El Parque de las Palapas
El Parque de las Palapas
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This public square in downtown Cancun is a hangout spot that's popular amongst locals, with lots of family-friendly entertainment, small boutiques and street food vendors.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • jordand01983
    Cambridge, United Kingdom71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Locals Hangout Spot
    If you want to experience another great local authentic Mexican venue full of different food options and entertainment, then this is a good and safe place to do it. It was packed, with kids everywhere, and lots of different places to try different local foods. Highly recommend going one evening!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • bryanmantezoni
    Houston, Texas2,789 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorites for cheap dinner any day of the week
    Safe, great and cheap food, dance with music from 9-10 pm and lots of variety of food. As of today 4 tacos between 50-60 mx pesos, 1 liter of natural fruit water between 30-35 mx pesos. Recommended for large families, people on a budget or someone who wants to experience real home made food.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • oceansunset
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for all ages
    This park was recommended by a local and didn’t disappoint. It’s definitely where the locals hang out. Great food, an area with tables that is covered so under shade. They have a playground for young children. Live music. Lots of food options at good prices. A bathroom ($5pesos). Go in the late afternoon or evening for a full experience. Highly recommended.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2024
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Hohenzollern
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
You can get overwhelmed in here. The dusk hours is where the pushy sellers- sellers of all sorts - come in here. They can overwhelm you into buying non essential things. Do not buy! We recommend eating something from the stalls that sell some finger foods here ! !
Written 15 April 2021
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Staffordshire195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We made a mistake going on a Sunday day ... most was closed .
Tried the local food ... Good but watch the hygiene when choosing .
The local toilet is bad .... but I would suggest going on a night the band was practising so the feeling was good
Written 17 September 2022
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Chad T
Savannah, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
Probably my favorite place we ate while here for the week. Has about 20 diff food vendors (like if you were in an outside food court).
Authentic, local food at the best prices you’ll find anywhere. I ordered 4 tacos for 70 pesos. That’s $3.50. Then ordered a large side of rice and a coke from another vendor for 30 pesos which is $1.50. So $5.00 and ate sooo good!!

My Top recommendation for place you MUST Visit and eat while I’m Cancun!!
Written 27 July 2022
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maybe1taco
Philadelphia, PA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was really cool with a laid back vibe. It really seemed like a lot of locals and tourists from within Mexico. We got an huge empanada, esquites, and of course marquesitas. We were there on a Friday and there was live music and dancing, tons of vendors, lots of families—we felt safe walking around at night and there were other businesses and restaurants nearby. It seemed like taxis were easy to find, but we got an Uber since it was easy. Definitely recommend for good food!
Written 11 February 2023
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Gan Man
Gananoque, Canada271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Omg, this is a must do if your in Cancun. It’s a 10min taxi from the hotel zone. It seemed to be packed with locals and felt very authentic. You must try the tacos for any of the numerous vendors and also the Mexican deserts …. Awesome night. We went there twice
Written 27 February 2023
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Jessica C
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Oh wow! Weekends at this park have me asking why every city and community doesn’t do this?! So fun for families. Food vendors, gifts, and much fun! Must visit while in Cancun, any weekend evening. Very reasonable prices!!
Written 8 April 2023
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Plzcallmetee
134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
If you're close to it drop by in the evening. Lots of stalls around to try different foods and snacks. I felt perfectly safe if anyone is worried about that. Lots of people around and I was able to get an uber back to the hotek easily
Written 8 June 2021
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Trixitravels
London, UK77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We walked here from the R1 bus stop, it’s full of locals having food and using the playground. A few stalls to buy souvenirs at good prices. Had one of the best burritos ever and then also tried the churros. A must visit!
Written 23 April 2022
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jordand01983
Cambridge, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you want to experience another great local authentic Mexican venue full of different food options and entertainment, then this is a good and safe place to do it. It was packed, with kids everywhere, and lots of different places to try different local foods. Highly recommend going one evening!
Written 16 September 2023
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Jordan N
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
It's exactly what you want. Cheap food, with the pricing clearly spelled out. Great pictures on most menus to clearly identify what you're getting. If you want to eat how Mexicans eat then come here! You'll want to learn a few key phrases to make it easier. "What is the cost of.." or "what is inside the...". If you're expecting a high quality of food, then you should adjust your expectations. That is not the intention of 3 tacos for 60 pesos. Go find a sit down restaurant and pay 100 pesos for the better quality tacos.
Written 13 December 2022
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