A Taste of Playa

This past Sunday was the annual Taste of Playa event in Playa del Carmen.

The event was held at Parque Fundadores, a beautiful area by the beach. Many of Playa del Carmen’s best bars and restaurants set up their own table, serving samples of their more popular dishes and drinks.

I’d been dying to go for months, but Jorge wasn’t as excited about it. Good husband that he is, he agreed to tag along. By the end of the day, I think Jorge was more excited than I was!


First, we went to buy our “Taste of Playa Pesos”. This little chips costs $10 pesos (or $1 US) each. With these, you could buy a drink or sample dish from the different restaurants and bars.

Jorge and I were able to try quite a lot for $200 pesos ($20 US)… not too bad!

Fried shrimp with sauce, and a side of rice with lime

"Sex on the Bar" by Luna Blue... best drink ever?? I may or may not have had 3 of these...

Cupcakes by Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery ... God bless you

Red velvet cupcake

Overall, such a fun event! I was surprised by the number of expats I saw there (probably way more expats than Mexicans!)

We’ll definitely be back next year.

13 thoughts on “A Taste of Playa

  1. Looks like a chi-chi extravaganza! Those drink tickets? totally cute and omg- red velvet cupcakes?! Really? I can’t believe you have them there. I’ve actually not tried the cupcakes here though I haven’t seen red velvet yet.

  2. SO FUN! See, I’m sure there are things like this where I am, I just don’t know where to look to find out. I could do what you did EVERY WEEKEND! I love it.

  3. Do you have a suggestion for a place to stay for the night in Carmen? We will be there next week for just a one nighter looking for something barato just a place to rest our head….thanx..love the blog btw

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