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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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jinjafizz wrote a review Sep. 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Brilliant tour, tasting traditional Mexican food away from the hustle and bustle of 5th Avenue! We also learnt the history behind some of the dishes such as the pozole,which was delicious! We visited a market where all the different chillies and spices were explained in great
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C K wrote a review Sep. 2018
Edmonton, Canada135 contributions48 helpful votes
This tour was a mix of walking and cabs and included 5 stops. The two highlights for me were the pozole and the market. All the food was good and I felt like I learnt a lot from Xantal, our guide, at the market. She showed us various peppers, produce and gave some great cooking
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Date of experience: April 2018
Edward B wrote a review Jul. 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This food tour was the highlight of my stay in Playa del Carmen. Our guide Chantel was terrific and extremely knowledgeable. The food at everyone stop was wonderful. The time spent at the market was important for me, because I plan on returning and staying somewhere where I will
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Ebony_1908 wrote a review Jun. 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia18 contributions4 helpful votes
My daughter and I met our Tour Guide Xantal at the white church along with 4 other participants. Xantal provided us water which was a nice gesture as the humidity was high. We made brief introductions, and then she provided us with information on how the tour would proceed.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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David W wrote a review Jun. 2018
North Olmsted, Ohio144 contributions29 helpful votes
We visited 5 local food locations to sample authentic Mexican food. Xantal, our guide was very knowledgeable about the various foods that we tried, she answered all our questions. Part of the tour involved a trip to a market where she explained in detail many of the products
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Date of experience: May 2018
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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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