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“Pastor al carbon - the best in the world”
Review of Carboncitos

Carboncitos
Ranked #37 of 1,333 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This simply the best mexican food in the world.

Me and my wife been there to have our first meal every time we go in Playa del Carmen.

It been 8 year that we travel to Mexico for a few months and we been to hundreds of places, nothing compare to the Carboncitos.

Now our daugther loves it as much as we do.

The staff and the owner are awesome and will never try to rip you off with the prices, the tip or other classic Mexican tactics.

Every one speak english and smile all the time, you can tell that they love the place even more than we do.

Long life to the Carboncitos.

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1  Thank Nicolas C
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you Nicolas for taking the time to write your review.


We are just delighted that you feel we are the best in the world & you had a great dining experience.

Thank you for the kind words & we really appreciate the fact that you have been our guests for over 8 years, it really means a lot to us.

Nicolas, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera

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Steven Krisztin

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

i have traveled to over thirty countries and Carboncitos is in my list of favorites. I always love any place that I can feel and experience the passion that the chefs and owners have. I have met the owner and some of the staff and what I found was that the food taste so great as a result of their passion and knowledge of food. I have never had or heard of pumpkin salsa before or after Carboncitos, and its just incredible. The pumpkin salsa is worth the trip.

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you Harry for taking the time to write your review.

We see you have the love for travel & we are delighted that we were able to wet your pallet & impress you with our Famous Pumpkin Salsa.....it is a must if you are in Playa

We are just delighted that you enjoyed your self, you had a great dining experience & thank you for the kind words, we really appreciate it.

Harry we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera

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Steven Krisztin

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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Divino el mejor restaurante en el area!
Exellent the food is amazing service is the best drinks are really good!

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Thank Valentina G
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you Valentina for taking the time to write your review.


We are just delighted that you enjoyed your self & you had a great dining experience.

Thank you for the kind words, it really means a lot to us.

Valentina, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera

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Steven Krisztin

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

My wife and I both loved the food, service, and hospitality.the owner came to our table and introduced himself. Bought us a cocktail and was so enthusiastic about Playa He even told us about other restaurants to try. We ended up back there several times

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Thank Pepkin
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you Pepkin for taking the time to write your review.

Best restaurant in Playa......not sure about that , but we are delighted that you feel this way, it really means a lot to us & lets us know that we are heading in the right direction.

It was a pleasure to have met you and your wife & as for us referring other restaurants, we dont expect you to eat with us every day & Playa has become somewhat of a culinary delight, future travelers should check out Hotel Cielo's suggested restaurant list...It's where we eat !!!

Pepkin, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The restaurant was wonderful. One of the best Mexican Restaurants we have been to. Definitely try the cerviche and the chicken soup of the house. My husband ordered the soup every day. Staff very friendly and breakfast is 1/2 price for hotel guests. Great atmosphere. Great value.

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Thank Tracy G
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Thank you Tracy for taking the time to write your review.

We really appreciate the kind words and yes.... our chicken soup is that awesome that you can enjoy it everyday , I have it myself at least 3 times a week

Anyways, we are just delighted that you enjoyed your self & you had a great dining experience.

Tracy, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera

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Steven Krisztin

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