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Carboncitos

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 7:30 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Carboncitos a total of three times during our two week vacation. Tats how good it was. Definetly not a tourist trap like most restaurants in Playa, it has excellent food and good prices. My favourite was the grilled octopus followed by the chile relleno. The waiters are friendly and put on a good show for you. Also they... More

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The food here is great, we ordered just our starters as the food comes out quite quickly. The staff were very friendly and the waiter with the drinks on his head( and not spilling any) were great

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Oxford, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We visit Playa at least twice a year, and we always eat three or four meals here each visit. We discovered Carboncitos five years ago, and the food and service have consistently been excellent. Our favorites are the cinco salsas, shrimp alambre, and fish Veracruz, although everything we've tried has been very good. This is the one of the few... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fantastic everything! Food is amazing, great choice, delicious and beautifully served. Margaritas were fantastic though I could only manage one! The service was so good. Attentive, friendly and helpful without going over the top! It was so good when we visited last year that we had to go again this year even though our hotel was all inclusive we just... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Jfar for taking the time to write your review We see that you traveled a great distance, so we are delighted that we were able to add to your vacation experience Well..... this is what Carboncitos is all about, Great food, Great price point & great service, what more can you ask for. The fact that you not... More

Huntsville, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We met our new friends at Carboncitos and had a wonderful time. DH and I started with the two for one margaritas and they were amazing. Once our friends arrived we had many more drinks and enjoyed a fantastic dinner. My husband loved his grilled octopus, my chipotle shrimp (cooked tableside) were out of this world and our friends loved... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Akandal for taking the time to write your review. Starting with Margaritas ....how you you go wrong with that....LOL Thank for noticing our seafood...and yes, its that good, the freshest in Playa, we go through 250lbs. of Grouper alone...we have a very high turnover at Carboncitos which allows all our food to be as fresh as possible. We... More

Hemet, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped to have a relaxing lunch. The wait staff is attentive and pleasant. The very best mojito I have ever had! The shrimp ceviche stuffed avocado was amazing. And they make a fine burger and fries!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Debbie for taking the time to write your review Glad you enjoyed the Mojitos, our ceviche relleno ......Hmmmm, now I'm getting hungry, and we do have a great burger.... I was tired of searching for a good one , so I started to cook them in the kitchen, then put it on the menu for the Expats, but... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were on 5th for the evening, this place was recommended by one of the shop owners. VERY glad we listened! Once of the best meals I've had (and I'm a foodie). Excellent service and atmosphere. Top-notch service. The filet and shrimp were excellent! We couldn't eat it all and left very happy. The margaritas were awesome and the flare... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Spivey for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your self & had a great dining experience and coming from a foodie, well ......this means a lot to us Thank you for the recommendations Spivey, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so... More

Liverpool
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We decided to dine here following recommendations from trip adviser and on the whole it did not disapoint and the quality of the food was very good. The service was very friendly, helpful and attentitive to our needs.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Joe for taking the time to write your review We see that you traveled a great distance, so we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience & add to your vacation. Thank you for the kind words & the recommendations. Joe, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so... More

Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I recommend Carboncitos to everybody who likes good food, drinks and good company. The way the food is prepared at your table is sentational with fireworks, a delicious result and waiters who carry your drinks on their heads, sometimes even three big glasses in a row, is spectacular and unique in Playa del Carmen. The waiters are very professional and... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Joke Frissen for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your self & had a great dining experience Thank you for mentioning the staff, they are part of our extended family & they are a large part of our success Thank you for the recommendations Joke... More

Bogota, Colombia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Having to dine in 5th avenue I was afraid to jump into one of the typical tourist rip-off restaurants, where you pay a lot and get little on exchange. Carboncitos was totally what I was looking for, The guacamole was excellent, as well as the home made lemonade. As main course we had the Cochina Pibil, generous portion and delicious... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Beltran for taking the time to write your review Well..... this is what Carboncitos is all about, Great food, Great price point & great service, what more can you ask for. And, yes we are located close to 5th Av. in the tourist zone, where most restaurants are All Show ....with No Quality....very sad, but as you experienced,... More

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