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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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chose the restaurant as it looked busy and had a table available outside. Service was good. Had the quesadillas for starters and Mexican platter to share. Food was well cooked and plentiful, but lacking in presentation and flavour, it just didn't "wow" us. Thought it was reasonably priced for the location. Great for people watching and a decent busker was... More 

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

Hi TeamIdle, we appreciate you taking the time to write your review but we will have to disagree with you, Carboncitos is so much more than average. We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy yourself as so many others have, to date 1,555 Excellent reviews, 561 Very Good reveiews and only 147 average reveiws, well lets just say... More 

County Kerry, Ireland
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for brunch, we visited many times. Wait staff pleasant and service fast. Highly recommend the heuvos rancheros with a glass of juice....delicious!

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Thank chasingrainbows10
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Again, great to see you are one of our repeat customers! We love that you keep coming back. There are so many options in Playa del Carmen we do not take it lightly that you come bac to us. Your breakfast recommendation is perfect! It is a great suggestion for your Trip Advisor peers. We invite you to stay with... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mexican food was great and service even better! On the evening we went, a mariachi band serenaded us. Cash only establishment. We will be back!

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1 Thank Trish R
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

It is always nice to get a review like this. Thank you for choosing us out of all of the options you have in Playa del Carmen. We appreciate the time you took in writing this for us. All reviews help to paint a picture of our ambiance to other TripAdvisor members. We hope to see you soon! We invite... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foodie - I know food and I live in playa part time. This is a must stop if you want authentic old school Mexican with table side Ceasar salad and pasta cooked by your waiter- worth the stop and priced right

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Thank jake j
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

We are always happy to get a great review but this one is wonderful because of your status as foodie! We love that you live here but keep choosing to come back even with all of your choices here. Not many know about our tableside prepared meals such as the caesar salad and pastas. Thank you so much for this... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Playa del Carmen last week at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba and we can never resist making this our first stop for dinner. I had the tequila shrimp which they prepare flambé at your table. It was fantastic per usual. My husband had the octopus which he loved as well. We got to talk to Steven the owner... More 

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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It is one of my favorites because you mentioned 2 very important things about us. The first is that you make us your first stop each time ou come to visit Playa del Carmen. That means so much, your loyalty, when there are always so many new places showing up daily. The other is... More 

Cabo San Lucas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drinks and the presentation were nice, but we found the food to be average. Also, this is an important piece of information, no credit cards. I must have missed that as we planned, just be prepared.

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

Hi SW my name is Steven, I am one of the owners here at Carboncitos and I just wanted to thank you for taking the time towrite your review. Although this is not the kind of review we would like to get we do try to learn from it and see where we can improve. With that being said, I... More 

Houston, Texas
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait staff are very friendly and will kindly explain any of the many menu selections. When in Mexico I eat Mexican and tonight was Tacos al Pastor, this dish comes with 5 tacos filled with Pastor (pork meat) and is topped with pineapples, onions and cilantro. The staff offered salsa picante for more flavor. I enjoyed the street side... More 

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1 Thank drb622013
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

This is great that you take the time to know the local cuisine! We are glad that we could assist you in your decision. Thank you very much for the time in writing this. The Tacos Pastor was a great selection! We hope that you will come back to try some more of our dishes on our extensive menu. We... More 

Jocotepec, Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fifth year to have breakfast at Carboncitas. Try anything on the menu as everything is good. My husband loves the "Brooklyn Diner". Service is good and location is great! Right on Calle 5 and 4th St. give them a try, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Drusy48
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Wow! 5 years!!!! You guys are experts! That is our highest compliment that with all of the competition and new places to eat here that you choose us to come back to year and year again! Thank you for your loyalty and the time to write this to your peers here on TripAdvisor. Every review is very important to us.... More 

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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ve been to Carboncitos twice. First time it was very good, but of corse being in vacation we liked to try other places. Result is that after 2 evenings of disappointing experiences, we came back here for our last dinner and again was great! Food is super, and what we really appreciated is he menu is super wide, with... More 

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Thank Diego P
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

The best compliment that we can receive is what you mentioned in your review. The fact that you came back to us in your same vacation is a testament to the work we do to please our customers. All the details you addressed are important for your TripAdvisor peers to know. And of course, you mentioned the most important part,... More 

Punta del Este, Uruguay
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will find there a great menu with many alternatives!! I can recommend you to taste the fish (“mero”) and the locust flamed in the table. Simple excellent.

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Thank javi-uy2016
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for mentioning that we have lots of options. Your recommendations are important. Thank you for your time in writing this review! We invite you to stay with us again in our Hotel Cielo on your next visit. Please remember to book directly with us to enjoy our extra incentives! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?