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The meeting point is at 5pm outside the ADO Bus Station on the corner of Juarez Av and 5th Av. 

You will then meet your guide who will give you a breafing of the places your group will visit. Following that, we walk to the city's main square to try our first bites of the tour, while the guide gives a short history of Playa del Carmen. Once finished, we continue on our way to have some locally handmade quesadillas with a special surprise ingredient! From there, we are on our way again to a locally-operated fruit and veggie market, which houses many exotic fruits that are typical to Mexican farming and cuisine. It is at this market, located in downtown Playa del Carmen, where we are going to try local fruit juices, which is also a typical refreshment the locals enjoy daily. Afterwards, your guide will lead you towards one of the best Taquerias in town, at which point tacos are served! Following that, we visit food stands at Leona Vicario Plaza, followed by some esquites and enchiladas. Lastly, we finish the tour with samplings of artisan-made ice cream.

The tour includes 7 to 8 food stops, such as: tamal, huitlacoche, mix of local meats, pastor, esquites, mole, local fruit drinks, local handmade icecream and a visit to a local produce market.*

Please note:
- Meeting point at Juarez Avenue and 5th Avenue.

- Non-alcoholic.

- Transportation not included, but can be arranged with an additional fee; please request at time of booking.

- Starting time: 5 pm Monday through Saturday.

* Menu subject to change depending on availability.

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Eating With Carmen
Don’t leave your experience of Playa del Carmen’s food scene to chance; let a guide reveal some of the resort’s best food spots on a culinary walking tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to first-time visitors. Stray from the beaten path and discover lesser-known Mexican specialities that you may otherwise have missed. Upgrade to include convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Get an insider's glimpse in Playa del Carmen's food scene
  • Discover eateries favored by locals rather than tourists
  • A great cultural introduction for first-time visitors
  • Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour of the holiday

We are a family that loves food. We wanted to know what real Mexican food was like not the Tex Mex that many are fooled into believing is real Mexican. This trip did not disappoint. Our guide was Daniel he was on time and probably...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this tour based on the excellent tripadvisor reviews and it didn't disappoint! Rodrigo was our guide and he was funny, charming and knowledgeable - a joy to spend the evening with! We tried loads of delicious foods from 7 different places - all of...More

Thank emma-205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent food tour!!

A really nice walk through Playa del Carmen...we took the traditional mexican cuisine tour and it was awesome...you get a real deep insight of the local food and the amazing culture that´s behind it. We got to visit a local market where you can taste...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AMAZING!! 100/10 recommend.

This tour is a MUST. It's a great opportunity to engage with a side of Playa Del Carmen that is not catering to tourists from Northern America/Europe. This tour is what you make it! We talked history, current events, culture, and FOOD of course! :)...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Visiting Playa Del Carmen? This is the food tour to take! Rodrigo is awesome!!

In Playa Del Carmen, Rodrigo of Eating With Carmen is exactly the guy you want showing you around. These days, it is all too easy to get food at more touristy locations. It's all too easy to overlook the real good food that sets where...More

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Response from RecentTravel | Reviewed this property |
I recently took this tour and I also took a different food tour in Playa three years ago. I liked them both very much and they went to different places. I would definitely recommend trying this tour!
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6 April 2018|
Response from PeteTravelsAround | Reviewed this property |
When we took the tour, none of the places we stopped at had a license to sell liquor/alcohol or sold it. Daniel - our guide - told us this is the reason it is "non alcohol." The local places he takes you to just don't have... More
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