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Plank Grill & Smoke Shack

Published on November 9, 2015 by admin

Trying to choose a restaurant for dinner? Obviously you’re going to be thinking about a few factors…like what kind of food are you in the mood for? What about the ambiance and location of the restaurant? Regardless of what your desire may be, for a fantastic experience, I recommend Plank Gourmet Grill & Patio Bar.

In Playa del Carmen, there are a number of great steak houses and seafood restaurants. But Plank is truly unique. It’s the only smokehouse in town!

For the hungry steak-lover out there, how about a beautifully-prepared Beef Wellington, or a delicious Filet! For the friend in your group who has a seafood craving, I recommend the twin baby lobster tails with bacon-wrapped scallops to start.

The triple seafood tower (serves 2 or 3 people), displays a wide variety of cooked and raw seafood, lobster tail, jumbo shrimp, Alaskan king crab, stone crab, oysters, scallops, various ceviche…I feel like I should stop there! You just have to see it!

There’s more though; much more. Pork tenderloin, brisket and rib fans (this is the category I fall under), are in for a treat. The outdoor Plank smoke shack has its own custom smoker brought in from Texas USA, where you will get ribs that fall off the bone.

Maybe nothing on the menu really excites you (if that’s possible), and you just want a cocktail and perhaps a dessert. How many restaurants have you been to with a dessert sampler? I would have to guess not too many. Try a sampling of cheesecake, panna cotta, chocolate mousse, banana tatin (best shared by 2) in a very relaxed open-air patio setting. The weekend brunch is worth checking out too. It’s absolutely phenomenal.

Plank has a nice Midwestern steakhouse feel and is placed right in the middle of Playa Del Carmen. Just between 1st & 5th Avenues on 16th Street, you could easily walk past it many times and never know it was there. That’s not an excuse anymore!