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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Sheffield England
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having read the reviews I expected the food to be exceptional - sadly therefore we were left slightly disappointed. Starters were really good, but mains a bit disappointing. Meat was full of gristle and not enough spice for my liking. Service was ok, but we felt like the tables outside got all the attention (we were sat just inside).

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Beltsville
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at this restaurant was good and less touristy than others on 5th ave. They still balance all the drinks on the waiters' head which is fun especially for younger children. Just make sure you have cash as they do not take credit cards.

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Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I very much recommend coming here for lunch/afternoon drinks and food! The drinks are on 2 for 1 from 12-6pm I believe - order the margaritas and have them delivered atop your waiter's head. The margaritas are great quality too and were 100 pesos each (average price along 5th Ave). We shared the guacamole and chips here a couple of... More 

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Thank hkm23
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for dinner. Our group of eight was quickly accommodated when our hotel concierge messed up our reservation. Everyone enjoyed the food and we had outstanding service. So good, we decided to linger for a few more cocktails after dinner and enjoyed the people watching from our table out front. Super friendly place and very good value.

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1 Thank MayanSoul
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We are sorry for the error but glad you had such a good time that you decided to stay with us a bit longer! We want you to feel at home. We know there are so many places you could have done that at here in Playa del Carmen so we feel honored... More 

Altoona, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking to stay close to 5th Ave in Playa Del Carmen but still would like some fine dining I would recommend Carboncitos. Yes, it's just off 5th but just barely. You still have outdoor eating, if you want but don't have as much foot traffic walking by. The wine and food choices are varied so everyone can fine... More 

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1 Thank SueAnn68
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review because it shows our variety. Many people assume that we only have Mexican food but we have a menu that caters to everyone! Thank you for the time in writing this and also mentioning our convenient location. We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo on your next visit. Please... More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip advisor led us to this place and we were not disappointed! Great atmosphere, just steps from 5th Avenue with the Best Margaritas in Playa. The first time we just had a drink but we went back a second time to try the food - in a word - delicious. The guacamole was so fresh, the salsa tray offered something... More 

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1 Thank Durango_59
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

This is such a powerful review because you understand how important it is to have these on TripAdvisor! We are so glad you took the recommendations and came not once but twice! We love repeat offenders! We very much look forward to having you back. We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo on your next visit.... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this gem just off Calle 4 Norte & how lucky we were! We made two visits as the food was amazing. We ordered beef tacos, chicken & mixed fajitas! The waiters carry up to 3 500ml bowls of alcohol on their heads - it's truly a sight! A definite must-eat in playa!

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Thank brittanyk8
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this excellent review! We love that you said "bowls of alcohol"! Your review really means so much to us because you came back to us on more than one occasion and you took the time out of your day to write this. We loo forward to having you back with us! We invite you to stay with... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed dinner at Carboncitos! We had three different appetizers and our favorite was the salsa wheel. I would not have guessed that my favorite would have been the green tomatoe salsa. The coconut shrimp was superb and the guacamole...yummmm Dinner proved to be just as good with Shrimp flumbe, and another shrimp dish that I cannot recall the... More 

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1 Thank Krissy765
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for this excellent review! It shows our menu and that we appeal to all generations. The Salsa Wheel for sure is a favorite! It means so much to us that you took the time out of your day to write this review because each one is very valuable to us. We hope that you will become a repeat... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped her by random chance - actually we saw the Trip Advisor sign and decided to check it out. First of all, they say they don't take credit cards - but the waiter whispered they would take them but would have to charge a 4% markup, so don't panic The food overall was very tasty with excellent service - the... More 

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1 Thank CardioDoc70
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We are glad you followed the TipAdvisor sign and found us. Also, thank you for leaving this review about us to your TripAdvisor peers. We see you found most of our favorites. Glad we were able to accommodate the vegetarians too! We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo on your next visit. Please remember to book... More 

Romania
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the great reviews, I expected something 'wow'. Don't get me wrong, the food was really good, but a little americanized, maybe that's why I was not amazed, I like and expected the authentic 100% mexican stuff. The service and the menu and everything though were very professional!

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1 Thank Silviu M
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. Of course, it would have been better if you felt that you were swept off of your feet. However, it was surprising to be called "Americanized" since we do offer an extensive menu of Mexican dishes such as tacos, ceviche, Cuitlacohe, and fajitas as well as a Yucatecan menu including favorites lie Tikin... 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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?