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“Tasty Margaritas”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Carnicero - CLOSED

El Carnicero
Price range: $10 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: El carnicero ​ The best steak house in Playa del Carmen, which offers fine fire-grilled steaks, fresh seafood and fish, chicken and Italian classics.​At “El Carnicero”, you can find competitive prices and treat yourself to delicious, angus beef prime: 100% mexican. Carefully selected and brought from the northwest of the country.Further more, every morning we wake up early to go with the fishermen and choose the best fresh fishes for you!!!​Come on in and enjoy our delicious Italian dishes and bring a taste of “El Carnicero” to your home buying directly with us the steaks of your preference... This is what makes unique at "El Carnicero"!!!!Come eat with us at "El Carnicero"!!! Sincerely,The Management and Staff
Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Tasty Margaritas”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

I didn't try the food, but the margaritas are great and the service was spot on.
No concentrated bar lime, and lots of premium tequilas to choose from.
If you're only in town for a week or so, you'll want to give it a shot.

  • Visited December 2012
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192 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Mighty meaty”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This unpretentious restaurant is the place to go for excellent meat at reasonable prices.
The larger cuts shared offer the best value. The big screen TV is a turn off but if you take a table at the front this is not a problem.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ztonyj
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toronto ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Expensive for Mexico (Mexpensive?), but worth it”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is a strange phenomenon indeed that one of the pricier places to eat in PDC doesn't even have walls or a roof over most of the seating area. But that's part of the charm that made this resto a must-visit while you're in town. The other parts of the charm are the amazing food (great meat, corn tortillas, cheese and habanero sauce...what could go wrong?) and great service.

TRIVIA: El Carnicero translates as "The Butcher"

Visited October 2012
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Thank bluelagoon841
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Belleville, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to go”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The only shining star on our trip. Great food, friendly staff. Wonderful atmosphere right on the main drag.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Meowruffle
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Australia
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great meat meals and fun waiters”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

My husband and I were just looking for nachos this night and we stopped here. We loved our meals and watched as the waiters bought out all cuts of meat to show the diners so they could choose what they wanted. The meals were a good size and looked good to. The waiters were very helpful and funny. They also have a licenced bar..

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank MermaidOZ
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