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What to Eat on a Budget in Playa del Carmen

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MZA 1 LTE 1, Calle 2 Nte 1, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Set in the heart of the tourist zone on the beach, La Tarraya offers all the usual suspects made with care at prices that can't be beat - especially on the beach. This is the last beachfront restaurant still owned by a Playa local.
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Av. 105 Nte Local 3, entre Constituyentes y 30 Bis, Ejidal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Very far off the beaten tourist path of 5th avenue lies this gem. Chicken just doesn't get any better. Run by a Jamaican expat with a dream of opening a Jerk Chicken stand, Ferron's is quickly becoming an institution amongst Playa locals.
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Avenida Norte 10, Mza. 5 Lte. 1,3,7, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Don't miss this spot on bustling 10th avenue. Pizza is the speciality and they serve it up hot and fresh, cut into squares. This stuff is dangerously good so make sure to come hungry. 20 pesos per slice.
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Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
A very-laid back street-side stand the serves up tasty Argentenian food made with an authentic touch. Many say that La Porteña is the home of Playa's best steak.
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MZA 29 LTE 6 Local 25, 10 Avenida Nte., Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Cheap and delicious Mexican quesadillas. The corn tortillas are made fresh in front of you after you order. The chicken mole and rayas con crema quesadillas are excellent.
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Loc 5, Calle 28 Nte., Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
A delicious, affordable Mexican experience. Burritos are their specialty but tacos, tostadas and other Mexicans staples are also available. Very popular with Playa's younger, local crowd.
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15 Avenida Nte 159, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Run by a former New York City chef, this place delivers some of Playa's most succulent, flavourful chicken.
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30 Avenida entre Contituyentes y calle 20, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Part of Playa's iconic, awesome fresh produce market DAC, "La Ceiba" delivers fresh, tasty Mexican classics as well as internationally-inspired food. Try the fresh fruit water.
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26 Av. Nte LB, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
You can't get much cheaper for delicious, filling, authentic Mexican food. A whole chicken with salsa, marinated onions and corn torillas will cost you little more than 100 pesos.
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Calle 14 Nte., Ejidal, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Head to La Floresta for hearty, authentic seafood tacos that won't break the bank. Located on the highway so make sure to keep your head up if you decide to walk.
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Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Upon entering Dona Paula you will feel more like you're in someone's living room than a restaurant. Head here if you want a true Mexican experience with traditional and cheap food that is delicious.