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El Fogon

Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Authentic mexican food, do not miss this place. Fresh ingredients, perfectly grilled meat, and fast service. Be prepared to wait a bit, as it has become quite popular both with tourists and locals. If you don't know what to order, just try several items a la carte, and don't miss the taco al pastor. Prices are still cheap, too!

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favour and leave Quinta Avenida to come here. It says a lot about a place if there are a lot of locals eating there. Really friendly service, and authentic, fantastic food! We ate at the Av. Constituyentes location and though we were fortunate to have had a server that spoke some English, you can still manage by... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic carne asada and al pastor! Expect to be hanging out with locals and the staff doesn't speak a whole lot of English. But! Pointing at the menu was easy enough and pointing at something that was just served to the table next to you (and looks delicious) is even easier. Our server happened to be the least friendly and... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Finally went to El Fogon for supper and I don't know why we waited so long....it was amazing food! With prices like $3 a beer and most dishes under $10, this place really gives you value for the price and big portion plates too! I chose one of the more expensive plates - the mixed brochette plate for $15 and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We ate at the location on Constituyentes, across from the Mega. It was so good, we went twice in one day. Kinda ridiculous, but so worth it. This place is one of the best and it seems people are catching on. The second day we were there there was a bit of a wait, but the line moves quickly. To... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

El Fogon is a local Taqueria restaurant in Playa. They have at least two locations, one across the street from the Mega Grocery Store and one across the street from Walmart on 30th ave. This is the place to go if you like simple, authentic Mexican food. You will get to sit with the locals, sip a cold beer and... More

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Sparwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Finally, we ate a meal in a restaurant in Playa Del Carmen and didn't walk away feeling like we got ripped off or scammed (a common occurence here especially if you can not speak Spanish=aka the Gringo tax). Our waiter was helpful with the Spanish menu and made some delicious recommendations for us. The food was served with yummy, spicy... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We ate at the 6th street location twice on vacation and both times had a great experience. I'm celiac and had their chicken and beef specials and felt fine. I brought a gluten free dining card in Spanish which helped communicate my dietary needs. Very authentic and great value.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Loved this place so much. Its off the 5th ave places across from a big super market store but the food is so good you should come here for a classic Mexican dinner. Its cheap and amazing. Go go go!!!!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Authentic mexican fare. Totally legit place that locals eat. It's a "joint" not some fancy restaurant. The food is real, good and inexpensive. The beer is cold!!! What more can you need?

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