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Carboncitos

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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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North Babylon, New York
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While staying at hotel cielo we ate at carboncitos at least once a day. The breakfast is delicious . The wait staff is on top of there game. The prepare foods table side such as Caesar salads and three cheese pasta. Both dishes are fantastic. The best part is the waiters bring drinks to you on their heads. Very cool.... More 

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Thank richkrawchuk
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to have a couple meals at Carboncitos this week. When we visit Cancun or Playa del Carmen we always make it a point to enjoy a meal here. And we absolutely enjoy every meal. Our regular breakfast is a croissant with ham and cheese for my wife and chilaquiles for me. Standard breakfast fare I know,... More 

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Thank Corey M
BC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here a few times but I was never impressed for the price.My friends love it but I do not know why. Went to the bano & was really impressed with that.When I came back to the table & told my friends you have to go to the bathroom they thought I was nuts.Apparantly they had renovated since last time... More 

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Thank Caribemama
Long Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like the look of the restaurant. It was very inviting and the service was great! The food was the best of all. Would recommend eating there.

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

Thank you so much for your review! It means much to us when you take time out of your day to write something for us. The feedback helps us because we know there are many restaurants here in Playa del Carmen and we do not take it lightly that you chose us. We invite you next time to stay at... More 

Asheville, NC
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here several times over the past and can say that they are consistently good in all that they offer.The prices are reasonable and the quantity of food is more than you would expect. Had the tacos al pastor this time.

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

We love that you keep coming back! That is the best compliment we can have! We know there are many restaurants you could choose to dine at here in Playa del Carmen and we are happy we have a large variety for you to choose from to keep you with us. Please consider staying with us in our boutique hotel,... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at a street side table and people watched. Drinks were very large (and very good) waiter served them balanced on top of his head, saw one waiter with 3 stacked). Service was excellent and staff was pleasant. Had fish tacos, BBQ shrimp, melted cheese, all of it excellent.

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Thank Tom P
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you, Tom for taking the time to write this review! You described well the ambiance of our location and the sport of people watching on 5th Avenue! Also, thank you for mentioning the all important large drinks and our very talented waiters! No easy feat it is to balance heavy, full glasses on your head! We hope the next... More 

San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner while staying in Hotel Cielo and all 3 meals were very good. The staff is incredibly attentive and the food is lovely. I think we even got a discount since we were hotel guests. Cash only!

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

We are very honored that you spent your birthday with us! It means so much to us that you chose us out of all of the choices in Playa del Carmen. Thank you for taking the time to write this important review and mentioning our Hotel Cielo, as well. We wish you a very happy birthday and hope you will... More 

Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this spot based on a recommendation from a local and saw their trip advisor stars. We had two drinks and split 2 appetizers. The drinks were just ok mostly all juice, nothing to write home about. We also ordered the fresh guacamole and mixed seafood ceviche. Both were good but we've had better elsewhere.

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Thank MJ3285
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Hi MJ3285, thanks for your review. Well we know we can always do better and take our clients feedback seriously. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your comments for your feedback is important to us. We are sort of shocked about our drinks, sorry you felt they were all juice, we are known for a heavy... More 

Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out walking 5th Avenue and stumbled across this cute little restaurant in our travels - it's just off 5th Ave. We originally only were looking for cocktails, but after seeing what the other patrons were having we decided to eat as well. The margs were delivered to us in huge glasses, on the waiter's head! Pretty cool and... More 

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Thank KarinMR71
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love that you stumbled across us on your 5th Av walk! Thank you for enjoying the cocktails and being enchanted by our dishes and waiters! It is such a compliment when our new customers take the time to write a review for us! Your words are important to share our uniqueness with other TripAdvisor members. We invite you to... More 

Sag Harbor, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to playa every year, and carboncitos is our favorite place to eat. Wether Its breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the food here is always delicious. Authentic Mexican breakfasts, fresh tacos, and drinks that the waiters carry on top of their heads.....this is there place for a couple looking for a romantic dinner or a family looking for a fun... More 

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Thank Jason S
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love to be a favorite! Thank you for being so faithful in coming to visit us on your frequent visits! The details you outlined in your review are great to let people know a bit more about our uniqueness. There are so many options in Playa del Carmen and we are honored that you keep choosing to come back... 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, International
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, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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?