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“Friendly, tasteful, local” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #31 of 1,154 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Friendly, tasteful, local”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Located just off the beaten touristic track that is 5th Avenue, El Fogon serves great food for even better prices. The locals come here, but as a tourist you don't feel like in intruder. The crew is friendly and this place is an absolute must if you want to try the real Mexican cuisine. Highlight of our trip, foodwise!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BEST TACOS!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our tour guide from a tour we took recommended this place and it is was right on! The tacos al pastor were delicious and we have tried them in many places. Good quality and good prices, not in the tourist area but worth the walk. If you are ever in Playa you need to come and eat here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mara L
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Went here our first night in Playa on a recommendation from the hotel driver. Excellent local food and flavor that is all freshly prepared on a grill at the front of the restaurant. Highly recommend this place if you are on a budget or just want to experience the local fare.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank World T
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food , prices can't be beat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

the service
was fantastic food amazing we had The Pariillada, got in late and this was around the corner from us, Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ramirezc2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Some of the Best Food Ever!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is not in a tourist area and, therefore, had amazing food and even better prices! The best chorizo taco I've ever had! Our bill with an appy, food and cocktails was $21USD with tip!!! If you are in PDC, I recommend this place for truly authentic and excellent food!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephanie M
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