El Parque de las Palapas
El Parque de las Palapas
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Stonefox
United Kingdom207 contributions
In the daytime this place is fairly empty but, in the evening, it comes alive with more food stalls, souvenir and clothing stalls, electric cars for small children and entertainers. The place has a real family atmosphere. We ate from one of the stalls and the food was extremely tasty and very cheap. The provision of free hand sanitiser is a nice touch!
Written February 15, 2020
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f j
Staffordshire186 contributions
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 September 17, 2022
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Chad T
Savannah, GA2 contributions
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 July 27, 2022
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Hohenzollern
Las Vegas, NV8 contributions
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 April 15, 2021
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,940 contributions
We visited here in early March, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meh. It’s not a place I’d go out of my way to visit, or even recommend you go out of your way to visit. Having said that, if you’re in the area for a dinner or shopping, it can’t hurt to take a look.
“What is it Ed?” Good question! It’s just a plaza or park or town square, with some trees and benches, but at night, it’s filled with little food stands selling snacks. Marquesitas (crepes filled with various sweets & fruits), churros, wheat chicharones (kinda like cheetos) & other stuff.
There are no tourists that I could tell, so if you come you’d better speak at least a little Spanish, cuz you ain’t gonna find nobody who speaks English here. On the plus side: it’s very safe here. You have no worries walking around here and nobody hassles you whatsoever.
Written March 29, 2020
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Trixitravels
London, UK81 contributions
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 April 23, 2022
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Plzcallmetee
131 contributions
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 June 8, 2021
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JBT
Miami, FL42 contributions
Couples
We took the bus here and unfortunately got off on the second stop on Tulum instead of the first. After asking 4 people we finally found the park. What a hopping place of local food and culture. We went during the week but were told on weekend evenings they have dancing and mariachi music. Next time. Great place to walk around and grab some tacos at very affordable prices.
Written October 1, 2021
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Henry B
Medford, OR764 contributions
Family
This is a place where I you would be able to find many choices of food. Also you can find some souvenirs but not as many as other places like the market.

Make sure you have cash in order to buy food. One more tío, whenever you order food, you can go and find a seat and they will try to find you or shout your name. They will come down to clear your plate and they will ask you”termino su comida?”

Enjoy your trip
Written December 29, 2021
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DrSilvera
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Friends
If your looking for street fast food vendors and amusement type park rides. Plaza las Palapas is your place to go. You can people watch and enjoy some good street food. Go in the evening time. Good for solo venturing or for family and friends. You'll enjoy your time here and get a taste of Downtown Cancun.
Written January 11, 2022
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