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Av. constituyentes | Between Av 20 & 25, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Hazelton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place gets so busy people eat standing! We came early and got a table, friendly wait staff brought cold beers and waited while I took way too long deciding what to eat. The atmosphere is so relaxed you just want to stay all night, the food was so good, zingy guacamole and smoky meat, not expensive. We would come... More 

Thank theresaadams5555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you like meat ( beef ) then this is the place you want to be!! I rate this 110% eat here many times and always will go back...

Thank PLAYA01
Blainville, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The place for meat. The whole family loves the medium rare Arrachera. Great for take out if you are staying closeby, we were at Xaman Ha so it was a short walk. Again another eatery of the main.

1 Thank Sunseeker1959
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I love going to H&C Monterey because I'm never disappointed. Get place to get a cold drink and some of the best tacos and guacamole I've ever had. The portions are good and the price is fairly inexpensive for what you get. Great local feel without any stuffiness.

Thank Katlowry
McHenry, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We stumbled across this place while shopping in downtown Playa Del Carmen and basically on a hot day just looking for a place to get a cold beer. After the 2nd beer and some very fresh complimentary pico de gallo and tortilla chips we decided to try something on the menu. I asked the "maitre d" (I call him this... More 

Thank gene w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Hola, We were crossing by the restaurant and we saw people standing there eating, with most of the tables taken. We decided to step in and see what it was all about. Awesome experience!!! The meat was deliciously flavored and perfectly cooked. The guacamole was the best we had in Mexico. Tacos were also great; the melted cheese was also... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A hole in the wall on 1st below 30th. Closes at 8 and has some of the best Mexican beef anywhere. Unless you want it moving, order medium rare and it will be RARE !!. Wall of names was just redone so we had to redo our signage. Good for another 5 years now, lol.

Thank Victor M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Went in for a quick bite to eat and left completely stuffed with great quality meat with great flavor. Packed with locals!

Thank Gian P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We took a taxi to two other locations which were closed, but the original location on 1 Sur Avenida was open - and were we ever glad. This is local dining at it's best, from the Queso Fundido con Chorizo to the Guacomole and their speciality - Arrachera. The carne is melt-in-your-mouth good, and it is worth the trip. Just... More 

Thank Steve P
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

By far one of our favorite places to eat. We only heard about it this year and ended up eating there 3 times in 4 weeks. It's off the beaten path a bit and not frequented by a lot of tourists. It was recommended to us by some locals and the Arrachera Nacional was simply the best meat we ate.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Latin, Mexican, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. constituyentes | Between Av 20 & 25, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?