Primer Plato – handmade pasta to order
We stumbled on this little restaurant south of Juarez on 15th st. It is owned and operated by a couple from Sardinia. Everything in the place is fresh and all of the hot dishes are made while you wait, not preheated. It is by far one of the best little restaurants in Playa del Carmen. They only are open during the day because nightime for them is family time. In September, 2019 the hours are 12 – 5 Monday – Friday, but always check first. Best selection is early – they do run out of things by closing time. We usually go when they open and bring it home to have for dinner. The menu is usually in Italian and there are numerous daily specials.
The prices are unbelievably inexpensive and the food is the best. Pasta nero with tender octopus for less than $8 US? Seafood salad with huge shrimps for less than $7. here is only seating for about 20 people at a time and during busy season you will see a line of people waiting to get in. It’s worth the wait!