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El Carboncito and Street Food

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Calle Honduras 129, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Miami, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best tacos I had in a long time. WOW WOW WOW. Ate there 4 times this week because I can't get enough of them. Delicious. Clean place with quality street tacos. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏❤️❤️🙏

Thank Miamirican75
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Street tacos. A busy place with plastic seats, a spit with meat and pina, and some minor indoor seating. Setting would freak out most Americans - but safe, friendly and the best street tacos I have ever tasted. Always one of the first places I go when I come to Vallarta. Doesn't open until late but worth the wait. Acclaimed... More 

Thank David D
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I love Mexico's street tacos, and to have them at a restaurant that you can trust, this is the place. We had the pork tacos and they were so good.

Thank mnelson444
Amherst, Massachusetts
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464 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as part of food tour. All the chairs around food truck were filled with people. The swarms was outstanding. The cook is friendly and food delicious. Fun time to sit with other travelers as well as chat with locals.

Thank Patricia D
Amherst, Massachusetts
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557 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a fusion of Mexican food and middle Eastern food. Freshly prepared, best with a squirt of lime and hot sauce. Just sit in the circle of chairs outside.

Thank Robert L
Calgary, Ab
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The best in Puerto Vallarta, we have had many friends try this and they cant get enough, the best we have ever tried in PV

Sioux Center, Iowa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

at here twice while we were in PV. the first was after we had already had dinner, so this was our after dinner sampler. a couple nights later my son challenged me to a taco eating contest. 21 tacos later and i was the winner. awesome tacos and the guys working there make it really fun.

Thank Tomfromiowa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

El Pastor is over the top, had many in PV, but none better. Fantastic service, friendly and inviting, we will be back.

Thank TheBig D
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Ate there a couple of nights ago,excellent Mexican tacos! Travelled from south old town,just to try them.well worth the trip! We had 4 El pastor and quesadilla with 2 beers, the bill was $100! Couldn't believe how inexpensive. Taste was spot on! We will definitely go many times more!

Thank NickTRegina
Lackawanna, New York
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stopped here for a quick bite.very local no menu limited English but very nice and helpful. Tried the pastor chorizo and steak . very good great salsas and do so reasonable. If you want to eat like a local try it!

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Honduras 129, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta

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