Passion by Martin Berasategui

4.8
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77 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Spanish
VERY IMPORTANT:
-Adult - Only Restaurant (+18)
-Dress Code.- Resort Elegant.
Gentleman.- Collared shirt, long pants, closed shoes.
Ladies.- Elegant attire.
-The reservation will be honored 15 minutes after the time of the reservation.
-Please let us know in advance about any allergy or food restrictions.
* A la carte Menu is available only at tables of 1 to 5 people.
* 7 Course Tasting Menu is available only at tables of 1 to 5 peolple.
* 5 Course tasting Menu is available only at tables of 6 to 8 people.
What 77 People Are Saying
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects were great!!

CS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a beautiful restaurant. The staff were perfect and would do anything for you. A real hight standard

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exelent food and service !!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were unmatched!

AP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place and people to celebrate my husband ‘s birthday. Everything was excellent, from the food to the service and ambiance. My husband was quite impressed and said it’s comparable to a 3 Michelin star restaurant.

r
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

OT
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar y comida! Un lugar sin duda recomendando si están por Playa del Carmen

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OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente lugar digno del chef !!!

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SS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent prix fixe meal with great flavors and terrific service.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Rather gimicky, way overpriced, Martin is not the chef here, very heavy simplistic use of modern cooking (Molecular Gastronomy) over use of flavorless foam. Staff was very good and very attentive. Over all a rather strange experience that cost us around $400.00 for two people. Definitely not worth the money.

LH
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great experience. Something to be remembered for along time. The hostess literally met our taxi to walk us through the resort to the restaurant. The waiters wore white gloves, even our camera was given its own little table to sit on. Anytime you needed something, someone was there, I am pretty sure that sometimes I just thought I needed something and someone appeared. I went to the restroom and they literally ran to open doors and ensure I got there and back in one piece LOL. I felt like a Queen. The food was an experience. I had the tasting menu and it was amazing a melody of flavors that take you on a journey. My boyfriend had food from the a La Carte menu and it was equally good. Yes expensive depending on your definition (about $100 per person), but worth it for a special occasion as they do make you feel special and it is a memory that will last. My only regret is the wine I ordered. I got a cheaper glass of California Zinfandel blend, it wasn't a wine I had tried before, it wasn't good. I should have stuck with the Champagne. The evening ended with our waiter walking us to the area where we could get a taxi.....literally walked us from the table to the taxi....BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!

I
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La comida y presentacion de la
Comida divina con excelente atencion.
El ritmo de la comida empezo muy lento pero luego se compuso. Definitivamente buena cocina vanguardista de autor

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m
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passion by Martin Berasategui is bar none the absolute best dining experience I have ever had. The over all experience is sophisticated and eloquent. The food was to die for good and the wine pairings incredible. I have had the good fortune to eat in wonderful restaurants all over the world and this one certainly exceeds expectation. It is a little on the expensive side however the dining experience is worth the investment! If you are a lover of fine food and flavors you have found your go to restaurant in Playa del Carmen.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, adventurous menu which was a wonderful change from the bad buffet food. Would recommend for a nice night out. A little pricey but the effort is there.

OT
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Deserving of 3 Michelin stars. I cannot compliment it enough. We had the tasting menu, and each dish was marvelous, beautifully arranged and superbly flavored. Service exemplary.
Totally wonderful. That chef is a jewel.

o
Mexico City
43 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Toda una experiencia cuidado de cada detalle, procesos fijos bien establecidos y gente súper capacitada. Digno de las estrellas michelin que ha recibido el Cheff

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with unbelievable food.

What a treat!

O
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu at Passion was truly extraordinary. Each dish was a masterpiece of artful plating and flavor. So happy to have gone with the wine pairing, as well. The sommelier added to the experience with his thoughtful explanations and gracious manners.

Our total courses added up to 10! A memorable evening for our entire party. This well-travelled bunch said it was among their “top 10” dining experiences ever.

VR
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The chef has some interesting ideas and cooks really well. However, he mixes like 7 or 8 ingredients, sauces etc. in each course, making his food something with too much information for my taste. Wouldn’t return there.

