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El Carnicero - CLOSED

5a Avenida entre 26 y 28 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9848033727
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Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Mexican, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: El carnicero ​ The best steak house in Playa del Carmen, which offers fine fire-grilled steaks, fresh seafood and fish, chicken and Italian classics.​At “El Carnicero”, you can find competitive prices and treat yourself to delicious, angus beef prime: 100% mexican. Carefully selected and brought from the northwest of the country.Further more, every morning we wake up early to go with the fishermen and choose the best fresh fishes for you!!!​Come on in and enjoy our delicious Italian dishes and bring a taste of “El Carnicero” to your home buying directly with us the steaks of your preference... This is what makes unique at "El Carnicero"!!!!Come eat with us at "El Carnicero"!!! Sincerely,The Management and Staff

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were searching for a place for dinner on the 5th Avenue when we stopped by to check this restaurant's menu out. Like many other restaurants, there was a guy standing outside trying to convince you to go inside by telling you about the "specials" and offering free drinks. We gave in and decided on this restaurant. The server (i... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We all ordered the same chicken dish and several of us commented it didn't taste quite right. Our entire party of 6 were all extremely ill. Two of the women in our party had to get a docter to visit the hotel, they were so ill they couldn't go to the hospital. Most of our party didn't eat for three... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Nothing about this restaurant made it 4.5 stars. The prices were very high! We had grilled chicken it had no flavor, no seasoning. The Tacos were bland as well and the tortillas we stale. My son had shrimp and they were way over cooked. We had so many good experiences eating this trip El Carnicero was not one of them!

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Having lived in Playa del Carmen over 3 years I have gotten used to the restaurant scene and have come to expect good and bad experiences from 5th Avenue to the Ejidol. While I like to boast that the majority of experiences are good in Playa, I felt an obligation to write an honest-to-goodness, *negative* review concerning El Carnicero. To... More 

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ElCarnicero, Propietario at El Carnicero, responded to this review

Good evening to begin with there is no restaurant that returns the money when the pot is something wrong, but he is sent back you do it cook a little bit more or you change it directly, at least this is our policy and that of all the restaurants in the world if something is wrong you do this and... More 

Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We landed at " El Canicerco" by accident the first time two years ago when we first went to Playa Del Carmen. Located on 5th Avenue, it is very small and unassuming, but they had a great special family style, so we went there with our son and were so happy we frequented it often. Recently we went there with... More 

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Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Friends took us here as we wanted meat. Well, we got meat. We ordered the arrachera which serves 3-4 people and includes 6 beers. The arrachera was delicious. We were a little too warm but most places on 5th Ave. are street front and don't have a/c. Some in our party ordered the clam pasta and they really liked it.... More 

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College Station, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here on June 7th. The staff was nice and the sevice was quick. The location on 5th is great for people watching! Unfortunately, the guacamole and "cheese with something else" (like queso flameado) tasted terrible and the flour tortilla's tasted store bought. What a disappointment. :(

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Riviera Maya and visited Playa Del Carmen for an evening because we were going to Coco Bongos - Went to this restaurant before our night in Coco Bongos and it was fantastic - I had Surf n Turf which was delicious and my boyfriend had the T-Bone Steak with all the trimmings - Both... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here. Shrimp was very good!! The rest of the meal was just so so. The vegetables where especially pathetic, streamed frozen broccoli...... Sad, yellow and soggy. The free glass of wine with the special was nice. All in all, probably about average for the PDC 5th ave strip.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have eaten here a few times over the past 3 years with each time being a different experience. Be sure that the meat they show you is the one that is going on the grill as sometimes their cuts can contain more fat that needed. The service is good as well as the prices.

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Additional Information about El Carnicero

Address: 5a Avenida entre 26 y 28 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: 9848033727
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Mexican, Steakhouse

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