5th Ave. Bar And Grill, The
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3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
We were in Playa during football season so we spent a fair bit of time in this place watching NFL and college games.
Big open area inside with lots of big screen tvs and smaller tvs. Big bar area as well. Main decor is that of a sports bar, hell this is right on the tourist strip so this place could easily be in the US aside from the Mexican soccer and the tropical weather.
Beer selection is as good as any in Playa, I stuck to Negro Modelo as it was one of the few things I could enjoy one after another.
If you're spending anytime in Playa and you like sports you'll end up here at some point.
03-21-2009 22:19:54 | More by indiapaleale
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5
First off let me say the food here is exceptional. Went here last year and told some friends who are leaving soon to go here. They had six televisions to watch sports, the 2 big ones had soccer on it and ESPN on a few. Was able to catch up on the baseball scores from this bar. The quality of the food was great and so was the selection, anything from mexican, itailian, steak and seafood. Service was top notch, when beer was getting low bartender was there. The cool thing is you can street watch from this bar, it is not enclosed and has no front door. Even in mexico they had the usual Bud and bud light on tap. I basically was drinking Modelo. I've had this back home a few times and hits the spot on hot days. The selection of beers isn't the greatest but at the same time the atmospere and food make up for it. If you are near this place, which I'm sure you will be becasue this is a busy shopping area, go here for lunch.
02-26-2004 01:55:39 | More by beertaster13
4/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
Fifth avenue in Playa Del Carmen is where the tourists come to shop and eat. Plenty of t-shirts, cigars, jewelry, knick knacks and art to purchase. As well as restaurants and bars.
This establishment certainly has a touristy feel to it but once we went in it had a real warm and inviting quality to it. A tropical down pour forced us off of the street and in to the bar. It is wide open. No front door. This provides ample people watching. There is a bar to the left and then a wrap around bar to the right. Tables and chairs take up the floor space. There are about five t.v.s. They show plenty of futbol (soccer) and American sports. If you need to check your scores then this is the place. The atmoshphere is southern pacific tiki. Again touristy. There is a palapa style to the over hang and the tables and chairs are dark wood.
The menu is vast. Of couse it is mostly Mexican but there are plenty of other items to choose from. Steak, fish, Shrimp, chili, salads and bar food type appetizers. Most of the food is better than just straight bar food. They also have a selection of five salsas in their salsa bar. A couple are spicy. Watch out.
The beer selection is a good place to try the beers Modelo distributes. Most local bars only carry one to three beers. Fifth Ave. has Corona on tap. Negro Modelo and Modelo. They also had Montejo which is a Pilsener Czech style. Leon which is a Marzen/Oktoberfest style and Victoria which is another Marzen/Oktoberfest style. They also have Superior. Their imports consisted of Bud, Bud light and Heineken. Nothing fancy on the beer menu but again a good place to try a few Mexican beers. Some of which I never had in America. There is a full bar and some wines.
The service is excellent. The staff is very friendly and the owner stops by to say hello to everybody. The guests are made up of mostly tourists of course. Plenty of sports fans because of the satellite t.v.s. There were some locals who were there as well. A very friendly group.
Overall I recommend it because of the friendly staff, good food and at least they had more than one or two beers in their selection. Touristy but much better than going to a corporate American restaurant where the menu is exactly the same in Mexico as it is in America.
A side note: If you stop in here for a beer and do not eat. On 12th street there is a small restaurant called El Oasis. They specialize in fish. The fish and shrimp tacos for a dollar each are awesome. Not much beer at El Oasis though.
12-10-2003 22:13:06 | More by Rumrunner
5th Ave. Bar And Grill, The in Playa del Carmen (Quintana Roo), Mexico
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