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“Mexican mexican food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Mexican mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

If you want real mexican food and not the crap you get on 5th ave or at your hotel come to El Fogon. All of the taco's are great. Our waiter sugested the special taco which had a little bit of everything. All with fresh housmade salsa's. For half the price of the 5th ave restaurants with better food. If you want to eat like the locals eat go here!!!

Visited October 2013
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“Worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Great food, not expensive. Very well served, far from the fifth avenue and its touristic places! I really recommand this place if you want to try authentic mexican food!

Visited November 2013
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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“Perfect for lunch and grocery shopping.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Yummy! I could go back several times this week. Bean soup is delicious, fajitas were outstanding! We ate lunch here, then went to Mega for groceries and tequila. It was easy to catch a cab back to our condo.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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verde valley
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“WOW !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

this is my fourth time i have had the pleasure to dine here, and i have to say this place just keeps getting better! the first thing you will notice is the place is packed while all other restaurants have mostly empty tables. there is a good reason for this!

we always get the same thing on every visit - a big meat sampler plate. it has ham, chroiso, baked potato, green onion, some kind of cheese, bean soup, etc. you will regret you only have one stomach for such a treat.

tonight we tried the north location on Constitution. in spite of any reviews saying this is closed for dinner, it sure is open Sunday night.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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“OMG...Best food in Playa del Carmen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We heard about El Fogon on Trip Advisor, and ventured off 5th Avenue in search of incredible, authentic Mexican food (which you'd think would be everywhere, but isn't). They have a couple locations. The location on 30th Ave. and 32nd Calle was closed until 5:00pm, and not open for lunch. We walked down a few more blocks to their other location. At 12:00pm there were already several diners eating. There's no air conditioning, but we asked that they turn on a fan, and we quickly cooled off.

The server was not very friendly, hence the 4-star reating. They serve you pico de gallo, and two picante sauces. The green, guacamole-looking one is much more spicy than the red. No chips were brought, but they did bring a vegetable salad with cucumbers, radishes and limes.

I ordered Bistec, Chorizo, y Queso....and I am so glad that I did. It came out with tortillas de maiz on bottom of the meat and on top with queso fundido melting over the heat of the meat. I made several tacos using the picante sauces and pico de gallo with a squeeze of lime on top. The portions were on the large size. The chorizo y bistec de res were cooked and seasoned pefectly. I was actually sad when it was gone.

My husband ordered bistec de res torta. It came on soft bread with avocados, tomatoes, onions, and a bit of mayonaise. It was tasty; mine was better.

Oh, and our entire meal with sodas and water was $13.40!!! It's worth it to venture off 5th avenue and get a taste of real, yummy Mexican food! We'll definitely be going back!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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