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4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
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07:00 - 23:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Per recommendation of a local we decided to give this place a try. We were not disappointed. We all tried from the Mayan food selection including the dish for two. Delicious choice of four different meals. Not too much and not too little. Entertaining was the one waiter with 4 margaritas on his head.

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

Great recommendation you got!! It is nice to know the locals have our back. Thank you so much for taking up his suggestion. We know there are so many places to enjoy a good meal here and we accept every opportunity to be able to show you what we have! Thank you so much for writing this review! We invite... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best dinner so far an we ate the shrimp alambra and the grilled octopussy and we dont regret the choises.

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

We like the use of "best"! It really is wonderful to get reviews like this. Thank you so much for choosing us ahead of the rest. We don't kid ourselves about the amount of choices of where you can go to eat in Playa. Thank you so much for this review! We invite you to stay with us in our... More 

regina, canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is on our must do list every year. The food, atmosphere,and service always make for a lovely evening. They have their own delightful way of making guests feel comfortable and provide a few laughs as well. The food is tremendous and a great value. We always love our time there!

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Thank Julie M
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love that we are on your list every year when you come to visit! Thank you for taking the time to notice and write about how we try to make this a home people want to come home to. We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo on your next visit. Please remember to book directly... More 

Wisconsin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service was really good. Though there was one disappointing aspect in my mind. My wife ordered the lobster flambé diablo style. It came out already prepared and was not flambéd at the table side as advertised. In fact I didn't see any flambé the whole night except for one tableside dessert someone got. My wife was fine with... More 

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Alberta
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate supper here during our stay in the Playa Del Carmen area in March. The food and service was fantastic. Drinks are delivered to your table on the heads of the wait staff and they always have a smile on their face. The food was as good as we have had in Playa Del Carmen and we would recommend... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We like to hear that and we can't wait for your return! We really appreciate the time you took our of your busy schedule to write this review for us. Reviews are so important when there are so many choices in Playa del Carmen! We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo on your next visit. Please... More 

provo, utah
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were down into loom for our annual presidents club sales retreat and have a group of 40. 36 of us wanted to head into Playa del Carmen for some good food and a change of scenery. I am so glad we found this place. They held the tables for us even though we were running about 30 minutes late.... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

It was amazing to have you with us! We are so glad you headed north from your retreat to hang with us a bit. It was an honor to have you and we truly appreciate the time you took to write this review for us. We strive hard to make everyone, small families or larger groups, have an experience they... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carboncitos is a special place located near the south end of 5th Ave. It is a lovely open air style restaurant with reasonable prices. The food is great classical Mexican food with lots of variety. We especially enjoyed the fajitas and chicken enchiladas with verde sauce! They also have excellent margarita's which are carried to your table by the waiters... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and it was wonderful to have you with us. We appreciate you mentioning details of your visit such as the dishes that you had. Thank you for taking the time to write this to get the word out! We hope to have you back with us soon! We... More 

Pickering, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner there on March 13. Their coconut shrimp are very good. We also had the garlic fish fillet which was very tasty. Our friend had the enchiladas but thought they were a bit bland. The ribs were very good as well.

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Thank Carol C
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We love that you mentioned our dishes! You picked some good ones! Thank you so much for this review! We very much appreciated that you chose us out of all the choices in Playa del Carmen and then took the time to write this review. We look forward to having you back soon! We invite you to stay with us... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here looking for a good Cadillac Margarita and some simple yet classic Mexican fare. In a world of mediocre guacamole and pico de gallo, Carboncitos delivered on both of my cravings. Despite the totally touristy location, my table on the "patio" was a great people watching venue; my margarita frosty and prepared exactly as I requested and my... More 

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Thank Deb W
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We are thrilled that we could deliver to you exactly what you wanted! We are so happy that you found us and that you took the time to write about your experience. It really is a joy for us to get these and know that we are creating adventures like this for people. We appreciate that you took the time... More 

Kalamazoo
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will tell you right now...my husband and I are true lovers of Carboncitos, and if you've had a bad experience, it must have been one of very few. Steve and his staff treat their guests like family, and we've always felt that way. From our very first visit to Playa, we've been eating at this restaurant which was highly... More 

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

Patricia, we hope to convert all of our new visitors into loyal family like you. You come often and always appreciate all we do. Every review you do for us is so very important. We appreciate your loyalty and it is always a joy to see you. Thank you again for a wonderful review and we know that we will... 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
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, 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?