The presentation of a taco or a tamale can only be elevated so far. For the purposes of flavor, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in an elegant restaurant or by the side of road. (In Playa del Carmen, with views of the sparkling ocean, eating by the side of the road a pleasure in and of itself.) Everyone knows the best local food is off the beaten track, but how do you know where to go?
Fear not: Eating With Carmen takes you on a three-hour walking tour of seven of the best casual eateries in town. Discover local spots hidden away from tourist landmarks. Your tour guides will show you where to get the best pastor and huitlacoche, and teach you the exact pickled-chili-to-tortilla ratio for your tacos. Put on your most comfortable shoes and bring your appetite.