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El Fogon

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Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 114
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  • 23
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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Best authentic food

This is a local authentic restaurant with the best pork tacos. We ended up going here for dinner two nights in a row. We will be back, 100% guarantee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Mattilovemexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a local authentic restaurant with the best pork tacos. We ended up going here for dinner two nights in a row. We will be back, 100% guarantee.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This little restaurant must be cranking out the best tacos in Playa del carmen easy. Fast staff, smiles all around and super nice mexican food is what you get

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Believe me when I say that we tried a lot of different places for tacos. It almost became a taco like pilgrimage. There was about a 30 minute wait on Thursday evening(wait in a line in front of the restaurant). For lunch there seemed to be no wait at all. The must try for me was the tacos al carbon!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I spent two weeks across the street from this restaurant studying Espanol at the Academia Columbia. I have to say, after visiting many restaurants in many parts of Mexico, this place has the BEST tacos al pastor I have tried. Well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a yummy fun place to take your kids and have them experience different food and culture. My nine year old loved the bean soup! My grilled chicken and beef platter was awesome, loved the grilled onions. The service was wonderful, they even made a special burrito for a picky eater in our group. The place gets hot from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Safe and easy to get there: Take Calle 8 (8th Street) west to 30th Ave (just past the police station; Wal-Mart is to your right). Walk left one block to the Yellow building on the corner of Calle 6 and 30 Ave. Unless you get there before 7:00 PM, El Fogon will be packed – it’s starting to be “discovered.”... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were staying at the Royal and this place was recommended by their staff when we asked where to find the best local tacos. And they did not disappoint! Absolutely amazing and reasonably priced! We got the pork and some beef ones and they were both delicious! With a cold chelada to wash them down we definitely... More 

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Forney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We ate at El Fogon for a second time this trip. The food was very yummy!! I would totally go here again!!

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Little Snoring, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

our waitress at our hotel suggested this restaurant when we asked if she could suggest a genuine Mexican restaurant. We were lucky to get there just as a table was free, so many people wants to eat there that they would order a drink and just wait outside until a table was available, restaurant open on 2 sides so they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

You must go here if you like delicious food. It is not fancy, but still very cosy and genuine. Good prices and no risk for leaving hungry.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?