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This Colorful Eatery Is the Most Eccentric Restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

Mexico Food + Drink
by Matador Creators Apr 17, 2023

Playa del Carmen isn’t just an all-inclusive resort destination, it’s also a destination for food lovers. If you’re looking for traditional Mexican cuisine, check out El Hongo. This restaurant in the heart of the town offers a classic Mexican culinary experience with its traditional recipes, bold flavors, and vibrant aesthetic.

At El Hongo Restaurant, you’ll be treated to a local dining experience with family recipes passed down for generations. You’ll find the flavors of fresh and locally-sourced ingredients that give traditional Mexican dishes their unique taste. From salsas, soups, and tacos, to more elaborate dishes like Cochinita Pibil or Chiles en Nogada, each bite is a delicious journey through the rich culinary heritage of Mexico. And don’t forget to try their homemade tequila or mezcal, which pairs perfectly with your meal.

Apart from its delicious cuisine, El Hongo Restaurant boasts a charming and cozy ambience that complements the dining experience. The restaurant is located in a traditional Mexican house with a beautiful garden, adorned with colorful flowers and plants, and mushroom-themed murals and art. Its eclectic décor with vintage posters, folk art, and dangling lights adds to the quirky and relaxed atmosphere. You’ll feel like you’re dining in a friend’s home rather than a restaurant.

Exploring beyond the restaurant, there’s plenty in Playa del Carmen to keep you busy. For the thrill-seekers, you can go zip-lining through the jungle to parasailing above the Caribbean Sea. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, take a trip to the nearby archaeological site of Tulum or explore the amazing wildlife at the Xcaret eco-park.

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