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El Fogon

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Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
+52 984 803 0885
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Sherburn, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first time trying pastor! I was told that El Fagon had the best in town. I believe that to be true. Our meal and the waitstaff were terrific! I will certainly be there again next time I am in Playa!

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Thank MikeRingo74
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by multiple locals, so we decided to go on our last night. Upon arriving, the tables were all full (always a good sign). The smell of the pork on the rotisserie was heavenly. The menu was entirely in Spanish, so thankfully our server assisted us in choosing our meals. We started with the pork tacos -... More 

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Thank Taylor S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must try it's outside of the tourist area which caters to the locals and the prices are excellent.

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Thank Chris H
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very tasty tacos plus other dishes. Fresh, high volume, several locations, patronized by locals as well as tourists. Great great value.

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Thank Angelika_KH
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always go to El Fogon when we are here. We love it. The best food and so cheap. I had the chicken breast special which was amazing and came with qua ample, potatoes, tortillas, cactus, and enough for 2. Great pinacolatas and the taco loco is great.

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Thank debmolly
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time here, I learned about it from a taxi driver. I asked for a recommendation for tacos al pastor and El FOGON was the recommendation! There was a long line down the side walk, but the tables turned over fairly quickly and the meal was well with the wait! The staff friendly and the service was... More 

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Thank Sandita_travels
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

SO GOOD! Fast, inexpensive and outstanding!!! We had to double check our bill, for 6 of us (all big eaters) and Beverages it was only 60$

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

I've been here many times over the past 5 years. The tacos are always delicious. I have always had great meals here. My husband loves it, My in laws love it and my friends love it! This is the place I miss the most when I go home. Thanks Fogon for the best tacos ever! I love you!

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Thank Moe S
Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food for a good price. We eat here every year we come to Playa del Carmen several times.Good for families or couples.

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Thank Vacation2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

El Fogon is great, authentic Mexican food. Well worth the wait in line!! It's a short walk from the touristy area, but near the Mega if you need to pick up some groceries as well. Enjoy.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Meals
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
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?