Aug 8, 2008
I started a new blog about a month ago with Hans and Solomon to review restaurants in Playa del Carmen. We review the places where we eat, which isn't necessarily anywhere tourists would eat, but we like 'em. That's not to say that if we eat at La Parilla or Carlos n' Charlies that we won't review them, it's just to say that we've lived here some time now and haven't felt the urge to go to those places.
Solomon is a real "off the beaten track" guy when it comes to food, so many of his reviews will be of nameless restaurants, taco carts, changarros and more. He's not afraid to wander way up into the Colosio (a neighborhood north of Playa where there aren't many gringos, if any) to get food. Expect his reviews to include directions based more on landmarks, as many of his favorite haunts aren't clearly marked, or their cross streets aren't clearly marked (in Mexico.... imagine!).
Hans and I still occasionally eat on or around 5th or 10th Aves. I intend to post as many reviews that are accessible for tourists as I can. Part of that is motivated by wanting to know where to take family and friends when they visit, and the other part is just wanting to help people eat well when they don't want to stray out into the rest of Playa (or they can't speak Spanish).
Check it out, and if you know of a restaurant that we should visit, let us know!