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Playa del Carmen local picks

Plateaumaman | Jul 12, 2013 08:25 PM

This summer we opted for a condo in Playa del Carmen as our vacation getaway, and have been having a lot of fun chowhounding around Avenida 30 and calle 24, not far from the Mega supermarket.

Our favourites so far are a collection of places we've visited on previous visits to Playa and several new discoveries. My oldest son swears by the cappucino and chocolate cake at the Coffee Stop, for example, while we are still loyal to brownies and Mayan Chocolate at Ah Cacao.

We've visited our favourites, Los Aguachiles (both locations so consistent and great) and El Fogon (also wonderful at both locations) a few times, as well as grabbing delicious early morning deep-fried empanadas from a food cart at 12 y 20 near the second ADO station.

Today some of us tried and enjoyed Tacos Cadeza (beef tongue) in front of Mega near El Fogon, and we like the tortas of cochinita pibil from the vendor a block over along 30, by the sacred tree near DAC. Other highlights included catch of the day grilled perfectly at La Pesca and some Venezuelan brunches at Kaxapa Factory.

I've been documenting our adventures (and some of the recommendations we've yet to try) here on my pinterest board.

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