I'm sorry that I'll only get 5 days in Playa del Carmen and Valladolid combined, and won't get to Merida, but want to make the best of a short trip.
There are wonderful postings about Playa del Carmen with many recs for food there, and thank you to those who've posted. It would be very helpful to me if there were more recs for Valladolid area. This will be our base for 2 of the days and nights.
When traveling we prefer to eat local cuisine, don't care if it's a street stall or really fancy, and just want to eat really good food. (I'm sure there are excellent restaurants for cuisines other than Mexican and Mayan but we want to stick with those cuisines.)
Thank you in advance if you do have any info!