Awaken your senses on a tour of street food stalls and shopping spots in picturesque Playa del Carmen. Escape the tourist crowds of the beach to immerse yourself in the traditional culture of Mexico with a knowledgeable guide. Visit popular local haunts to savor local delicacies like grasshopper stuffed tacos (if available and in season) and rich tamales, washing your samples down with fiery shots of tequila. Explore bespoke boutiques for unique souvenirs as you discover some of the city’s prime shopping venues.
Playa del Carmen eating and shopping tour
Eat intriguing delights such as grasshopper and maguey worm tacos
Savor local dishes like cochonita pibil, pozole, tamales and carnitas
Indulge in a tasting of locally made and national tequilas
Check out local fashions and more on the city’s main shopping street
Greet your guide in downtown Playa del Carmen and commence your cultural tour in a less touristic part of town. Visit the owners of rustic stalls and authentic restaurants, sampling diverse delicacies and traditional treats. Indulge in adventurous dishes such as tacos stuffed with crunchy grasshoppers (if in season) and escamoles (ant eggs) for an unforgettable epicurean experience. Those seeking classic favorites will delight in dishes like cochinita pibil, slow-roasted pork that dates back to Mayan times; pozole, a wholesome and hearty spiced pork soup; and traditional tamales, steamed and stuffed corn wrapped in tender banana leaves.
After eating your fill of fabulous local fare, begin tasting a selection of Mexico’s most famous beverages. Get into the spirit of things at a local tequiliera, sampling shots of the legendary liquid while learning the history and manufacturing process. Shop for special souvenirs and purchase an authentic bottle of tequila to take home to friends and family – tour participants even receive a discount.
Board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to journey to the tour’s ultimate destination, 5 Avenida, known as 5th Avenue. Indulge in some serious shopping in the city’s principal shopping district, browsing bespoke boutiques for fashion and souvenirs. The tour concludes here so spend as much time as you like perusing glamorous shops in this vibrant district.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Fun food tour of Playa Del Carmen...
, Dec 2017
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
I think this was a good tour, mainly because of the tour guide who was very friendly and tried to explain everything the best way he could. althought i think is too expensive for what it is. I did a similar tour in new york for half the price.
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!