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Carboncitos

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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Seafood, South American
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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service were good. Ate here a couple of times on my vacation in Playa del Carmen. Staff very friendly.

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Fort Worth, TX
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was so excited to get back to Playa and back to Carboncitos! We took a group of friends that had never been and they also loved it. The service is fabulous and they went out of their way to accommodate some picky eaters in our group. The margaritas are really good and the food is outstanding. Great happy hour with... More 

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Thank mocha2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Playa del Carmen for eight years and look forward to eating at Carboncitas multiple times during vacation. It never lets us down. The excellent food and friendly wait staff who bring your drinks balanced on the heads are always a highlight of our trip. Do yourself a favor and be sure to eat at Carboncitas.

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Thank Nancy R
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Nancy! It is our highest honor when clients want to come back time and time again. This is your home and we appreciate the time you took to show others about your experience. Please remember to book with us directly to enjoy our incentives! More 

california
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on reviews gave this place a shot..it was about noon and we really wanted tacos or some type of lunch item Mexican food..was brought a menu,but they were only serving breakfast..the breakfast burrito was ok..the potatoes were really good! Servings seemed a bit small..even the 9 year old cleaned his plate..service could have been better..it was not busy yet... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Playa for 12 years and usually do not eat at restaurants on 5th ave. We like to go off the beaten path to the more local places. However, we usually make at least one stop at Carboncito's The restaurant is conveniently located right off 5th ave, A great spot for people watching, with good food... More 

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Thank Randy-Sterkenburg
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for finding us after all this time! We are thrilled that you liked the experience and your review is important to us especially when you know Playa so well! Please remember to book with us directly to enjoy our incentives! More 

Brownsville, Texas
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a nice meal a few weeks ago during our stay at Playa. Second time we dine here. Great food and friendly staff. Only issue is that seating inside is not recommend because it gets hot, but plenty of seating outside. Recommend the cochinita pibil. They have a fun way of serving margaritas. Took extra care of us given it... More 

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Thank Fernando P P
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which always helps us. I am so glad you celebrated your wife's birthday with us. We look forward to having you come back! More 

Springfield, Illinois
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service and food! Found this place on trip advisor. Great dinner spot right off 5th avenue. Had shrimp the first night stuffed with crab. Excellent! Vegetable fajitas the next visit. My partner and son had fajitas carbon twice! Highly recommend. Reminder... this place only takes cash. FYI. Go there! This place is good!

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

Thank you Laura! What a great recommendation! We know you have lots of option and we thank you for coming and trying us. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Please come back soon and remember to book with us directly to help us on a local level. More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was Excellent and the people were nice folks. My kids loved seeing the drinks served on the waiters head. Lobster was delicious and the calamari was the best I had in Mexico. The one problem I had was the exchange rate was at least $1.50 USD than the rate on the streets. Nevertheless, because the price of the... More 

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Thank Orville D
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Orville for these kind words. We are glad you found a good variety of dishes and you like the entertainment! We strive to make each meal and experience to take home with you. Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to write this review! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carboncitos was one of the first places I ever ate when I first landed in Playa over 7 years ago and every time I pass through I always stop by, often with friends and family on the way south from the airport. I live in Mahahual, and I love to be able to take friends here to experience authentic Mexican... More 

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

Clients like you is what helps us have the amazing atmosphere that we have. Thank you for continually coming our way and spreading the word. We know there are many other restaurants but we do our best to stay unique. You are a testament to that. Always know we are just a few hours away and always awaiting your return! More 

Shawnee, Kansas
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the first restaurant we went to when we arrived in PDC. Happy hour 2 for 1. Margaritas were served on the waiter's head. We ordered guacamole and the mixed ceviche (shrimp, octopus and white fish) it was delicious and a huge portion.

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Thank KEH-KC
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sharing your good time with us! We are glad you likes thed margaritas and the ceviche. We look forward to you coming back and remember to book with us directly to help us on a local level as well as advantages for you. Again, thank you for the time in this review and choosing... 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
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Seafood, South American
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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?