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Local Walking Food Tour

  • 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
Local Walking Food Tour
From USD 54.00
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Local Walking Food Tour
From USD 54.00
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (52)
1 - 5 of 51 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great experience great guide

Me and my girlfriend went on this tour and had a great time. We both really enjoyed the food and our guide mentioned and gave us recommendations for many other places to try after the tour. I would reccomend this tour to everyone and would...More

Thank schwed15
Reviewed 1 week ago
Delicious Street Food Tour with a Small Group

Since I was staying at an all-inclusive resort while in Mexico, I wanted to be sure to get a taste of local foods. Rodrigo was our funny and personable tour guide and took us off the beaten path. I enjoyed eating delicious tacos and fresh...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ImanC5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
An amazing and delicious experience!

Even though I like to try the local food when I am traveling, this tour opened my eyed (and stomach) to new authentic flavors that I would have missed for sure. The food was exceptional and Ricardo made sure we have the complete experience by...More

1  Thank Omri Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Local flavor, away from tourists, worth every step

Tour guide, Juan, was friendly, approachable, considerate, and thoroughly engaging. Not that the food couldn’t have stood on its own, hanging with Juan was a pleasure. Without risk of spoiling your own experience, trust this tour’s description and the authenticity of the food promised. My...More

Thank jasonley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Food Tour de Playa

Really a must do, and do plan to do it at the beginning of the Trip. Tour guide Francisco is very passionate about the food and all that Playa has to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JackieTBird
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25 December 2018|
Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
I think it would definitely be possible, just let them know ahead of time.
2 October 2018|
Response from Kelly C | Reviewed this property |
It may depend on how bad it is but they guide have rain Macs just in case it rains so they will continue as best they can
Joni J
7 September 2018|
Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
My mother has issues with mobility as well, feet issues and an artificial knee. Our guide was cognizant of her issues and paced accordingly. I will admit the terrain was little uneven; you're walking on sidewalks so some... More