Playa del Carmen, affectionately refered to as "Playa" by locals, was once just the small fishing town where you could catch the ferry to Cozumel. However Playa has rapidly grown into a bustling, yet still charming beach town that tourists from all over the world visit. No matter how big Playa gets, it never loses it's bohemian small town feel.
Like it's residents, many of whom are expats from other countries, Playa del Carmen's cuisine is international, and you'll find upscale fine dining and small "hole in the wall" eateries that serve tempting creations from all over the globe. Pedestrian walkway 5th Avenue is an obvious choice for a meal in Playa del Carmen, but many of Playa's best restaurants are off the beaten path (the path being 5th Avenue).
For a true international experience in one place, Playa del Carmen's best restaurant, Oh Lala!, offers just nine tables, so it's best to make a reservation. A taste of Israel can be found at an economical price at Falafel Nessya.
At Imprevist, Asian fusion cusine is prepared by a Guatamalan Chef, and at Don Chendo, diners will find the only Chicago-style pizza in Playa del Carmen.
Babe's Noodles serves delicious Thai dishes (and yummy mojitos), while Sushi Lalo Wey offers fresh sushi in a bustling food market. La Tarraya has served seafood on the beach since 1968, and Blue Lobster is known for steak and well, lobster.
Try a different type of cuisine each evening in Playa del Carmen's international restaurants.
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