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El Carboncito and Street Food

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Calle Honduras 129, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about this place years ago and we finally got there. Boy, have we missed out! There are a few tables inside and free standing chairs on the street. If you want a table I would advise getting there when they open at 7pm or shortly thereafter. By the time we left every table and chair was occupied.... More 

Thank Phillie_gal
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on a Vallarta Food Tour and keep coming back year after year. The have the best tacos AL Pastor in the area. They are an evening operation and don't open until after 7 PM.

Thank MSN-Travelers
Calgary, Canada
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dinner for well under 100 pesos for 2 people and simply amazing food. The arrachera, bistec and pastor are excellent . Great staff and a wonderful way to mix with the locals. Opens at 7pm most evenings and an unending stream of satisfied people until late in the evening. Many local come her which is the first clue on the... More 

1 Thank lettersjk72
Bay Area, California
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183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ok - this is a taco place and, yes, the Al Pastor tacos are to die for!! But you have to have the baked potato - OH MY GOSH!!! This place is closed on Mondays and doesn't open during the week until 7:00 pm We kept walking by wondering why it was closed all the time and finally someone told... More 

Thank CruisenFamily
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Hands down, this is the best Al Pastor you can get in Puerto Vallarta. This restaurant was recommended to us by our taco tour guide. When we got in a taxi to go here, even the driver said this was the best place to go. We got the quesadilla Al Pastor, and tacos Al Pastor volcan (open faced on a... More 

Thank HKasdf
Winnipeg, Canada
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257 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had an Mexican-American family recommend this place to us. They have been going here for over 15 years. We were not disappointed! Very authentic, delicious tacos. Meat eaters will rejoice. For those who are vegetarians, I asked for "tacos verduras" (vegetables) and they had no problem custom making me something. Their hot sauces/salsas are incredible and you can add... More 

Thank Salsajo
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Well if you like tacos this is the place, they are closed one day out of the week so be sure to ask. The Al pastor tacos are amazing.. the bake potato's are great you can get them with some meat on it to depending what you want... You can even get a cold beer.... yup second year visiting Vallarta... More 

Thank BigDenDog
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are looking for authentic, delicious tacos al pastor you must go to Carboncitos! There is a reason why this taco stand is on the food tours, try it and you'll see!

1 Thank ERGomez
Monterey, California
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

small beef tacos, tasty, well prepared, highly recommended good but not my favorite, but good compared to other taco places I have tried

Thank DaCoach61
Salem, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Recommended by hotel staff, food was ok ,really cheap, I think thats why hotel staff like it. They said the potatoes were good, I just had tacos.

Thank dfadder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Honduras 129, Puerto Vallarta 48350, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?