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“Carboncitos still great after all these years!” 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
jersey
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“Carboncitos still great after all these years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have to admit I always love the next big or little thing. So last night while trying to figure out a spot to eat with my lovely lady Carboncitos was not at the top of our list. The only reason being we had eaten their a few times and like to try new spots. As luck would have it even though tons of great places exist in playa del carmen nothing really tickled our pickle.
So it was back to Carboncitos for another time. Needless to say everything was amazing. The arrachera tacos amazing. My wife's chicken fajitas awesome. The service was fast,fun and efficient. It really is old reliable but in the best way possible. Saw the Mayan Sacrifice shots which are a sight to behold and def for the adventurous. Again great food and great time. Thanks and we will be back.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thank you Alison for taking the time to write your review.

We are delighted that we were able to exceed your expectations yet again, this is just what we strive for.

Thank you for the kind words, we really appreciate you spreading the good word

Alison, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we hope to see you when you return to the beautiful Riviera maya

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Steven Krisztin
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“Always fantastic!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I are frequent vacationers to the Playa Del Carmen area and never miss an opportunity to cap off a fantastic vacation without atleast a couple visits to Carboncitos. We tell everyone we meet that if you want exceptional food, service and authentic Mexican hospitality, look no further than this restaurant!!!!!
The selection on the menu is fantastic and the enchiladas are to die for! My husband loves a great margarita and these are the best he has ever had. We have eaten most of the entrees and both the seafood and beef are incredible.
If you are looking for a place to people watch this is ideal.....just sit back, relax and enjoy everything this location has to offer. I promise you won't be disappointed....tell your taxi you want to be dropped off at 4th and 10th....Carboncitos is just around the corner!
Keep up the great work Steve and staff....we love it there!!!!!

Kell & Carlos

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Hi Kelly, thank you for taking the time to write your review.

We really appreciate the kind words and we are delighted that you continually choose Carboncitos as your favorate restaurant in Playa , this really means a lot to us & lets us know we are heading in the right direction.

And thanks for mentioning the staff, they are a large part of our success....we couldnt do it with out them

Kelly, we know there are many restaurants in Playa Del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Riviera Maya.

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“Very good tacos and margaritas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I had a good casual lunch here during our one trip into Playa del Carmen. The service was quick and friendly. The tacos and margaritas I had were very good and my wife really liked the ceviche as well. I'm not a big fan of the actual town of Playa but this place was pretty good and laid back. Good value for the money.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you Wilsu for taking the time to write your review.

We really appreciate the kind words & we are glad that you enjoyed yourselves while dining at Carboncitos

Wilsu, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we hope to see you in the future

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“Good service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ordered some stake tacos, my daughter had tacos al pastor and my toddler had some stake tacos as well. The food was good and the service fast. The drinks were cold and were brought to our table pretty fast. We had a nice evening at this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you Isabel for taking the time to write your review.

We really apprecite thi kind words & we are delighted that you had enjoyed yourselves

Isabel, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we hope to see you in the future

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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“Pastors rule!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was the best place to eat that we found in playa, get the pastors and the desserts! They were great, love it!

Visited July 2014
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Thank you Laurie for taking the time to write your review

We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your self & had a great dining experience

Thank you for the recommendations

Laurie, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera
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