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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sat at a street side table and people watched. Drinks were very large (and very good) waiter served them balanced on top of his head, saw one waiter with 3 stacked). Service was excellent and staff was pleasant. Had fish tacos, BBQ shrimp, melted cheese, all of it excellent.

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Thank Tom P
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner while staying in Hotel Cielo and all 3 meals were very good. The staff is incredibly attentive and the food is lovely. I think we even got a discount since we were hotel guests. Cash only!

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Thank CaitlinVictoriaB
Rhode Island
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this spot based on a recommendation from a local and saw their trip advisor stars. We had two drinks and split 2 appetizers. The drinks were just ok mostly all juice, nothing to write home about. We also ordered the fresh guacamole and mixed seafood ceviche. Both were good but we've had better elsewhere.

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Thank MJ3285
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi MJ3285, thanks for your review. Well we know we can always do better and take our clients feedback seriously. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your comments for your feedback is important to us. We are sort of shocked about our drinks, sorry you felt they were all juice, we are known for a heavy... More 

Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were out walking 5th Avenue and stumbled across this cute little restaurant in our travels - it's just off 5th Ave. We originally only were looking for cocktails, but after seeing what the other patrons were having we decided to eat as well. The margs were delivered to us in huge glasses, on the waiter's head! Pretty cool and... More 

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Thank KarinMR71
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love that you stumbled across us on your 5th Av walk! Thank you for enjoying the cocktails and being enchanted by our dishes and waiters! It is such a compliment when our new customers take the time to write a review for us! Your words are important to share our uniqueness with other TripAdvisor members. We invite you to... More 

Sag Harbor, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We go to playa every year, and carboncitos is our favorite place to eat. Wether Its breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the food here is always delicious. Authentic Mexican breakfasts, fresh tacos, and drinks that the waiters carry on top of their heads.....this is there place for a couple looking for a romantic dinner or a family looking for a fun... More 

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Thank Jason S
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love to be a favorite! Thank you for being so faithful in coming to visit us on your frequent visits! The details you outlined in your review are great to let people know a bit more about our uniqueness. There are so many options in Playa del Carmen and we are honored that you keep choosing to come back... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our business associates for supper and although we didn't have a reservation they made it happen the food was great and the service was exceptional. Only wish they took credit card

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Thank Brent S
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you, Brent, for this wonderful review. It is important that your Tripadvisor peers see that we do what we can to attend to your needs. We appreciate the time you took to write this review out of your busy schedule. Thank you also for trusting us to bring your business associates here with us, that is a high compliment!... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here whenever we are in playa....never disappointed. . Service good and portions good. Our go to place!

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

It means so much to you that you seek us out with each visit to Playa del Carmen! This is what we strive for with our clients. To create a friendly atmosphere with good food that you want to keep coming back to over and over. Your review means so much to us because you confirm we are accomplishing our... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have good breakfast very nice environment . Waiters are very friendly. The food is very good. The price is incredibly cheap.

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

Thank you for the time you took to write this review. We know you could go to many places in Playa del Carmen for breakfast and we appreciated that not only did youjoin us but that you wrote a review for us! It is important for us to get the word out. We strive to stand out from the rest.... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carboncitos is actually just a few steps off 5th Avenue off 4th. The waiters often bring the drinks to your table carri g them on their heads! They are so friendly, offer great service and really tasty food! We live here part time and always take our friends and family here for a fun evening!

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Thank Karen-N-Doug
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had such a great time with us that you took the time to write a review. These reviews help us stand out from the large competition here in Playa del Carmen. We strive to give you an experience you will not forget. Thank you for taking the time to write this and we invite... More 

Boerne, Texas
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place to have beers and margaritas before dinner. Nice selection of beers including Mexican craft. Habanero margaritas spectacular. Drinks delivered on waiter's head.....unique. Fun place to go for drinks!

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Thank Richard H
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this spectacular review. Your attention to the drink details help us to stand out from other area restuarants here in Playa del Carmen. We know it takes time to write this review and we are very appreciative of this. We hope to see you again and we invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?