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“Great arrachera” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Carnicero

El Carnicero
5a Avenida entre 26 y 28 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9848033727
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Ranked #232 of 731 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Mexican, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: El carnicero ​ The best steak house in Playa del Carmen, which offers fine fire-grilled steaks, fresh seafood and fish, chicken and Italian classics.​At “El Carnicero”, you can find competitive prices and treat yourself to delicious, angus beef prime: 100% mexican. Carefully selected and brought from the northwest of the country.Further more, every morning we wake up early to go with the fishermen and choose the best fresh fishes for you!!!​Come on in and enjoy our delicious Italian dishes and bring a taste of “El Carnicero” to your home buying directly with us the steaks of your preference... This is what makes unique at "El Carnicero"!!!!Come eat with us at "El Carnicero"!!! Sincerely,The Management and Staff
Arizona
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great arrachera”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Friends took us here as we wanted meat. Well, we got meat. We ordered the arrachera which serves 3-4 people and includes 6 beers. The arrachera was delicious. We were a little too warm but most places on 5th Ave. are street front and don't have a/c. Some in our party ordered the clam pasta and they really liked it. The total came to around $100 and served 6 of us.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
College Station, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice staff - Blah food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here on June 7th. The staff was nice and the sevice was quick. The location on 5th is great for people watching! Unfortunately, the guacamole and "cheese with something else" (like queso flameado) tasted terrible and the flour tortilla's tasted store bought. What a disappointment. :(

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Riviera Maya and visited Playa Del Carmen for an evening because we were going to Coco Bongos - Went to this restaurant before our night in Coco Bongos and it was fantastic - I had Surf n Turf which was delicious and my boyfriend had the T-Bone Steak with all the trimmings - Both meals were big and really lovely, Staff were fantastic helped with our selection couldn't have done more for us!

Highly recommend!

  • Visited April 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great shrimp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here. Shrimp was very good!! The rest of the meal was just so so. The vegetables where especially pathetic, streamed frozen broccoli...... Sad, yellow and soggy. The free glass of wine with the special was nice. All in all, probably about average for the PDC 5th ave strip.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not bad for when you are craving meat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have eaten here a few times over the past 3 years with each time being a different experience. Be sure that the meat they show you is the one that is going on the grill as sometimes their cuts can contain more fat that needed. The service is good as well as the prices.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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