I wanted to share with everyone one of our favorite places to hang out in Playa del Carmen. I must start by telling you it is a hidden jewel unknown to the tourist element of Playa. I'm talking about Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen. You will find it on the corner of 30th Avenue and 4th. We love where it's located since it's walking distance from our condo.
If you want GREAT food - I'm talking Jim's Famous Barbeque Ribs, Chicken Fried Chicken, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Beef Stroganoff! Happy hour drinks - beer for 20 peso and mix drinks for 30 peso then this is the place to go!
We just love going there and hanging out - the owner, Jurgen comes from Germany via Belize and Tanya mans the bar and makes sure we're well cared for. They also do lots of fundraising events to support local businesses such as the SPCA of Playa.
When Jurgen wants to have a party and his home isn't big enough he will use the bar on a Sunday when it's closed for regular business and invite all his friends for a pot luck. We were in Playa during the emmy awards so there was a pot luck Emmy Night's party at Mom's and we all brought food and dressed up and sat around watching the Emmy presentations, dissing all the dresses and guessing who would win in each category! It was a night of fun!
They recently had a guest cook come in and present foods of New Orleans! I so wish I had been there for that.
We love going there - it's a great way to make new friends with others who spend a good part of their lives living in Playa rather than their native countries of Canada or the US.