- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Eat like a local on this small-group food tour which offers a thorough introduction to Mexican cuisine and the authentic dishes of the Yucatan in Playa del Carmen. Visit and eat at places that are far from the tourist mainstays. A great experience for adventurous food lovers.
- Small-group tour
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Led by a local guide
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- All food and drinks (tastings at 5 locations)
- Transportation (some taxi transportation is required)
- Local/ Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen
10am (Playa del Carmen Local Time)
Paseo del Carmen, 10 Avenida Sur 8, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Daily - Tuesday to Saturday
Travel and food go together perfectly, so why not have a delicious trip while visiting Playa del Carmen? Take your taste buds for a ride on this 2-hour all-inclusive food tour of Mexican cuisine. Mexico's cuisine is known for its varied flavors, vibrant colors, and variety of spices and ingredients. It is a blend of indigenous (Mayan/ Aztec) and European elements (mainly Spanish) and in the busy streets of Playa you will be sure to find it all!
On this food tour you will indulge on authentic Mexican food and regional dishes of the Yucatan. Your local foodie expert will guide you to small, out-of-the-way eateries and locales, away from the tourist mainstays and the tourist path of 5th Avenue. Leave everything in the hands of your passionate, highly knowledgeable guide, including transportation, menu selection, and even paying the bills. All you have to do is savor the food and take a photo or two to remember your culinary journey.
The general itinerary includes 5 tasting stops at local food stalls/ stands and restaurants. Begin your tour with the regional cuisine of the Yucatan by trying one of the best tacos you will ever have (your culinary guides personal favorite). You will continue your food journey of Mexico by tasting other regional dishes and ending on a sweet note. In addition to the local food stalls and restaurants you will visit, you will also get a chance to see the local Mexican open-air farmers market. Learn about some of the ingredients you eat and how they are used.
You will be guided along the streets of Playa del Carmen that serve some of the best local food. Some walking is involved so bring comfortable shoes. Also, be sure to come prepared to eat, even though these are tastings you will leave quite full.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Xantal made an amazing host as we toured various eateries around PDC. Our favorite was the cochinita pibil at the nearby park. We also really enjoyed the quesadillas which were more flavorful and less greasy than the ones in the USA. We also enjoyed visiting the market. We even bought some goodies to take home!
What made this trip more enjoying was the opportunity to share great food with other fellow travelers who also enjoyed food. We will define bookmark the places we visited so that we can go there again on our next visit to PDC. Thank you Xantal for introducing us to some great food places.
The tour is published as taking 2 hours. It probably took closer to 2.5 hours, but the time passes by really fast. If you are looking for something different to do in PDC other than hanging out at the beach or the local bar, do this tour. You won't regret it!
What fun! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the foods of the region. The different foods and beverage combined were great.
I was thrilled to go on this PdC walking Food Tour. I enjoyed eating where the locals dined and while this wasn't a 'fine dining' experience, we did discover the depth of flavour put into many of the regional plates we tried. One highlight for me was going through the market and discovering all the spices!
Our guide Xantal was wonderful. The tour company had suggested we postpone the tour due to the heavy rains of tropical storm Cindy but we love the rain and persisted. Xantal was a great sport about it. The foods were all delicious, but the Cochinita Pibil young pig cooked in a pit one of those taste treats that defies hyperbole. I will do this again on my next trip here and take better notes next time.
As a foodie, I wanted my first trip to PDC to be amazing and this excursion was the perfect conduit! From the first stop, to the last, our tastebuds were very happy!! Our tour guide was very personable and easy to talk with. It was a wonderful primer. Would love to see new excursions added to continue our appreciation of this region of the world.
This tour was perfect, just what we were looking for. Xantal took us to several eateries and described how their preparation and cooking methods were authentic. The food was very tasty! We also went to an open air market for the fresh produce and other ingredients. Xantal is very personable and knowledgeable- a perfect tour guide.
A great tour. I would recommend this to everyone. It gets you out of the fifth avenue grind and into areas of Playa Del Carmen you would not go. The food is great and it is REAL Mexican food! Very knowledgeable and very well done!!
Our tour guide Alexandria was amazing! Good was delicious, and i would recommend this hands down!! Definately a taste of real Mexico!
Excellent tour. Highly recommend. Good way to try authentic Mexican food in places a tourist would probably not stop at.
This was an absolutely bgreat tour. Everyone should try it. Alessandro, our guide took us our group of four five vendor/restuarants and a food market. we walked,rode and ate deliciouys Mexican cusine. She was very informative and told us a lot about native foods, spices and Playa del Carmen.
I hiighy recommend this tour and this tour guide. we saw parts of Playa del Carmen we never would have visited on our own, and back at the resort we recommended it to all we talked to.
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A wonderful tour! The friendly guide took us to places we never would have found on our own. We sampled REAL Mexican cuisine and it was all phenomenal. It was a good mix of food. Go hungry!
This tour was the first thing we did in our 8 day trip and it was totally worth it! We had delicious interesting food in 5 locations and we really enjoyed the trip to a market. We went back to the market multiple times to get unusual fruits and also enjoy the refreshing smoothies sold by the attached restaurant. Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable and fun to talk with - very low key. It was like hanging out with friends eating really good cheap food - what more can you ask for?!
Great tour learned a lot about spices ect! Tour guide was informative and very friendly .
If you really want to get immersed into real Mexican cuisine the local way and learn more about its variations this tour is the way to go. We would never had tried those places on our own. The food was amazing and different in each place and our chef guide fantastic! She took care of everything. This tour was really worth it. Hint: do not eat breakfast, you will need enough tummy space for all the food and dessert to come!