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Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Don’t leave your experience of Playa del Carmen’s food scene to chance; let a guide reveal some of the city'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 specialties that you may otherwise have missed.
  • 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
  • Exploring on foot means you discover details you may have missed
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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
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Transportation to/from meeting point
ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen , 5 Av. Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Corner of 5th Avenue and Juarez Avenue, outside ADO Bus Station

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Eating With Carmen Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Local Walking Food Tour.

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  • "A food tour on your first day or two is a must if you want to eat delicious authentic Mexican food while in Playa." See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in fantastic food, local insight and history." See review
  • "After a couple of days at your beachfront hotel or resort, venture out and experience the real Playa del Carmen!" See review

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star-5
Super worth it!!!
Perla_A
, Aug 2022
Enrique was our guide and so sweet and informative. Totally recommend doing this tour if you’re looking to find more authentic foods of the city and explore. Customer support was quick to reply back in case you have any questions for them. Would do this tour again in a heartbeat when we’re back:)
star-4
A good experience
Alaina_V
, Aug 2022
The guide(Enrique) was fun. There were special accommodations for me since I am vegan. I enjoyed getting to sample authentic Mexican food.
star-5
Food, history, fun!
Vicki_B
, Aug 2022
Enjoyed learning the history of Playa del Carmen as well as the food! Wonderfully tasty food! Guide, Enrique was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and accommodating. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
The food was delicious...
Folami_D
, Aug 2022
The food was delicious and it was nice to see the different parts of the city as we walked around. Our guide Jonas was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing guide, amazing food, amazing time!!!
Madison_D
, Aug 2022
Victor was a great guide and took us to a lot of amazing places. He even talked about the history of the town and showed us many beautiful plants and murals. I would absolutely do this tour again!
star-5
The food was amazing and so was the tour guide Alex
Shauntrice_J
, Jul 2022
The tour was with Alejandro and it was amazing! He was very informative, we talked about a lot of the history of the town, explored some really great local vendors. Thank you so much for a great tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola Shauntrice! Thank you for your review! I’m glad you had a great experience with Alejandro on your tour! Big hugs :)
star-5
10/10 would recommend
jeanette_t
, Jul 2022
Alejandro was amazing and made everyone so comfortable! It was an amazing tour! Would definitely do again
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola Jeanette! Thank you for your review and recommendation! It’s awesome that you enjoyed the tour, we would love to have you again on our tour. Best wishes :)
star-5
Excellent guide, great way to see authentic Playa!
Angela_F
, Jul 2022
Firstly our guide Victor was the best, so professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of the tour, aswell as being open and fun as a person! He really made the trip, especially our group being a group of 3 solo female travellers who had never met! The food was really good, genuinely wouldn’t have even known to try this otherwise. Happy to have done it at the start of my trip as I’m now able to see beyond Quinta Avenida!! Thanks so much Victor.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola Angela! Thank you for your review! I’m very happy you had a great time with Victor and the food local Playa has to offer. Big hugs :)
star-4
Great way to sample the local food.
Kari_S
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was Jonas and he was very knowledgeable about the food and culture. He took us to spots "off the beaten path" and I appreciated that. Our first stop was a quesadilla shop that made their own tortillas and fillings which were awesome. We were also given an amazing strawberry flavored tamale. Our second stop was a fruit stand where we could pick out our own juices, Our third stop was a taco stand that was the highlight of the tour. Everyone got 3 tacos and could pick out our own meats. It was so good! I didn't think I could eat any more after that but we continued on to a tiny little restaurant and sampled the most delicious mole. I had never had that before and was pleasantly surprised. We then hit up a small taqueria and even though I was SO FULL, I ate a taco and it was yummy. Our final stop was at a paleta (popsicle) shop that really hit the spot because it was so hot that day. Our only negative would be that there was too much "order and wait". I expected food to be ready when we got there like it was in other Viator food tours we had done in other cities in the past. As I mentioned before, it was HOT so having to wait on the street or in a cramped restaurant was not the most pleasant experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hola Kari! Thank you for your great review! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and the food local Playa has to offer. Sorry you didn’t had the most pleasant experience with the hot weather. Best wishes :)
