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“Great food... and entertainment!”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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.
Toronto
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food... and entertainment!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Were walking around 5th avenue looking for a place to eat. Carboncitos appealed to us with its charming atmosphere and friendly waiters. We were not disappointed: we were offered a complimentary drink and our food was delicious. As for the entertainment: the waiters would deliver drink orders by balancing them on their heads (sometimes 3 large margaritas at a time!), joking around with the clients and finally cooking elaborate dishes right at your table, like crepe Suzette and Ceasar salad. Well worth the money.

  • Visited March 2013
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you Sylvie for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you decided to stop by & try our restaurant Carboncitos & had a great experience. We hope to see you when you return to the beautiful Riviera Maya.
Owner / Manager
Steven Krisztin
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“HAVE TO TRY IT!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Been to Playa a ton of times...and would not miss this restaurant on our return again! Migel the waiter.....AWESOME>>>in fact...ALL of them are... Your margaritas, or drinks of any sort are brought to you balanced upon the HEAD of the waiter...so much fun...such GREAT food...WHAT a menu!!!!!!!! Love the chorizo funidido....the fried cheese...the shrimp dishes are terrific esp the one with the tequila cream sauce...OMG>>>>craving!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want to feel like you are in Mexico....and want the REAL deal...go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gizmo10000
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you Gizmo for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that you enjoyed your self. We hope to see you when you return to Playa del Carmen
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Steven Krisztin
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Huntington Beach, California
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great selection-great food & drink”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Based on Tripadvsor reviews, we decided to try Carboncitos and were not disappointed. I had the arrachera burrito with sauce and cream on top. Very good. Guacamole was great as was the blended strawberry margarita. The waiters put on a great show when they deliver your drinks balanced on their head.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jeff S
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Texas
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A good find!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Found it on Trip Advisor's Cheap eats and tried it - well worth the visit. The meat dishes were excellent, had a festive atmosphere and had mariachi singers. Good service - A good value - would highly recommend

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Robkal2
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Terrific Dinner Just off 5th”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We ate dinner here on Feb 28. 3 couples shared appetizers and margaritas to start. We all had different entrees and shared. Tacos al Pastor were EXCELLENT as were the shrimp. One of us had the beef filet and another had fish and everything was delicious. Another round of margaritas (yes, the waiters carried them on their heads!) and all of us were having a great time. We didn't fall off our chair when the bill came - approx 100USD per couple. Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Redee2GoGoGo
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