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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 $54.00
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Local Walking Food Tour
From $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.
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Reviews (47)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Experience

Great experience! Had the best taco I've ever had and Rodrigo was super informative and made it a really fun experience. I only wish I would have done the tour on our first day of the trip so I could have gone to all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura F
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
Authentic Mexican food

My son loves food and wanted to try authentic local dishes. This tour was perfect. We stayed of the tourist high street and ventured out to the small, family owned street vendors and sodas to try local favourites. Our guide, Rodrigo, was extremely friendly and...More

Thank Mélanie B
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile
Rodrigo was awesome!!!!

Going into this tour me and my wife saw a lot of great reviews for this, and the tour exceeded our expectations! Rodrigo was our guide and we couldn't have had a better experience. Rodrigo was personable and made us feel more like friends instead...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed August 21, 2018
Local food tour -Player de Carmen

I booked this tour for the first day in Player de Carmen so my teenage daughter and I could get both a sense of the town and a real Taste of local food, We were not disapointed . Rodrigo was our guide for the tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gareth T
Reviewed August 5, 2018 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

1  Thank Kelly C
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October 1, 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
September 7, 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
August 25, 2018|
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Response from deborahe364 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The tour is very flexible and Daniel goes out of his way to find suitable food for everyone. I am a vegetarian and Daniel managed to find a huge variety of food for me. Just let him know in advance and you won’t... More