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“Wonderful experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Pie de Carbon

Al Pie de Carbon
Corner of Calle 6 Norte & Avenida 5, Cozumel, Mexico
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Ranked #44 of 247 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill, Argentinean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Steak House y Sea FoodNuestra Especialidad: Langosta a la parrilla y cortes finos y selectos de calidad Angus, preparados a la vista de usted,100 % al carbon, en un ambiente romantico donde podrá disfrutar nuestra amplia selección de vinos.Pregunte por nuestras deliciosas empanadas argentinas.
Oakland
1 review
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

On my 6th night in Cozumel, we tried Al Pie de Carbon. It was a totally enjoyable experience from the margaritas to the steaks to the lobster which is huge. Enough for two people to share. My wife who didn't want much lobster had the pasta langosta which was plenty for her appetite. The restaurant is totally charming with indoor and outdoor seating on a very quiet street. I'd definitely sit outdoors, weather permitting. Our service was impeccable. So far this was my favorite restaurant in Cozumel, but three more nights to go.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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“VERY DISAPPOINTING SERviCE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have been dining in Cozumel regularly for 20 years. TripAdvisor has always been a great source for finding new restuarants to try each trip followed of course by our regular favorites....This year Al Pie was what I thought would be our newest, bestest, favorite....NOT!!
We arrived when they opened at 6PM and was the second table to be seated...we were not greeted by the server for at least 20 minutes. After ordering it took FOREVER for our food, (as well as our drinks at first.) We had 2 grandchildren in our party of 6 and they were served LAST (after the rest of us were done.) The food was just ok, although the steaks and fries were really good. All the other entrees we ordered were not as great as the reviews had led us to believe. Sorry, but this is getting a low rating from me, (Which is unusual.) They need faster service, (or at least apologies and reasons why so slow!)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Best steaks on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the quaint atmosphere, the wonderful service, and the charcoal grilled food was marvelous. I can't remember when I've had such a great steak and grilled vegetables or such awesome service by at least 4 different staff members!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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“VERY SLOW SERVICE”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

As we have been to Cozumel many times, we are used to taking our time for meals and service. The service here was very slow. They brought the food for 6 of us out at three different times, and they served my daughter who was 8 very last....20 minutes after the rest of the food and she had only ordered a salad. The portion of meat was very small. My husband ordered his steak medium, and it was rare with blood. Maybe it was an off night, but this was our most dissapointing meal on a 12 day vacation.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Great steaks.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Everything is cooked over an open wood fire. Our steaks were great, very tender. The service was also very good. We'll be visiting this restaurant on our next visit.

Visited February 2013
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