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
    Ferron's Jerk Chicken
    #1 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 732 reviewsTripAdvisor (732)
    $ | Caribbean, Jamaican
    Av. 105 Casi Esquina Con Constituyentes Frente a Plaza Esmeralda, En Contra Esquina Del Cecyte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #2
    Osteria De Roma
    #2 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $$ | Italian, Pizza, Romana, Mediterranean
    Calle 6 Entre 20 y 25, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #3
    Hard Rock Cafe
    #3 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 469 reviewsTripAdvisor (469)
    $ | American
    Quinta Avenida Corner with Calle 4 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #4
    Harry's
    #4 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2250 reviewsTripAdvisor (2250)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Contemporary, Grill
    Calle Corazon Lote 8B Nivel 1, along Avenida Quinta. between 12 Nte and 14 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #5
    Zitla
    #5 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1604 reviewsTripAdvisor (1604)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Brew Pub
    Calle 12 Lote 007 Entre 15 y 20 Avenida, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #6
    La Cazota Grill Restaurant
    #6 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1785 reviewsTripAdvisor (1785)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar
    Quinta Avenida Between Calle 6 and 8, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #7
    Mexican Experience Playa Del Carmen
    #7 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 183 reviewsTripAdvisor (183)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar
    Avenida 20 Between 2 And 4 Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #8
    The Traveler's Table
    #8 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    $$ | Mexican
    Cancun to Tulum Km 278 At Punta Venado Beach Club, Playa del Carmen 77790 Mexico
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  • #9
    Porfirio's Restaurante
    #9 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 914 reviewsTripAdvisor (914)
    $$ | Mexican, Grill, Contemporary
    5TA Avenida Esq. Calle 12, Col., Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #10
    Rockas Jamaican Kitchen
    #10 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 195 reviewsTripAdvisor (195)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Jamaican, Grill
    Avenida 1 Between Calle 26 and Calle 28, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #11
    El Chuleton
    #11 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    $ | Mexican
    Avenida Constituyentes 180 Loc. 13 Plaza Las Perlas Junto A Viva Aerobus, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #12
    El Boticario
    #12 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 334 reviewsTripAdvisor (334)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood
    Calle Corazon y 5ta Av Plaza Calle Corazón, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #13
    Micaela's
    #13 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1970 reviewsTripAdvisor (1970)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Bar
    5ta Avenida Between Calle 28 & Calle 30, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #14
    Oh Lala!
    #14 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2399 reviewsTripAdvisor (2399)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Seafood, International, European
    Calle 14 North Bis Between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue #147, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #15
    Senor Frog's Playa del Carmen
    #15 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ | Mexican
    Calle Quinta Avenida Calle 22 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #16
    UNO japanese noodles pdc
    #16 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Avenida Constituyentes Esq Av 15 Local #8, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #1
    Pavo Real by the Sea
    #1 of 4 Places to Eat in Playa Maroma
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 620 reviewsTripAdvisor (620)
    $$ | Seafood, European
    Pavo Real by the Sea Highway 307-Cancun-ChetumalKM51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #18
    500 Gramos Grill
    #18 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1611 reviewsTripAdvisor (1611)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, Barbecue, European, International
    5ta Avenida Between Calle 34 and 38, inside Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #19
    Lara & Luca
    #19 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $ - $$ | French, European, International, Fusion, Cafe
    Av Aviacion between Carr Federal and 15Av S, playacar fase 2, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #20
    Trattoria Del Centro
    #20 of 1,657 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 996 reviewsTripAdvisor (996)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Calle 26 Between 5ta & 10ma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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