Photo by Franco Larrine
Calle 15 Park
So close to mad 5th Avenue yet with nary a tourist in sight, this downtown Playa del Carmen park is a favorite stop for locals in search of fast and cheap eats. As you pass under the large stone archway at the southeast corner, you’ll see a pathway lined on both sides with carts selling traditional Mexican street food. Pour the available salsas over greasy tortas, quesadillas, and tacos, or try a healthier breakfast option with some fresh fruit juices. This spot exists for quick bites over plastic plates, so you won’t find any tables—most customers eat while standing, or ask for a stool. And remember: glass bottles must be returned to vendors!
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