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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Everything on menu is great... But simply I love there tacos!' Also, if your a local, ask for the local discount card!! It's worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great service, good food and location! Alot of people were waiting outside the restaurant and they came out and gave them cocktails while they were waiting (it was probably not for free but anyway) I would gladly return! Best regards from Sweden

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Austin, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great Authentic Mexican food with a very friendly staff. The waiters have an amazing way of delivering drinks to the table, don't forget to take pictures! Reasonable price. Like any other restaurant in Playa del Carmen they don't tske credit cards.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This little sidewalk restaurant serves an impressive menu, including a Mayan menu. The service is wonderful, and speedy, unlike a lot of places in Playa. The view of the ocean is lovely, and great people-watching. Relaxing atmosphere.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Md4941 for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself & had a great dining experience And if I do say so my self, good choice ordering off our Mayan menu, quite delicious, we are glad you enjoyed it Thank you for the recommendations Md4941, we... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you want to experience good traditional Mexican food, the Carboncitos is the place to go to. The friendly waiters will surprise you..... With what? Find it out yourself !!!!! And the coffee is the best in whole Playa del Carmen

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Sanna for taking the time to write your review Well we are glad you enjoyed yourself & thanks for mentioning the coffee....I am sort of a coffee nut myself and we definitely pour a great cup...thanks for noticing We know that you traveled a great distance so we are delighted that we were able to add to your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great food. Great Coffee. Friendly staff and reasonably priced. We stayed at the hotel next door (Cielo - also recommended) and received extra discount.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Matt 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. Thumbs up....good enough for me & thank you for the recommendations Matt, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A little kitscy...but still pretty good. The Don Julio Margaritas are fantastico. Easy walking distance if you're staying on the Playa.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Flick Chick for taking the time to write your review Well....we're just glad you enjoyed those margaritas !!! Thank you for the recommendations Flick Chick, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera Sincerely, Steven... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was our first trip to Mexico and this Restaurant made our vacation complete. A very well run business in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Very attentive staff, super food, and a must visit for everyone.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Streck for taking the time to write your review We are truly delighted that Carboncitos had such an impact on your vacation.....this really means a lot to us We appreciate the kind words & thank you for the recommendations Streck, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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358 reviews 358 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I came here for breakfast (as I was staying at the hotel upstairs - 50% discount). Good selection of authentic Mexican staples but nothing to warrant the higher than typical prices. Service was friendly but they also ignored my requests to have no cheese or meat in my cooked breakfast...this is not uncommon however. On my second stay at the... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went to this place and it was really good food and service. The waiters bring drinks on their head and cook food beside you (if you order that kind of food of course). Best food and a very different and intresting taste of the Mayan kitchen. I really recommend Carboncitos to everyone.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Asal 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 boyfriend We are glad you enjoyed our Mayan menu & thank you for the recommendations Asal, we know there are many restaurants in Playa... More 

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Additional Information about Carboncitos

Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 1382
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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