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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 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 808 reviewsTripadvisor (808)
    $ | 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 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 301 reviewsTripadvisor (301)
    $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Romana
    Calle 6 Entre 20 y 25, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #3
    Harry's
    #3 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2528 reviewsTripadvisor (2528)
    $$ | 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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  • #4
    Porfirio's Restaurante
    #4 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1467 reviewsTripadvisor (1467)
    $$ | Mexican, Grill, Contemporary
    5TA Avenida Esq. Calle 12, Col., Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #5
    Rockas Jamaican Kitchen
    #5 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 324 reviewsTripadvisor (324)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Jamaican, Grill
    Avenida 1 Between Calle 26 and Calle 28, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #6
    Zitla
    #6 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1849 reviewsTripadvisor (1849)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Central American, Brew Pub
    Calle 12 Lote 007 Entre 15 y 20 Avenida, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #7
    Mexican Experience Playa Del Carmen
    #7 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 185 reviewsTripadvisor (185)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Caribbean
    Avenida 20 Between 2 And 4 Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #8
    Cassa Ceviche
    #8 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 276 reviewsTripadvisor (276)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
    Calle 24 Norte # 7 Entre 30 y 25, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #9
    La Cazota Grill Restaurant
    #9 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1814 reviewsTripadvisor (1814)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar
    Quinta Avenida Between Calle 6 and 8, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #10
    El Boticario
    #10 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 360 reviewsTripadvisor (360)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Bar, Seafood
    Calle Corazon y 5ta Av Plaza Calle Corazón, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #11
    El Chuleton
    #11 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 309 reviewsTripadvisor (309)
    $ | Mexican
    Avenida Constituyentes 180 Loc. 13 Plaza Las Perlas Junto A Viva Aerobus, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #12
    The Traveler's Table
    #12 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripadvisor (268)
    $$ | Mexican
    Cancun to Tulum Km 278 At Punta Venado Beach Club, Playa del Carmen 77790 Mexico
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  • #13
    Senor Frog's Playa del Carmen
    #13 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2922 reviewsTripadvisor (2922)
    $ - $$ | International, Mexican
    5th Avenue, Loc. 17,37,38 y 44, Cir R-8, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #14
    500 Gramos Grill
    #14 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1693 reviewsTripadvisor (1693)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, European, International
    5ta Avenida Between Calle 34 and 38, inside Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #15
    Lido Club de Playa
    #15 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1696 reviewsTripadvisor (1696)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
    Avenida 1 Norte Bis Entre Calle 10 y 12 > Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo >, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #16
    Bovino's Churrascaria
    #16 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2587 reviewsTripadvisor (2587)
    $$ | Brazilian, International, Steakhouse, Grill
    Calle 12 y Avenida 10 - 12th Street & 10th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #17
    Rey David Ristorante
    #17 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 581 reviewsTripadvisor (581)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    10th Avenue North Between 28th And 30th Street, Playa del Carmen 77720 Mexico
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  • #18
    Lara & Luca
    #18 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 620 reviewsTripadvisor (620)
    $ - $$ | 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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  • #19
    Mu. Burgerhouse
    #19 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1262 reviewsTripadvisor (1262)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Brew Pub, Bar, Grill, Gastropub
    Avenida 40 Nte No. 11 Between 4th and 6th street, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #20
    MI Kfe Sabor Venezolano
    #20 of 1,382 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 265 reviewsTripadvisor (265)
    $ | 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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