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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
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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yorkton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Being a frequent traveller to Playa Del Carmen,I have had the distinct pleasure of being able to try many fantastic restaurants and food carts. I always,always stop at Carboncitos This time I had the pleasure of chatting with one of the owners for a good spell and was very impressed at their honest commitment to superb quality and service. Besides... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We've been dining at Carboncito's for roughly ten years, during the time we lived in Playa del Carmen and our countless vacations there. The service and food are consistently great. Chips and drinks arrive at your table quickly, and the servers are quite friendly. It had been eight months since our most recent visit, yet our server still made a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The best pescados of Playa del Carmen! Good service and fair price. Take the fish fillet with garlic and chili!

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San Pedro, Belize
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the hotel so we ate here for breakfast and it was very good! The service was attentive. The fresh juices were delicious!! A great start to the day here at Carboncitos!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always a great time here. Great service, price, and location. My meal was made to order, because what I want is no longer on their menu. "No problem, amigo" Get something with the "pastor" (pork). Thanks. We'll be back!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Bogdogohle 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 We know some times our guests need... More

San Pedro, Belize
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed at cielio hotel. This restaurant is a very good place to eat . When u stay at the hotel u get 50 % off breakfast great breakfast Dinner was fantastic as well here Lived the atmosphere if this charming restaurant. Give it a try u will like it

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Calcer 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 the recommendations Calcer, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a great spot to catch a cross breeze on the busy shopping district. Marco Antonio served our drinks balanced on his head -- even an entire bottle of tequila! He was gracious and provided fast, friendly service. The grilled octopus was great; fresh and grilled to perfection. Order seafood at this little restaurant, the owner takes pride in providing... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Ggibsongirlsl for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words & are delighted that you had a great dining experience. And thank you for mentioning the staff, they are a large part of our success, we couldn't do it with out them Ggibsongirls, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen,... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

5:00 on an August Saturday night, locals and tourists gathered along Playa del Carmen's vibrant Avenida Cinque pedestrian shopping district. Our four-year-old daughter, exhausted from a full day of swimming, souvenir shopping and maraca shaking, fell asleep on my husband's lap as we sat outside a church waiting to see a bride and groom emerge. We'd planned to grab a... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Travel tip girl 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 Your review sounds like a great beginning for a book...LOL We are just happy we were able to accommodate you and your family Thank you for the... More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Although the food is not that spectacular, it is good and tasteful. The waiters however try to make it special, their level of service is very good and it is fun to see them carrying all these large drinks on their heads. Sitting on their terrace just around the corner of the busy shopping street, the atmosphere is cosy.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Csr Coach 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 experience Thank you for the recommendations Csr Coach, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward... More

Edison, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went there for lunch with my 3 young kids. They loved every thing they ate and had a great time. The waiters are soooo nice! They kept entertaining them with these creative and fun thinking games! Very cool. My ceviche was delicious and the queso fundido was to die for. We all had a really nice time. I will... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you DaniMok 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 DaniMok, we... More

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