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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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
A special meal

The food was delicious, the presentation beautiful and the service friendly. My grandma said the chicken tacos were very tender and juicy. The shrimp coctail and the Cochinita Pibil were great, too. The plating is very creative. It was fun to see the waiter bring two drinks stacked on his head... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Judith D
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El Paso, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious, the presentation beautiful and the service friendly. My grandma said the chicken tacos were very tender and juicy. The shrimp coctail and the Cochinita Pibil were great, too. The plating is very creative. It was fun to see the waiter bring two drinks stacked on his head. Carboncitos: clean and classy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The service was fast and friendly and even entertaining - the head waiter (pun intended) serves you with a pillar of drinks balanced on his head!!. Food was average. We had a mixed bag between 3 couples and most of us were a bit disappointed - in fact one couple raved about their Ceaser Salad from a past visit only... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant with fantastic mexican food and very friendly staff who make you feel very welcome. I can recommend it very highly

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant and good overall value in terms of price vs quality. Love their margaritas and tacos al pastor. The 5-dip salsa wheel was disappointing. Have been there twice and would probably go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The best chicken I have ever had, and the service is amazing! My husband and I ate there three times in two days Lol.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi, we at Carboncitos would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review. The fact that you had returned 3 times while on your vacation really means a lot to us & lets us know we are definitely heading in the right direction. Well we really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we... More 

Vancouver BC, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were recomended to this place by a friend and Im So glad we went. The place is incredable from the moment you walk up. You are seated promptly and served right away. When you order your first drinks the waiters will bring them to you on thier heads! The food is fantastic and you won't leave hungry. Price is... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Mrs Pricess, thank you for taking the time to write your review. Well we really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you. Please thank your friend for us. Mrs Princess, we know there are many restaurants in Playa, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos. Sincerely,... More 

Accrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

first time in Playa Del Carmen & came across Carboncitas by accident - looked nice & had the certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor. Waiters very attentive & explained what things were. Food was lovely - huge portions also. Got a bit busy then & no offer of another drink or dessert - took 3 attempts to get the bill &... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Janine , thank you 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. Please accept our sincere apologies about the check and dessert, unfortunately even though our staff is great, there is a very long training curve but thank... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great food,excellent service!We ordered Mexico specific coctails and authentic food. As a pregnant woman I really appreciated the virgin version of cocktails like daiquiri! We ordered the 2 person plate which was huge and delicious! Service is polite and professional,dishes came fast.Highly recommended!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Zsofia , thank you for taking the time to write your review We see that you traveled a great distance & we are delighted that we were able to add to your dining experience. Glad you enjoyed your virgin drinks as well and by they way congratulations. Zsofia, we know there are many Hotels restaurants in Playa, so thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ordered suggested specialities. Very good, but a bit more could have been better... Price is average, considering the zone.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Luca, thank you for taking the time to write your review. As we truly appreciate your kind words, I would also like to ask you for some more feed back. I was wondering what dish you had that you felt the portion was on the smaller side, or had you felt his way about all our dishes. Please don't... More 

Coppell, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great little place with outside, on the street, seating. A bit off the beaten track of touristy 5th street. Good place to get a nice and talented serenade from one of the street musicians. The food was delicious and even a bit creative in taste and presentation. Drinks delivered balanced on the waiters heads. Great service and attention. And good... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Rickin Russia for taking the time to write your review We are delighted that you had enjoyed your self and truly appreciate the kind words. Thank you for the recommendations RickinRussia, 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... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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