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  McDonald's on the highway
by Dabs

There are so many great options for food in Playa del Carmen, there should be no reason to go to places like McDonald's, Burger King, TGIFriday's or Johnny Rockets, all American franchises that just don't belong in Playa del Carmen. Since our first visit in 2003, they have added a Johnny Rockets and a huge McDonald's on the highway and on our most recent visit in 2006 we were horrified to see a Burger King right smack in the middle of 5th Avenue.

Unique Suggestions: No reason to go to any of these!

Fun Alternatives: There are plenty of other types of cuisine besides Mexican, lots of pizza places, restaurants that serve seafood and steaks, lots of Italian restaurants, even German and Japanese.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2006
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