Table Talk: La Parilla

La Parilla
5a. Av. Y Calle 8 Nte.
Playa del Carment, Qroo, México
Hours: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Live Mariachi starting at 8:00 PM
Phone: (984) 8 73 06 87

Eat drink and be mariachi in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This popular restaurant may not be the most authentic of all eateries in the area but it has good food and the growing chain has a solid following in Mexico.

The strong mariachi theme at La Parilla may be a bit much for some, but when in Mexico it works perfectly. And the best sign? Tons of locals eat here along with the tourists, so you know they must be doing something right! The prices are moderate and the food is of good quality. Huge margaritas (seriously, only 2 per person), and a wide selection of great dishes like Aztec Soup (tomato based with avocado, cheese, & tortilla strips) and Chile Relleno (stuffed with cheese, steak, and spices) make La Parilla a fun experience. If you're looking for super-authentic then you have to head off the beaten path in Playa del Carmen, but if you're content being a tourist on vacation then this is a fun place that will remind you of old Mexico.