Gourmet taste and local prices at Calamar de la 10 Restaurant

Mexico Playa Del Carmen

 El Calamar de la 10 Restaurant

We would like to first thank our reader Cheryll for letting us know about this place. She wrote to us about El Calamar de la 10 and said how good it was. So we went to check it out and are reporting back to all of you.

Cheryll was right in saying how good this place is! El Calamar de la 10 is a local seafood restaurant with gourmet taste and good staff. They have a large menu and have been working on finalizing everything that they will have on it.

If you go her you can get a good spot to watch people and passerby’s. We recommend ordering around on the menu and trying a few things so you get a variety or menu items.  Then you can go back and get your favorites the next time.

El Calamar de la 10
The camaron Xcatic al ajillo taco at El Calamar de la 10.


El Calamar de la 10
Pescado tempurado Oriental con salsa especial de anguila.

Menu prices

Here are some sample prices off the menu so you know about what you would spend on a meal.

  • Tacos 37-46 pesos
  • Lobster tacos 79-135 pesos
  • Beef tacos 49 pesos
  • Fried fish 130 pesos
  • Shrimp 185 pesos
  • Octopus 170 pesos
  • Seafood cocktails small 70-85 pesos, medium 110-145, large 140-185 pesos
  • Tostadas 49-65 pesos
  • Ceviches small 90-195, large 110-275 pesos

Note: They currently do not serve beer or alcohol.

Restaurant hours

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 8:30am-9:00pm. closed Mondays.

Where is El Calamar de la 10?

El Calamar de la 10
This is a view of the restaurant from the street. You have great people watching from this corner while you enjoy your seafood.

This restaurant is on the corner of CTM Avenue (AKA 46th Street) and 10th Avenue. This is on the north end of the downtown of Playa. This is also where there are some small, yet good restaurants because the rents are lower. Note: on the map below it has the old name of the previous restaurant in the location of this new restaurant.

For more seafood restaurants you can see our guide here or our full restaurant guide to Playa Del Carmen here.

Have you been to El Calamar de la 10 Restaurant? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.

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  1. Had dinner here last week. Baja fish tacos were superb. Also had grilled shrimp with Chile threads that was wonderfully prepared and presented. Nice place – owner Roberto has a lot of passion for his food.

  2. I’ve been walking by this cute place for several weeks but was afraid to stop in because my Spanish is basic. I finally went with a few friends and boy am I sorry I didn’t try it sooner. The place is darling, the food is excellent and on a beautiful fall night, the outdoor seating was perfect. We started with one of their ceviche dishes and guacamole. Both were fresh, bright and delightful. I had the grilled fish with garlic (which was fried to perfection) that included a side of rice worth eating (!) and fresh veggies. The detail that went into the preparation and presentation was something I don’t get from restaurants back in the states – excellent flavors and so pretty too. One of my other friends had the baby octopus ((pulpio) which included a lovely fan of fresh tentacles. I didn’t try it but it looked great and my friend said it was tender and the freshest she had in PDC. Lastly were the 3 Baja style tacos – better than I’ve had in Baja. Fresh, hot with a lovely flavor. What we couldn’t get over was how fresh everything was – I know, I can’t stop using that word! . I overhead a man (the manager, owner?) explaining that they source their food every day, That must explain it. The only down side is that they don’t have a beer/wine license so only offer sodas, fruit drinks but considering the food is so good, I won’t that stop me from returning. Oh and that fear of not speaking Spanish? The waitress was lovely and between my limited Spanish and her limited English, we did just fine. Can’t wait to go back and see what other type of goodies they have.

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