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El Fogon

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Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
9848030885
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 158
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  • 28
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

This place was absolutely rammed when I went, we had to queue for about half an hour outside. Fortunately it was well worth it! Clearly popular with the locals. Their speciality seems to be charcoal cooked food. Our waitress was helpful, and spoke some English. The large cocktails were great water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Toby M
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely rammed when I went, we had to queue for about half an hour outside. Fortunately it was well worth it! Clearly popular with the locals. Their speciality seems to be charcoal cooked food. Our waitress was helpful, and spoke some English. The large cocktails were great water a hot day. The food was utterly delicious, and... More 

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Thank Toby M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just been for dinner here and and ready to burst. Very typical Mexican place bustling with energy and good food...huge portions so great value but worth sharing some of them unless you have a big appetite! Def worth a visit.

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Thank Rebecca F
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here Feb 6th and were absolutely thrilled! Very fresh and flavorful and a great value. If you love Tacos made with tasty grilled meat, make sure you visit El Fogon!

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Thank Brian W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the meal I dreamed of having in Mexico. OMG, I can't wait to go back! Delicious food, low-key vibe, ice cold beers. We had the chicken fajitas and the grilled steak platter, which were both amazing. The portions were enormous and we had enough left over for a huge lunch the following day. The line moved quickly and... More 

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Thank Kelly C
Canada
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Three locations in playa del Carmen ... Always lined up for their Excellent Mexican fare Service is fast and efficient , locals and tourists both frequent this chain of restaurants.

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Thank SimoneCanada
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my boyfriends favorite place to go for tacos al pastor. Each trip to Playa we've went here several times. He normally gets the tacos but I've tried several things. I've had the alambres with what I think was steak, ham, peppers, onions, and cheese. I've had the alambres with al pastor meat and cheese. We ordered a steak... More 

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Thank Aliciahall14
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant and good food. Waiters are professional and this is not an expensive restaurant, however their food is consistently good. Portions are large, and there is usually a lineup to get a table. No reservations are accepted so first come first served!!!

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Thank Isabelle1937
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the best if you want to eat a good arrachera meat. Also they have ice cream made with real fruits! Never seen them before! If you are in town it's mandatory to go if you want to eat like locals do!

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Thank Nancy L
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed with a local Air BnB right across the corner (StudioAqua) and the owner recommended this place for tacos and she was right! We had to wait maybe 5 minutes for a table, but walked by several other times during our trip there and the line was at times longer than when we ate there. Service was quick, we... More 

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Thank Lindsay S
Lincolnshire
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203 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate three times here and we had one poor dish out of the 6 we tried. It has a good atmosphere and is always busy and full of locals. Service was good. Recommended.

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Thank LincolnshireBilly

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 9848030885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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