Guided tour

Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

Guided tour

Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

From US$ 65.59 per person

Taste your way through Playa del Carmen on a 3-hour food tour. Skip the tourist hot spots and savor authentic Mexican specialties from unique local food restaurants and specialty shops.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy authentic Mexican food away from the main tourist areas
  • Discover eateries favored by the locals
  • Taste Mexican-style quesadillas, prepared on the spot with special ingredients
  • Get to know the street art in Playa del Carmen
  • Explore the historic center and learn about the culture with an expert local guide
Full description
Dive into Mexican food and cultural experience in one of Playa del Carmen’s most unassuming neighborhoods on this 3-hour walking guided food tour. Taste incredibly distinct cuisine from Italy and Lebanon to Chiapas and Mexico City, all brought together in a multicultural city. Visit street stalls that are famous for their secretly spiced tacos: cochinita, carnitas, pastor, and more. Walk to a local restaurant known for the best chocolate-spiced mole in town - a rich spiced sauce that pairs with slow-cooked chicken. Sample the culinary diamonds of Playa del Carmen while becoming deeply aware of the Mayan Riviera’s history, culture, and geography. Learn the origins of one of the world’s most-loved cuisines: traditional Mexican food. See secret, less known areas kept under the radar, such as family-run markets where they stock hard-to-find seasonal fruits, vegetables, and fresh-squeezed juices. Finish your walk on a sweet note: at one of Playa del Carmen’s best, handmade popsicle shops. Try classic, Mexican ice or milk-based frozen popsicles that are infused with the local, exotic fruits of the area.
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation: Drop-off and pickup to/from the meeting point
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the corner of Jaurez Avenue and 5th Avenue, outside ADO Bus Station. Your guide will be wearing a white T-shirt and a cap with an "Eating With Carmen" logo. Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starting time.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian option only available on 5 PM tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Average tour at best, yes a lot of walking and these might be places “locals eat” as a way to avoid the outrageous prices of 5th Ave, but if you are an avid foodie don’t get your hopes up. Guides are very nice this review is of a food tour not a history tour which the guides will also point out along the way. The food is a single taste of each stop and no drinks included except for a tamarin water provided at the beginning by the tour guide. None of the establishments offer alcohol to purchase either so keep this in mind.

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March 2, 2023

toller Guide , wir haben viel über die Stadt erfahren und der Gang durch die lokalen Straßenrestaurants war sensationell, regionale Küche und Getränke , über den Markt und wir haben die Stadt zu Fuß erkundet, sehr sehr toll

February 21, 2023


La nourriture mexicaine n’est pas très diversifiée, mais cela permet d’avoir un aperçu de ce qu’il existe et le guide donne aussi des informations sur la vie locale donc très intéressant

February 14, 2023


Product ID: 398857