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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.

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  • #1
    Casa De Los Abuelos
    #1 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 113 reviewsTripadvisor (113)
    $ | Mexican
    Av. Paseo Central Plaza las Americas, Playa del Carmen 77723 Mexico
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  • #2
    Ferron's Jerk Chicken
    #2 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 898 reviewsTripadvisor (898)
    $ | 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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  • #3
    Nordic
    #3 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 87 reviewsTripadvisor (87)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, European, Norwegian
    Avenida 15 Norte Esquina Calle 6 Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #4
    Porfirio's Restaurante
    #4 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1917 reviewsTripadvisor (1917)
    $$ | Mexican, Grill, Contemporary
    5TA Avenida Esq. Calle 12, Col., Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #5
    Harry's
    #5 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2720 reviewsTripadvisor (2720)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Contemporary, Grill
    Calle Corazon Lote 8B Nivel 1, along Avenida Quinta. between 12 Nte and 14 Nte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #6
    Osteria De Roma
    #6 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 355 reviewsTripadvisor (355)
    $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Romana
    Calle 6 Entre 20 y 25, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #7
    Rockas Jamaican Kitchen
    #7 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 411 reviewsTripadvisor (411)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Jamaican, Grill
    Avenida 1 Between Calle 26 and Calle 28, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #8
    Cassa Ceviche
    #8 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 336 reviewsTripadvisor (336)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Healthy
    Calle 24 Norte # 7 Entre 30 y 25, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #9
    Senor Frog's Playa del Carmen
    #9 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3388 reviewsTripadvisor (3388)
    $ - $$ | International, Mexican
    5th Avenue, Loc. 17,37,38 y 44, Cir R-8, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #10
    Zitla
    #10 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2051 reviewsTripadvisor (2051)
    $ - $$ | 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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  • #11
    Senor Frog's Playa del Carmen 5ta Av
    #11 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 342 reviewsTripadvisor (342)
    $ | Mexican, Bar
    Calle Quinta Avenida Calle 22 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #12
    500 Gramos Grill
    #12 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1782 reviewsTripadvisor (1782)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Italian, European, International
    5ta Avenida Between Calle 34 and 38, inside Plaza San Pedro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #13
    El Chuleton
    #13 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 386 reviewsTripadvisor (386)
    $ | Mexican
    Avenida Constituyentes 180 Loc. 13 Plaza Las Perlas Junto A Viva Aerobus, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #14
    La Cazota Grill Restaurant
    #14 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1815 reviewsTripadvisor (1815)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Bar
    Quinta Avenida Between Calle 6 and 8, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #15
    Rey David Ristorante
    #15 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 691 reviewsTripadvisor (691)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    10th Avenue North Between 28th And 30th Street, Playa del Carmen 77720 Mexico
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  • #16
    Mexican Experience Playa Del Carmen
    #16 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripadvisor (186)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Latin, Caribbean
    Avenida 20 Between 2 And 4 Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #17
    Po Thai Restaurant
    #17 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 996 reviewsTripadvisor (996)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Healthy
    North Avenue 10 Down Town Between 14 and 14 Bis, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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  • #18
    The Traveler's Table
    #18 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 279 reviewsTripadvisor (279)
    $$ | Mexican
    Cancun to Tulum Km 278 At Punta Venado Beach Club, Playa del Carmen 77790 Mexico
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  • #19
    Lido Beach Club
    #19 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1757 reviewsTripadvisor (1757)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, International
    Avenida 1 Norte Bis Entre Calle 10 y 12, Playa del Carmen 77720 Mexico
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  • #20
    Trattoria Del Centro
    #20 of 1,358 Places to Eat in Playa del Carmen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1209 reviewsTripadvisor (1209)
    $ - $$ | 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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