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
    Porfirio's Playa del Carmen
    #1 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 367 reviewsTripAdvisor (367)
    $$ | Mexican, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary
    5ta Avenida Esquina Calle 12, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #2
    The Traveler's Table
    #2 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 147 reviewsTripAdvisor (147)
    $$ | Mexican
    Cancun to Tulum Km 278 At Punta Venado Beach Club, Playa del Carmen 77790 Mexico
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  • #3
    Ferron's Jerk Chicken
    #3 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 381 reviewsTripAdvisor (381)
    $ | Caribbean, Barbecue, 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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  • #4
    Harry's Grill
    #4 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1903 reviewsTripAdvisor (1903)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
    Calle Corazon Lote 8B Nivel 1, along Avenida Quinta. between 12 Nte and 14 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #5
    The Mexican Experience Playa Del Carmen
    #5 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 156 reviewsTripAdvisor (156)
    $ - $$ | 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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  • #6
    It Guilty
    #6 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Mexican, International
    Calle 44 Corner with 1st North, Zazil - Ha, Playa del Carmen 77720 Mexico
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  • #7
    Oh Lala!
    #7 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2337 reviewsTripAdvisor (2337)
    $$ | 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
    Zitla
    #8 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1013 reviewsTripAdvisor (1013)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Central American, Brew Pub, South American
    Calle 12 Lote 007 Entre 15 y 20 Avenida, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #9
    El Boticario
    #9 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 251 reviewsTripAdvisor (251)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Bar
    Calle Corazon y 5ta Av Plaza Calle Corazón, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #10
    Passion by Martin Berasategui
    #10 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 829 reviewsTripAdvisor (829)
    $$ | Spanish
    5th Avenue Esquina Street 112 Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, Playa del Carmen 77719 Mexico
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  • #11
    500 Gramos Grill
    #11 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1460 reviewsTripAdvisor (1460)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, International
    5ta Avenida Between Calle 34 and 38, inside Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #12
    Lara & Luca
    #12 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 495 reviewsTripAdvisor (495)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Cafe, International, Fusion
    Av Aviacion between Carr Federal and 15Av S, playacar fase 2, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #13
    Casa Mayahuel
    #13 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripAdvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin
    Calle 24 norte 5ta y 1era Avenida norte, Playa del Carmen 77720 Mexico
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  • #14
    Mu. Burgerhouse
    #14 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 888 reviewsTripAdvisor (888)
    $ | 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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  • #15
    Trattoria Del Centro
    #15 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 869 reviewsTripAdvisor (869)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Calle 26 Between 5ta & 10ma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #16
    La Cazota Grill Restaurant
    #16 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 936 reviewsTripAdvisor (936)
    $ - $$ | Mexican
    Quinta Avenida Between Calle 6 and 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 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    $$ | Seafood, European
    Pavo Real by the Sea Highway 307-Cancun-ChetumalKM51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #18
    Hola Bangkok
    #18 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 494 reviewsTripAdvisor (494)
    $ - $$ | Thai, Asian
    5ta Avenida Entre Calle 34 y 38 Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #19
    Bovino's Churrascaria
    #19 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2174 reviewsTripAdvisor (2174)
    $$ | Brazilian, International, Steakhouse
    Calle 12 y Avenida 10 - 12th Street & 10th Avenue, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #20
    INTI Beach
    #20 of 1,597 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 319 reviewsTripAdvisor (319)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Seafood, International
    Calle 6 On the Beach, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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