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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried Carboncitos based upon other TripAdvisor reviews and were pleased to find that it exceeded even the best reviews. During our two week vacation we ate here five times!!! The service is exceptional and the food was the best we found in town. We highly recommend the sangria and the margaritas for your cocktails. Steve's Pasta was our favorite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long day of excursions and before taking the ferry back to my resort on Cozumel I wanted to find a place to eat that could offer a more authentic Mexican cuisine than the resort. I came across Carboncitos and took a seat on the patio that offered a nice view of the water. The service was great from... More 

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Thank Giny R
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Wow! what a great review for us! Thank you so much! We are glad we could save you from the resort food and that you were able to relax after a day or tours and to fuel up before heading back to the island. Thank you for giving kudos to Jorge, one of our extensive family. Thank you so much... More 

Natal, RN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my wife for dinner for Valentines, I was fortunate to make reservations for two and happy I did because the restaurant was full. Are meal was fantastic, the employees were terrific, I was also fortunate to meet the owners before my wife and I left. I had a gentleman Jorge Huchim that made a very special Shrimp dinner... More 

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Thank alstoecker
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

This is the review that we strive for! It was great meeting you and we are so happy that you had such a great Valentine's dinner with us. We truly appreciate the time you take to write this. You two both made excellent selections from our menu and we appreciate that you shared those with your TripAdvisor peers. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All four of us had an excellent breakfast and fast and courteous service. While there, we noted the innovative design of the bathrooms. This provoked us to look at the rooms in the associated Hotel Cielo. Found them quaint and charming with a surprisingly good view of the ocean from the rooftop. Should we decide to stay in Playa, this... More 

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Thank Jorma H
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for bringing your family to eat with us and fro the time in writing this review! We are so glad that the bathrooms called your attention to the hotel and we look forward to having you with us. There are so many options in Playa del Carmen, thank you for choosing us! We invite you to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in a quiet street with à nice terrace this is a good and classical Tex Mex Service is good Price are western standards

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Thank Serge U
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and the time to write it. We appreciate you coming to try us with so much competition. We hope that on your next visit that you try our extensive menu which also includes Yucatecan and Italian items, as well. We try to have something to please everyone! We invite you to stay with... More 

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First thing I did arriving on the ADO bus from Cancun airport is to sit down for a Margherita at Carboncitos .. served, of course, on the waiter's head. Then an excellent lunch. The staff will cheerfully try their best to observe allergies! I especially love the gluten free grilled salmon or the flambe shrimp. If you can drink coffee... More 

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Thank susantanner5
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this super review! We love that you came straight to us to get into Mexico mode with a Margarita! It was great you mentioned about allergies. Not many people address that. Mentioning the specific meals is a good point too. We are glad you enjoy our special coffees as well. Thank you so much for your time... More 

Olds, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Supper here was very good - service was top notch and the food was delicious. Having your mojito delivered on waiters head was all part of the fun! Great spot just off 5th on 4st. Highly recommend!!

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Thank JaniceH368
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love your review! Thank you for your time in writing this. There are many options to choose from in Play and we are honored that you chose us and our mojitos! We hope that you come back soon to enjoy the festivities and good food. You are always welcome! We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel... More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun, good value restaurant which we have visited twice over the past month. Waiters are always buzzing around, serving and entertaining. Some nice twists on modern Mexican food as well as more international. Reasonable value wines.

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Thank George J
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love it when you come back! Thank you so much for writing this review and spreading the news of wheat we have to offer. You captured our ambiance with "buzzing". That is definitely what our waiters do! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this for us! We invite you to stay with us in our... More 

Claremont, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Portions were small, my pork was chewy and dry. Others said their steak was so chewy they could barely get it down. Margaritas were good -- but not great. Entertaining to see the waiters balance the drinks. That was by far our favorite party. Food -- not so much. And it was slow coming out of the kitchen, but waiters... More 

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Thank ATLconsultant
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

ATL consultant, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are truly sorry that you had not enjoyed your experience, and we are not perfect and sometimes dishes do not come out as expected, but we are always prepared and willing to rectify the problem. We wish you would have said something and obviously we can see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had travelled to Cozumel for the week; during our travels we decided to take the ferry across to Playa de Carmen, we ended up having luch, our Server was Jorge! what a great experience! Great food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere :)

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Thank Charlie B
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

What an honor for us that you spent your birthday with us! We are glad that you got to hit the mainland and try us out. We hope that next time you decide to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo. Thank you for your time in writing this review and also for the shout out to Jorge. We really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 1382
Description
****** We Do Not Accept Credit Cards ******Carboncitos serves authentic Mexican, Mayan, Charcoal Grilled Steaks & Seafood at an attractive price. Be it breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner; it's the consistently delicious meals served that keeps guests returning again and again.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?