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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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
Great place and great owners

My usual place for breakfast the Fusion is closed so I had to find a new location. I had breakfast there every morning (7). The service was very good and the waiters were very friendly. I don't eat much so the waiter knew what to bring me every morning. I had very nice conversations with the owners... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Ray W
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My usual place for breakfast the Fusion is closed so I had to find a new location. I had breakfast there every morning (7). The service was very good and the waiters were very friendly. I don't eat much so the waiter knew what to bring me every morning. I had very nice conversations with the owners Steve and I... More 

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Comox, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the food and service so much at Carboncitos we ate there 3 times during our 7 night stay in PDC. We tried the salsa wheel, guacamole, shrimp stuffed jalepenos, shrimp tacos, steak tacos and chicken tacos. The food was of extremely high quality and every meal was enjoyed. Of all the restaurants we went to in Playa Del... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Living on, my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Hotel Cielo / Carboncitos and I just wanted to thank you personally for taking the time to write your review Just the fact that you continue to return really means a lot to us and lets us know we are definitely heading in the right... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I reviewed Carboncitos back in 2011 after the first time we ate there, it was excellent then and it still is. We've probably eaten there at least a dozen times since 2011, it's become our "go to" restaurant in Playa Del Carmen. We love having breakfast there and in the evening, the margaritas are excellent, the food is always really... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you MGG 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 for you. It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves continue to return, it lets us know that we are definitely headed in the... More 

Bicester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great Mexican meal at this place. Nice location. Friendly attentive staff. Tasty food. Good value at $500mx for two of us. Be warned that they don't take credit cards!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Jimnhet 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 for you. And thank you for mentioning the staff, they are a large part of our success & we couldnt do it with out them Thank you for... More 

Marlboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

we stayed at an all-inclusive in Playacar, about 2 miles away from Playa Del Carmen. After a day trip to Cozumel, we decided to try a local restaurant in PDC. We had seen some of the TA reviews of this restaurant and decided to give it a try. It was definitely as good as advertised. I love the feel of... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review
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Hola ATL, mi nombre es Steven, soy uno de los dueños de esta en el Hotel Cielo / Carboncitos y... More 

Gonzales, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

right off 5th ave,on 4th street.great bang for the buck.and the best cochinta de pibil I have had.(slow roasted pork in a mayan sauce )excellent ceviche and very good guacamole.highly recommended.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Oscar for taking the time to write your review We really apreciate you mentioning the staff, they are truly an improtant part of our success & we couldnt do it with out them Thank you for the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you. Glad you... More 

pukapuka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It a very popular restaurant and always with lots of customers. The food is good but a bit on the pricier end. Very nice for a romantic night out.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

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

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We both really enjoyed our meals here. We started with the queso, which was delicious, then i had the tacos al pastor and OH had the chicken stuffed with pork. Whilst the tacos were wonderful, the best dish by far was the chicken, which came with tortillas to ensure you captured the yummy sauce and rice! I would definitely recommend... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank Vanessacmc for taking the time to write your review You had the Rellno Negro, pork stuffed chicken breast in a burnt black chili sauce, it is on our Mayan menu & yes it is quite delicious, one of my favorites as well, glad you enjoyed it We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Standards of food and service in Carboncitos are high. Located in a quiet street and 5 av. This place is a great option for anyone. They have an extended menu for different likes. Sea food options, mexican food, italian food, burgers, salads, desserts, drinks. The place also offer good breakfast deals. Good prices. I enjoyed fajitas and melt cheese but... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank Vivamx 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 for you Glad you had enjoyed yourself Thank you for the recommendations Vivamx, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos... More 

Visalia, California, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I heard about Carboncitos through various internet sites, so while in PDC June 2015 with friends and family, he had to try. I was definitely hit with everyone. My husband and I had the shrimp tacos and they were delicious. Great atmosphere, service and salsa. One of our friends started an MMA conversation with a guy named Steve, who happened... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Ana for taking the time to write your review Well we love Vasilia too !!!! I just responded to you friend....we are just glad you had enjoyed yourselves We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you and your friends Thank you for the... More 

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Additional Information about Carboncitos

Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 1382
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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