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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Local Walking Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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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Food Tasting
Local Bilingual Guide
Street Art of Playa del Carmen
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History of Playa del Carmen and Surroundings
Vegetarian Option Available at 5pm Tour Only
Transportation to/from meeting point

Departure Point

5 Av. Nte. LTE 2, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

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

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.
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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


213 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Eating with Carmen Food Tour with Alex - a 5 Star Experience
, Oct 2021
Our group of six adults (ages 50 up) were in Playa del Carmen for a family wedding, staying at an all-inclusive resort. I asked if they would want to do this food tour with me and they all quickly said yes. It was their first food tour (I do one almost everywhere I go). Two other couples were also on this food tour. Positive reviews from all - the food tastings were great, it was a nice pace, the murals were a bonus. One of our group had fallen a few days before the trip and was using a walker to help with mobility - Alex, our terrific guide, slowed the pace to accommodate her, but we still saw and tasted everything. Alex provided lots of good information about and visits to areas of Playa del Carmen that would not have been available to us if we had not taken this tour. I recommend the tour and Alex to all visitors to the area.
I’m I did this tour!
, Aug 2021
Our guide Coco was very friendly. I enjoyed all the local stops he made. We get to try different types of foods that I wouldn’t normally find myself. I definitely recommend this tour for everyone!
Great guide and food!
, Jul 2021
We had a great time despite it feeling like it was 150 degrees. Indra was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide with great sense of humor. All the food and drinks were authentic and tasty. They give you plenty!!
Get to know Playa del Carmen via its food
, Jul 2021
The tour was extremely fun and informative. Coco was personable and very informative. The information and history he gave provided the soul to Playa del Carmen via its food, arts and people. I would recommend start your vacation with this tour to get a nice intro to PDC. We were SO stuffed after the tour, definitely come hungry.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The best part of our trip
, Jul 2021
Our guide was wonderful. He did a great job explaining all the food and history behind playacar. The Art was an extra bonus as well as learning all the other food spots to go back to the next day.
Wonderful food and guide !
, 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!
Must try!
, 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
Wonderful local tour
, 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.
, 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.
Awesome food, great street art, knowledgeable and locally passionate about the heart of the city
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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