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El Carboncito

Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“chorizo” (2 reviews)
“torta” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Spanish
Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Carboncito year after year for mostly breakfast and sometimes for dinner. The price points are reasonable, the food is fresh and tasty and the staff could not be friendlier.

Thank Christina J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got into town late, stopped at the first taqueria we happened upon, and never left! We kept meaning to try the place across the street that is famous for their pastor, but we knew in our hearts it would be impossible to beat the...More

Thank Jen J
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Can't say it any other way. Their tacos al pastor made my mouth do the happiest dance of our time spent eating in Tulum. In fact, the single tastiest food we've had through our trip so far, including Merida and Celestun. 12p...and all the way...More

Thank playaguya
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We ate at Carboncito a few times for breakfast and once for dinner. The food was always fresh and delicious. The waiters and the service were always excellent.

Thank angie v
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Love this place, food is really great and fun place to eat. Easy to find and not expensive. Would go back in a second

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Took the collectivo to Tulum Pueblo and tried El Carboncito on the recomendation of a bell hop at our resort that lives in Tulum. He was not wrong! Delicious food! My biggest regret is not getting the queso because I had trouble reading the all...More

Thank Snowangl317
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The tacos are delicious. And mad cheap. I enjoyed the Jamaica and my husband gave the horchata an ok. It's seat yourself and wait for waitstaff to notice you. The food comes quick! There is a serve yourself topping bar.

Thank EmilyItaly
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I have eaten at a lot of Taquerias and this is one of the best hands down. I am still craving it and wishing I could go back tonight. I regret that because they were closed for a few days over the New Years holiday...More

Thank TravelinMan612
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Had al pastor (marinated pork), chorizo, and res (beef) tacos all with cheese. Res was our favorite with perfectly cooked meat. (Little crispy outside, juicy inside. hmmmm, yum) Tacos are all about 8 pesos (50 cents US) without cheese and 13-14 pesos (8-9 cents) with...More

1  Thank meow_10
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Every time I eat here the food is great but the service is so slow when they have a considerably amount of people, i recommend it but if you see a regular amount of people please go to La chiapaneca.

2  Thank Jimm S
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we are a volunteer group of 37 working in the Mayan villages outside of Tulum Can we make reservations for a dinner about 6pm when we are in Tulum? Do you take credit cards? Can you send us a menu or a pic of a menu so we can get an idea of prices... we need to make sure we are in budget. Thank you...
15 October 2016|
Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Go to Don Sirlion instead Better for someone on a budget. We love this place Google Don Sirlion. Menu is online
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
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