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“Great Food & Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carboncitos

Carboncitos
4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: ****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic Mexican, Mayan, Charcoal Grilled Steaks & Seafood at an attractive price. Be it breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner; it's the consistently delicious meals served that keeps guests returning again and again.
lake jackson, texas
1 review
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“Great Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Recently ate at this small resturant. The food was great and the service was excellent. we had the fajitas. The hot sauces were fresh and true to the locale. I would go back tonite if I could. Russell, one of the owners, was very friendly and took a special interest in seeing that we enjoyed our meal

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New York City, New York
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“Pastor Rules”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2008

Had the pleasure of staying in Hotel Cielo recently and was immediately intrigued by a pork pastor that was being rotated on the spit right in the dining room of Carboncitos which is in the same building. I would recommend this as a stop for anyone to try these super tasty pastor tacos . The meat has obviously been seasoned well and allowed to marinate providing a flavor sensation with each bite. My companion tried the shrimp with charro beans with freshly made guacamole which was also excellent. Must note that the salsas provided were all exceptional as well. For breakfast try the eggs with chaya, which I would describe as a Yucatecan spinach . Friendly place with great value, Carboncitos will not disappoint.

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“My fav. chorizo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

I've stayed at Hotel Cielo several times, and always eat frequently at their restaurant, Carboncitos. The salsas are the best in Playa, service has always been friendly and competent. Their food is simple, authentic, delicious and consistent. Breakfast is my favorite meal there, but they have fantastic tacos pastor, and some really tasty shrimp dishes that I haven't had anywhere else.
Can't wait to go back for more chorizo and eggs!

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Fox Lake Il (Chicago Burbs)
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“a definite must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2008

good prices and great food, a combo rarely seen anymore...best tacos I ever had and a nice assortment of salsas...good or breakfast too..

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“This must be Mexican soul food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

Either I was Mexican in a previous life or the chefs here know how to create dish after dish that reaches right into your soul, whatever your nationality. The food is that good--so flavorful, so satisfying, so memorable.

You must try the chicken soup, guacamole, salsa selection, and tacos al pastor. All of these are truly great. The chicken soup, with rice and cheese and accompanied by a quartet of lovingly prepared condiments--sliced avocado, chopped onion, cilantro, and green onion--is phenomenal. And the pastor meat--crackling brown seasoned pork, always freshly cut, which you can see roasting at the front of the restaurant--is the single best meat dish I've ever had. Wish I had some now.

I've mentioned only the pinnacles of this menu. Other dishes--pozole, charro beans, fajitas, shrimp, desserts--are all worth exploring. Enjoy!

Reasonably priced. On 4th, right off 5th Avenue.

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