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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 2013
Price range: $5 - $30
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant just off 5th - good service, loved the chiliquiles, delicious and beautifully presented. Enjoyed lobster dinner here also with bananas flambé . Lobster was prepared table side. Only dislike was lobster was a little overcooked and at breakfast they charged us for extra coffee.

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San Antonio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have read about this restaurant for years and never made our way to it until this visit. Needless to say, we will ALWAYS go from now on! Excellent, authentic Mayan fish (so good we went back two nights in a row!), garlic shrimp, lime soup, cerviche ... everything is great. BUT bring cash! They do not take credit cards.

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic dinner with hubby. Amazing food, service and wine selections. 2 bottles of wine, app, main course feast for 4 was $120 US - very reasonable. My hubby found the restaurant using the awesome tripadvisor app.

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CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely meal. The service was wonderful, food delicious. Lots of fun for both adults and children. The staff went above and beyond.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's been 3+ years since my last visit to Playa and Carboncitos. I was looking forward to the usual great food, great service, great time but, it wasn't quite the same. The service was generic, although friendly and efficient. The pumpkin seed salsa is still fantastic. The chicken soup has lost something. The al pastor nachos are no longer on... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Kallileigh , my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Carboncitos & I just wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to write your review Athough you review is not one we are happy with we do try to learn from every review. Kallileigh, nothing in Playa is the same, it is such... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Was here the end of March. This is a must when we visit Playa del Carmen. Great food very friendly staff and they serve drinks on their head's hilarious. Great to sit out by the street the entertainment walking by is fun to listen to. The restaurant is on calle 4 between 5th and 10th. It's a must for great... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Sort of a secret off 5th, a great place to sit and have a few! Great staff, very attentive. The menu had changed since last time I'd been. I didn't see what I came for (pork) but they still made me what I requested! That's customer service! Very reasonable too.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

By far the best margaritas! The first visit was for drinks and their salsa wheel, which hit the spot before shopping. On our second visit I saw coconut shrimp on the menu. I don't eat shrimp and asked if they would do it with chicken instead. Not only did they accommodate me, but priced the chicken lower. The others in... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have visited the place base on reviews in here and for once i deeply regreted. We has the filet mignon and the crusted tuna that i asked rare and came overcooked, the mash potatoes was Bland and miss butter. The service was not good and my Waiter didnt gave us any atention i asked for some bread that never... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Rachel below is a copy of the e mail I sent you the day we recieved your review, in addition we have sent a follow up but have yet to hear from you: Hi Rachel , my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Carboncitos & I just wanted to thank you for taking the time... More

Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We just happen to walk by it and decided to go in. They were very nice in accommodating our party of 24. We did have to wait a bit, but it wasn't very long. The food here was excellent & the drinks too. Their enthusiasm and friendliness was shining. They would serve you your drink by balancing them on their... More

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