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“Awesome food and service”
Review of Carboncitos

Carboncitos
Ranked #36 of 1,267 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome food and service”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We had a wonderful lunch here. The nachos were some of the best we have ever had. If we ever go back to PDC we will for sure eat here again. It was so good I wanted to go back again before we left but never made it.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Johnsonville
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you Johnsonville for taking the time to write your review

We really appreciate the kind words & we are delighted that we were able to help create a great dining experience for you.


Johnsonville, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera


And Please, dont forget....Hotel Cielo & Carboncitos are approaching their "10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY !!! "
Keep checking in on us at Face Book, Hotel Cielo Playa del Carmen or our Hotel Cielo website …. wait until you see what we have in store for YOU !!!
We will be Celebrating the whole Entire Year with specials….it’s gonna be BIG !!!!

Owner
Steven Krisztin
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Edmonton
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“A nice dinner”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We enjoyed our dinner but it wasn't outstanding. I found the food could have been more spicy.

I wasn't impressed with how you to pay extra to get extra cheese, sauce, etc.

The server was excellent and our margaritas were really, really good.

It was nice sitting outside and we were entertained by some street musicians.

Would we return? Someday.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank KeishaT
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HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you Keisha for taking the time to write your review

Well we are glad you enjoyed your dinner but we are a little disappointed that it wasnt outstanding....this is not our goal


We at Carboncitos do care & we are listening so I would like to address your comments.

As for the food not being spicy....well we have a lot of gringos eating here & most of them can not handle the heat, so we don't kick up the heat too much.....But....it's available, just ask for my ( Steve's) special hot sauce, I am sure you will leave blowing flames through your nose....all you have to do is ask.

As for the pay extra, we just give our guests many options, for instance, some one might like cheese or not, they might want to add shrimp, we think its a great option & our guests love it, I really don't know how to respond to this but we hope you understand.
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Keisha, we know there are many restaurants in Playa del Carmen, so thank you for choosing Carboncitos & we look forward to seeing you when you return to the beautiful Mayan Riviera


And Please, dont forget....Hotel Cielo & Carboncitos are approaching their "10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY !!! "
Keep checking in on us at Face Book, Hotel Cielo Playa del Carmen or our Hotel Cielo website …. wait until you see what we have in store for YOU !!!
We will be Celebrating the whole Entire Year with specials….it’s gonna be BIG !!!!
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Steven Krisztin
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Arlington, VA
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31 reviews
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“Wonderful Mexican Dishes and Service”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We extensively researched restaurants for our 1-week trip to Playa del Carmen. Carboncitos was high on the list and we decided to stop by towards the end of our week. We wish we had gone earlier. We had two fabulous meals there. What caught our attention were the frijoles charros. If you like beans and tortillas, it is hard to beat this combo (and I wrote as someone who has lived in Mexico for a year off an on). The chips and sauces are delightful - better than any others we were served. Besides the frijoles (a meal in itself), we had enchiladas, salads, and 'regino' - pork and beef strips with avocado and tortillas. All in all, Carboncitos provided the best food, ambiance, value for money, and service of any of the top-rated restaurants we tried.

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1 Thank DonEnrique
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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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76 reviews
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“Playa Trip 2013”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

This was our second trip to Playa, and we just love this restaurant and the wait staff. The meals were excellent. We stayed at Hotel Cielo and ate breakfast here every morning. I would recommend anything they have.
The service is outstanding and the wait staff are very entertaining and professional.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank HomelessnTx
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Streamwood, Illinois, United States
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“Perfecto! Was a perfect Mexican experience in downtown Playa!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Service was outstanding - the wait staff was entertaining, professional, and really added to the whole experience.

The food was out of this world. Hands down the best lobster and grouper I have had in a long while.

If you are walking on 5th ave and feeling hungry this is a must stop!

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Thank Ryan C
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