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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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US$7 - US$32
CUISINES
Caribbean, European, Scandinavian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Grazie Andrea, for serving a more then memorable feast....in these dark times you take what you can get. In our case that was the tartare de atun, the pork belly and a desert off menu with fried ice and white chocolate. Impeccable service to boot...at astonishing prices....grazie mille....we will be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Alessia took amazing care of my partner and I. The food is some of the best I've had in Playa and it's just not a place to miss. Get the duck. Seriously.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi SourceTravels! How wonderful you liked Alessia's service. She's very passionate and loves the project which makes her attitude really unique. And also, how great to know we were one of your best choices during your stay. Thank you and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucas dedication and love to the Nordic cuisine is insuperable. This Chef can really make your heart jump of happiness as soon as you taste his plates. It is really difficult to recommend a specific plate, all are specials.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Fmatutr, Thank you so much for your words. How precious to receive these kind of commentaries from our clients. We really hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

O restaurente é simplesmente espetacular. Comecando pelo chef Lucca, um italiano mega simpático que sabe o que faz. Todos os pratos são deliciososos, desde a entrada até a sobremesa. Preço justo e recomendo a todos. Voltaremos!! The restaurant is simply amazing. Starting with chef Lucca,...a mega friendly Italian who knows what he does. All dishes are delicious, from starter to dessert. Fair price and recommend to everyone. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Omar, Yes Luca is very friendly. People love this about him. We are so glad you liked the experience! Thanks for sharing it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am totally disappointed with impoliteness and cynical behavior of the waitress and specially the Italian chef of the restaurant. I travel a lot and never had such problem. We were 3 man and 2 girls, arriving around 21h Monday 12 July 2021, knowing that...the closing time was 23:30h. We try to negotiate a free cork or at least a discount. It was denied even if we bought another bottle. The talking was very polite, but I can’t find another reason why they denied to cook us another plate at 22:50h and at 23:15h they asked us to leave the place immediately! We had just got 2 bottles of beer. So we asked 2 plastic glasses and they denied us in front of the smiling Italian chef and the manager! Me and my friends (1 American and 4 Brazilians) had our worst vibe in Mexico that night. I would never recommend any friends to have this experience. About the food, nothing special at all and the size of the dishes too small. That is why 2 of the guys needed a second round of main dish.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to eat in Playa del Carmen. The chef is a genuine Italian, outstanding cook, and the entire team is very friendly! Great time and experience, exceptionnal food (very original), we went twice! Good continuation! Cedric and the girlsMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi CP156, We are glad to know you enjoyed the experience. Yes, food is particularly original...! We would say something pretty different from the usual. At first, we were a bit concerned that this fusion was not going be very understood but then we had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here 3 times already and each time i am impressed even more about taste and service quality. Never dining at another place anymore in Playa! Luca, Andrea and Alexa are an amazing team, always very friendly and giving best recommendations making dinner...experience an incredible one. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mirakxx, How wonderful you keep coming to visit us! This makes us really happy. Yes the team is incredible, they are all very passionate. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate that.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In one word, WOW. If you go to Playa del Carmen and want an incredible meal, this is the place. Chef Luca, greeted us at the door when we arrived for our reservation and was incredibly kind and welcoming. My boyfriend and I asked to...a do tasting menu and he created a thoughtful and innovative meal. Five courses with a perfect wine pairing to compliment each course. Chef Luca came to our table before each course to explain the nuances of the dish. He described the ingredients, the flavor profiles, and even the best way to eat an individual bite! Not one course disappointed. One of the best meals we have ever had. 6/5 stars! I look forward to seeing Nordic's future success, as I know it will only become more well renowned.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Luca C, Guest Relations Manager at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Courtney, Infinitely grateful for your words. What makes the experience unique is also that - as you mentioned - the Chef is able to personalize tasting menus at the moment just by having a talk with his guests understanding their preferences. We are working...More

Reviewed 20 June 2021

My wife and I are foodies who enjoy great dining experiences all over the world. We dined here twice during the week because it was so good the first time. On this second visit we ordered a 5 course chef’s tasting of Chef Luca’s own...choosing with wine pairings for each course. It was amazing! Chef Luca greets all diners at the table when they arrive and customizes the meal per the conversation. He came to our table as the plates for each course were brought to us. It was so interesting hearing him talk about how we should eat each course by getting a scoop of x and then y for each bite to get the full flavor profile. He basically explained how to enjoy each course. The wine pairings were exceptional as well. One of the courses was crispy pork belly with sliced smoked duck and foie gras. It was incredible. We look forward to going back. Definitely a chef on the rise with multiple Michelin Stars in his future. We told him he could be the next Iron Chef.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi David, compliments coming from foodies?? Gotta love! :) We know how much you guys evaluate your dining experiences, so thank you for this precious contribute you left here on Tripadvisor. Also, we are so glad you guys actually came more than once! When it...More

Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

We went here since it was one of the best restaurant of Playa according to TripAdvisor. Our expectations were exceeded, to say the least. We opt for the tasting menu and the chef made sure we had an evening to remember. So passioned about his...ingredients , and such refined flavors in each dish. Can’t recommend this restaurant enough! Also the rest of the staff was really helpful, thoughtful and attentive!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Luca C, Owner at Nordic, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Nick, Within many things that are usually told to us we really do appreciate when clients tell us they arrived thanks to Tripadvisor and the restaurant's calification actually meets their expectation. Beyond being restaurant owners, we are clients too as well and we know...More

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Nørdic is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5