Playa Del Carmen Restaurants

Are you looking where to eat in Playa Del Carmen? There are many good restaurants in this wonderful haven. In this article, we tell you the best places to eat. These are all restaurants that offer good value and consistent quality of food without being a tourist trap.

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La Parilla De Manolo

If you are looking for a great family-friendly traditional Mexican restaurant complete with a live Mariachi band, then this is your place. Kid’s menu is available. The price is reasonable and it’s on 5th Avenue.


The dining room is romantic and chic. For a sushi lover, you will love the food and the atmosphere. The service is also remarkable, thanks to the fast and nice staff. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.


You will fall in love with this quaint little spot because the food is delicious and the service is quick. Add to that the friendliness of the owner who treats customers as if they were long-time friends. This Italian joint has some great dinner options. It is not well-known, but it is surely gaining popularity.

El Gallinero Du Chocolat

This is one of the girliest shops on 5th Avenue, so naturally, you are easily drawn to visit. You will surely return because the prices are reasonable, the staff is friendly, and the food is tasty.

Some Cheap Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen

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Robin Bagels

Handmade bagels and sandwiches that are a great value can be found here. This restaurant is out of the center of Playa Del Carmen but is a great find. You can get sandwiches here starting at 40 pesos and drinks for under 20 pesos.

Papa Charly Pasta Factory

This place is perfect for lunch and offers an awesome combo meal deal. To get there, a short walk is needed as it is a little out of the center but it is definitely worth it. You can have the drink of the day, salad or pasta dish, main plate, and a dessert for under 100 pesos!

Primer Plato

This is an Italian restaurant/café that has handmade pasta for under 100 pesos. You can get a dish for 80 pesos and drink for 95 pesos. Considering the clean and friendly place plus the fact they hand make everything, that is a great deal.

La Mission Restaurant

This is located at the south end of town on 10th Avenue near Juarez Avenue. This is known as a seafood restaurant but they also have a menu of the day for only 75 pesos. It is open from 2:00pm-6:00pm daily. What’s unique about this place is that have a lot of options, a way to make the restaurant affordable to everyone.

El Arbolito Taqueria

This simple homemade taco restaurant in Playa Del Carmen will make you want to eat tacos all the time. There are 25 types of filling and you get handmade tortillas. Each sells for just 12 pesos. This is the perfect place for budget-eaters.


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