If your travels in Mexico have been of the off-the-beaten-path variety, arriving in Playa del Carmen can be a shock. Though exciting, a walk down 5th Avenue – downtown’s main strip – can also be stressful and overwhelming. Vendors are aggressive, music is loud, and most restaurants serve over-priced, generic meals.
Fortunately, there's an alternative to the chaos. Simply walk a few blocks west of 5th Avenue and you’ll find some of the best street food in Mexico. Tacos, tortas and tamales run the show in the more local parts of town, and you can find them at local prices, too.
Here are six picks for the best street food in Playa del Carmen.