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Local Walking Food Tour provided by Eating With Carmen Food Tours

Local Walking Food Tour
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Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Local Walking Food Tour
- IMSS Certification – Our guides are certified by the Mexican Social Security Institute IMSS on the health & safety procedures for Covid-19. - WTTC Certification – Our company is certified Safe Travels by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Rather than spending hours researching restaurants, ensure a great culinary experience of Playa del Carmen on a food tour that reveals some of the city’s best eateries. As well as receiving personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people, stray from the beaten path and discover places that are frequented by locals rather than tourists.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Experience Playa del Carmen's food scene through the eyes of a local
Get a more intimate glimpse into the town on a walking tour
A great introduction for first-time visitors
Get tailored food recommendations to last the rest of your vacation
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63355P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Beverages • Food Tasting • Local Bilingual Guide • Street Art of Playa del Carmen • Tips for Local Restaurant Waiters • History of Playa del Carmen and Surroundings • Vegetarian Option Available at 5pm Tour Only
Exclusions
Gratuities • Transportation to/from meeting point
Duration
3h
Departure details
ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen, Quinta Avenida Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico Corner of 5th Avenue and Juarez Avenue, outside ADO Bus Station
Inclusions
Beverages • Food Tasting • Local Bilingual Guide • Street Art of Playa del Carmen • Tips for Local Restaurant Waiters • History of Playa del Carmen and Surroundings • Vegetarian Option Available at 5pm Tour Only
Exclusions
Gratuities • Transportation to/from meeting point
Departure details
ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen, Quinta Avenida Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico Corner of 5th Avenue and Juarez Avenue, outside ADO Bus Station
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Tours are held rain, shine, and in all temperatures year round. We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to weather if safety is threatened.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Stringent Cleaning - Hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests at all times during the activities.
Social Distancing - Guests will stay at a safe 4-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen
    Quinta Avenida Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
    Corner of 5th Avenue and Juarez Avenue, outside ADO Bus Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    Eating With Carmen Food Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Mercado Playa Del Carmen
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Fruit Stand
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Taqueria Gomez
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    BIBLIOTECA PUBLICA MUNICIPAL LEONA VICARIO
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    ANTOJITOS Playa del Carmen
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 7
    Purepecha
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen
    Quinta Avenida Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
    Corner of 5th Avenue and Juarez Avenue, outside ADO Bus Station
    See address & details
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Andrea T
Atlanta, GA132 contributions
Full and happy
Jul 2021
Go hungry!!! Coco was a great tour guide and took us to lots of local haunts and explained the cuisine and some Playa history. OMG, there was so much delicious food and beverages starting with the refreshing Hibiscus drink which was perfect for the hot day. I was a happy carnivore, loads of delicious treats from Sopes, Mole, various types of tacos, tamale, fruit juices and frozen pops. Just watch out for the green salsa as that is hot! Highly recommend and a great break from the "all-inclusive" Mexican cuisine which definitely lacked in flavor in comparison.
Written July 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chrystina G
Fort Lauderdale, FL7 contributions
Eat, walk, learn and HAVE FUN!
Jul 2021
Eating with Carmen is one of THE BEST activities I did while in Tulum. Enrique, our guide, was absolutely amazing!

We did the evening tour (5pm) after a day of exploring the beach side of Tulum. We were nice and hungry, and the food did not disappoint. Tacos, drinks, tamales (try the one with "spinach" and cheese. I say "Spinach" as it's not actually spinach, but the closest description to match), fruits, authentic Mexican mole and more tacos. I mean, how could this go wrong? :)

BUT, don't just go for the food. Take this tour if you are a lover of culture, learning and supporting local communities while traveling. I'm a talker, and Enrique kept the convo going. From local history, Mexican history, food history, he knows it all. And it doesn't hurt that he's a chef.

I cannot say enough about this tour. Eating, shopping, walking, laughing, learning. This hit all points and I'm so very happy to have done this.

