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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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San Pedro, Belize
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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
57 helpful votes 57 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I am not one to leave reviews, it is something that I only do when I have a terrific or terrible experience. This review will be for the former. We arrived around 7:30 (we were the first ones there) because as Americans were not used to eating past 8. We were greeted and sat immediately and our waiter took our... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Aswade for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your selves while sharing a great dining experience Aswade, I truly understand what you mean about leaving reviews, my wife and I have become so critical now that when we go to restaurants... More

New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The salsa tray remains the reason we keep coming back. The pumpkin salsa is amazing! I was a little disappointed in the enchiladas. There are much better around town. This is the first time I tried them here. Stick with the tacos or their signatuure dishes. My wife raved about her salad. I have to mention the service. The staff... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Psa24 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 Yes our pumpkin seed salsa is awesome & I have yet to see it anywhere else here in Playa, but I cant believe you didnt enjoy our Enchiladas....... More

Menlo Park
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very surprised by all of he amazing reviews. We have been in Playa del Carmen for almost 2 weeks now and have no desire to go back to carboncitos. We felt like we paid a tourist tax with this meal. Salsas were just ok - we ordered the 5 salsa sampler and didn't love any of them. Every other restaurant... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Bnbns, thank you for taking the time to write your review Although your review is not one we like, we will do our best to learn from it & see where we can improve. We at Carboncitos are concerned & I would like to take a moment to address your comments I am sorry you felt the salsa platter... More

Clarkston, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked Carboncito's for our rehearsal dinner in June 2014. Our guests were not only wowed by the atmosphere, food & drinks but also by the service we received. The owners are amazing and took great care of us! The food was out of this world - definitely exceeding our expectations by a long shot! We are planning on dining... More

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Kristen for taking the time to write your review We are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding rehearsal & had a great dining experience on our roof top...I remember, it was such a beautiful occasion Thank you for mentioning the staff, they are part of our extended family & they are a large part of our success. We... More

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Great ambience, the food and drink will not disappoint. The waitstaff was attentive and entertaining. The dessert crepes were so awesome. Great find in Carmen del Playa.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Noconnor 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 It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return, it lets us know that we are definitely headed in the right direction & thank you... More

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