Plank

4.5
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136 reviews
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Mex$500 and over
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American
Like no other Restaurant in Playa!

All entrees are cooked and served directly on flavorful wooden planks and Himalayan salt!
Find out why this technique of cooking has become one of the hottest methods of gourmet cooking in the world!
What 136 People Are Saying
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vipmarkl
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant couldn’t have been better. The restaurant was closing the next day due to the Corona Virus. You would never have known that by seeing the way the staff treated all of the patrons. Five of us had the tasting menu and each course was better then the previous one.
Please support this restaurant once Playa reopens

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vipRIJohnny
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice place. Ismael was a a.delight. grilled asparagus was perfect. Flank steak was very tight and the knives were not sharp. Thought combo.

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vipGenevieveC
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants in Playa!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was awesome!!! We went with a group of 10 people for brunch. The ambiance was gorgeous and talk about bang for your buck!! Everything from the fresh pressed juice to the main course was delicious. As part of the breakfast deal, they also give you some pasties, coffee, fresh fruit, etc. along with the entree. All of this was about $14 USD. Definitely go here!

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vipDickP
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service at Plank. Food was great. They just do the little things that mean so much to a customer

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vipDickP
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Ricardo took wonderful care of us. Our food and drinks were fabulous. We will be back

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DouglasD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excelente todo

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IAmShawn
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We visited Plank for our Valentine’s dinner. The prices were a tad bit inflated considering it’s not on the beach. I ordered the salmon and it wasn’t a large piece. My wife enjoyed the lobster. It looks like they have an extensive cocktail listing. I wouldn’t choose this place for a special occasion again. I would however visit it for a casual dinner night.

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vipmarkl
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! We went for Valentines Day assuming an overpriced menu that wouldn’t have good food. Not we’re we wrong. Four of us had an unbelievable 5 course tasting menu.
First course was flatbreads and dips
Second course was Gravlax with capers and onions. Both were very good
The third course was fantastic grilled shrimp and scallops wrapped in bacon.
The next course was even better, filet mignon and a lobster tail both cooked to perfection. They even brought out Mac and cheese and sautéed vegetables.
Dessert was included and even though we all were full we somehow managed to finish a dessert tray- 5 scoops of ice cream and four cakes
The price is $850 pesos per person
We can’t wait to go back

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vipKarenW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To everyone visiting Playa, go a block off of Fifth Avenue and have one of the most delightful dining experiences to be found at Plank. We have already been there twice for dinner in the past week, once for their “tasting menu” and once for a la carte dining. The meat eaters in our group raved about the surf and turf as well as the brisket, while the vegetarians loved the mushroom risotto, grilled vegetables, and flatbread with goat cheese and fig. And then there is the service... not only is the staff knowledgeable, professional, and attentive, but always warmly welcomes us as if we were family. A big thank you to Luis, Miguel, Edson, Ismail,Diego, David, Marvel, and Augustin.

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TheoG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a local of Playa del Carmen we love and always recommend Plank. High quality and perfectly cooked food, atmosphere great, and good service. Miguel our server has been there since the beginning and always a pleasure

Theo - American Realty Playa del Carmen

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stewy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always one of our favorite restaurants in Playa.

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vipSuzy
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Plank was recommended to us by friends who travel to Playa del Carmen frequently. It did not disappoint . I Wishsh I could remember our server’s name, he was terrific. Everything we ate was delicious and plated beautifully. The highlight for me had to be the grilled lobster, outstanding and a large portion . Loved the indoor outdoor space ! My only issue was lack of light to read the menu . Will definitely be returning next year .

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JamesJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth a visit if your in playa del Carmen
Great food and service
Great octopus and lovely sea bass special
And a very nice Mexican white wine .

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GloriaT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a family favorite- we love the food, service, unique drinks and that breeze coming off the beach!
Fish is always fresh
I had the barbecue ribs - tastes amazing
The staff always makes you feel at home and well cared for

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent !

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vipStephanieG
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our best experience so far in Playa. Very accommodating service. Quality food. Wasn’t overly salty. The server met our every need and the brisket was a 10!!! The sides of vegetables were very generous

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Did not have our reservation but sorted it out smoothly, service was present on and off, took my credit out of my sight at payment which is not appreciated nor correct.

