Did someone say Playa Del Carmen food tour!?! I feel like after four years of traveling in Latin America I can say with some authority that Mexico, for me, has the best food. Whenever I return to Mexico, it’s one of the things I’m most looking forward to. So the thought of a whole evening of eating Mexican food on one of the Playa del Carmen food tours was a bit of a dream.
Why do a Playa Del Carmen food tour?
As a full-time traveler, I’ve learned the hard way some hacks to speed up the settling in time whenever I arrive at a new place. Whether you are planning to stay for a few days or a few weeks in any new place the quicker, you can orient yourself the better. And finding the best food near me is always top of my list. Because who wants to eat crap Mexican food, or even worse get sick from eating from a doggie food truck!?
So what’s the best way to figure out the best places to eat in Playa Del Carmen and get a lesson on what to order than doing a food tour? Let’s face it it can be pretty overwhelming figuring out what to order in a new country. I know doing the food tour in Bogota gave me a crash course in the local food that stayed with me the whole time I was in Colombia. On food tours, you always end up eating things you would never order on your own which is never a bad thing, right?
Eating with Carmen Playa del Carmen Food Tour
There are a few companies offering Playa del Carmen food tours. I decided on Eating With Carmen because I liked the fact you get three options. The Authentic Mexican Food Tour, the Gourmet Food Tour, and even a Vegan Food Tour. I also loved that Daniel the owner spend 6 months finding the best food in Playa del Carmen. All of the places we went to on the food tour were small family-run places off the typical tourist trail. They are all places I have returned to because the food is so good.
About the Authentic Mexican Food Tour
The food tour starts at the ADO bus station and after a brief introduction from Rodrigo our guide we took a seat in the park and got to watch the show.
On this tour, you don’t just eat. Rodrigo also took us to see some cool street art while learning about the development of Playa Del Carmen, which is the fastest-growing place in Mexico right now.
I don’t want to spoil the tour for you, but we ate some delicious fruit, drank a lot of tasty fruit juices, and there was plenty of Tacos! Some more ‘exotic’ than others…
As a solo traveler, I love tours like this as they are so sociable. Sometimes I just don’t want to eat on my own so taking a food tour, or a beer tour or any other kind of tour that involves walking around and eating/ drinking and ultimately socializing with other people is always money well spent for me.
But on this tour, I actually did it with an influencer friend It’s a Travel OD. We had only met in person that day after talking online for a while. It was so much fun to hang out and get to know her and learn more about her vlogging work. If you don’t follow her already then go check out her Instagram, Facebook, and especially her YouTube Channel!
Final Thoughts on the Eating with Carmen Food Tour Playa del Carmen
Even though I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Mexico and know a little about Mexican food I learned so much on the tour. So, if you are interested in learning about Mexican food, like eating Mexican food, and want to know where to go for the best Playa del carmen food tour, then you need to do this tour.
Plus, when you think about it, the price you would pay to do this whole food tour is the price you would pay in The USA for a nice meal at a restaurant. Trust me it’s money well spent especially as all of the food venues are small independent businesses.
Looking for somewhere to stay in Playa del Carmen?
I wrote a whole guide to Accommodation in Playa del Carmen you can read here. I also recommend booking one of these Airbnb’s. They are all in great locations and are super reasonably priced.
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