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“Best Hamburger in Playa del Carmen or Tulum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Carboncitos

Carboncitos
Ranked #36 of 1,234 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
Hilo, Hawaii
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Hamburger in Playa del Carmen or Tulum”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed upstairs at the Hotel Cielo and decided to try the Hamburger on my last night at the hotel and was Pleasantly surprised by how good it was, all beef ...the restaurant has gotten so much better since they added some American dish's to the menu, I can't eat spicy foods so this works perfect for me, my girlfriend had the Scrimp Scampi last night prepared by the manager named Jorge, he cooked it right at our table and it was delicious, the waiters were also great as they walk around with several drinks stacked on top of each other on their heads, the atmosphere was fun and everybody really had a great time, gracious Jorge, Lanni

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lanny H
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you Lanny for taking the time to write your review

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you & your girlfriend

It really means a lot to us when guests like your selves return, it lets us know that we are definitely headed in the right direction & thank you for noticing.

We see that you traveled a great distance & we are just happy that we were able to add to your vacation experience

Lanny, 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
Owner
Steven Krisztin
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“Delish!”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Good authentic food and the server Pascal was fantastic! What a character! Sat on the street and watched the people go by, it was a lovely evening!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Chiberia
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you Chiberia for taking the time to write your review

Well.....we are just glad that you find Carboncitos Delish !!!

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


Chiberia, 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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222 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Loved this quaint restaurant”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great restaurant just off 5th - good service, loved the chiliquiles, delicious and beautifully presented. Enjoyed lobster dinner here also with bananas flambé . Lobster was prepared table side. Only dislike was lobster was a little overcooked and at breakfast they charged us for extra coffee.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Grannyofthree
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you Granny of three for taking the time to write your review

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great vacation & dining experience for you.

Our apologies about the lobster, we would have gladly replaced your meal

As for the coffee, we serve a really good cup of coffee instead of a bad cup with free refills.... it like our breakfast for Hotel Cielo guests, we give 50% off an excellent breakfast instead of free bread, juice and coffee....we feel its better to have quality than a good deal on shabby products.

Anyways, we are just happy that you loved us & that's what's important to us !!!

Granny of three, 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
Owner
Steven Krisztin
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San Antonio
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“Best Fish in Playa!”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We have read about this restaurant for years and never made our way to it until this visit. Needless to say, we will ALWAYS go from now on! Excellent, authentic Mayan fish (so good we went back two nights in a row!), garlic shrimp, lime soup, cerviche ... everything is great. BUT bring cash! They do not take credit cards.

Visited April 2014
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Thank SATX2016
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you Satx for taking the time to write your review

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you.

We are more than delighted that you enjoyed your selves enough to return a second time, it lets us know that we are definitely headed in the right direction & thank you for noticing.

Best fish in Playa........yes, we like to think so & the reason being, It's Fresh....really fresh, we buy it daily & go through approximately 150 lbs a week ....it one our best sellers

Satx, 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
Owner
Steven Krisztin
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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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“Excellent romantic dinner in Playacar”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fantastic dinner with hubby. Amazing food, service and wine selections. 2 bottles of wine, app, main course feast for 4 was $120 US - very reasonable. My hubby found the restaurant using the awesome tripadvisor app.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Tara O
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you Tara for taking the time to write your review


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

Tara , 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
Owner
Steven Krisztin
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