Mexican Street Food Crawl In Playa Del Carmen - Playa Del Carmen

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Take a 3-hour tour of the food and shopping scenes in beautiful Playa del Carmen. An expert local guide whisks you away from the touristy parts of this beach town for a visit on foot and by car to the spots where locals eat, hang out and shop. Get adventurous and try some local delicacies, such as tacos stuffed with grasshoppers or maguey worms, or stick with the tried-and-true carnitas and tamales. Partake in a tequila tasting. And then, at the conclusion of the tour, check out the citys shopping venues for local fashions and souvenirs.

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Meet your expert local guide in downtown Playa del Carmen and get whisked off to a non-touristy part of town to begin the eating and shopping extravaganza. Chat with the colorful owners and chefs of taquerias and restaurants as servers set out local delicacies in front of you. Are you an adventurous eater? If so, indulge in an exotic taco filled with crunchy grasshoppers (if in season)or surprisingly tasty escamoles (that would be ant eggs). For those who are not culinary daredevils, snack on favorites like cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish that is native to the region and is said to date as far back as Mayan times; pozole, a spicy hominy-filled, pork-spiked soup, often eaten by Mexicans as a hangover cure; and tamales Oaxaqueos, steamed masa wrapped in banana leaves.

After filling up on excellent local fare, its tequila time. Drink a sampling of Mexicos favorite spirit at a local tequileria while learning the interesting history of tequila from your guide. If the spirit moves you, so to speak, feel free to shop for bottles to take home there are over 200 varieties for sale. Tour participants even get a discount.

For the third and final leg of the 3-hour tour, youll be taken in a comfortable, air-conditioned van to 5ta Avenida, also known as Fifth Avenue, the citys main shopping street, for some serious shopping. Browse local fashions and pick up a souvenir or two to remind you of your fun evening. The tour ends here, so you can take as much time as you like.

Inclusions for Mexican Street Food Crawl In Playa Del Carmen

  • Professional guide
  • Transportation (by taxi)
  • Food tasting
  • Beverages (water, sodas, and traditional fresh fruit juices)
  • Tequila tasting
  • Special discount for purchases at tequila shop

Exclusions for Mexican Street Food Crawl In Playa Del Carmen

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Minimum age is 11 years

Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring cash for shopping

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • Fun food tour of Playa Del Carmen. Do this on your first day so you can get familiar with the area. We made 6 stops and had plenty to sample...taco, tamales, drinks, gelato, and Marquesitas a crepe with nutella and cheese-strange combination but very delicious. We had a group of 9 and had to taxi back to a set location. We went in 3 different taxis. When we arrived, we waited at the designated place and almost gave up on ever seeing the group again but finally the tour guide, David, showed up with his group...a small blip in the tour but it all turned out ok! Pricey but fun!

  • Food tour was good and our tour guide David was awesome. Really enjoyed the food and seeing more of Playa than we normally have in previous trips. Feel price charged was more than it should have been but trip was still good

  • This was an amazing experience which I will never forget. Great way to learn and take in the local culture and food. Great Guide very informative and interactive which made the time pass by quickly and made the experience very enjoyable

  • Really worth it, the guide was great(sorry forgotten his name) you learn soo much and the food and drink is Fantastic. Great to try new things in amazing places!!

  • My nephew and I really enjoyed the food tour,our guide Ivan was a very knowledgeable about all the culinary treasures we visited.The local venders were so eager for us to try there delicious food.

  • Do not miss this opportunity to get to know a bit of real Mexico! Thank you to Ivan our guide for a wonderful evening of delicious food, from taco stands, street vendors, small restos etc. tequila tasting a bonus at the end! A true highlight of our week in Playa del Carmen!

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