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El Carboncito

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Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
known for its al pastor but res con queso was our favorite!

Had al pastor (marinated pork), chorizo, and res (beef) tacos all with cheese. Res was our favorite with perfectly cooked meat. (Little crispy outside, juicy inside. hmmmm, yum) Tacos are all about 8 pesos (50 cents US) without cheese and 13-14 pesos (8-9 cents) with cheese. Great price and food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had al pastor (marinated pork), chorizo, and res (beef) tacos all with cheese. Res was our favorite with perfectly cooked meat. (Little crispy outside, juicy inside. hmmmm, yum) Tacos are all about 8 pesos (50 cents US) without cheese and 13-14 pesos (8-9 cents) with cheese. Great price and food when you just want a quick bite.

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Tulum, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Every time I eat here the food is great but the service is so slow when they have a considerably amount of people, i recommend it but if you see a regular amount of people please go to La chiapaneca.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

El Carboncito and it's al pastor competitor across the street both have my total devotion and loyalty, though El Carboncito was open more often so we indulged there more. I'm wistful for the tastes, and the atmosphere. It's a quintessential experience of the real Tulum if you're going to do it right. So, do it!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Four of us ate there on this past Saturday night. A total of 13 tacos for 123 pesos, less than $10 US. I had stopped at the Cervefrio a few blocks north and bought some beer to take back to the hotel. They let us drink a beer with our meal, wrapping the cans in napkins. I have been eating... More 

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Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

really good breakfasts...and they are consistent with quality year after year! good value! I'm a huevos ranchos fan!!!

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Harlan, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had the El Pastor and Pollo tacos and they where the best tacos we had ever eaten. The place is somewhat hard to find as it is located at the south end of the strip. The staff doesn't seem to understand English but still easy to order. The green sauce is amazing as well. Only cost 40 pesos for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Walked past this place with the plastic chairs and spotted the pastor - meat spit rotating over coals - and knew we had to eat here. Under 200 peso ($18 AUD) to feed 3 people with tasty grub. I don't eat meat so ordered the vegetarian plate (50 peso) and was happy with my tasty mix of onions, capsicum and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Accidentally found this local spot only the night before we were heading back home. I was trying to find a local spot in Tulum and after driving around 30 mins and not able to find it I parked my car and decided to walk. Instead of finding the original restaurant I was looking for I stumbled in front of this... More 

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Spokane, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

It's all about the Al Pastor here! It's a rustic taqueria that specializes in charcoal fired al pastor. The al pastor is the best I've ever had! The service...not so much. They will get to you when the get to you...it's almost as if they know they have great food so who cares about the service. One other knock...no cervezas... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This place is so good and so cheap. We went on waht started as a quite night just myself, hubby and our best friend who lives in Akumal. After an hour or so the place was full and Mariachis were strolling around with a 9 year old. We called him Mit.(Mariachi-in-training). Crowd started to dance and older woman were in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?