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Playa del Carmen Food Tasting Tour with Small-Group and Guide

  • Playa del Carmen food tour: dine at five under-the-radar establishments
  • A foodie guide ensures a more personalized experience
  • Food, transportation, and gratuities included
Playa del Carmen Food Tour
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Playa del Carmen Food Tour

Come hungry because on this food tour, you’ll be sampling several of the Yucatan’s tastiest dishes. Visiting a mix of street stalls and restaurants, a local guide takes you to off-the-beaten paths to spots where locals dine. Visit an open-air market to learn about the foods you taste during the tour.

What to Expect

Mexico’s excellent food comes in many regional flavors and styles of cooking. The Yucatan has its own cuisine and the price and availability of fresh ingredients, combined with the Riviera Maya lifestyle, have drawn renowned chefs to set up shop in the once-sleepy city.

Meet your guide, a passionate foodie, in downtown Playa del Carmen near the bus station. From there, leave the throngs of tourists on 5th Avenue behind, as you make your way to where the locals dine. The first stop is for tacos (your host’s favorite in the city).

Taste your way through town on foot and by taxi, making five stops in all and ending with a sweet treat. Then visit an open-air market to learn more about the ingredients you tasted and how to cook with them at home.

The tour concludes at the Paseo Del Carmen shopping mall.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Food tour

Brilliant tour, tasting traditional Mexican food away from the hustle and bustle of 5th Avenue! We also learnt the history behind some of the dishes such as the pozole,which was delicious! We visited a market where all the different chillies and spices were explained in...More

Thank jinjafizz
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good food, excellent stops

This tour was a mix of walking and cabs and included 5 stops. The two highlights for me were the pozole and the market. All the food was good and I felt like I learnt a lot from Xantal, our guide, at the market. She...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Outstanding! A must for anyone visiting Playa del Carmen.

This food tour was the highlight of my stay in Playa del Carmen. Our guide Chantel was terrific and extremely knowledgeable. The food at everyone stop was wonderful. The time spent at the market was important for me, because I plan on returning and staying...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Food Tour Provide a Great Start to Vacation

My daughter and I met our Tour Guide Xantal at the white church along with 4 other participants. Xantal provided us water which was a nice gesture as the humidity was high. We made brief introductions, and then she provided us with information on how...More

Thank Ebony_1908
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Outstanding Educational Eating Experience

We visited 5 local food locations to sample authentic Mexican food. Xantal, our guide was very knowledgeable about the various foods that we tried, she answered all our questions. Part of the tour involved a trip to a market where she explained in detail many...More

Thank David W
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26 August 2018|
Response from SmokoEdmonton_AB | Reviewed this property |
The Playa del Carmen food tours runs whenever there is demand. Our tour started in the morning and there was no alcohol on the tour we did - but we did not ask for alcohol and I suspect beer would be available but not... More
James C
28 June 2018|
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Response from tropical_art | Reviewed this property |
Tour starts at 10am. One of the places is a food cart stop at a local park. I don't recall them selling alcohol, but they might. Bottled soda was provided at that stop. You also stop at two quick-service restaurants. They... More
9 May 2018|
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Response from wolfpf | Reviewed this property |
Just let them know you have an issue and they'll adjust the menu if they need to :)