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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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William L wrote a review Oct. 2019
Langley City, Canada63 contributions13 helpful votes
A very fun and interesting tour. I feel so bad as I cannot remember our tour guide's name. She spoke very good English and was knowledgeable and took care of our group of 6 of which we were 4. Well worth it except for the brutal heat!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from emilyeegge, Owner at Playa del Carmen Food Tour
Responded Oct. 30, 2019
Thank you for joining us for a fun and educational foodie experience. No worries on not remember Xantal's name ;) We know its a lot of food to eat and info to absorb. And yes, my apologies for the heat. It is that time of year unfortunately. We look forward to our "winter season" (and high season) to start at the end of November. Hopefully Xantal kept you well hydrated with the drinks that are offered at each stop. Glad it was worth it though!
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Travelling_Terp27 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Bowie, Maryland294 contributions45 helpful votes
Booking the food tour was a breeze and you are provided email confirmations and instructions, even if you book it through trip advisor. You are required to reconfirm your tour a few days prior with the owner Emily, but she is responsive and confirms your tour! We learned from
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from emilyeegge, Owner at Playa del Carmen Food Tour
Responded Aug. 6, 2019
Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative review! We are so glad that you took the opportunity to join us for the day. I am glad that Xantal shared the history of the food tour and Cozumel Chef with you. We are very proud of what we do and we hope to continue to share our passion of all things food with everyone! Hope to have you back in the area again soon and perhaps join us on a different foodie adventure (perhaps a cooking class, or our other food tour in Cozumel). Thank you again!!!
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Sheena W wrote a review Jul. 2019
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Our guide was kind and informative. The food was magnificent. I recommend it to everyone visiting Playa Del Carmen.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from emilyeegge, Owner at Playa del Carmen Food Tour
Responded Jul. 11, 2019
Thank you for joining Xantal for the day! So glad that you enjoyed and thought the food was tasty! Hope to have you back in Playa again soon!
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Chapfam4 wrote a review May 2019
Houston, Texas9 contributions4 helpful votes
Must say this food tour was excellent! A food tour for us has become a norm at many places we have visited. Xantal was very knowledgeable nice and friendly, she took my husband and I to small and homey places, which is what we like the best! the cochinita Pibil tacos at the park
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Date of experience: April 2019
Sarah P wrote a review Apr. 2019
1 contribution
We did this tour this past week while on vacation with another couple. The food was amazing and the market was really neat to see! The guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about authentic Mexican cuisine and tried places and food that we probably
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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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