Great food 🍲
Je recommande à 100%.
Absolutely one of the most delicious meals in all of Playa del Carmen. I've been twice now with my partner and with some friends and each time the food exceeded expectations. Incredibly flavorful Mexican flavors blend with a top of the line grill master and great cocktails (and even, I can't believe I'm saying this) delicious Mexican wine. The ambiance is really romantic and hip setting so you're guaranteed for a nice atmosphere while you dine.
So great! Charlie and Jimmy were wonderful hosts. The food was the best we’ve eaten during our trip to Playa.
Amazing food and service
A great spot to try that isn’t your typical big restaurant. Located on a tiny corner behind Thompson Main House. Only about 10 tables all next to the bar and outdoor kitchen. The smoky smells from the kitchen are lovely. Tried several of the dishes along with with some of the wine pairings.
Amazing grilled fish and ceviche , lamb was not so great.
Love it here. Came last year made sure to go again this year
Birthday party for my daughter. Too many street venders coming up to sell every five minutes. Owners did not say anything to the staff.
Amazing food with a very intimate ambience. Highly recommend
Incredible local sourced food cooked on open flames and right in front of you. It’s a real gem of Playa.
Excellent as always!
One of the best dining experience in PDC. All entrees are smoked from a beautiful outdoor kitchen
Excellent food! We specially love the short ribs and pork belly!
Primo is a required stop when visiting Playa. Amazing food, great wine, a fun atmosphere.
Great place with chef driven food using seasonal ingredients. Great wine selection from smaller boutique wineries to compliment food
Muy buena comida ambiente, mesas al aire libre, muy buen servicio
Best place in town ! Mexican soul food amazingggg!!!!
Recomiendo el ceviche, el short rib y el pork belly! Divinos
Some good dishes but suckling pig ???
We were really looking forward to this meal as the reviews were so favourable and some of the food was good, particularly the bone marrow.
However we left the venue feeling disappointed for 3 main reasons:
FIRSTLY the suckling pig sounded great but turned out to be mushed up pig, including the offal which provided flavour, cooked to give it a crunchy top - you might call it a whole pig burger - and the lamb was similar mush; neither of the textures was to our taste and we had not anticipated a significant offal content.
SECONDLY they only open at night and have exceeding poorly lighting so it is very difficult to see what you are eating. We had a table next to the main road so car headlights were beneficial otherwise you rely on your mobile's torch as the waiters do.
THIRDLY despite being 1 of only 3 occupied tables it was over 45 mins before we got anything to eat.
Amazing! One of my favorite dining experiences ever.
We’ve been wanting to come to Primo for 2 years. It surely did not disappoint. The entire experience was out of this world! We will be back.
We were there for New Year’s Eve. We didn’t realize it was a fixed price menu initially until we were seated. Once seated the waiter brought us a single menu and told us it was a special New Year’s Eve menu with no substitutions. He did not tell us the price and we didn’t ask - it’s a restaurant on the street and definitely does not give the appearance of a fine dining establishment.
The food was just so so. There were five dishes - a bite of hamachi (which was crudely sliced and over powered with spice), one toston with beans and pork, and three platters - one with uncooked Brussels sprouts, one with roasted duck breast bites, and finally a platter of mahi mahi. Each of these dishes were ok ir worse, nothing extraordinary. And they came out very quickly - we hat a bite of the Brussels and told them to take them away as they were terrible. Dessert also came in platters to be shared - banana bread topped with ice cream. Then the bill $670. Wow. We had two kids with us and didn’t order wine - a glass was included with each of our meals.
It was New Year’s Eve, so we Paid and went away quietly. Incredible experience.
We did not get to eat at Primo. We had a 6:30 PM reservation on a Monday evening. We walked to the restaurant from the house we were renting. We thought it would be a 15-minute walk, but the streets were so crowded that it took us 30 minutes to get there. We arrived 18 minutes late for our reservation, and they would not seat us. There was a table for 7 sitting empty, but they told us that after 15 minutes they booked another reservation (mind you the other group was not there and the table was empty). The restaurant staff were not friendly or helpful. They didn't offer to try to book us later or do anything. The restaurant did have a nice atmosphere and looked good, but I would never return after such rude and unhelpful service. I have arrived late before for a reservation and have never been turned down. I can't tell you if the food at Primo is any good, but I can tell you that the service sucks.
We just wrapped up a fantastic dinner here with our kiddo. Everything was fantastic, though standouts were the shrimp and the short rib. The service was excellent and prices were definitely fair for the quality. Highly recommended.
Always worth the night and experiment with the changing menu and day's catch. One thing is always consistent is the stellar service. Charlie makes for a great outing by being on the spot with suggestions and servings.
What a disappointment! I had heard mixed reviews from friends but went because all the online reviews were so fabulous. I live in Playa permanently so am always looking for new places to try and take my guests. I had a 7 pm reservation for 3 on Friday of a holiday weekend - start of the season. There is a somewhat limited entrée list and out of the selections 2 which we wanted to order were already not available because they were out of both. They open at 5 and are out of both steak and short ribs at 7??????? So we ordered other things that were at best ok and definitely over priced for Playa. As far as I'm concerned the tacos at Don Sirloin are better than what we had at Primo. They need to get their act together especially if they want to stay in business with locals when it's off season.
Attention to detail for each meal we had. Extremely tasty - try the guacamole and the chocolate dessert.
Service was slower than most places. It took more than 45 minutes to get our meal and one took even longer. Pedro was great!
Wow Krasi, thanks for your input! We also like the chocolate dessert very much, did we mention that it´s made with mexican chocolate 70% cacao? We hope to see you back soon, in the mean time LET MEXICAN FOOD FEED YOUR SOUL.
Fantastic food, hip setting, knowledgeable and friendly staff — trifecta of foodie heaven!
Oh Leslie, thank you very much for your kind words! We try to bring all information to our guest so we really share what mexican food means to us. We hope to see you back soon. In the mean time, LET MEXICAN FOOD FEED YOUR SOUL
Food is exceptionally well curated, bold in flavors and non-pretentious atmosphere and service Defintely my favorite restaurant in Playa del Carmen!
Thank you very much for your visit Andrew, you truly get our Primo spirit very fast! Our team really makes their best everyday for create unique experiences and share our love for food, wine and spirits. We hope to see you back soon!
Servicio muy eficiente y comida rica, el único problema que si te sientas cerca de la cocina molesta un poco el humo pero sin mas. Volveré ! :-)
Agradecemos mucho tu visita, nos honra saber que nuestra comida es de tu gusto! Si bien es cierto que hay días que se siente más el humo, cada que lo huelas nos puedes recordar ;) Saludos primo!
Primo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 984 873 2571.
Primo is rated 4.9 stars by 29 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.