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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Central American
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience with Mexican food. We ate the Taco Loco, the most famous plate. We loved! Best in Playa. There a good pepper taste in your food, and a real local food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chorizo quesadillas are a must try!!! My husband and I loved El Fogon so much that we came back for more. It's clearly a popular place as it was bustling! I highly recommend the chorizo quesadilla and pastor tacos. Sooo good! They come fresh...and super hot.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Playa del Carmen for a week and hit many places that sold tacos but our group of six decided this was our favorite. We went 3 different times and our favorite was the pastor and flank steak tacos. They were busy but...efficient, very friendly. Go try it for yourself!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was amazing and the waiters were all so friendly. We ended up going a couple of times while in Playa Del Carmen ... The El Pastor Tacos were unbelievable

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

My husband and I had some of the best Mexican food we've ever had at this place! Read that sentence again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

This place is the best in Playa del Carmen!! Everything is so good!! tacos, fajitas,the fruit juices made with fresh fruit etc etc.. be ready to wait to get seated everybody knows how good is this place. the service is great very attentive staff!! enjoy!...Provecho!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were determined to find some great local food off the tourist side of 5th Ave especially after being disappointed a couple nights in a row. El Fogon was about a 10 min walk from our BNB. The food was delicious and...sooo cheap. The drinks were great as well. I highly recommend El Fogon if you’re looking for authentic great food with great prices. We enjoyed it so much we went 2 days back to back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

The best food we had in Playa del Carmen. This is real Mexican food. After this wonderful discovery, we ate there everyday. For me, the best were fajitas with chicken, all kind of quesedillas and taco loco. Prices are surprisingly low for such delicious food....The staff is also amazing and very helpfull!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Heard a lot of great things about this restaurant. No wonder it's packed all the time. Lots of locals and tourists. Can't go wrong with anything you order. Tacos were wonderful. Will go back before we leave home.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

Best tacos we had on our trip! Tried a lot of the ‘best tacos’ reviewed on trip advisor and these were our favourites by a long shot. It’s more of a lunch or casual dinner place, super chilled/ laid back. Authentic, super fast, EXCEPTIONAL tacos,...in what feels like a locals hotspot.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

Food is mediocre, cheap. Don’t expect seafood, cause there is none. Beer is warm, the place is not very clean. Nothing special about the service. Bathrooms are disgusting

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Great food; reasonable prices. Very clean place. The chicken quesadilla is outstanding. And try the marinated and grilled cebollita small onions! Mostly locals here.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

I rate this review with 5/5 because my family liked it a lot!! Love the place and the service from the staff, excellent food for them, for everyone the drinks was on fleck… for me the food has a lot of FAT, OIL, I do...not eat such stuff… but for my family love it, 100 percent recommended!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

We loved El Fogon so much that we actually ate there three times during the one month that we stayed in Playa del Carmen! It's relatively affordable, insanely delicious and there is so much to choose from! Be sure to order the Taco Loco (you...will not regret it)! The chicken quesadillas and the combos are also brilliant! There's always a queue to get in and it's loved by both locals and tourists.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

We had been looking for a taqueria with tacos Al pastor a this was it. We got the recommendation from the lady who braided my hair. The tacos were amazing!!! Very flavorful and good servings. Delicious, yummy and all that jazz! If you are in...PDC you should give them a try!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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JillM27
June 16, 2022|
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Response from Tod N | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. But they have a huge menu.
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Odyssey29334630734
March 3, 2022|
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Response from Tod N | Reviewed this property |
It’s actually not a terrible hike. It’s on Constitution Ave. maybe 10-12 minutes walk.
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dylancl
October 15, 2021|
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Response from morganc60 | Reviewed this property |
It's in Pesos. Currently there are about 19.4 pesos to the dollar. So that's about $2 for a beer and about $5 for the meal.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Fogon

Yes, El Fogon offers takeout services.

Yes, El Fogon is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Fogon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4