Mexican Eateries

Craving for an authentic taste of Mexico? Follow the divine smells that will take you to numerous of restaurants along La Quinta Avenida. But these eateries are more international than local since they are mostly owned by foreigners. So if you want the real Mexican flavor, color, and atmosphere, head to the less “touristy” districts. Here are some eateries in Playa del Carmen that serve Mexican food:

Aca Los Tacos
Location: 5th Avenue and Constituyentes
Serves: Burritos, tacos, salsas and grilled meats
Telephone: 984- 803-4482

Carboncitos
Location: Calle 4 between 5th and 10th Avenues
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

Cocteleria el Paisano Veracruz
Location: West of Highway 307 on Juarez Avenue
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

Don Emilione
Location: 5th Ave between Juarez and Calle 2
Serves: Full, varied menu of Mexican dishes with vegetarian and seafood dishes

Dona Mary
Location: 30th Avenue and Calle 28
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

El Almendro
Location: Calle 4 between 5th and 10th Avenues
Serves: Mexican dishes and seafood.

El Chino
Location: Calle 4 between 10th and 15th Avenues
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

El Fogón
Location: Highway 307 near Juarez Avenue and, 30th Avenue near Calle 4
Serves: Traditional Mexican food

El Pastorcito
Location: 30th Avenue between Calles 28 and 30
Serves: Tacos Pastor and local Mexican fare

El Sarape
Location: Juarez Avenue and 20th Street.
Serves: Traditional Mexican food and spicy salsas

La Adelita
Location: Calle 10 between 5th and 10th Avenues
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

La Caprichoza
Location: 5th Avenue between Calles 12 and 14
Telephone: 984-879-3852
Serves: Upscale Mexican restaurant that also serves seafood and flambé food

La Casa de Piedra
Location: Calle 6 between 5th and 10th Avenues and 35th Avenue between Calles 30 and 32
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

La Malquerida
Location: 34th Street between 25th and 30th Avenues.
Location: Contemporary Mexican cuisine
Telephone: 984-803-5794

La Taberna
Location: Corner of 10th and 4th
Serves: Authentic Mexican food

Las Brisas
Location: On 4th St. between 5th and 10th Ave
Serves: Traditional Mexican restaurant very popular with the locals

Las Delicias
Location: 5th Ave and Calle 22.
Serves: Traditional Mexican dishes

Los Almendros
Serves: 10th Avenue and Calle 6 or 8

Makech
Location: 1st street south near 10th Avenue
Serves: Authentic Mexican dishes.

Pancho Villas
Location: Calle 10 between 5th Avenue and the beach.
Serves: Traditional Mexican food

Tacos Arabe-Isreal
Location: Corner of 15th Avenue and Calle 10
Serves: Great tacos

Tango Taco
Location: Calle 10 between 10th and 15th Avenues

Yaxche
Location: Calle 8 between Aves 5 and 10
Serves: Mayan cuisine in a fine-dining setting