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Playa del Carmen Food Tour

  • Playa del Carmen food tour: dine at five under-the-radar establishments
  • A foodie guide ensures a more personalized experience
  • Food, transportation, and gratuities included
Playa del Carmen Food Tour
From $65.00
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Playa del Carmen Food Tour
From $65.00
Come hungry because on this food tour, you’ll be sampling several of the Yucatan’s tastiest dishes. Visiting a mix of street stalls and restaurants, a local guide takes you to off-the-beaten paths to spots where locals dine. Visit an open-air market to learn about the foods you taste during the tour.
What to Expect
Mexico’s excellent food comes in many regional flavors and styles of cooking. The Yucatan has its own cuisine and the price and availability of fresh ingredients, combined with the Riviera Maya lifestyle, have drawn renowned chefs to set up shop in the once-sleepy city.
Meet your guide, a passionate foodie, in downtown Playa del Carmen near the bus station. From there, leave the throngs of tourists on 5th Avenue behind, as you make your way to where the locals dine. The first stop is for tacos (your host’s favorite in the city).
Taste your way through town on foot and by taxi, making five stops in all and ending with a sweet treat. Then visit an open-air market to learn more about the ingredients you tasted and how to cook with them at home.
The tour concludes at the Paseo Del Carmen shopping mall.
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Reviews (121)
1 - 5 of 107 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Event Great Food and fun to learn.

Xantal met my wife and me promptly on time. Both of us are chefs and really appreciate her knowledge of the local culture and customs. Not only did we get great tacos, enchiladas, and Pozole but we had a great tour of a local market...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IowaChef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun and filling food tour

Good experience trying out different foods from food carts to hole in the wall restaurants. Many different dishes were sampled and we learned a little bit about local ingredients and food preparation processes. Xantal was our knowledgeable guide and helpful in answering any questions we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank frolichlim
Reviewed October 26, 2018
Foodies delight

If you love trying the food where the locals eat, this tour is a must. It's a guided walking and taxi tour of the local haunts including food trucks and family run restaurants specialising in for example taco or quesadillas. There is a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Christine K
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Wow! (Our guide) Wow! (The food) Wow! (The education)

I did the food tour with my husband and 80 year old parents. We all thought it was AMAZING! The arrangements all went very smooth. The walking was easy, food was fantastic, but best of all was our guide, Xantal. She was very knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank dpgentry65
Reviewed September 30, 2018
A must do if you're near playa del carmen

My husband and I did this food tour a little over a week ago during our trip to Mexico - it was absolutely awesome and I cannot recommend it enough! Our tour guide was Emily, she was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly & laid back, &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Courtney S
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from SmokoEdmonton_AB | Reviewed this property |
The Playa del Carmen food tours runs whenever there is demand. Our tour started in the morning and there was no alcohol on the tour we did - but we did not ask for alcohol and I suspect beer would be available but not... More
James C
June 27, 2018|
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Response from tropical_art | Reviewed this property |
Tour starts at 10am. One of the places is a food cart stop at a local park. I don't recall them selling alcohol, but they might. Bottled soda was provided at that stop. You also stop at two quick-service restaurants. They... More
May 8, 2018|
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Response from wolfpf | Reviewed this property |
Just let them know you have an issue and they'll adjust the menu if they need to :)