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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions
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
Best Fish Taco's around

I have only been to Playa del Carmen twice - but after our first lunch there I have to keep coming back. The service is fabulous - and the food is even better. I try to stay away from battered and fried food - but the fish tacos here are so light and super tasty. Pina Colada's here are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Shakespeare, Canada
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Shakespeare, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have only been to Playa del Carmen twice - but after our first lunch there I have to keep coming back. The service is fabulous - and the food is even better. I try to stay away from battered and fried food - but the fish tacos here are so light and super tasty. Pina Colada's here are a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your hesitating on "which" authentic Mexican restaurant to try, go ahead and take the plunge. Wonderful food, great service, tasty drinks, and excellent ambiance. We'll be back again for sure.

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Riva, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have only eaten breakfast at Carboncitos,so far.Fine coffee,pancakes,eggs,bacon,and croissant with Nutella!And Fresh orange juice. Excellent service. They also have live music sometimes and the waiters deliver cold drinks balanced on their heads,lol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Check this out very talented waiters. We had Margerittas and the waiters must have been practising their delivery ...a fun surprise.

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Thank Elsask
Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious burritos and drinks! The waitstaff brings the drinks out balancing on their head! The restaurant spills out into the street for a romantic dining experience

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a meal here, also because of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. Was a bit disappointed to be honest. The food was okay, but not special. The waiters were friendly. The location was good, just off 5th Avenue. Don't have too high expectations and you'll have a pleasant meal here.

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1 Thank Riesroos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Playa twice and stopped here on both trips. I try to eat where the locals eat instead of all the tourist traps on fifth Ave. The food was ok but I don't know if I will go back the next time I'm in Playa. The service is great and very friendly and yes the drinks do get... More 

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Thank Aliciahall14
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate here in search of some authentic Mexican food and found it, as most of playa del carmen is americanised food or Italian restaurants. We were very happy with Carboncitos we had some great sopa de limas. service was really good also.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been eating at Carboncitos for more than ten years, and for a couple years after management changed, the food wasn't that good--despite the fact that our drinks always came out balanced on the server's head! But this year the food was truly excellent--fresh fish tacos, well-prepared beef, authentic Mayan dishes like pibil. The service is always good (and fun--see... More 

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1 Thank MplsFern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carboncitos is my favorite restaurant in Playa, the food is excellent and the customer service is outstanding. I have to congratulate the chef and the waiters for all the good memories I have in Carboncitos. I love the Stuffed Avocado, the Chile Relleno, the 5 Salsas specially the pepita salsa is yummy! and everything on the menu is very good.... 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?