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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (202 reviews)
“shrimp” (120 reviews)
“guacamole” (101 reviews)
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7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

I have been to this restaurant for many years...my husband loves their pork dishes. This year we stopped for breakfast and we founf it to be very good also the staff is friendly and speedy. It is lots of fun to just sit and people...More

Thank Sweetie333
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

Thank you Sweetie for taking the time to write your review Alway very good.....tell that to the reviewer below !!! LOL We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you yet...More

Reviewed February 17, 2014

The drinks appeared to be watered down and the food was average at best. We waited forever for our meal. The waiter said the kitchen ran out of gas. say what?????More

1  Thank samy-girl
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2014

Thank you Samy-girl for taking the time to write your review. Although your review is not one we are happy with we always try to improve from it & we really do care. Not sure why you felt the drinks were watered down & our...More

Reviewed February 17, 2014

With 5 year old twins that are fussy eaters, this place had great food that pleased everyone and was friendly to our budget! Staff is always friendly!

Thank BostonTwinzmama
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Best rehearsal dinner ever because it was my wedding rehearsal dinner, but our group event at Carboncito's was perfect! We had 21 in our party, including two children, and for most people this was their first experience in Playa del Carmen. I appreciated the special...More

Thank KCRachel
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were back in Playa this past January, this time with 5 of our friends so of course we had to come basvk to Carboncitos. Our friends loved seeing our drinks served to them in typical Carboncito style, on top of their heads! Food was...More

Thank SarahStraub
Reviewed February 15, 2014

All around great menu with many options. We had the fish tacos, along with grilled fish. Best part of the evening was the balancing act the wait staff put on carrying the drinks to the tables on their heads!More

Thank Bubbagags
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you Bubbagags for taking the time to write your review We really appreciate the kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed your selves & had a great dining experience Bubbagags, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you...More

Reviewed February 14, 2014

Perhaps for new patrons it is better but for us, not. We have been coming to Playa yearly and Carboncitos was always one of our favorites, but not anymore. We were actually here in October and noticed the difference then. No assortment of salsas like...More

1  Thank pinklady13
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Thank you Pink lady 13 for you review. Although your review is not one we like we always try to improve from it, but you are confused about a few things The pastor machine has been removed 7- 8 years ago, the heat in the...More

Reviewed February 13, 2014

First night in Playa after a long trip, Pablo at Playa Maya Hotel told us to go to Carboncitos for a quick meal. We had a salsa wheel which was big and awesome and we also split a garlic calamari dish and we were full...More

1  Thank volleyball-Jim
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Great food and staff everytime. The breakfast was a hit everytime. I would eat there everyday if I could. Keep up the good food

Thank Pete L
Reviewed February 10, 2014

When in Playa we make our pilgrimage to Carboncitos and have loved our experiences for many years. We recently visited and it was just not the same.....it is difficult to give a poor review so I settled on average. Staff was still great but the...More

1  Thank COparrotheads
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

Thank you Parrot head for your review. You are right, we are not the same, we have improved....so much better & 1039 reviews agree. I love the old school Playa and have over 10 years invested here, I dont like change much myself, but if...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Darion T
Hi Steven, We have a group of 20 persons visiting playa del carmen and would like to stop at your restaurant June 28th in the evening. We are also on a group budget. What's the price range of food you offer at this restaurant?
June 14, 2017|
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Response from HotelCielo | Property representative |
Thanks SueAnn, we truly appreciate when our guests offer help to future travelers and there is no better advertisement then a satisfied customer... More
Hola Steven, Not a question, just letting you know we arrive manana for a few days and I'm sure we'll be visiting...again. Get the Pastor ready! Amigos from Ohio.
April 21, 2017|
Response from HotelCielo | Property representative |
Well welcome back, I think I am going to have to send you to another restaurant,.... there are many other restaurants here in Playa del Carmen. LOL We... More
Stephanie P
Can you make reservations?
March 2, 2017|
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Response from HotelCielo | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie. Can not remember if I wrote you already...so sorry If I had already. Any way, TripAdvisor does not allow us to send our e mail address...do not know why , ridiculous but its their policy. Unfortunately, e... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
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, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
****** 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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