Chorizo, Pollo, Pastor… And More
You could, conceivably, eat tacos three times a day. Breakfast: taco with fried eggs. Lunch: chicken taco. Dinner: flank steak taco with a cocktail on the side. In Playa del Carmen, where you have so many decadent options, we recommend a taco taste test. What better way to become an expert on the city than to eat your way towards connoisseurship of one of the region’s favorite dishes?
For two very different experiences, hit Yo Amo Tacos and El Fogon. “El Fogon is arguably the best authentic Mexican food in Playa del Carmen. The restaurant’s specialty is Pastor [slow-roasted pork],” the restaurant’s Facebook page brags. Visitors agree. Known as a local hangout, here’s where you can watch residents chow down on their favorite dishes before you select from the menu. If you want to stick to the main drag, and you don’t mind battling some tourists for table space, Yo Amo Tacos offers a wonderful menu and a great drink list as well. The Canadian-owned business infuses Playa flavor into every bite.