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Carboncitos

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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Believe it or not, some of the best pasta dishes in Playa del Carmen are to be found at this Mexican restaurant with a large and varied menu. We ordered the 3 cheese pasta with grilled chicken, prepared table side with brandy and white wine, and the pasta bolognese. Both were beyond expectations. The bolognese was prepared with a meaty... More 

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Thank Bonnie W
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much Bonnie for these kind words. We are glad that you got to try our variety! Thank you for sharing your experience with other Tripadvisor members. Not everyone knows that we have so mnay different dishes! We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo next time. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place for breakfast. The staff are attentive and the management take a keen interests in making sure guests are happy. And the food is first class. While you will usually see me there for breakfast, this is also a great choice for lunch or dinner.

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Thank MichaelHolmes
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We appreciate that you come and see us often! Thank you for sharing our effort to make the clients happy. We hope to become your favorite place for lunch and dinner too! See you soon and again, thank you! More 

Louisville
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant in Playa Del Carmen! Food was great, fun atmosphere as well! The waiters carry out drinks on their head (3 to 4 at a time stacked on top of each other). Shrimp flambé was excellent. The tres let he cake was wonderful as well. Everyone loved their dishes! And we came back a second time it was soooo... More 

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Thank 13Connie13
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

It is very valuable to mention details as you did to show others what our experience for them will be like. We appreciate the time you took to write this wonderful review and for the feedback that shows us that we are accomplishing our mission to our clients. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were short on cash (no credit cards accepted) but managed to have the most amazing meal! Starting with the best ever Tortilla soup! Then we had beef burritos. The beef was so soft and tender and delicious! The server was very friendly! This will definitely be my first stop back in Playa del Carmen!!!

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Thank Roslyn Y
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for mentioning details which help to show other potential clients how our ambiance and meals are. We appreciate the time you took and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

Haymarket, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place that is just off 5th Avenue... Drinks are good, and it is a good place for light snacks. It seems that ever since there was a change in management several years ago that this place just has a different vibe... I.e. Nice, but not as good as it was.

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Thank gkhicks
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your feedback and your bringing this to our attention. Each reivew helps us but ones like this are very important to us so that we may make the changes we need to to be even better. We thank you for choosing us, as well as, your truthful opinion. As we continue to work hard to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to this restaurant for dinner on my first night in Playa Del Carmen and had to come back again (and again)! The food is delicious and the staff were all really friendly. The tacos especially were great, definitely the best ones I had.

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Thank Elise F
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

The best compliment for us that we can receive is when our clients become repeat clients! With so many options in Playa, for you to choose us over and over gain speaks so much. We are delighted that we made that impression on you and we thank you for sharing your experience with us! Can't wait to see you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took many people here during our wedding in Playa in November 2015 - order a margarita and prepare to be amazed! Plus the food is solid.

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Thank anamharris
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We thank you for this review and the time it took to write it. We appreciate that you trust us to bring your friends and family. Each review is important to how we plan to create our next steps in making our clients happy. We want each visit to be memorable. Thank you again for choosing us. We look forward... More 

Los Angeles
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here based on the recommendation from the TA forum. Great ambiance, friendly service, and very good food at reasonable prices. We order several "flambe" dishes and the kids love it. The shrimp tequila flambe, grilled octopus, and pineapple flambe were our favorites. A very good restaurant to visit if you are in town. The only negative is there... More 

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Thank LAX-HKG
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

You understand first hand the importance of the reviews on TripAdvisor! Thank you so much for coming to try us out and for this review. Every opinion is important to us and our goals for our future customers. We appreciate you choosing us out of all the options out there. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make time for Carboncitos when we visit Playa. Centrally located (right near the Ferry Dock) it is at the center of everything. Great for a quick bite, but also can handle more elegant menu choices too. For a light lunch, try the bean soup, or the quesadillas, and the coconut shrimp is always a winner. The staff is... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

These are the reviews that we strive for in our mission to our customers! Thank you for taking the time to write this and especially for mentioning details about our favorite dishes. This helps to describe to our potential future customers what we have in store for them. We know there are many options here in Playa del Carmen which... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After looking for a place to eat some morning chilaquiles we decided to try this local restaurant and it was such a good decision! The place serves fresh food, super authentic and delicious! Great place to kick start your morning

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Thank Hila M
HotelCielo, Propietario at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this review! They are favorites around here! We thank you for searching us out and finding us. We know there are many places here in Playa del Carmen to feast at so thank you for choosing us and for the time you took to write this review! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1382
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?