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Old 10-19-2002   #1 (permalink)
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What's this forum all about ?

We get lots of requests for tips on finding cheap local eats at off the beaten track type places. Here you go.

We'll give tips on what to ask for and where to get it.
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excellent idea!!! Thanks James!
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Wow! Great addtion, James!
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Thank you!

What a wonderful addition. Thanks!
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Yay! I'll go first. Best chicken in town...

is at Pollo Asadero - Sinaloa (that's what's on their sign), on 15th near 4th. They've been roasting the most succulent chicken in town for years. Most of their business is carry-out, but they have a few tables and drinks if you prefer to eat your chicken tacos on the premises.
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I love this new section as both my my husband & I love to eat. One of our absolute favorites is ceviche. And ceviche seems to be a staple in Playa. So how about it? Give us a low down on where the locals go.
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A vague recommendation for good ceviche

Okay, I must plead amnesia here...but while I was talking to a guy at Phantom dive shop (on 1st), he was eating ceviche--and insisted I try some of his. It was delicious. Do I remember the name of the place? Sorry...but it was on the beach, north of Blue Parrot, about 14th. Maybe someone can help me out here?

Another great seafood place is La Bamba Jachocha--but be sure to go to their location on 30th, not the one near 5th. Locals have told me that the one on 5th is nowhere near as good--and it's certainly more expensive. It's on the West side of 30th just north of the first roundabout north of Constituyentes. Sorry I can't give you a street name (they aren't always labelled), but the building has bright orange trim.
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Speaking of off beaten places, when I was in Playa del Carmen last year we came upon a hole in the wall place where locals purchased different types of meat. At the entrance was a big grill. You could eat there (only a few tables) and they encouraged you to write on the walls. The walls were full of sayings, peoples names, drawings, etc. One of the owners handed me a marking pen, slid me a chair and pointed to the wall. The different types of meat they prepared, along with potatoes etc was absolutely wonderful. I am returning the first week of May and would love to find this place again. Anyone know what the place is called, where it is located?
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks June
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Help

You know what might help us newbies? Pictures. If by chance you find an awsome resturant with the best whatever and you have a camera, take a pic! It would be greatly appareciated. I hear about all of these great dishes, but I'm not totally confident in what they really are. I think it would make more people comfortable and knowledgeable if they could put a picture to an idea. Thanks!!
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Speaking of off beaten places, when I was in Playa del Carmen last year we came upon a hole in the wall place where locals purchased different types of meat. At the entrance was a big grill. You could eat there (only a few tables) and they encouraged you to write on the walls. The walls were full of sayings, peoples names, drawings, etc. One of the owners handed me a marking pen, slid me a chair and pointed to the wall. The different types of meat they prepared, along with potatoes etc was absolutely wonderful. I am returning the first week of May and would love to find this place again. Anyone know what the place is called, where it is located?
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks June
Thought I'd run this one by everyone again as it sounds like a place worth a visit if it can be identified.

PDC bound in 9 more days.........
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The place is H&M Carniceria or something similar. It is a carneceria on 1st, just one block south of Juarez at around Avenida 15. 1st is a one way street heading east. The carniceria will be on the right. The arracherra is great. Your entire meal is about $7 with meat, baked potato or baked whole onion plus all the trimmins'. I buy a lot of our fresh (and frozen) beef and pork there to cook at home as well. They carry US Angus also. Very friendly service and a busy place. Lots of locals.
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Gracias M2Playa.

Saludos,

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There are previous posts on H&M, and it is a must now, when we go to PDC. Read about it before our first trip, and used it 3-4 times then, and again 4 times this trip. GREAT food, and takeout as well....Great Cebollas...
Hopefully I have attached a picture of my Lovely Linda's Steak Arrachera we had at what could be our favorite restaurant in PDC...Los Almendros


Sorry about the size, have to re-read James info on making the picture smaller... but it does show just how great the meal looked..and it tasted even better...

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Wow, it looks amazing. Only 3 more months to go.
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The old forum had a bunch of threads going about best pizza, best guac, etc. and I don't see them anymore on this new forum. I know you can still search for them, but I think some of the newbies would like to be able to see them here. I know I read them all when preparing for my last visit. How do they get over here?

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