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Carboncitos

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

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  • 986
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  • 374
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Excellent food and service

Good food, nice margaritas, ability to handle parties of up to 20 without problems. Wide variety of dishes, from the light and easy to the expensive and Heavy. The lobster was supposedly worth the Money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
PWB717
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Moss, Norway
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Moss, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Good food, nice margaritas, ability to handle parties of up to 20 without problems. Wide variety of dishes, from the light and easy to the expensive and Heavy. The lobster was supposedly worth the Money.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

After careful consideration and reading many reviews we chose Carboncitos for a family dinner we were hosting in Playa del Carmen. First our table was set up in the wrong place after they agreed to the requested location. I ordered the beef tacos and was shocked to see my plate arrive with small chopped up bits of seasoned beef a... More 

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woodstock il.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We have been spending our winters in Playa del Carmen for years and always make sure we stop in for a drink or a meal a few times a week. The menu has a variety for all tastes. My favorite is the cesar salad, made right at your table, also enjoy the shrimp alambre, lime soup and coconut shrimp. The... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Sandy for taking the time to write your review Like always, its a pleasure to see you both We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great vacation experience for you both It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return, it lets us... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went here a few times, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Every time the service was excellent and the food was great. The seafood and the Mexican dishes for two are both worth getting. The mole enchiladas are fantastic.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Greg for taking the time to write your review Just the fact that you continue to return really means a lot to us & lets us know that we are definitely heading in the right direction, thank you for noticing our effort We truly appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help... More 

Granite Bay, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I love Mexican food, and having traveled to Playa about 10 times now, our very favorite restaurant is Carboncitos! Great service, fabulous authentic food, super fresh shrimp, and the Carboncitos special tacos with the bacon in are over the top delicious! That was my last meal in Mexico on our trip in March, got a to-go box... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Lynn for taking the time to write your review It was a pleasure to have met you both & the fact that you continue to return really means a lot to us & lets us know that we are definitely heading in the right direction We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food and the service were good, the only negative thing is the price. It's literally the double, if not the triple of what you would pay in Mexico in general. Some might argue that it's Playa del Carmen, walking street, etc ... then still the food and service do not justify the prices. Hope this help.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hello Dr Mak, my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Hotel Cielo /Carboncitos & I just wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to write your comments I would like to take a moment to address your comment about a pricing, sorry you felt it was a little pricey or should I say... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Their amazing staff provides excellent service, they speak good english too. Food is great and their juices and cocktails are made with freshly squeezed fruits! It's also fun to watch as waiters carry their jumbo cocktails on their heads, one even had 3 of them stacked at once : )

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Krisztina 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 for you & add to your vacation Thank you for the recommendations Krisztina, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Food AMAZING and REASONABLE right off Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen. We found this on tripadvisor and SO HAPPY we did. The food was amazing and plentiful! I'm Latin, raised in the States, and hate food that is unauthentic and unflavorful. This is so good I couldve eaten there every night! We ordered the Mayan platter and shared it.... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Mermaid for taking the time to write your review Hmmm... a Latin Mermaid....LOL, Just Kidding Glad you enjoyed your self...The Mayan Platter is quite the treat, so you had ordered very well We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you Thank you for... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, not spectacular but this place has a fun vibe, great service and for those reasons make it a place to try during your stay.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Monnankit my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Hotel Cielo /Carboncitos & I just wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to write your comments I would like to take a moment to address your comment about a pricing, sorry you felt it was a little pricey and maybe you could provide... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our 4th time eating at Carboncitos spread out over the last 6-7 visits to Playa. Excellent meal again. Creative menu and creative presentation. A notch above your typical mexican restuarant. Don't miss it.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Propsicle for taking the time to write your review Just the fact that you continue to return really means a lot to us & lets us know that we are definitely heading in the right direction We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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