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“Don't sit too close to the grill”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #33 of 1,242 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't sit too close to the grill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was our first meal in Playa del Carmen as it was very close to the condo we rented. We lucked out with it being so close. Our rental manager told us it was a good place to go for a bite to eat that was close. We didn't know how well rated it was when he casually mentioned it. There were four of us and we all had a different dishes. All were great. We were sitting quite close to the cooks and by the time we left our clothing and hair definitely smelled of smoke and grease. Try to sit further away from the grill. Really reasonably priced for excellent meals.

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Very typical restaurant with mexican prices and not touristic..
If you want a quiet and romantic place this is not the right restaurant but if you are looking for good mexican food go for it!
Try the tacos of pastor!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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“Cheap, good and real”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

IT is real mexican food for a very reasonable price. you could have to wait, but it moves very fast. Try the spicy food. It is worth.

Visited January 2013
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oregon
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“best grill in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

El Fogon is always full of locals - a sure way to find a good place. The Tacos al Pastor con Queso are among the best i have had. They also have great Arracherra - tender, flavorful steak comes with potato, grilled onions, guacamole, rajas and their very tasty charro bean soup. My husband ordered the pork chop and it came Service was efficient and friendly. My favorite place in playa.

  • Visited January 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellente!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Although we stayed in a 5star resort we ended up eating here three times.Very classic Mexican Restaurant on a corner of a busy street. Very good service and awesome food at very good prices. Clean and friendly. Ask for a Chilada glass with your beer. (Lime and salt) Taco Loco is a meal for two.Everything we tried was excellent.

  • Visited January 2013
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