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“Delicious every time”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #33 of 1,258 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Delicious every time”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I love al pastor. REALLY LOVE AL PASTOR. It's always so tender and flavorful! Nice waitstaff and big drinks - even nonalcoholic. Good value for money. Big menu for meat eaters, but I love they serve nopales and fresh veggies with their salsas. Low-carbing? Get "alambre" style where they stirfry whatever you choose with peppers and onions. It's worth the long wait.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Wow”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Forget everything else. Come here and try really good food. This is the best restaurant so far and it will be hard to beat it. Talk about Mexican food :-)

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“Best value and taste in Playa Del Carmen”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in all Playa Del Carmen. The price is still good when compared to any restaurant on 5th Ave. A little bit of a walk, but I love the food and never visit Playa without 2-3 visits.

Visited June 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Delicious and fresh”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had a chicken special that was great. it also came with a soup- pumpkin, i think that was the best thing I have eaten so far since visiting Mexico.

The place is not fancy and the tables are very close together. It has more of a backpacker feel to it... travelers from all over were eating there at the time. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Real Mexican Food”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food is excellent and very good prices! The restaurant is down to earth and not a place you need to dress up for. Service and cuisine are very good and the real thing!

Visited July 2013
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