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El Güero Seafood Restaurant Review

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen The front of El Güero Restaurant

El Güero Restaurant is a Veracruz style seafood place in the north end of Playa. Here is what you can expect if you dine here.

El Güero Restaurant

(pronounced “el wet-toe”)

This restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating on the patio in front with a view of 5th Avenue.

When you sit down you have complimentary chips with three salsas and also a seafood broth and sopes (a corn tortilla like shell with sides to hold toppings on). The sopes (pronounced “so-pez”) are black bean with chorizo sausage on it.

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Chips and salsas

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Complimentary soup and sopes with chorizo.

They will bring a plate of fresh fish for you to choose from if you want and they name the fish and prices for you.

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Fresh fish of the day selection platter.

The menu at El Güero

There is a large menu at this restaurant. They have about all forms of seafood you could want. Tostadas, ceviches, cocktails, tacos, whole fish, shrimps in many forms, soups, and fish filets. Prices per person are going to range from about 100 pesos for a plat of tacos and drink to about 220 pesos for shrimp dish and drink.

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Shrimp tostada

 

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Seafood cocktail

This was the fish ceviche with cilantro. It was a bit lemony and perhaps

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Fish ceviche in cilantro

El Güero Seafood Restaurant 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen

Octopus tacos with cheese

Recommendations

This is a decent (meaning “it is fine” nothing revolutionary) seafood restaurant for a casual lunch or dinner. It is stylized a slightly different taste than other more Yucatecan seafood, so it might be a nice change of pace for you or something a little odd for your taste buds. This restaurant is mid priced among seafood places. There are more affordable ones but they are off 5th Avenue.

For more restaurant reviews and information including other seafood restaurants, see our full Playa Del Carmen Restaurant Guide here!

Hours

Monday-Sunday

10:00am-8:30pm

Telephone Number

984-267-2732

Location Map

El Güero Restaurant is on 5th Avenue between 40th Street and 42nd Street.

Have you been to this restaurant? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

4 Comments on El Güero Seafood Restaurant Review

  1. Maurine Hoskins // July 5, 2016 at 8:21 AM // Reply

    My husband and I always talk about going to this restaurant. It is just down the street from our rental condo in Playa del Carmen. Thanks for your photos and review. I think we will check it out for lunch and let you know how it goes.

    • Mr.Yucatan // July 6, 2016 at 3:30 AM // Reply

      We are glad we are of service to you. We are sure you have seen El Pirata Restaurant on 40th Street as well. That restaurant is seafood also. Let us know how your meal goes. We love hearing peoples experiences.

  2. We ate at El Guero Seafood restaurant because we were hungry and it was on our end of town. We had just checked into our condo and wanted seafood. El Guero was nice, not the best we have had in Playa Del Carmen but a slight change in the taste we normally get.

  3. We ate here last night and had god tacos. Nothing fancy but authentic seafood taste. It was a good budget for the food.

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