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Carboncitos

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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 1007
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  • 380
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Excellent food

Had delicious grilled garlic shrimp, so fresh and well prepared. Would definitely eat here again when we return to Playa del Carmen. Wonderful food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
rfigari
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bow, nh
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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bow, nh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Had delicious grilled garlic shrimp, so fresh and well prepared. Would definitely eat here again when we return to Playa del Carmen. Wonderful food.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The margaritas were brought out for the four of us stacked on the waiter's head, were generous and well prepared. We had 3 different authentic local pork dishes and a nicely prepared grilled tuna and started off with the marvelous Caesar salad that was done table side. Two of our group have condo here and visit for several weeks twice... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Arnold for taking the time to write your review Our apologies about not accepting credit cards, but it was the smartest business decision we made and was due to the worst banking experiences ever, below I will list a few, some are quite comical 1) Online banking closes at 7:00 pm... this one is too funny 2) Mostly... More 

Toronto
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You must try the caesar salad. It's great. Actually everything is. We really loved the margaritas too. The service was spot on. We joked around with the waiters and it was fun. We went for a late night meal and it was romantic. I am so happy we went there. We will definitely be back next January!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Serenity 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 mentioning the staff, they really deserve it & the fact tat you will return really let’s us know we are heading in the... More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Not bad, nothing great. Had 2 breakfasts there, one huevos (yuck) and one chiliquiles (a bit better). Pollo was pre-frozen and weirdly dry given that it was smothered in salsa verde, queso and crema. Cafe was meh, had to ask twice for mas cafe. Whatever, there are better options in Playa.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for taking the time to write your review We saw you had some mixed feelings about Carboncitos and of course we are always concerned about our clients feedback for it mostly helps us improve I would like to take a moment to address your comments Our apologies that our eggs had not met your expectations, perhaps you... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was looking for a good authentic place to escape the all inclusive resort cafeteria buffet. Read the Trip Advisor reviews and this looked like THE place to go. The Good - t's in a great spot just off the 5th Ave hustle and bustle. Nice street side patio tables so you can people watch but far enough off 5th that... More 

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washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fresh caught grilled to perfection salmon. Excellent wait staff right down to the 4 margaritas delivered on top of our waiter's head. He was very friendly, helpful with a good sense of humor. Steaks were perfect. Our 2nd time here and will go again when we return next year.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Karen for taking the time to write your review 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 for noticing. We really do appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed yourself & had a great... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were recently in Playa and visited this restaurant twice during our stay. Our family loved the "make your own" tacos. Our server, Enrique, was both courteous and entertaining…..carried our drink orders to the table on his head, and amused my kids with toothpick puzzles. A great place!

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Swami for taking the time to write your review It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return, especially while on the same trip, this lets us know that we are definitely headed in the right direction & thank you for noticing our effort We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Chose Carboncitos purely by accident, and turned out to be the best meal of our trip! Our server, Marco Antonio, had great personality and was knowledgeable about the menu and what items might suit our teenage kids. When you go, be sure to order your drinks from Marco - he will deliver them with a great entertaining surprise! Lovely clean... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for taking the time to write your review Well, we are glad you found us as well..... And we really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you & your family had enjoyed yourselves & had a great dining experience Thank you for the recommendations Mary, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen,... More 

Gaines, Michigan
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was my second visit to Carboncitos as I enjoyed it so much with my daughter in 2010 I wanted to bring my husband here this visit. It has expanded and to me it felt like it lost its charm. My dinner was so so but my husbands was excellent. Maybe I just picked the wrong thing. Service was excellent... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Missypjordan for taking the time to write your review We saw you had some mixed feelings about Carboncitos and of course we are always concerned about our clients feedback for it mostly helps us improve I would like to take a moment to address your comments Our apologies that we had not met your expectations, perhaps you could... More 

Panama
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to eat, relax, and enjoy yourself. Super friendly service. Good menu with lots of vegetarian options. I don't drink mojitos...but everyone else at the table had one so I had a sip & wow!! The mojitos are top notch and refreshing. Even better, they are served atop the waiter's head. Our table ordered 3...and all... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Traveling Family for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, and we are delighted that you & your family enjoyed yourselves & had a great dining experience Thank you for the recommendations Traveling Family, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen, 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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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