Catch - Thompson Playa del Carmen

4.2
396 Reviews
MXN500 and over
International
CATCH features contemporary renditions of classic seafood dishes that are both sophisticated and approachable. Surprising the palette in the bright and clean complexity of each plate, this rooftop restaurant offers a variety of unique dining experiences to its loyal clientele, boasting an open kitchen and lively sushi bar that further compliment the restaurant’s inviting atmosphere.
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top 10 meals I’ve ever had. Service was great, ambience and view were amazing and food was even better. Great value for what we ate and drank. Couldn’t recommend more.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service and view of the ocean.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great environment for what we came to do and service was good

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great experience overall definitely would redo this venue anytime!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food is very mediocre and all American but if you get a good table it’s great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were absolutely amazing! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

He ido a catch en NYC y Las Vegas varias veces y es algo delicioso y el mejor servicio. Te flamean el rollo catch en la mesa y aquí no. El los rollos que pedí no me gustaron para nada. El servicio es el peor del mundo, como sea dejamos el 15% de propina. Pero realmente es el peor servicio de restaurante. Nos traian los drinks con 30 minutos de tardanza despues de que los pediamos, la comida igual muy lento el proceso. Deben mejorarlo o va a caer la reputación de catch!

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DLAN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, ambience was wonderful. Very beautiful restaurant.

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HudsonM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible. Drinks terrible. Desert terrible. Service slow. Comparing this to Catch in La, terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Giving this 1 star simply because our waiter was so sincere and accommodating. And the vibes were great. It was a perfect rooftop setting for date night. Except when you start to eat. $200 later and my boyfriend and I both left starving. We ordered chicken lettuce cups which were decent at most and lobster Avacado sushi roll which was super fishy in my opinion. Which made me change my mind about ordering the salmon. So I ordered the crispy chicken thinking I can’t go wrong. Dry and bland. Could hardly even swallow it without chasing it down with water. My boyfriends 10oz steak (I believe it was 10oz) was more like maybe 3oz of edible meat bc the rest was extremely fatty. We ordered grilled asparagus, sautéed mushrooms, and parm truffle fries as sides. Mushrooms tasted BAD. When I say bad I mean tasteless and like they were expired. And the fries and asparagus were DECENT at most. I usually don’t like to leave reviews especially negative ones but I thought I’d share my full experience here because it is an eye catching place and you’d think you can’t go wrong based off of catch New York. Wrong. Avoid this place if you’re looking for a good meal that’s WORTH YOUR DOLLAR. This place is better for drinks and lounging. Definitely not fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

More of a place for young people - lots of drunk people - the table next to us was very noisy and swearing and saying very inappropriate slurs/things for a dinner setting. I think the wait staff should have stepped in and told them to cut the language or leave. Not a romantic date night setting although it was a very beautiful setting - maybe we should have come earlier.

Food was amazing!! Thanks chef!

Excellent waiter: Arturo
Excellent wait staff: Antonio
Excellent bartender: Javier - we loved talking with him! Super approachable and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was so so! I was expecting better but the scallop dish I ordered was not the same as the menu description when it arrived. They were also undercooked and I’ve never had a scallop in a restaurant that wasn’t seared. It made them a little mushy since they weren’t seared. I would have expected more from Catch for scallops

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RKenn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food quality was good, amazing views. Service was slow and not at the level I would have expected.

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FranklinE
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good dinner, service was outstanding!!! Nice terrace with a very good view and sea breeze.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible and very expensive given it’s Mexico, nothing like the Catch in NYC...

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blancaselene
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

60th birthday. Called directly to advise. Downstairs hostess asked if special occasion. I said yes, friend’s 60th. Upstairs hostess asked if special occasion. I said yes, friend’s 60th. She asked his name and She wrote on a small note card HBD Lynn. Never heard more or got any acknowledgment.

Hot and fans in dining not on.

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Jamaica
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We said “yum” and “oh, that’s good” countless time. Especially recommended are the mushroom spaghetti (we shared it as a starter), and the scallops (perfection).

Needless to say—the view is stunning as well. I consider this a must-do in Playa.

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AshtanJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was trash. Nothing like the Catch in LA or NY. Don’t waste your time dining here!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great had the snapper. Get the spinach salad!

Super loud dance music. Went at 8pm. Would have loved it if it wasn't so LOUD

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GabrielleF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful views and ambiance. Food is good enough, but the environment makes up for it

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GaNelW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our waiter was terrible, he did not check on us throughout the night or help with the bill. We were confused. The food is delicious and the view is cute but that is it. Would not recommend because service is poor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The service was terrible and food was mediocre

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic! Our waiters were extremely nice, although seemed a bit overworked as catch did not have enough staff on the floor - could just be covid related.

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Mitch
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food service was slow. For the price we paid it the entrees were just ok. Food came
Out very sporadic

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vipCatHerder
Cancun
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Catch is an exceptional restaurant in Playa Del Carmen. The best service from a restaurant in all of Playa Del Carmen. The food is great and I give 5 stars for value because they give a 25% discount to locals (show a Quintana Roo driver license).

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vipJMayorga
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd Catch location!! I loved the food, the menu, the atheistic, the waitstaff. I loved everything about it except for the saxophone guy. He was too much and I could have done without it. I will for sure come back to Catch but hopefully he is not there again!

Thanks for a wonderful night catch!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall food was okay! Lack of flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, excellent food. Very cool rooftop setting with a variety of menu choices.

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LuciaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!! Best dining experience we’ve had in riviera maya

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CherylA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We order a wine and gives a used bottle, not what we order very bad wine

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vipJoseD
Cancun
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Service was poor

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicioso todo!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ce fut une soirée agréable avec un serveur qui parler français et très aimable les plats était bon .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

As we were a large party (avid restaurant goers from NYC with refined palates) - we ordered a bunch of everything on the menu to share for the table. The food was unmistakably awful. Everything we ordered with raw fish (with the exception of the sushi) was extremely fishy - everything else - was just not good.. The cauliflower was not cooked through, yet fried - & the flavour profile was non existent. The tacos were very limey - in fact all we could taste was guacamole & lime. Meat was all overcooked & chewy. I’ve never left a restaurant hungry, or without a single bite of food in my system. Just a disaster. Avoid at all costs.

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Monica
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great time! The view is beautiful and the place has great ambience. The food is very good but a bit overpriced, in other words the value is not worth it. The service was good, but at the beginning we had to call several waiters for them to take us the order, and the place wasn’t crowded. Besides that, everything went great and they were very kind. The food arrived very fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is a great place to celebrate a birthday

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vipAndrewW
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and attentive service!

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Heather
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and the rooftop vibe was awesome! Food was good but portions were small for price. Great drinks! I would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very nice experience at Catch. The seafood was fresh, the service was good, and the beverages were tasty. I'll be back.

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Catch - Thompson Playa del Carmen is rated 4.2 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.