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“Yummy food and good service”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #33 of 1,367 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Loved this restaurant. Yummy food and good service.... definitely unmissable!! Nothing fancy but just right for a well priced meal. We visited 4 times in our one week stay in Playa. Melon juice and the chicken special platter were the best.

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1  Thank n2cool
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

It breaks my heart when a great restaurant that used to serve prime beef and chicken.Is now serving industrialized and processed meat and chicken.Their beef and chicken fajitas comes with mushy texture and one can tell it has been proccessed in a factory.
What still makes a visit worth is their Pastor, La Gringa.Even locals confirmed the same feeling that El Fogon has lost it and lowered the quality while maintaining same prices.Maybe it´s a way to make a better profit?

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Thank Braziliansweden
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great food, good atmosphere, very good value
Definitely worth the 5 min walk
Cooler downstairs
Busy after 7:30 at night

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Thank rmb4me
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I travel to Playa del Carmen every year ,and was told by a friend to try El FOGON . We tried it and loved it . They offer many local dishes at Great Prices . Freshly cooked and Bar B Q 'd right in front of you,and delivered to your table with Generous helpings. If you want to bring someone out to eat in Playa Del Carmen and show them some local cuisine at a great price , try EL FOGON . It's Delicious and Affordable . There are several locations in the town .

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Thank deanweanie
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

A lot of the time when you travel you ask about restaurants only to be given some of the tourist traps. We tend to shy away from such things since they can be nice, friendly staff but often the food is geared towards tourists. We decided to take a look at El Fogon after looking at some reviews. It was certainly not a tourist restaurant and they definitely had the best guacamole we?ve ever had.

The staff was very polite and friendly, helping us order and making sure we had everything we needed. I have a feeling it might be a little crowded and overheated during the summer months, since it did not seem they had air conditioning. For October it was comfortable. You can find this restaurant just off of 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen.

We started out with a plate of guacamole and chips, before moving on to burritos, enchiladas, and fish tacos among our group of four. The sauce on the enchiladas was a little spicy, but definitely a good flavor. The best part of it all was the inexpensive prices for this restaurant. Unlike tourist traps this was affordable enough for the locals.

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1  Thank Sam M
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