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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Night Off the Resort

Took the collectivo to Tulum Pueblo and tried El Carboncito on the recomendation of a bell hop at our resort that lives in Tulum. He was not wrong! Delicious food! My biggest regret is not getting the queso because I had trouble reading the all spanish menu. The waiter spoke little English but was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Snowangl317
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the collectivo to Tulum Pueblo and tried El Carboncito on the recomendation of a bell hop at our resort that lives in Tulum. He was not wrong! Delicious food! My biggest regret is not getting the queso because I had trouble reading the all spanish menu. The waiter spoke little English but was friendly and attentive even though the... More 

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Thank Snowangl317
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tacos are delicious. And mad cheap. I enjoyed the Jamaica and my husband gave the horchata an ok. It's seat yourself and wait for waitstaff to notice you. The food comes quick! There is a serve yourself topping bar.

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Thank EmilyItaly
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten at a lot of Taquerias and this is one of the best hands down. I am still craving it and wishing I could go back tonight. I regret that because they were closed for a few days over the New Years holiday that my chances to eat there were curtailed. They are famous for their pastor (which... More 

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Thank TravelinMan612
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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1 Thank meow_10
Tulum, Mexico
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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2 Thank Jimm S
all around the world
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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1 Thank moonbird_asheville
Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank roni_smth
Sedona
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Thank SedonaLaura
Harlan, Iowa
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7 reviews
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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Thank Rod N
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

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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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?