Il Pescatore Restaurant ~ Playa Del Carmen

While we were in Mexico we had some great food.  Some friends told us about an amazing Italian restaurant a couple of blocks off the main shopping street in Playa Del Carmen.  So, one evening we took a cab from our hotel into Playa.


First, we walked the main street.  We enjoyed the lights, shopping and street performers.  We tried on hats everywhere we went.

Eventually we walked to our restaurant, Il Pescatore.  The minute we walked in, I felt transported back to Italy.

We were welcomed, kissed and greeted as if we had met before by the proprietress who took our orders and told us exactly what we wanted.

We hadn’t ordered the suggested homemade linguine in a truffled cream sauce but, but she brought it to us anyway.  “You try it, you’ll love it!” she said.

The colors here in the picture, don’t contrast in a way to explain to you how colorful the flavors of this dish.  But, let me tell you, it was heavenly, heavenly!  The fish in a lemon wine sauce was sublime.  The linguine in truffles, like I said, heaven.

Oh, but I digress…we began with one of my favorite Italian starters.


And, guess who we coincidentally bumped into?  Our friend that suggested Il Pescatore and her table of friends.  There is nothing more Italian than a table of friends sharing a table of good food.

Like a lot of hidden treasures, you have to step inside and taste to know.  If you are ever in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen it would be more than worth the cab ride to visit this Italian gem.  I can’t wait to go back!

Da Ileana Il Pescatore, Itallian restaurant in Playa Del Carmen,( Av. 10 Norte N. 308 Esq. Calle 24)