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vipRenataM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We went there based on good reviews. The prices were high and the food was so so.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service. Very comfortable and exceptional value.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food and hospitality were exceptional. Very well done cocktails. Loved the outdoor seating so we could enjoy the activity on the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They helped us plan a proposal and had a great idea of using their famous smoked cocktail as the reveal. It was an awesome experience and they were very attentive to us. Also they gave us a complimentary dessert platter on the house to celebrate the engagement.

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KrAndRi
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

What happened Pkank!!!!!! First of all as soon as we got down of the cab there was this overwhelming smell of sewer! I thought to myself hopefully it’s not that bad when we get to the restaurant, OMG Was I wrong. I could not enjoy our time at Plank just because of the very bad smell. How could the staff at Plank not notice that???

We ordered

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vipSusanM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Wonderful service too.

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RaulR
Cancun
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The appetizers were amazing- Drinks were good! Entrées were good but not great. . Will try again on my next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great seafood and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu!

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vipOuttoeat
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was good, the menu is very misleading.
We had a nice brunch, until it came time to pay. Our party thought it was 160 pesos for the brunch, it was 250. Very disappointed in the manager, Gil who fought us tooth and nail, disagreed it was confusing although we are not the first to tell him so.
The food was good, it was with 250 pesos but the Manager’s reaction was poor and a simple acknowledgement would have satisfied us.

It is my custom to point to my meal on the menu in Mexico to avoid confusion. My husband pointed to the food order and price, there was no confirmation or clarification from our server.

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vipCherylD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My husband and I have been several times during our many trips to PDC and enjoyed Plank very much. We took our friends there this time. It was a disappointment. The steak temperatures were not cooked as requested. Our entrees took an exceptionally long time. Our server was absent during the long wait. Overall we were let down. I don’t think we will return for quite some time.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was good, we may have ordered the wrong dishes. Expected something different.

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NatalieB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor seating, we celebrated a bachelorette party and everyone was very accommodating.

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GregoryB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food was awesome. We ordered two beef wellingtons, which were over cooked, so they brought us two more that were perfect... medium rare. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place! Will definitely go back!

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vipPicky4Peggy
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience3

Too many options on 5th for good food and service.

Unfortunately for us it’s X X X.

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ALWAYSHOPEFUL
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a special place in Playa. It was fairly unique when we first discovered it 4 years ago. We go back several times each year and enjoy the experience, however there are new places opening each year which up the anti for the old established places. Owner chef Diego will be aware of this I’m sure. The bar drinks are slipping in my opinion!

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stewy
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was very good as always. No “fish of the day” to choose from. The raw oysters were outstanding. We both had the salmon on the planks, which was very good. Grilled asparagus rounded out our meal. Took a few “asks” to finally get our check as we then missed the early shuttle to get back to our resort.

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vipKarenW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Plank was quickly become one of our favorite Playa restaurants. Located only one block off of 5th Avenue, Plank affords you the charm of eating in downtown Playa without the noise and maddening crowds. The service is impeccable from the lovely hostess, Monica, to our wonderful servers Gil, Andres, Luis, Ismael, and Roger, to name a few, who treat us like family. The menu is varied without being overwhelming and the food consistently delicious. The fig and arugula flatbread remains a favorite for our vegetarians, while our meat eaters enjoy the brisket. Already looking forward to our next meal there...

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MikefromMA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Plank is an excellent place for everything from a romantic date to a family gathering. The food is creatively prepared and presented. Every appetizer and meal we consumed was excellent. Highly recommended!

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vipJoanS
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
53 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very interesting menu, some great sounding dishes. We shared a very fresh Wedge salad to start and had a well priced bottle of Rioja red. The disappointments was our main course: the tuna and mixed grill were like warm at best although we’d been waiting some time (the server did apologize); the mixed grill was very tasty and well seasoned, the tuna rather bland. The high point was the grilled lobster which constituted of three smaller tails - great value, a lot of lobster! Plain, delicious and cooked perfectly. A shame our meal was mixed, to judge by the menu, this is a great restaurant, I think we hit an off night - it was a Sunday

FAQs

Plank offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 984 168 7025.

Plank is rated 4.5 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

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