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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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
Gratuities
Transportation to/from meeting point

Departure Point

Quinta Avenida Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Eating With Carmen - Food Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 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 Local Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Local Walking Food Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Local Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 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 Local Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Local Walking Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Local Walking Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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Wonderful food and guide !
Amy_L
, Jun 2021
Indra, our guide, was wonderful! The food was amazing, Indra explained what we were eating and the how it is was significant or made. He also showed us some beautiful street art! This was a great tour and highly recommend for anyone coming to the area!
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Must try!
Lorenzo_G
, Jun 2021
An amazing experience we got to visit some really great food places along with some history behind it. If you are in Playa del Carmen you have to try
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Wonderful local tour
Rick_R
, Jun 2021
We had an amazing time on this tour! Coco was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was also great getting out of the touristy scenes to experience more local eateries. Thank you for a lovely experience!! Coco also made my sister’s birthday a nice experience.
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Disappointing
Becky_C
, May 2021
Our tour guide was interactive, engaging, and friendly! However, the experience/tour itself was very disappointing. I think this tour would be appropriate for $20 USD max, not $54!. Each food sample (1 mushroom quesadilla, 1 enchilada, 2 street tacos, and a homemade popsicle) would normally cost about 15 pesos each. I don't think the 2 hour walking tour was worth 1,000 pesos. I've been lucky enough to enjoy some street tacos/quesadillas prior to this tour. So I thought the price was outrageous for what was included on the tour. No sides, no variety, and only option for a beverage was flavored water that we were able to sample and carry (this was good to sample though). I also thought information about the history/culture was lacking.
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Awesome food, great street art, knowledgeable and locally passionate about the heart of the city
Tes
, May 2021
Coco was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He took us to some spots very nearby (Fifth Ave) that we would've never knew existed. Local spots within a few blocks Inland... But the taste was so much more than the larger restaurants we previously experienced. We took my 14yo. She loved the desserts and juices along with the street art. I highly recommend this tour to find the true culture/heart of the city. Coco shared the street art history and offered delicious food we would've never tried without him.
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Local Flair
David_K
, May 2021
Very authentic food in playa! We got to eat with the locals & learn about their culture! I would like to do the same with shopping:)
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Great tour and guide. Arrive Hungry!
Doug_R
, Apr 2021
From start to finish our guide was engaged, helpful and informative. Juan weaved in information about the local culture of Playa Del Carmen into the tour between stops providing the delicious food. Make sure you arrive hungry! The food at each location was tasty and was accompanied by an explanation and description of the dish. My group returned to several of the locations after the tour. I would absolutely recommend this tour and any of the other tours Juan offers.
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Must do
morgandietrich1
, Apr 2021
Everything we had was amazing! We went to local spots that we would not of had on our own. I would 100% recommend this tour! Plus our tour guide was amazing!!
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Discover what the locals already know.
Rhonda_H
, Feb 2021
Sooooo yummy! We’ve been to Playa about 10 times and wish we had done this tour before now. I highly recommend doing this towards the beginning of your stay so that you can revisit the vendors and restaurants! You are going to want to go again. Coco was fun and shared a bit of history as we went. We did the 10:00 am tour and had some typical breakfast foods as well as the best tacos this side of the Rio Grande! Absolutely recommend!
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Ian_D
, Feb 2021
Great food great guide 5 stars Indi was great guide who shared his history as well as the city's and I loved all the Toca spots we went to.
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