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Awaken your senses on a 3-hour 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, maguey worms 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.

Highlights

  • A 3-hour 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

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What You Can Expect

Mexican Street Food Crawl in Playa del Carmen

Browse the stores on 5ta Avenida and buy some souvenirs!

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, crispy maguey worms 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.

Customer Reviews

Russell D C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

Katalin I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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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