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“can't beat the price”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #36 of 1,287 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“can't beat the price”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

When you're tired of paying tourist prices on 5th, head to El Fogon for lots of food at a small price. Start with a fruit juice (melon and mango are delicious) and then try anything with grilled meat. Our family of four ate for only $30.

Visited March 2013
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buffalo new york
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The real deal!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is as authentic Mexican as it gets!

By far, the best Mexican food we had, anywhere in Playa.

Great local atmosphere, great service, reasonably priced....and authentic!

As good as it gets!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Ossining, NY
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great tacos”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We ate here as part of a taco crawl through Playa. We only ordered tacos al Pastor which were delicious and a bargain. I can't vouch for anything else on the menu but it all looked pretty authentic.

  • Visited March 2013
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Orem, Utah
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious and Authentic”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

My husband and I loved getting off the main 5th avenue. You won't see many tourists here, and we loved that about it. Go early and sit upstairs where you can get fresh air; it's wonderful. This restaurant is casual, but so delicious. The prices are very reasonable. Watch out for the salsas-they only have one temperature--hot hot hot!

Visited March 2013
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London, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“love the food”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

they have really good tacos! there is a guy who just cuts the meat right into the taco for the tacos al pastor. then he does a trick where he cuts a piece of pineapple and catches it in the taco - very cool to watch! make sure you get a table near the street because it gets hot.

Visited March 2013
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