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El Fogon

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
+52 984 803 0885
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Brick, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Outstanding food. My favorites are the frijoles charros. The pastor and fundido is also great. Highly recommended. My only problem was the sun at the Constituientes location. The one on 30th ave and ?12th is larger and better. Probably better at night.

Thank kheac0ck
Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We always make sure we stop here every year. I was asked why I don't try something different than the taco loco. I gave my partner a taste and she agreed she would order it too. Bring your appetite. Everything I have tried has been so flavourful. Get there before 6pm or expect to wait in line. It does move... More 

Thank jmorchyk
Joliet, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can honestly say this place left a lasting impression on me. This place is always packed and when I went there was a line in front on the sidewalk. The line was so long it was in front of another restaurant. The lasting impression occurred when I had the conversation with the cook cutting the Al Pastor and topping... More 

Thank Veronica V
Calgary, AB
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had to wait for a short while until a table was ready. The wait line is on the sidewalk in front, but the man making the tacos is fun to watch. The staff was fairly attentive, but they were very busy. Our food was great, but not fancy. Took home leftovers and had it for lunch the next day. Still... More 

Thank bonmyster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling around Mexico and first stop in playa was here! Why? Bean soup of course. Used to be no gringos but the world is out. Also fancy new menu and chairs. Tacos are 15 pesos and soup 46. I would put their bean soup against anyone's! NYC and Paris poosha!

Thank Kiowa007
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our last day in Mexico and it was worth the short walk from the main avenue in Playa. Portions were large and food was excellent. Had we went earlier in the week we would have visited this place again.

Thank BGKYTraveler
Ocean Pines, Maryland
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144 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun, inexpensive restaurant for mexican food. We each had a pork taco with pineapple ( al pastor) and split a beef dinner. With two beers our meal was $14 usd. A local band played music which was nice; this is a popular place.

Thank SilverSpringer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place! A bit of a hole in the wall but love the food and service!! If you are looking for authentic Mexican food, this is a must when in Playa del Carmen!

Thank Melissa T
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of he best sandwiches we had all week. We had to wait a very long time but there were six of us. No rum taste in pina colada

Thank shellystlouis
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there a couple of times and it was recomended by a Local who worked in another restaurant we went to.

Thank Thomas H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 0885

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