A Taste of Playa

25 Nov

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 Responses to “A Taste of Playa”

  1. Nikki November 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Those fried shrimp and sex on the bar drinks look like my kinds of day!

  2. Ashlie November 25, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    I noticed lots of expats as well. What a great event we will definitely be attending every year that they hold it.

  3. Krysten November 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I love Playa! Looks like a great time!

  4. GRRRL TRAVELER November 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    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.

  5. Kristi S November 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Yum! This is my type of event!

  6. Ang November 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    so jealous! omg… that looks so bomb!

  7. Julie M. November 27, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    I love food events like this! You made good choices, that cupcake and drink would have been on my list of must tries as well!

  8. (Florida) Girl with a New Life November 29, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    How fun! I enjoy living vicariously through your little adventures.

  9. laurencancun December 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    Mmmm….Red Velvet cupcakes!!!!

    Great pics, and I love the top/dress you are wearing!!

  10. Taylee December 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

    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.

  11. Erica December 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    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

  12. agent asheville December 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Let me know when this is happening next year…I will try to schedule it into my vacation! It is already snowing here in Asheville. I need more sunshine!

  13. Ceri May 13, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Wow, I’m going to be in Playa this November so I’m definitely going along to this now. It looks great. 😀

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