Playa Del Carmen Real Estate | A TRIP TO THE FISH MARKET

Andrea Perron Ruiz andrea 29 June 2012 0


One of the best things about living in a beach community is FRESH SEAFOOD!

El Pirata Pescaderia y Cockteleria

There are are many wonderful restaurants that serve seafood prepared in almost any style imaginable in Playa del Carmen, but if you want the fresh catch of the day to cook at home a great place to check out is El Pirata.

Playa del Carmen on 40th between 10th and 5th

There is dining area if you aren't up to the task of preparing your own meal. The restaurant side or cockteleria is clean, always full of locals and serves traditional Mexican style seafood.

El Pirata Cockteleria Playa del Carmen

Among the delicious dishes served daily Ceviche, Whole Fried Fish and Cocktail- a delicious mix of fresh seafood, lemon juice and tomato sauce not at all like the traditional shrimp cocktail of the United States.

Ceviche at La Pirata Playa del Carmen

At the fish market window they sell incredibly fresh fish and local seafood at a fair price.

Fresh Fish in Playa del Carmen

El Pirata Fresh Fish Price List

El Pirata is clean and the service staff is friendly, they even speak some English for those of you who know what you want, but aren't sure how to say it. See if you can convince them to pose for to pose for tourist photos like we did!

Friendly staff

El Pirata is located at Calle 40 between 10th and 5th Avenida. They are open fisherman's hours, meaning day time only; be sure to get your fresh fish fix before the sun goes down!

Andrea Perron Ruiz andrea

Andrea was born and raised in Montreal by a Mexican mother and a French Canadian father. She studied cinema and photography in Argentina and Montreal, and has now been living in Playa del Carmen for several years. Both her Mexican and Canadian roots are an important influence on her identity and how she perceives the world through her photography and writing as the content creator for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors and the blogs at

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