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La Barbacoa De La Tulum

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Av 10 Con Calle 10 | Entre Calle 8 y 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3368
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one more restaurant for tourists, so the food is not superb, just decent. It is cheaper that other similar places on quinta Avenida, but it is pricey compared to good Mexican restaurants in Playa. It is accessible from quinta Avenida and 10th ave. Is not the ideal place for children, it looks and feels a little bit like... More 

Thank rwarrior747
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

DON'T EAT THERE!!! We went to La Barbacoa for our New Year's Dinner and were very disappointed. The table next to us left as soon as the waiter brought the food and the other two tables next to us complaint. $700 for this kind of food is a rip off. In my opinion this is disgraceful.

Thank Bel880
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

The place is so dirty the owner is yelling at everyone!!!!!! The bathrooms stink,food was like a old shoe highly NOT recommended, go across the street to Fabuloso.... same type of food but clean well ran business friendly .... AND FABULOSO FOOD IS FANATIC!!!! Fabuloso where to get clean tasty Mexican food!!also the owner owes people money and she does... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

It was attached to our hotel, so I went there often for a quick snack or drink. Everything I ate was amazing and super cheap. All of the servers were really nice and quick. Definitely not a fancy restaurant, but a good place to stop and have reliably good food.

Thank Kristina D
North Pole, New York
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We stayed at La Pasion on 20th and stopped into La Barbacoa on 10th Ave and Calle 10, we decided to sit inside because it was hot outside. The waiter was an older gentleman and extremely friendly and obviously experienced. He recommended the beef consume (soup) and we could not stop raving about how good it was all the time... More 

Thank crmoores
Shawnee, Kansas
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Quick summery: food is good, service fine, ambiance is horrible. We popped into La Barbacoa after wandering 5th Ave for the evening. We ordered drinks. My margarita tasted like it was made with the margarita mix at average American mexican restaurants (most margaritas in PDC are so fresh, not a mix). I did not like at all. I ordered a... More 

Thank KEH-KC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Good barbacoa great price get quesadillas for a bigger bite! Have came back again and again , and look forward to it every time.

Thank Luis C
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the 250g sirloin steak medium rare. What I got was a 3mm thick minute steak, heavily salted. It was yuck. The waiter asked if I wanted guacamole and tortillas, I was charged $45 pesos for them, everywhere else in Mexico this is complimentary. To add insult to injury, 15% tip added to the bill. Management at this dive... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Came to La Barbacoa with 4 people. The waiter started taking our beverage order and when I informed him we wanted split bills he got upset and stormed off before saying we should have informed him BEFORE he took our 4 beverage orders. All he had done was write 4 beverages on a notepad! He came back and said we... More 

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Bonnyville, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

We stayed overnight in Playa del Carmen for one night from our Cozumel visit and had breakfast. We enjoyed it immensely and felt quite pampered with the service. We would visit again.

Thank Norine_and_Edgar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 10 Con Calle 10 | Entre Calle 8 y 14, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3368
Famous mexican food for local people since 1993. Foreing people could know real mexican flavor.Nice ambiance in the gold corner of Playa del CarmenThe only place Open 24 hours, 365 days in town

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