star-3
Good experience
DebraAng
, Jul 2022
Highly recommend trying the more adventurous Mexican tacos tripe and cheek or tongue if they have it available. Otherwise the rest of the food experience is ok , friendly laid back tour guide
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola! Thank you for your review and recommendation! Best wishes :)
star-5
Great way to become familiar with the area!
Amy_W
, Jul 2022
Victor was absolutely amazing! He explained so much about the Playa Del Carmen history which was a huge bonus! Come with an appetite & comfy shoes! Only recommend bringing a water bottle or two-it get hot walking & food might be spicy! ENJOY!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola! Thank you for your review and recommendation! It’s awesome that you enjoyed your time with Victor! Best wishes :)
star-5
Taco Time!
craig_h
, Jun 2022
Enrique did a great job of taking us off the beaten path, to the places no tourist would find. A belly full of delicious tacos and lots of history made for an excellent time. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Craig! Thank you for your review! It’s great that you enjoyed Enrique’s tour. Best wishes :)
star-5
Amazing Tour!
kaleychristy
, Jun 2022
Victor was a great tour guide! We had a blast and would definitely recommend this tour. Come hungry!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Kaley! Thank you for your review and recommendation! I’m very happy you enjoyed your time with Victor on the tour! Best wishes :)
star-4
Eating with the locals - yummy
Analize_M
, Jun 2022
It was a thorouhly enjoyable experience tasting the food where locals go. Our guide was ver knowledgable
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola! Thank you for your review! Big hugs :)
star-5
Tour the Real Mexican Food Scene!
chapinbrandon
, Jun 2022
This tour was great! Alex is an absolute pro, extremely knowledgeable, and fun as a tour guide. My wife and I were the only ones so we got a personal tour experience, which was nice. The food that we stopped at was amazing and definitely not where tourists go (which is what we were looking for). Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola! Thank you for your review and recommendation! Alex is great, I’m happy you enjoyed your experience. Big hugs :)
star-4
Do It- Bring an empty stomach
Burt_W
, Jun 2022
Juan was a good guide and met us in front of the ADO bus station on schedule and even brought raincoats. Six local locations visited in total including for quesadillas, tacos, carnitas, mole, fruit juice (get the soursop!) and finally paletas/ice cream. These were small businesses patronized by locals that you would never find on your own. Was any of the food truly amazing? No. Was it an experience muy autentico ? YES! Bring an empty stomach you will have more than enough to eat. Do it! You can’t lose.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Burt! Thank you for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed Juan’s tour! Best wishes :)
star-5
Amazing Experience!
Robert_V
, Jun 2022
Alex was awesome! He was very nice and very informative of the local cuisine. We had a party of 6 people and he made sure to interact with each of us. I would definitely book this tour again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Robert! Thank you for your review! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour with Alex. We hope to have you in our tour again! Big hugs :)
star-5
Amazing tour guides!
Christina_S
, Jun 2022
Alex and Victor are the best! Our large group had so much fun eating delicious local, authentic Mexican food and learning about the history of the area. We saw beautiful street art and also learned about the community. Alex and Victor made it a great time with the best food! We would definitely recommend this tour and specifically Alex and Victor.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola Christina! Thank you for your review and recommendation! I’m very happy you had a good time with them. Big hugs :)
star-5
Great food tour!
John_D
, Jun 2022
As luck would have it, we ended up getting a private walking tour with our fabulous guide, Indra! Our family enjoyed learning about the history of Playa del Carmen and trying delicious foods off the beaten path. Born and raised in Playa del Carmen, Indra was able to share his vast knowledge of the town and the food with our family. He even introduced us to the best tamale we ever had! A big thank you to Indra for his hospitality, great conversation, and insight. The food was great, but getting to spend time with him on this 3-hour tour was an added bonus. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hola John! Thank you for your review and recommendation! Indra is great and I’m happy you enjoyed your time with him. Best wishes :)
star-5
Amazing local food
Yesenia_H
, Jun 2022
From local quesadillas to fresh juices, our guide Victor did an amazing job giving us a local food tour. We enjoyed some tacos, tamales and even ice cream too! Would definitely recommend and would love to do it again!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hola Yesenia! Thank you for your review and recommendation! I’m happy you had a good time with Victor and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes :)

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