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World Food Tour in Playa del Carmen

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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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Calle 10 Nte. SN Local 7, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
This is a great little joint tucked away off a side street in Playa del Carmen. Owned by a Venezuelan family, they make great food with several vegetarian options. The sandwiches made with plantain bread are outstanding.
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Located on one of Playa's nicest city parks, El Tapas serves Playa's best Spanish food. Try the paella. Prices are reasonable and you'll have a nicer view for your meal.
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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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Located on 5th, Texas Burger Co. serves tasty Tex-Mex food. Their speciality is their home made BBQ sauce, which is absolutely fantastic. Prices are a bit high, but a great spot to people watch.
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Head here for sushi with a very big, and spicy, Mexican twist. Make sure to try something with their flagship Tampico sauce, a mouth-watering combination of crab, Kewpie mayo and serrano pepper.
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Playa is home to over 10,000 Italian expats and thankfully, many of them brought their cooking skills with them. Head to Papa Charlie's for a secluded, relaxing atmosphere with top notch Italian pasta.
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Calle 26 #142, entre Avenidas 10 y 20, Quintas del Carmen, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
One of Playa's most charming and cozy restaurants, located on Calle 26. Restaurante Patanegra is run by a Spanish chef. Incredible service.
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Quinta Avenida Esq. Calle 30 Loc. 8 y 9, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Playa's premier Argentinian restaurant. With over 10,000 Argentinians permanently living here, 10 delivers the real deal if you're looking for a delicious, authentic Argentinian steak.
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Calle 34 Norte & Calle Quinta Avenida, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Run by a French expat, this place is the real deal. Just take a look at the imported French ovens in the kitchen. Head here for baguettes, bread, pastries or their absolutely incredible almond croissant. Be prepared to wait in line as this place...
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Calle 10 Norte Mz 30 Lt 6, Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Run by a local Israeli expat, Yala delivers absolutely delicious falafel, amongst other items. Food comes with a free salad bar with unique, tasty Israeli combinations.
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10 Avenida Norte, Xamanha, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Another top choice from Playa's Japanese-Mexican fusion restuarants. Nikkori is the choice if you're looking for Playa's freshest, highest quality fish.
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Av. 10 Norte entre calle 14 y 14 bis, Solidaridad, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
You know you've got a good chance for authentic thai when the head chef is Thai. And that is the case at Po Thai, where the food is incredibly authentic, full of flavour and spicy.