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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, 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
Where the locals eat

This is a great place to eat if you want to eat where the locals eat. Authentic Mexican Food that is not at all like all the touristy places. Great value for your money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
DaniS088
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to eat if you want to eat where the locals eat. Authentic Mexican Food that is not at all like all the touristy places. Great value for your money.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you want to escape the hoards of drunken tourists on 5th - and eat some very good Mexican food, then this is the place! We were finding it very hard to find authentic Mexican in Playa but found this on trip advisor and it didn't disappoint! The salsa wheel and taco share plate for two were beautiful and the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

When we come to Playa we bring everyone to Carboncitos. It has everything you can imagine on the menu. The food is fantastic, the owners are super cool, the drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is stellar. Don't skip this place!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, reasonable price. I go every time I'm in Playa del Carmen. Best for dinner (and it's right by the beach).

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My sister and I ate at Carboncitos during our trip to Playa del Carmen and it was delicious! We ordered a plate of seafood. The staff was very friendly and entertaining! The margaritas were very good too. Try the mango! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Steffi for taking the time to write your review Seafood Platter, Margaritas .....how could you go wrong We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you & your sister And thanks for mentioning the staff, they are a large part of our success, we... More 

Redding, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was the only restaurant that we ate at a second time on our visit to playa. Excellent Mexican food. Wait staff is very friendly and attentive.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Amy 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 return, especially while still on the same trip, it lets us know that we... More 

Tilburg, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is such a good restaurant! They have a large menu so there will be something for everyone. The fajita mixta was very nice , as is their Corbon platter for 2 with all the different fillings for your fajita's. The waiters are very friendly, speak english and have genuine smiles! We ate 3 times at this place, it was... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Alex for taking the time to write your review We see that you traveled a great distance for your vacation so we are delighted that we were able to add to your experience. In addition, It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return..... especially 3 times during your stay, this lets us know... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good overall. Waiter came to the table carrying the drinks on his head - very cool. Excellent margaritas. Had a service issue that was corrected by a very attentive owner. Will be back.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Roland for taking the time to write your review Well, sometimes we make mistakes......but you can always count on us to do our best & correct the situation Thank you for the recommendations & we are glad you are coming back Roland, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos... More 

new york
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I just love this place, not only the food is good, they make the best margaritas in PDC. I've five different margaritas in PDC and this place makes the freshest, and the strongest margaritas! They actually use fresh fruits and juices instead of mixes. The food prices are slightly expensive but the drink prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended and... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi Sintia, thank you for taking the time to write your review Yes we do make a Mean Margarita ....I too enjoy them as well and not often enough ...LOL Santia, it really means a lot to us when a guest returns, it lets us know we are heading in the right direction thank you for noticing all our effort... More 

Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The servers (Enrique, and his partners in crime) had us both in awe and laughing our butts off. The food was great as well. Pricy but worth it. Going back !

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for taking the time to write your review Thanks for mentioning the staff, they are a large part of our sucess....we couldn't do it with out them We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you And just the fact that you will... 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, Special occasions, 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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