Tacos are a staple of Mexican cuisine and the most popular Mexican street food… in my quest to find the best tacos in Playa del Carmen, I found there is no one authentic Mexican taco as there are many types that come from the different areas of Mexico. Even though none are from the state of Quintana Roo, these are some of the best tacos you should try here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Al Pastor Tacos at El Fogon
This is probably the most famous taco spot in Playa del Carmen, and for a good reason. It is known for the pastor tacos, pork cooked on a vertical rotating spit and served with pineapple.
Birria Tacos at Birria de la 30
Birria tacos are a style from Jalisco, a western state of Mexico. The meat is slow cooked like a stew in adobo spices. The tortillas are then dipped in the adobo sauce and heated on the grill, so they turn orange and crisp. 30th Ave, near 38th St
Street Cart Tacos
There may areas that have street cart tacos, especially along 30th Ave. Tacos here are generally less expensive and catered towards locals. Spots that you can find groups of street carts are outside the Super Aki along Ave 30 at both Calle 40 and Calle 14 or at Parque Portal Maya on Ave 15 and Calle 2.
Tacos Arabes at Bait Lajam
This style comes from middle eastern immigrants and is served on a pita style bread rather than corn tortillas. True Arabes style is beef or lamb, but due to local preferences, they can also be served with pork. Try these at Bait Lajam Ave 10 at Calle 32
Tripe Tacos at Taqueria Gomez
Tripe is the stomach lining from cows or other animals, and so it’s generally not very popular with tourists. But since it was less expensive than other cuts of meat, it became a common dish among the people. Try the fried tripe tacos at Taqueria Gomez on Calle 2