Guided tour

Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

From US$ 59.22 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

5 /5

based on 20 reviews

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As agreed, we met the guide at the bus station. He was wearing the "eating with carmen" hat. A Scottish couple joined the four of us, with whom we also got along splendidly. So we were a nice little manageable group. A second group was running at the same time, I think they started the tour the other way around. Anyway, we met in the middle. Yes, and then it started right away. From delicious cold hibiscus juice as a starter, quesadillas, tacos, everything is topped and seasoned differently. Super delicious. Fresh juice to an ice cream. Everything as described. Great, so the guide!

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May 23, 2022

Great way to experience Mexican food and learn more about the culture!

November 20, 2022

Very nice and competent guide, delicious food and shops that I would not have gone into without the tour. Really local!

October 18, 2022

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