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“The BEST tacos in Puerto Vallarta”

El Carboncito and Street Food
Ranked #122 of 1,028 Restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
La Honda, California
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The BEST tacos in Puerto Vallarta”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

My husband and I had heard great things about this taco stand, and we found them 4 years ago. They are a cross between a street stand and a restaurant. They are located near theBuenaventura/Villa Premiere hotels in El centro. The Pemex gas station is on the corner, and head west on Honduras street, they are on the right hand side. It opens around 8 pm, and you cannot miss the vertical charcoal grill with the huge piece of spiced pork topped with a pineapple. The cook is an artist the way he spins the meat to be cooked by the fire, slices off each order and flings the meat onto the warmed tortilla topped by a flung piece of charred,juicy pineapple...OMG heaven in PV! The salsa offerings are great as well. We are not normal gringos, and the red salsa is muy picante...soooo good.
We had them last night, and their cost was 10 pesos each...FYI, they use the small size tortillas around 4 ". We each had 4 tacos that cost us 80 pesos, around 6.50 US. The stand is clean, and always has locals munching away on their food. If you are looking or the BEST taco in PV,don't
miss this Taco stand! And the fact that it is dirt cheap is a bonus!

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
Medford, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
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“Three taco stands in one nights”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

We decided to do a cheap night out and try several different taco stands. Out of the three stands we tried Carboncitos got the best of three votes out of four. They are only open in the evenings usually after 7:30 or so. They were located across the street from our hotel. The pastor tacos were excellent but also as good were the cheese and pastor quesadillas. We had
twelve tacos and two quesadillas and four beers for $200 pesos around $15.00 dollars.

  • Visited December 2011
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