Photo by Michele Kinnon

Taste of Playa is a community based culinary event set in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Drawing inspiration from the dreams of several local business owners, this event was conceived as a way to celebrate the extraordinary talents of chefs and restaurateurs who have chosen Playa del Carmen as their home, establishing the Riviera Maya as a world class culinary destination.
Food festivals are held worldwide with each host city lending its unique character to the event. Taste of Playa has adopted many of the same principles of these successful international events and has added its own unique ingredients; the natural background of the Caribbean Sea, the distinctive flavors of regional foods, and the unbridled talent of(inter)national chefs based in the Riviera Maya.

With the combined efforts of an Event Committee, over 65 volunteers, local restaurants, business owners, the City of Playa del Carmen and its mayoral offices, along with the State Tourism Board, Taste of Playa
has been embraced by the city and its visitors.

In its 1st Annual Sampling on September 5, 2009 in the newly refurbished Parque Fundadores, Taste of Playa attracted over 3200 attendees and inspired everyone to honor the diversity of this famous tourist city and to celebrate the heritage and traditions of Mexico. In 2012 the event attracted over 8000 visitors, 40 participating restaurants and bars and more than 75 volunteers.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, we are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating the 5th anniversary of Taste of Playa, which will be held on November 24th, 2013.