Playa del Carmen Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Playa del Carmen

Chances are, you'll eat most of your meals at your hotel, especially if you're staying in an all-inclusive resort. But you should plan to venture off the property for a few meals to sample a few of Playa del Carmen's offerings around town. Playa offers a wide range of eateries, from simple local fare to sophisticated fine dining establishments. You'll likely encounter menus full of seafood, Mexican fare and even some American eats.

Quality traditional Mexican fare is not as easy to find as one might think, but there are a few popular spots experts and travelers recommend. La Coronela is known for its tasty staples (think: tacos, enchiladas, guacamole, margaritas and more) at affordable prices. For succulent and fresh tacos al pastor, head to El Fogón; for shrimp tacos and ceviche, check out La Laguna in the Fairmont Mayakoba. If you're looking to splurge on dinner, Oh Lala comes highly recommended as an upscale restaurant with creative dishes and an intimate atmosphere. The town is also known for having a significant expatriate European population, evidenced by many European-style restaurants serving everything from tapas to Italian cuisine.

Find the Best Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

  • #1
    The Traveler's Table
    #1 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $$ | Mexican
    Cancun to Tulum Km 278 At Punta Venado Beach Club, Playa del Carmen 77790 Mexico
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  • #2
    The Mexican Experience Playa Del Carmen
    #2 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 142 reviewsTripAdvisor (142)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Avenida 20 entre 2 y 4 Centro at the playa del carmen hotel by H&R, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #3
    Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Riviera Maya
    #3 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 484 reviewsTripAdvisor (484)
    $$ | International, Fusion
    Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km, 256-100, 77710 Municipio Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #4
    It Guilty
    #4 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 153 reviewsTripAdvisor (153)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Mexican, International
    Calle 44 Corner with 1st North, Zazil - Ha, Playa del Carmen 77720 Mexico
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  • #5
    Harry's
    #5 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1666 reviewsTripAdvisor (1666)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
    Calle Corazon Lote 8B Nivel 1, along Avenida Quinta. between 12 Nte and 14 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #6
    Passion by Martin Berasategui
    #6 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 794 reviewsTripAdvisor (794)
    $$ | Spanish
    5th Avenue Esquina Street 112 Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, Playa del Carmen 77719 Mexico
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  • #7
    Oh Lala!
    #7 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2311 reviewsTripAdvisor (2311)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Seafood, International, European
    Calle 14 North Bis Between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue #147, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #8
    El Boticario
    #8 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Bar
    Calle Corazon y 5ta Av Plaza Calle Corazón, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #9
    Zitla
    #9 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 838 reviewsTripAdvisor (838)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Central American, Brew Pub, South American
    Calle 12 Lote 007 Entre 15 y 20 Avenida, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #10
    Trattoria Del Centro
    #10 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 819 reviewsTripAdvisor (819)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Calle 26 Between 5ta & 10ma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #11
    Hola Bangkok
    #11 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 456 reviewsTripAdvisor (456)
    $ - $$ | Thai, Asian
    5ta Avenida Entre Calle 34 y 38 Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #12
    Lara & Luca
    #12 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 459 reviewsTripAdvisor (459)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Cafe, International, Fusion
    Av Aviacion between Carr Federal and 15Av S, playacar fase 2, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #1
    Pavo Real by the Sea
    #1 of 3 Places to Eat in Playa Maroma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    $$ | Seafood, European
    Pavo Real by the Sea Highway 307-Cancun-ChetumalKM51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #14
    The Grill at 1- 26
    #14 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 439 reviewsTripAdvisor (439)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, International
    1a Av. Esquina Calle 26, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #15
    Bovino's Churrascaria
    #15 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2139 reviewsTripAdvisor (2139)
    $$ | Brazilian, International, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Sushi
    Calle 12 y Avenida 10 - 12th Street & 10th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #16
    MI Kfe Sabor Venezolano
    #16 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ | Caribbean, Latin, Venezuelan
    Av. 10 North Between 6th St. And 8th St Colonia Centro a 20 Metros de Plaza Pelikanos, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #17
    500 Gramos Grill
    #17 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1368 reviewsTripAdvisor (1368)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, International
    5ta Avenida Between Calle 34 and 38, inside Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #18
    Sr. Dan's Margarita and Sports Bar
    #18 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ - $$ | Pub
    5th Ave Corner 3 Sur, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #19
    Restaurante Ha'
    #19 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripAdvisor (129)
    $$ | Mexican
    Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Kilometro 282 Inside Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #20
    Mu. Burgerhouse
    #20 of 1,578 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 781 reviewsTripAdvisor (781)
    $ | Mexican, Brew Pub, Bar, Grill, Gastropub, Seafood
    Avenida 40 Nte No. 11 Between 4th and 6th street, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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