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Carboncitos

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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: ****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic...
****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic Mexican, Mayan, Charcoal Grilled Steaks & Seafood at an attractive price. Be it breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner; it's the consistently delicious meals served that keeps guests returning again and again.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 949
    Excellent
  • 361
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner and a show

Went here for dinner and ended up ordering a couple of the appetizers instead since there were so many good ones to try. The avocado with stuffed shrimp was absolutely amazing...I'm going to try to make it at home! The coconut shrimp were a little on the dry side, but the batter was really tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
babyblues33
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner and ended up ordering a couple of the appetizers instead since there were so many good ones to try. The avocado with stuffed shrimp was absolutely amazing...I'm going to try to make it at home! The coconut shrimp were a little on the dry side, but the batter was really tasty. And those margaritas.....yum! I love... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Keep away from 5th avenue and go to el fogon if you want excellent Mexican food! Absolutely the best Mexican food we tryed during our week in pdc.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Simon for taking the time to write your review Not sure if the review was meant us, but we love El Fogon as well, it is even on our list of recommendations at Hotel Cielo If it was meant for Carboncitos, Well..... then thank you for the recommendations Simon, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great food, good margaritas. We had excellent service all three times we were there. Be aware they are cash only...we dont always carry cash when we travel so glad we had some cash with us.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Pbirk for taking the time to write your review Yes this is correct, we do not accept credit cards but is posted in many places.... and please trust me, for many good reasons, and the main one the banking system here is absolutely nuts Our apologies for the inconvenience We are glad that you have returned to dine... More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

the food was nice but the service and price of the bill was not good. I had to ask for my bottle of wine 3 times and then served my own wine for the night. I had to continuosly get the waiters attention to get beers for my partner and after being hit for a bill for 2000 pesos the... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Summa, my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Carboncitos & I wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to write your review Although this is not a review we like, we do try learn from it & see where we can improve. We at Carboncitos are concerned & I would like to... More 

St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best restaurants in play..in my opinion. Excellent food and service as well at this location.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Americanlemans for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you Thank you for the recommendations Americanlemans, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward... More 

Ballwin, MO
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch and I had one of the best burritos I have ever had. My wife had a great lunch, the margaritas were excellent, the service was great and the waiter balances the drinks on his head when serving them. This is a must stop with a very extensive menu at reasonable prices. Definitely will go back... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Stratman63021 for taking the time to write your review Well we are glad that we lived up to your expectations, this is exactly what we strive for We really appreciate the mentioning of the staff, they are part of our extended family & they are a large part of our success, we couldn't do it without them Thank... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I have visited Carboncitos many times before and have always been impressed with the 25 peso Margaritas (about $2.50 in those days) and the awsome & cheap tacos al pastor. This trip the Margaritas are now 93 pesos (currently about $6.20) and severely watered down.The tacos al pastor are still tasty but now ab out three times the price and... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Holitosis for taking the time to write your review We at Carboncitos are concerned & I would like to take a moment to address your comments I decide to have some fun with this review & do a break down for you so you can see some real numbers I usually don't challenge our guests but you have... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We came to Playa Del Carmen for 11 days and we kept coming back to this reasturant! Excellent food - my fave being the Grilled Tuna. Once we ordered a BBQ Platter for 2 and that was also outstanding. We got addicted to the 'Rum Ponch' cocktails, of which they were served with the waiter balancing them ontop of his... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you JessMayx for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great vacation experience for you It really means a lot to us when a guest returns, especially while they are still on vacation, it lets us know that we are definitely... More 

NW Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We liked the tempura shrimp tacos and the breakfast fruit, granola and honey was delicious! My husband had a pork burrito that was delicious and the guacamole was to die for. The service trumps all though. They know how to please!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Awesome for you.......Awesome for us !!! Thank you Cabb44 for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you & your husband Thank you for the recommendations Cabb44, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is attached to the Hotre Cielo. There is both inside and outside dining . They make a wonderful breakfast and have very nice, helpful waiters.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Paty for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed breakfast & had a great dining experience Thank you for the recommendations Paty, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1382

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic Mexican, Mayan, Charcoal Grilled Steaks & Seafood at an attractive price. Be it breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner; it's the consistently delicious meals served that keeps guests returning again and again.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?