CG
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It truly is an experience. Service impeccable. Not invasive but every need responded to prior to needing it. Very well trained staff. Would recommend to anyone wanting an exceptional dining experience. Food was all avant-garde. Would have liked some more traditional items to add to the menu. Rack of lamb, kobe beef, Chilean sea bass or similar.
Over all exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was 1st anniversary and they gave me a special room and delicious food!!
It was amazing and perfect time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitamos el restaurante para nuestra luna de miel, y fue una experience exceptional. La comida estuvo deliciosa y preparada perfectament. El ambiente muy profesional y amigable de todos los empleados. Definitivamente regresaremos en nuestra proxima visita a Playa del Carmen.

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OT
El Paso
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo un manjar. Una delicia y todo una experiencia. Súper recomendado.

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b
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it’s impossible not to eat here and be delighted and amaze by the food and service. Unbelievable experience and after 4 times we will go again next year! ❤️❤️❤️

VE
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and awesome atmosphere. We would absolutely recommend the experience to everybody.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and me went to Passion in PUNTA Cana.

My reserve was to Passion at Playa del Lest...

They are so perfects!!!

CV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This was an amazing dinner with great food. We had been at Martin Berasategui in San Sebastián which is also one of our favorites in the Basque Country. The comparison is somewhat unfair (as the flagship restaurant holds 3 Michelin stars) but the food also maintained an innovative and unique style.

The ambiance and service were perhaps where one saw the greatest difference. The restaurant is housed in an all inclusive resort with loud people that were seemingly partying in the vicinity (making the place a bit loud at times). Also, although the service was attentive and kind, it was sometimes slow.

Wine list was also modest for a restaurant of this level. The sommelier was helpful but variety and depth in the wine list were obvious.

Overall great place but with some place to grow to be at the level of a 2 or 3 Michelin restaurant in European standards.

KP
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execelente experiencia de inicio a fin. Servicio y alimentos de 1ra calidad! Me impresionaron con todos los detalles y con cada uno de los platillos!

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ND
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y atención, menú degustación cuidado con buen maridaje. Punto a mejorar la carme del plato principal ha de ser más limpia libre de tendones. El resto entrantes, pescado y postres excelente. Muy recomendable.

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Had a wonderful time...

EM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to spend my boyfriend birthday. We had an amazing dinner, very tasteful and delicious. Also the service was excellent.
So happy i made the booing. Looking forward to visit soon again!

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our experience in Passion. Food was incredibly beautifully presented, service was immaculate, wine was very good and our done list was excellent. Food was too rich so I recommend you to be ready for it as it’s french and marinated in all kind of butters. But it is so worth it. I was very disappointed with the variety of desserts itaste wise even though presentation and tecsture was perfect. Even their complimentary birthday dessert was nothing special at all just a pleasant photogenic touch. I also think the design of the restaurant itself it’s not matching the sophisticated dishes. Too simple. Taste menu is a must. Would come back in few months.

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a nice experience. Food presentation was good and the wine pairings were also good. Service was exceptional.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Martin style; 10/10

MD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and a tremendous value for the price.

VZ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un hallazgo en el extremo norte de Playa del Carmen.

Sin estar en el Paradissus nos dimos cuenta de este restaurant que abre al público; nos encontramos con Servicio Meliá en su mejor momento.

El lugar de lujo, el servicio personalizado, y la comida muy creativa. El maridaje muy atinado y novedoso también, con vinos desde Sancerres y Tokai, hasta viñedos de Chihuahua.

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AR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

All of the food on the tasting menu was extremely unique and delicious, and the white glove treatment was magnificient. The only issue I found with the meal was how long it was. We went and the hostess said "it will take roughly 2 hours", yet turned out to be OVER 3 hours. For that level of service, I fully expect the hostess to know how long the meal would take and I wouldn't have chosen to do it for that amount of time. I'm glad I went, but would not go again.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointing experience. Don’t believe the hype; the dinner was a complete of time and money. The staff did their best to impress, but the quality of the food was never impressive. (I’m being nice here. I never write reviews, but I thought no reviewers gave a true picture of this restaurant.)

R
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were informed after arriving that this evening was a five course pre-fix dinner with wine pairing. The waiter started by letting us know that he would explain each course and accompanying wine and did a superb job . He also said if there was a course we did not care to try they would substitute it for something to our liking. One in the party did not eat fish and we started with the first two courses with fish. She was a trooper and tried both dishes and now thinks much differently about having fish. The presentation, portions, different tastes, pairings and most any other thing you could think of was FIVE STAR. If we were ever to return to Playa DelCarmen, Passion would definitely be high on our list for dinner.

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! Very special dinner in an elegant restaurant! Expensive, but worth every cent! I loved!