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“Authentic and great!”
Review of Carboncitos

Carboncitos
Ranked #39 of 1,255 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentic and great!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went to Carboncito's because of it's rating on TA. We were not disappointed. There is a real family and fun atmosphere. The staff are friendly and attentive and were great with our 9 & 10 year old daughters. They brought puzzles/brain teasers for them to do which kept them engaged and occupied whilst my husband and I enjoyed our drinks. The food is amazing. In all, we ate here 3 times in our 2 week stay and enjoyed different items from the menu each time. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Great for lunch or dinner, or even just salsa & chips with a cold beer or 3! We enjoyed it with our family, extended family and just as a couple. Go, you'll love it!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ScottishinGa
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you ScottishinGa for your review.

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that you enjoyed your selves, especially to return 3 times, this really means a lot to us & lets us know we are heading in the right direction.

ScottishinGa, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos
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Steven Krisztin
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Playa del Carmen”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Fun place with very good food. Enjoyed the location, too Server was very nice to our son. One thing we noticed is that service is laid back in Playa. No one is in a hurry to check back or get your bill. Learn to sit back and RELAX! Highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Thank BeachcomberMissouri
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you BeachcomberMissouri for taking the time to write your review.

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that you & your family enjoyed your selves....and yes Playa is very relaxed..... this is a good thing for vacation mode. LOL

BeachcomberMissouri, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos
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Steven Krisztin
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“The best in mexican food”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

if you like guacamole, tacos, salsa, brochettes, fajitas and lobster, give this place a try. Its not posh dining just good authentic mexican food and loads of it, hot and tasty. The ambience is superb and the whole team work so hard to make it a special treat. We will be back in August with the whole extended family to see you, for those who havent tried this place, please go, it's wonderful.Although we always have an all inclusive option, you just have to experience the real mexico. Heuvos rancheros with a lime studded sol watching the world go by cannot be beaten. Save a table for me.Carboncitos, here we come

  • Visited May 2013
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you perfectweekend_10 for taking the time to write your review.

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that you enjoyed your selves. Thank you for sharing your experience with future travelers


perfectweekend_10, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Another excellent meal”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Playa. The food is exceptional and the choices are vast. Don't miss this gem. Everything on the menu is delicious.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank garlicshrimp
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you Emma and Morgan for taking the time to write your review.

We see you are an avid reviewer so we are delighted that you decided to return to Carboncitos & we are even more than delighted that we were able exceed your expectations yet again.

We aprecite the kind words & thank you for sharing your experience with future travelers.

Emma and Morgan, we know there are many restaurants here in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for continuing to choose Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the Mayan Riviera
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Wow, what a wonderful restaurant owned by the two nicest people one could ever meet! We started planning our trip over a year ago, and after reading the trip advisor reviews about Carboncitos, we knew it had to be on the top of the list for places to dine. The owner and his lovely wife are two of the friendliest and gracious people we have ever met, and were willing to do whatever it took to make our group dinner fabulous. We had originally reserved the rooftop for our group of 19 guests, but due to the weather we moved downstairs to the main restaurant. Because of our large party, we had prearranged the menu choices to three, beef, chicken or fish. I choose the beef, and I must say it was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten! The food was outstanding but what really made our night special was the way we were treated, with exceptional service and outstanding food. Our experience at Carboncitos one of our best memories(and meals) during our two week stay. We hope to return soon!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank takemetothesun
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you Takemetothesun for taking the time to write your review. " Outstanding" ......This is just what we are aiming for.

We are delighted that you and you group had a wonderful experience & that we were able to help create a great dining experience.

Takemetothesun , we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so we thank you & your group for choosing Carboncitos & we hope to see when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera

And please send my congratulations to the couple that proposed on our roof top.

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