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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!!!

Thank Roslyn Y
Haymarket, VA
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank gkhicks
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Elise F
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank anamharris
Los Angeles
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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

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 

The Netherlands
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here a couple of times and the service was incredible, every one is really cheerful, attentive, and welcoming. The trick of carrying the drinks in their heads is sth I never seen but enjoyed a lot. The food is really tasty, specially the desserts and they have vegetarian options. Besides they were really understanding when we asked... More 

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

We love to get any type of feedback but this is the best kind! We know it takes you time to write a review and it is greatly appreciated. There are so many options in Playa del Carmen to dine and it means much to us that you came on various occasions! That, for us, is the best review! We... More 

Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch in July, sat on the terrace with lovely view of the beautiful blue sea down the street, and had a great time. Great service. The waiters even fanned our food against the flies while I had to take my daughter to the restroom mid-lunch (kids!!) Interior decoration is great. Both dishes we ordered were freshly made, tasty,... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

It is an extra compliment to have an ex restaurant owner give us a glowing review such as this. We know we are doing what we strive to do when we get a review such as this. We know that there are many options in Playa del Carmen, and we thank you for choosing us. Also for the time in... More 

New York City, New York
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137 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite restaurant in Playa del Carmen. I was seated outside at the table of my choice about 7:00PM. The area quickly filled up, several after I told them the food was very good. I ordered a Ceviche to start, it was flavored with small pieces of diced mangoes and served in an avocado mold, delicious! No tart... More 

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

What a wonderful way you described our ceviche! We love that you took the time to write this and share your experience with other TripAdvisor members. We are glad that you had a wonderful dinner and that we are your favorite! We look forward to having you back soon! Thank you again for your warm and wonderful words. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, International
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, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
****** 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?