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

My family of 6 adults went here on our first day since it's one of our favorite places. Great service from guys like always. Started with melted cheese, five salsa wheel n stuffed jalapeños. All were excellent but just be careful with the salsa with chili peppers because it's extremely hot but good. We all had the grilled lobster for... More 

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Thank Mike B
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Reviews like this are our goal! Thank you to all 6 of you for choosing us out of all of the options you have in Playa del Carmen. We appreciate the time you took in writing this for us because it helps us so much with competing with larger restaurants. All reviews help to paint a picture of our ambiance... More 

Los Angeles, California
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264 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Filet mignon was edible. Ceviche mixto was good but the octopus in it was chewy. The grilled octopus was chewy also. The shrimp pasta was a little sour. The spaghetti bolognese was okay. Ribeye was good. Lobster was over cooked. The shrimp dish was the best that we ordered. It was cooked table side, which was cool. We had a... More 

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Thank Bacong C
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Bacong C for taking the time to write your review. Obviously, this is not the kind of review we are shooting for but sometimes we do learn from these kind of reviews. As you can clearly see, we do not get many average or below average comments but sometimes things do go wrong, but we do care ........ More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service was great. Some entrees were big so be careful what you order. It was nice sitting outside just off the Quinta Avenida. This place has more of a local feel then some of the others touristy restaurants on the Avenue.

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

Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to tell others about us. All reviews help to paint a picture of our ambiance to other TripAdvisor members. We are glad you were fed well and enjoyed the scenery. We hope to see you soon! Please remember to book directly with us to stay at Hotel Cielo to enjoy our... More 

Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying in Cancun we went down to Playa del Carmen to visit a family member ex-pat living there. We ate there with him a couple of years ago and enjoyed our return visit just as much as our first. Their food is fresh and flavorful. They know how to cook fish just right and offer several cooking methods. My... More 

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Thank Tom1378
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love to hear when people come back multiple times and from Cancun! Thank you for choosing us out of all of the options you have in Playa del Carmen, especially for fish. We appreciate the time you took in writing this for us as we know it takes a bit of effort. We hope to see you soon! We... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here last night (16th sept 2016) - we went off the reviews from trip advisor & all I can say is what a great place this is! The waiter came with two cocktails carried on his head which was fairly impressive & the food was great & very reasonably priced - the atmosphere is quality here & defo recommend... More 

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Thank Danny92w
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

It is always nice to get a review like this. Thank you for choosing us out of all of the options you have in Playa del Carmen. We appreciate the time you took in writing this for us. All reviews help to paint a picture of our ambiance to other TripAdvisor members. We hope to see you soon! Please remember... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and drinks and service. I live in playa a frequent this place often. A must see if you are on vacation. Or something they light on fire ! Spectacular.

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

So excited when we have locals that come often. You are part of the family and we appreciate you took the time to write this review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please don't forget that we have Hotel Cielo too and when you book directly you get special incentives. Even though you are local, you might want... More 

Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our orders. Actually quite good Italian in Mexico! The wait staff balanced multiple drinks on their heads when bringing them to your table, so some entertainment was included! Very good service.

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Thank Where2Next2021
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for the time in writing this great review. We are so pleased you and your family had such a great experience with us. Every review we can learn from since there are so many options for you to choose from in Playa del Carmen. We thank you for choosing us and for writing this with so many details... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the Restaurants I tried in Playa del Carmen, some good, some less so, Carboncitos stands out in my memory. I ate my dish, tried my sister's dish, my mother's, and my father's and loved all of them. The drinks are huge and tasty. The service was incredible and so memorable. I'm so glad we stopped to look at... More 

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Thank Bre H
Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has amazing Mexican food! We had their platter that had different meats, fish, and vegetables, and it also came with rice. It was great for two people. We couldn't even finish the whole meal. The staff were also very friendly. Definitely worth the visit!

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Thank ForeverWanderlust416
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

What a great review! Thank you for the time you took to write this. We are glad that you enjoyed the platter and that is was enough! We know there are so many options and we are glad you chose us. Please come stay with us on your next visit in Hotel Cielo. Book directly to enjoy our special incentives! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from Mexico and visited this restaurant whilst there. OMG the service was outstanding, very friendly and welcoming and the food was extremely delicious, definitely worth a visit if you want to get out of your hotel for an evening. Awesome food, quirky staff with great service and reasonably priced.

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Thank Sian O
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

These are the reviews we love to read! Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to write this awesome review. This is our reward for striving to make our customers happy. Please remember to book directly with us to stay at our Hotel Cielo to enjoy our extra incentives! 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?