Enrique - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I wish you and your family nothing but success.
Written July 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Keyunda
5 contributions
2 for 1 Special
Jul 2021 • Family
The local walking food tour with Indra was amazing! He not only took us to to local food spots that were amazing, he also shared the history of Playa del Carmen. He also made the tour personable by getting to know the participants (my family and another), which makes the experience more memorable. Finally, the food was great. We were able to see and taste food we had never heard of (ex. Chocolate mole). This was an amazing experience and Indra was the perfect tour good.!!
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sactobd
Sacramento, California17 contributions
Good food, great guide
Jul 2021
We (3 of us) did the private evening walking food tour with Enrique with stops for the mushroom like quesadilla, mole enchiladas, fruit stand refreshment, tacos (2 stops) and ice cream. Great way to see the city of Playa and the neighborhoods. Be prepared for very warm restaurants if you are not used to hot humid climates. Our guide Enrique was informative, personable, patient and fun to be around. So glad we did the tour the first day as it provided us with a later dining options and an inside view of Playa, away from the tourist zone. The tour was a breeze to set up. Highly recommended, especially the private tour for a few extra bucks.
Written July 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elliot Newnham
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Incredible food tour with an amazing guide
Jul 2021
This taco food tour was fantastic! Our guide Alex took us to some amazing local spots that simply tasted amazing. The Mole enchiladas and al pastor street tacos were on another level of deliciousness than what we've had before. We were so full when we were done but the moment we got back to the resort we wanted to turn around and do it again!
Written July 10, 2021
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Matthew D
Waterloo, IA, United States2 contributions
Highly recommended!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Fantastic, cool guide who spoke excellent English and was patient. I wish the overall company didn’t make the guide wear a mask. Stupidity. We didn’t have to wear them at least. Great tour with excellent local food.
Written July 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy A
14 contributions
Great experience!
Jul 2021
We dd the Tulum food tour as a family (two teen boys). What a fun experience! We had a few kinds of tacos, enchiladas, tamales, fruit juices and ended with gelato. Our guide Faustino (sp?) was very knowledgeable about local cuisine and also had good restaurant recommendations. The walk is relatively short and they do a good job catering to different food needs and preferences. It takes a few hours and is a nice activity for a relaxing day if you have other high activity days planned in Tulum. We found the directions a little confusing -- it's outside the Oxxo, not the Pemex across the street. Enjoy!
Written July 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alco14
New York City, NY3 contributions
Best food you’ll never find on your own!
This tour was so great! If you want to try the local food, but have no idea where to start, Eating With Carmen will guide you. Our guide, Alex, was THE BEST! Definitely hope you get him! He picked all the best spots that didn’t disappoint. Best spots for tacos pastor, quesadillas huitlaconcha con queso and carnitas, hands down! Also, amazing mole, fresh watermelon juice and even dessert! 12/10. Would recommend!!
Written July 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brenna Skattebo
4 contributions
Amazing way to see Playa del Carmen and experience unique, authentic food!
Jun 2021
My husband and I visited Playa del Carmen for our anniversary this month (June 2021). We've been to Mexico several times before and have stayed at all-inclusive resorts and knew that this time around we wanted to see and experience more of the surrounding area and get a sense for what Playa del Carmen is like outside of the walls of the hotel.

Going on a food tour with Eating with Carmen was the PERFECT way to do this! We loved our guide, Alex, and felt as though the information he shared with us was unique and interesting and, most importantly, the food was incredible!! We would never have found these spots on our own. The tour really gave us a view of the city itself that would be difficult to get on our own — local restaurants and less touristy areas of town.

The tour is for everyone, whether you're adventurous and want to try unique taco ingredients or if you want to stick with the basics. If you're on the fence about booking this tour, JUST DO IT! :)
Written June 28, 2021
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Tim B
Easley, SC11 contributions
Definitely book this one
Great way to experience local cuisine and see parts of the city that you otherwise wouldn’t get to experience. Highly recommend and make sure to go hungry so you have room for all the stops.
Written June 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Awesome tour with Coco
A definite must do. Ended up being a private tour with just my husband and our guide Coco. Coco was an excellent gu
Mojjo68
Mojjo68
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Great local experience
Get off 5th and go to the places where locals eat! The tour guide, Indra (a local musician), was fantastic and full
mikef_mikef
mikef_mikef
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Fun online Mexican cooking class!
Last year when I was in Playa Del Carmen I did one of their food tours and loved it, but because I couldn't make it
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Great time!!
My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour!! We would have never thought to try all of these little small re
jinamiller
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A rainy nite adventure!
My 2 daughters aged 21 and 22 took the Playa del Carmen tour with Coco. He was easy to find at the corner with a s
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Seafood tour! We met Juan in Playa de Carmen and it was awesome. There's so much there it would have been hard to
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Delicious & fun!
We had a fun time on our evening walking food tour in Tulum with Faustino and Sara. There were three in our party a
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Excellent customer service!
We unfortunately had to cancel our tour due to the current travel issues, but I must say that Daniel was great to w
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Fantastic vegan tour in Playa Del carmen
My daughter and I had the good fortune to discover Eating with Carmen's Vegan Walking Tour in Playa Del Carmen. Ou
Tom L
Tom L
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Food Tour
Juan was awesome. Very much into his Mexican heritage and passion for his work. like a tour guide for local authent
devons763
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Amazing local food tour
We had an awesome food tour with Juan with Eating With Carmen. Juan was friendly, fun, and knowledgable. He showed
RetirinFun
RetirinFun
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Food, Fun, and more Food.
We had a wonderful time with very good food walking around Tulum with our super guide! If you can avoid going durin
PEPPERPOTS99
PEPPERPOTS99
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A fabulous experience
We always try and do a food tour when we travel and did our research prior to arriving - even requesting the fantas
mgh27915
mgh27915
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Would recommend!
Lots of delicious food and a sweet guide who provided a little walking tour as well! It was cool to see the area an
955mc
955mc
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Great experience!
As repeat visitors to PDC, we wanted to get to know the city better and learn more about the local street food that
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