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Carboncitos

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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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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
Nice Mexican food

We ate here in search of some authentic Mexican food and found it, as most of playa del carmen is americanised food or Italian restaurants. We were very happy with Carboncitos we had some great sopa de limas. service was really good also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
JonBrownNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had a meal here, also because of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. Was a bit disappointed to be honest. The food was okay, but not special. The waiters were friendly. The location was good, just off 5th Avenue. Don't have too high expectations and you'll have a pleasant meal here.

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1 Thank Riesroos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I've been to Playa twice and stopped here on both trips. I try to eat where the locals eat instead of all the tourist traps on fifth Ave. The food was ok but I don't know if I will go back the next time I'm in Playa. The service is great and very friendly and yes the drinks do get... More 

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Thank Aliciahall14
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here in search of some authentic Mexican food and found it, as most of playa del carmen is americanised food or Italian restaurants. We were very happy with Carboncitos we had some great sopa de limas. service was really good also.

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Thank JonBrownNZ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been eating at Carboncitos for more than ten years, and for a couple years after management changed, the food wasn't that good--despite the fact that our drinks always came out balanced on the server's head! But this year the food was truly excellent--fresh fish tacos, well-prepared beef, authentic Mayan dishes like pibil. The service is always good (and fun--see... More 

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1 Thank MplsFern
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Carboncitos is my favorite restaurant in Playa, the food is excellent and the customer service is outstanding. I have to congratulate the chef and the waiters for all the good memories I have in Carboncitos. I love the Stuffed Avocado, the Chile Relleno, the 5 Salsas specially the pepita salsa is yummy! and everything on the menu is very good.... More 

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2 Thank MariaAustinTexas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am sold on the TripAdvisor app. It is ideal for finding a good restaurant when you are wandering around a place like La Quinta in Playa del Carmen. Right around the corner on calle 4 from La Quinta, this place is in the heart of the Playa del Carmen tourist district. It has its entertainment for tourists, like the... More 

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1 Thank MinnesotaTim
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best mango margaritas in Playa. 2 for 1 as well. Excellent soup of the day. Just off 5th ave. excellent service. Came every day! Highly recommend

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1 Thank Lucio D
Stamford, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayin in akumal at luxory Bahia principe si an kan went to visit playa del carmen, The restaurant recommended by a local shop owner , we went there and really surprise how good is it, Service is friendly polite and helpful The food is great we had the Mayan platter to share between two people , big portion ,... More 

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1 Thank attilaszabo
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love getting authentic for when on vacation so we have been eating from the local food trucks, but we wanted a sit down restaurant and our hotel recommended Carboncitos! Good choice! Good food! Good service! FYI.. they don't take credit cards.

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1 Thank JennCo10
Essex, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was closed for renovation when we first arrived but was open the 2nd week. Got a table around 6pm Friday the 30th of Jan and it sure filled in a hurry, food is great and the waiters carry the drinks on their heads to the tables, as high as 4 drinks stacked and walking to your table to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, 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: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?