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The steak restaurant that does not even need to advertise-it is that good!

500 Gramos Grill Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

The 500 Gramos Restaurant Story

When we came across the name 500 Gramos Grill we had to admit we thought it was a new restaurant in Playa Del Carmen. The reality was it has been open since November 2014. 500 Gramos Restaurant gets good reviews and is often busy. Here is why.

The concept of the restaurant

When Josie and Maury had the idea of starting a restaurant they looked around at what was in Playa Del Carmen. This husband and wife team wanted to provide something different for guest. They loved the restaurant scene in Playa Del Carmen but wanted to offer good food and prices that would not be hard for tourist to pay and that locals could come often.

They realized there was not a good streak restaurant so they came up with their own. With some Italian influences, they created a menu with great meats and pastas.

The name of the restaurant came from the 1/2 kilo T-Bone steak that is 500 grams.

Adding love and personal touch

Most of the good restaurants in Playa Del Carmen have the owners at the restaurant. It shows they care about the quality and care of the customers. Here at 500 Gramos Grill not only are the owners there, they are the chef and front of house.

Josie and Maury also put the personal caring touch by doing their own shopping and buying things fresh. They get all their beef from Monterey or Chihuahua Mexico. The best beef in Mexico comes from these areas. This is the grassy plains of northern Mexico which is just below Texas.

With a passion for great food and quality it is no wonder this restaurant is often full. There are many people that are repeat guest and know the secret about this restaurant.

500 Gramos Grill Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

Josie and Maury of 500 Gramos Grill

The menu and prices

The main thing that people come here for is the meat. They are famous for their:

  • T-Bone Steak
  • New York Steak
  • Filet Mignon
  • Rib-eye Steak

All these are recommended dishes and come with choice of fries or potatoes and a choice of salad or grilled vegetables.

Best of all these steaks range from 190 pesos to 250 pesos. That is for a complete meal and about 50% less then what some other restaurant offer this at.

We had the below T-Bone steak. It was seasoned very nicely and cooked beautifully. This restaurant has some of the best steaks and the prices cannot be beat.

500 Gramos Grill Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

The T-bone Steak with rosemary potatoes and grilled vegetables.

Appetizers at 500 Gramos Restaurant range from 110 pesos to 130 pesos.

500 Gramos Grill Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

Eggplant parmesan rolls.

The pasta selection has six options. Prices range from 100 pesos to 140 pesos. We have to say the penne pasta dish with mushrooms and crème sauce was wonderful! It was totally worth the 130 pesos. It was also a lot deeper of a bowl then it appears here in the photo.

500 Gramos Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

Penne pasta with mushrooms in a crème sauce.

Our recommendations

If you like steak or appreciate that family touch to a restaurant this is a place for you. If you appreciate value and a restaurant that loves what they do, this is a place for you as well.

This is a casual restaurant with very good food. For locals it is a good restaurant to add to your regulars to visit. For tourist this restaurant makes for a very affordable steak restaurant that is still on 5th Avenue. You can enjoy a nice meal here without breaking the bank or quality of food.

Note: This is a cash only restaurant.

What are the hours of 500 Gramos Grill?

This restaurant is open Wednesday-Sunday 2:00pm-10:45pm. Closed Tuesdays

Where is 500 Gramos Restaurant?

This restaurant is just off 5th Avenue between 34th Street and 38th Street. It is on a small Plaza called Plaza San Pedro.  On the back left hand side of the plaza is the restaurant.

Have you been to 500 Gramos Restaurant? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

10 Comments on The steak restaurant that does not even need to advertise-it is that good!

  1. Lidia Glockner // September 4, 2016 at 1:18 AM // Reply

    This is why I love coming to your website. You are always coming up with this great finds of restaurants. We went here last week and totally enjoyed it! Loved the steak and the couple that runs this restaurant is an absolute joy. Well done! and that is not just how I like my steak!

    • Hello Lidia

      We are glad you discovered this little restaurant. We were really pleased to go there and meet them and the quality of the food. We will continue working on discovering more places and bring you more great stories.

  2. Thank you for mentioning this restaurant. They work so hard for their customers and provide great meals for their guest. It is like eating at your aunts house. It is a caring couple that runs this restaurant.

  3. Best steak restaurant in Playa del Carmen! Wonderful couple that runs it and the meat is always good. I love the fresh roasted vegetables and pastas there too. Good recommendation.

  4. Super good food here. We ate here last week after seeing it on your website. Cannot thank you enough. It is super affordable and delicious.

  5. The waiter was so nice to our kids here! He made balloon animals for our kids, that made their night and the steaks made ours!

  6. When we went here last year we were in Playa it was one of our most memorable meals. We will definitely go back this year. It is good that it is still going good.

  7. 500 Gramos is a nice casual restaurant that have good value. We like it better then those fancy steak places on Calle Corazon. This restaurant is less then half the price.

  8. We love this restaurant and make sure we go here for steak. Lovely people too! Forget those chain steak houses, this is where people should go.

  9. You are so awesome! We love how you discover new places like this. This restaurant look very good. We will go here this week.

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