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“Great food and amazing experience”
Review of El Fogon

El Fogon
Ranked #32 of 1,258 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Great food and amazing experience”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Wow, amazing food, and a real cantena feel to the place, so inexpensive, with no catches! This place is no frills, so don't expect high end service or facilities. What it does have is a relaxed atmosphere, with staff being very friendly, if a little on the busy side. All in all, a great part of our trip to playa del carmen.

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Houston, Texas
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“Stay away from 5th ave... THIS IS DA PLACE!!!!!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for a local place, avoidance the prototypical and/or chic cuisine in the tourist and noisy 5th ave in Playa del Carmen. And we found it! Amazing "alambre de arranchera"!!! The meat was so good. We could notice the fire-coked meat. We also get the Taco Loco (surrounded with "panceta" far different from the US greasy bacon) and some guacamole as appetizer. Altogether with the mandatory Modelo Especial (a few of them) for 30 usd aprox. Excellent service. And all this is just 5 mins far from 5th ave. I am still wondering: are the tourists at Playa del Carmen blind?

  • Visited November 2013
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“Great local spot”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

On my first night in Mexico I was brought to El Fogon by a wise local friend and I loved it. My recommendation … drift away from the tourist spots on 5th Avenue and treat yourself to delicious authentic Mexican food with a great local vibe at El Fogon. In addition to the delicious food served in ample quantities, service was good, prices were really reasonable and EVERYTHING that went past the table looked just as delicious as the food we were eating. Would definitely go back and highly recommend it.

  • Visited November 2013
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“The best!! ”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Do yourself a huge favour. Walk past Fifth Avenue and to El Fogon for amazing authentic mexican food & vibe. We ate here every night during our 5 night stay. Didn't want to go anywhere else. Tacalocos are amazing! And they make a mean margarita! Great service & cheap prices

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“The Real Deal”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

8 of us ate here , no problem to put us all together. Great service, food and price. Even the local beer was priced right. When i come back, this would be the first place i eat.

  • Visited November 2013
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