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Playa del Carmen Food Tour provided by Playa del Carmen Food Tours - By Cozumel Chef

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Playa del Carmen Food Tour

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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.
  • 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
  • Visit a local farmers market
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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Important Information
Departure Point
ADO Terminal Turistica Playa Del Carmen, LTE 2, Calle Quinta Avenida, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Return Details
Paseo del Carmen, 10 Avenida Sur 8, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
  • All food and drinks (tastings at 5 locations)
  • Transportation (some taxi transportation is required)
  • Local/ Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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IowaChef wrote a review Dec. 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa21 contributions30 helpful votes
Xantal met my wife and me promptly on time. Both of us are chefs and really appreciate her knowledge of the local culture and customs. Not only did we get great tacos, enchiladas, and Pozole but we had a great tour of a local market where she explained different fruits and
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Date of experience: November 2018
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FLim wrote a review Nov. 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Good experience trying out different foods from food carts to hole in the wall restaurants. Many different dishes were sampled and we learned a little bit about local ingredients and food preparation processes. Xantal was our knowledgeable guide and helpful in answering any
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Date of experience: November 2018
1 Helpful vote
Christine K wrote a review Oct. 2018
Canberra, Australia10 contributions23 helpful votes
If you love trying the food where the locals eat, this tour is a must. It's a guided walking and taxi tour of the local haunts including food trucks and family run restaurants specialising in for example taco or quesadillas. There is a lot of food and drinks on offer, so if
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Date of experience: October 2018
2 Helpful votes
dpgentry65 wrote a review Oct. 2018
Helotes, Texas2 contributions3 helpful votes
I did the food tour with my husband and 80 year old parents. We all thought it was AMAZING! The arrangements all went very smooth. The walking was easy, food was fantastic, but best of all was our guide, Xantal. She was very knowledgeable about the restaurants we visited,
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Date of experience: October 2018
3 Helpful votes
Courtney S wrote a review Sep. 2018
Gunter, Texas117 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband and I did this food tour a little over a week ago during our trip to Mexico - it was absolutely awesome and I cannot recommend it enough! Our tour guide was Emily, she was amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly & laid back, & professional. As others have mentioned, I
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Date of experience: September 2018
3 Helpful votes
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By: Playa del Carmen Food Tours - By Cozumel Chef
Fun & unique experience!
We had a great time learning about the different ingredients while making delicious appetizers and chicken mole mea
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Great food.
We enjoyed the trip to the market and learned so much about the local ingredients. Isa was great answering all our
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Best thing to do in Playa del Carmen
On our 6th trip to Playa del Carmen, Isa’s Authentic Mexican Cooking has been the best outing of all of the other t
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Best seafood
The Pirate (pirata) is on 40th street and 5th Avenue. Nothing fancy, the locals eat there. Cheap, great seafood.
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Xantal Delightful
Enjoyable and informative tour starting from the carts in the park. Highlight is the pozole soup and the insightful
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Worth the price!
One of the best tours we had, and allowed us to trace our travels to get groceries plus treats as we enjoyed the lo
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Playa Del Carmen food tour - a great part of our trip!
We really enjoyed our food tour with Xantal, it was a great part of our trip to Playa. Our group was small which wa
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Cozamel Chef Food Tour
We spent a wonderful few hours with Xantel exploring the back streets and market tasting many different types of Me
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Jeremy J
Please go on this tour
My wife, 17 yo daughter and I went on this tour. It was one of the top highlights of our vacation. Xantal is a frie
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Awesome Tour
If you get a chance to do this and you're a foodie who would like to eat and learn history about PDC at the same ti
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Michael B
Perfect morning
A great start to our PDC trip. We were pretty unimpressed with the town and how touristy it was until Xantal showe
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Julie D
Best Food of our Vacation, Off the Beaten Path
***dont eat breakfast morning of*** This tour is a must if you want to experience Mexican culture that isn’t found
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David W
Excellent Experience
Excellent way to experience genuine Mexican food and to tour a market with a detailed explanation of the unique Mex
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Good times, good food.
My wife, son and I had a great time on this food tour. Our guide took us to local favorites away from the tourist a
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William P
Delicious, Educational, & Fun!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Xantal, was superb; very knowledgeable and she kept it fun (and she he
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