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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

I absolutely loved Carboncito's. The restaurant was connected to the hotel my friends and I stayed at (Hotel Cielo), so we got 50% off breakfast and 10% off all other meals. At first we went for the incentives, but we went back every morning because the food was absolutely delicious. We ate breakfast there everyday during our 5 day stay... More 

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

Thank you Casey O for taking the time to write your review We are delighted that you decided to dine with us for breakfast lunch & dinner for we do have so many delicious options Thank you for mentioning the staff, they are part of our extended family & they are a large part of our success. And thank you... More 

Lisbon
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Superb restaurant compared with others in Playa. The gambas a l'ajillo are very hard to beat anywhere in the world (even at home), the cheapest stake was one of the best we ever had. The price is on the expensive side for Playa, but cheap compared with most US or EU restaurants and for the excellent quality. To visit again... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Jorge for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, delighted that you enjoyed your self & had a great dining experience And Wow...... it really means a lot to us when you say our Jumbo Shrimp Gambas(ajillo) were the best you ever had, I have been to Lisbon & I my self... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

**********I have been going their for years!!! The food is very good, and reasonable prices. The staff is very friendly. Outside dinning makes this a delighful dinning experience.

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Thank cindyk_11
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Cindy for taking the time to write your review It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return, it lets us know that we are definitely headed in the right direction & thank you for noticing. We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your self & had a great... More 

Harrison Township, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I made the trip to Carboncito's on our honeymoon after reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor. We thought the food was excellent! We both agreed that the guacamole was the best we had ever had. We enjoyed it so much that we were full by the time that our entrees arrived. My wife had the camarones (shrimp)... More 

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1 Thank Christian L
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Christian for taking the time to write your review Well I will have to agree, I think our Guacomole is the best.....cant stop eating it !!!! We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great vacation experience for you. Thank you for the recommendations Christian, we know there... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Someone has given the owner some bad advise. We have eaten here many times over the last four winters. For some reason the owner has taken the best item off the menu. The nachos pastor was the dish we liked best, but now we have to ask the waiter if they can make it for us. It was always delivered... More 

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Thank Gio202
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Gio for taking the time to write your review Gio we are truly sorry that we had removed the nachos from the menu, but it was definitely not a bad decision, they were are worst seller, really not a good idea to keep it on the menu, so it was mainly a business decision. Also, I feel when... More 

Burlington, Canada
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are always looking to try new places in Playa and Carboncitos was a treat to find. Great food, great service and awesome staff. You can't go wrong giving them a try.

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

Thank you TW for taking the time to write your review Well, we are glad you found us while searching................ We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your self & had a great dining experience And thank for mentioning the staff , they really are an important part of a our success TW, we know... More 

Seaside Rental Southern Exposure
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited this restaurant on 2/13/14 based on great reviews on Trip Advisor. We were greeted quickly and seated. We ordered the 5 types of salsa as an appetizer. Most restaurants would give you chips and salsa for free. The additional types of salsa were not worth it. Some waiters carried drinks on their head, ours didn't. That was fine... More 

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2 Thank BethCameron
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Beth for taking the time to write your review Although your review is not one we agree with we always try to learn & improve from reviews like this I would like to take a moment to address your comments First All restaurants do not give 5 salsas, they give 1 or 2, we also give a hot... More 

Calgary
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Entertaining staff, great lobster, great service. Wonderful experience. We had researched this place on TA, and it did not disappoint.

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1 Thank kofienut
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Ko Fienut for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you. Glad you enjoyed the lobster & Thank you for the recommendations Ko Fienut, we know there are manyrestaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you... More 

stamford, ct
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127 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Carboncitos has a wonderful menu with loads of choices for delicious meals. We've been here many times. This time we had grilled shrimp and octopus and it was quite good. Definitely ask for the pumpkin seed dip. That's very special. We'll be back.

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Chicago, IL
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was here two years ago and loved it! Went back again (Feb 2014) and it's just as good as I remember it. Get some pumpkin salsa and margaritas of course! I ordered the Shrimp Diavlo as my entree (they cook it table side) and it was SO. GOOD. It's great for a casual authentic mexican food experience.

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1 Thank Boders
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you Boder for taking the time to write your review Well , It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return, it lets us know that we are definitely headed in the right direction & thank you for noticing. We know you are on vacation & we are just happy you had a great vacation?... 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, Fast Food, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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