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“Great Food and Happy Hour!”
Review of Carboncitos

Carboncitos
Ranked #37 of 1,257 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: ****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic Mexican, Mayan, Charcoal Grilled Steaks & Seafood at an attractive price. Be it breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner; it's the consistently delicious meals served that keeps guests returning again and again.
Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews
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“Great Food and Happy Hour!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and absolutly loved this place. We ate there 3 times in one week. The service is great and the food is even better. We had the salsa wheel which has 5 different salsas that are excellant. The server even gave us tips on how to make the pepita salsa. Happy hour is from 3-6, 2 for 1 El Pasto tacos, margaritas are 250 pesos. We will visit this restaurant again. This restaurant is a great find!

  • Visited October 2012
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25 reviews
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“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with few tourists, tasty food and good service. Feels like the real Mexico to me.

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant and Service”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

y 6x,\Tz7his restaurant was the best. The food was excellent, service was 5 star for sure, at least two waiters waited on you the entire time. Food was very reasonable and the drinks were the cheapest anywhere we found. We celebrated our 25th anniversary here, and ate here two other times. It is just off 5th Avenue, so you can sit outside and watch the sites, without being in the crowds.

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Bloemond
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and frozen cocktails”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have been to Carboncitos twice for lunch on two separate trips to Playa. They have a great variety of dishes, each with their own zing. You have to try the pumpkin seeds dipping salsa servedd with the chips, just great. Frozen drinks are also very tasty. Carboncitos is open all day, so you can sure find time to eat there. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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Peterborough, Canada
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Just off the beaten path”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

In a city with so many restaurants, Carboncitos is a fantastic place to dine on the budget while making your way along 5th ave. Traditional Mexican food, great service and ample servings keep tourists coming back. Not faced with the rents on 5th ave proper, this little restaurant is able to keep prices low, something we all appreciate when on vacation! As a vegetarian, they had no problem accommodating me and even threw in a couple of shots of tequila just fro stopping by on a rainy night. The food was fresh, fast and as spicy as you'd like it! Eat inside or at oneof the streetside tables where you can watch the world go by.

  • Visited October 2012
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