5th Avenue or Quinta Avenida in Playa Del Carmen is a bustling commercial street that stretches about 2 kms parallel to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. It is a charming colorful street with a variety of shops - selling souvenirs, artifacts, traditional mexican clothing, cuban cigars, tequila; boutique stores selling beachwear, shoes, bags; big brand stores like Victoria’s secret, Steve Madden etc.; many restaurants and bars serving authentic mexican and international cuisines; street vendors selling more souvenirs, intricate beaded jewelry and other knick knacks, and also booths selling ferry tickets to Cozumel.
Over the years we have lived in beautiful Golden State we have seen many popular attractions. Yet it is so vast that we still have a long list of places we need to cover. But on this 10 day road trip we did not want to rush and make it only about visiting popular tourist destinations. We designed this itinerary with photography as our main goal while having the best relaxing time.
Baby Blues BBQ, Venice: Wanted to try this place since it was featured on diners drive ins and dives. It is a small bbq joint on Lincoln Blvd and parking was available across sunset ave at Smart & Final. Service was just as you would expect at a small busy joint. We ordered their Smoked Chicken platter and a beer (shiner bock). The juicy chicken came with cornbread, potato salad, and chicken smoked Rice which all taste delicious. Choice of sauces included XXX, original, hot, and sweet. XXX is spiced up with habaneros and is meant to be extremely spicy but we didn’t find it that way. Original bbq sauce was the best. Overall a nice experience.