinner last Saturday evening at Cenacolo in Playa del Carmen. Our mesero was Samuel, who was most helpful. The restaurant is conveniently located, is quite beautiful, and spotless. The food was delicious! We really enjoyed the homemade spaghetti with shrimp, asparagus, etc. The mixed salad was also really good (really good balsamic). Samuel also helped... More 

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Thank Toni L
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review

Dear Toni, We are pleasure because you enjoyed our italian proposal :) We are going to share your review with Samuel because thanks to his effort we made a memorable experience for you. We hope to see you soon Best regards More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just amazing ! Could not find anything to criticize! Mateo is just on it ! Interesting wines ! Great service

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Thank Peter A
GRCenacolo C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cenacolo, responded to this review

Dear Peter, We're glad you had a great time with us. We hope to have the opportunity of being your hosts the next time you visit Playa del Carmen. Best regards! More 

Boston, MA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a simple meal here - tasty enough but nothing spectacular. But the waiter tacked on a 15% service fee supposedly a standard -without even asking, just plugged it in. Pretentious and undeserving. Our one bad experience in Playa del Carmel.

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Thank PJ_Boston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 200
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5ta Av | Calle 32. Local 1-2, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 5705

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