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El Fogon

Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We love eating at El Fogon. Its not a romantic spot by any means, and it can get hot if you are downstairs but it is so worth it. The arrachera is soooo good and we love the beans and also the grilled scallions. Also tried the chicken alambre which was great. We will continue to frequent this place when... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited this place after seeing it on Trip Advisor. Great authentic Mexican food. Highly recommend.

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New Orleans
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are a mexican food lover, do yourself a favor and get to this restaurant ASAP! I at there 4 times in my 7 day stay in Playa, and never had a bad meal. It's not fancy at all but I can't say enough about this restaurant. Very very attentive wait staff and even better food. The restaurant is... More

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lyon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The best Mexican food from PDL. The guys are cooking in front of you. Perfect ratio between price/good food. However it starts to be real "touristic" like restaurant. The locals are also seen around.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Well using Trip Advisor to explore and learn to read rewiews and how to try to understand how to choose a restaurant or hotel is a interesting procedure. This one was right on this local restaurant is mainly frequented by Mexican which I like. You get the real taste of the region. We were passing by a Sunday afternoon it... More

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Barataria, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had four people in our party, with three of us having two beers each. Three of us had the El Pastor Taco platters, and one had three of the individual tacos. The food was excellent, and the service was top notch. I had read all of theTripadvisor reviews on the place before hand, and was in total agreement with... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There were 8 of us and not one person complained, the food was authentic and delicious and inexpensive a great value

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Columbia,SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

That's how good it was. Ate at 3rd ave location. First place i am headed to when i go back. The only way it could be better is if it was free.

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Irvine, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In last week we ate at that restaurant 3 times. We loved their tacos and grilled onions. Restaurant has a nice service. Place is always crowded and you have to ask for a table by the window because it's very hot upstairs. I felt that our bill was a little too high.

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Mesa, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We tried a variety of dishes, every one better than the next. Started with tacos al pastor, then nachos normales, fajitas, and pastor chichilitos. Wow! We couldn't finish everything we ordered and it came to $31 for four people. This is a bargain and soooo worth finding!! Try it, you'll be glad you did. Also, we didn't have trouble with... More

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