We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Fogon

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
9848030885
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,265 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1487
    Excellent
  • 605
    Very good
  • 128
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and Tasty

Recommended to us by our hotel desk manager. Food was fresh and tasty. I had tacos and my husband the arrecheta platter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
cris b
,
Mansfield, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

2,265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Mansfield, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by our hotel desk manager. Food was fresh and tasty. I had tacos and my husband the arrecheta platter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends. We had a fabulous dinner there. They set a table for 12 for us very quickly and it was one of the best meals we have had in Mexico. Nothing fancy, just really good food, drinks and service. We will make this a must stop every time we go to Playa. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great place to stop and enjoy a wonderful Mexican meal for a great price. We have been going here for about 6 years and everyone who we take to enjoy a meal also returns during their stay in PDC. Definitely a wonderful Mexican experience

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food - we have tried every kind here! The service was equally great. If you don't want tourist good and enjoyed real Mexican tacos this is the place to go to. It was recommended by our host and we ate there several times. Prices are very good as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were originally trying to go to another place we found on tripadvisor, but it was raining and the place had closed early. We happened to find the grocery store we were picking up goods from and saw El Fogon across the street. We had tacos, steak plates, and margaritas. All of the food and drinks were really good and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I fancy myself a tacos-man, and I have eaten my way through the best tacos that southern california has to offer. Having stated this these tacos were good but not great. I have had tacos from atleast 3 locations in Los Angeles that were better than these. They are good tacos, but they are not the worlds greatest by a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Decatur, Georgia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited El Fogon del Capitan. My understanding from our taxi driver is that there are several locations with the same name. We ate at the location that had an open air type of set up. We eat dinner on the early side and there was a line of people waiting to be seated when he left.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying im a big foodie and this place is amazing!!! It was recommened to me by the locals and thank god they did!! Tacos al pastor and chorizo tacos were amazing and so affordable.. If you want some authentic tacos make sure you stop here!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The taco's were awesome and the service was good. This place was recommended to us by several people during our stay. Not too far off the main 5th Ave. path and well worth the short walk. I would recommend going for lunch though as there are so many great atmosphere restaurants in the area that would be better for dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

El Fogon was suggested to us by our driver from the airport. It is a open air place that locals go to. It took us about 10min to walk to but man, it was totally worth it! The tacos were mind blowing! Let's put it this way, I have apparently never had a "real" taco until that very moment I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Fogon also viewed

Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 

Been to El Fogon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Fogon

Address: Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
Phone Number: 9848030885
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Barbecue

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 9848030885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Fogon and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from El Fogon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?