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El Fogon

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Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
+52 984 803 0885
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I wanted something a little off the more popular 5th Ave, I stubbled across El Fogon on Trip Advisor and decided we had to try it. So glad we did. The best Al Pastor we had the entire time we were there. Oh yea the cactus and margarita were also amazing! A must if your looking for... More 

Thank Michelle F
Johnston, Rhode Island
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food! Recommend tacos al pastor! The horchata was ok, nothing out of this work.They accept credit card which is a big plus! It was a bit tough to get a taxi after lunch though.

Thank Brady_ADV
Chantilly, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Their chorizo taco and pork taco were amazing. You can get amazing tacos at such a reasonable prices. When you are done eating, you can go to Mega store right across the street and get some fresh fruits!

Thank nkkim1002
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, good selection, good prices. I highly recommend the pastor over the chirizo at this location though

Thank Brad A
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tacos here are incredible and even better, they're cheap (223 pesos for 8 tacos and beers). It's a great open space with a very relaxed vibe. We got there around 7pm but by 7:15 people were queueing to get in. The queue moved fast as the service is quick. This place is a must visit whilst in Playa. We... More 

Thank Brooke G
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat the food quality for the peso anywhere in Playa. Only knock is if you are in need of AC, forget it or try to sit far from the open air grill and pork spit. Favorite stop; we hit it 2-3 times in a 7-9 day stay.

Thank joez06
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was one of our favorites while staying in Playa! The cheese fondue was mouth watering! The service was quick and the portions and prices were very reasonable! Will definitely recommend and return!

Thank Bonny A
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food! Cheap as well, the best thing is that it opens till very late, good for a midnight snack

Thank Sam K
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten there numerous times. Lines can get long around dinner hour. There is really no atmosphere whatsoever but the food is good. Prices very reasonable. My favorite is a shish- kabob (skewer) of meat & vegi's 170P or so. They have an enormous burrito also can split it. There are several locations scattered through Playa. One across from... More 

Thank luvesun
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Fogón has delicious tacos and local Mexican cuisine. It's a little hole in the wall but, it's well worth it. Your taste buds will jump for joy at the amazing flavors and the freshness of the ingredients. Fair warning the green spice is very hot as it includes jalapeno peppers. If you enjoy spice, a couple of sprinkles will... More 

Thank Cindy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +52 984 803 0885

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