We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 1382
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (203 reviews)
“shrimp” (120 reviews)
“guacamole” (102 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4th Street | Between 5th and 10th Avenues, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (2,370)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,920 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This place is awesome. If you can find a better salsa wheel on 5th Avenida (you can't) then you should eat at that place. But since you can't (I told you so), then you need to eat here. Great service. Fantastic margaritas. Great guac. Delicious...More

1  Thank musictraveler40
Reviewed yesterday

We have been coming to Playa del Carmen for many years and have never missed Carboncitos on any visit. This visit was particularly good. The sidewalk was full so we sat close to the sidewalk at the first table inside. No apps as we feared...More

1  Thank Forepaws
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had been reading about Carboncitos for years and finally decided to give it a go. Staff was very nice and service was prompt. We had the meat platter for two which allowed us to have out own variety of tacos. The stuffed jalapeños were...More

1  Thank travlinandyjr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something not too casual and not too fancy yet waned good authentic food. We stumbled on to this place and were so glad we did! The waiters were not only very accommodating but entertaining too! They serve their drinks on their...More

Thank Polly W
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What great words to hear! We love that we fit exactly what you were looking for and that you had such a great experience! We truly appreciate that you took the time to write this for us. Every review is very important. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into town one evening and happened on this place tucked away down a side street and what a great little find. The staff were very attentive and welcoming and the menu was extensive with something to suit everyone. Highly recommend and really glad...More

Thank L0lly73
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review. We are so glad that you stumbled across us! We are a bit hidden but its part of our charm as you discovered. It means so much to us that you took the time to share this with your Trip...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hot and tired -- not all that hungry, but just needed a place to sit and relax and enjoy a cool drink. All we wanted was a tall cold iced tea. We found the perfect place. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating,...More

Thank PatriciaDiane
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a special review! We know how the heat can get you down and we are glad you found us! Even if it was just for a tea, you were able to experience a break from a long day. We are glad to be recalled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is sometimes hard to see since it is tucked under a hotel but they have excellent food. Their pork tacos were my favorite. I ate here about 4 times for dinner during my trip and would highly recommend it. Also their smoothies are...More

Thank Trish M
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Trish, for another great review! We appreciate you mentioning our dishes and how we are a bit more private. We are glad we culd make you a repeat customer when there are so many choices here in Playa del Carmen. We will see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to give yourself the pleasure of enjoying a delicious Mexican dish, this is the place where you have to go; Well located, with good service and treatment of the waitersMore

Thank Pedro R
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and the time you took to write it. It helps us when you share your experiences with other Trip Advisor members. We hope to see you back again soon! We invite you to stay with us in our Hotel Cielo...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On May 26, 2017, my husband and I hosted our wedding guests to an evening of drinks, dinner, and music on the AMAZING rooftop of Carboncitos and the night exceeded our expectations!! We couldn’t be happier! We had a small destination wedding with 27 guests...More

Thank Bridefriends O
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is quite an event and one that will not be forgotten on this end either! Thank you for this incredible review. We are so glad that we could make your night with your guests so special. It will be an important memory for many....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was great! I got the enchiladas and he got the mixed chicken and steak fajitas! Best mexican food in playa! Will be back!More

Thank Alyssa A
HotelCielo, Owner at Carboncitos, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love your description of us! We are glad you got to have a bit of authentic Mexican food and hope that when you come back you try our Yucatecan plates. It is important to have authentic food on your trip and we want all...More

Nearby Restaurants
Falafel Nessya
499 reviews
.15 km away
La Casa del Agua
1,293 reviews
.10 km away
Casa Mediterranea
723 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Gaston Charo
41 reviews
.17 km away
Playa Scuba Dive Center
785 reviews
.20 km away
Aloha Paddle Club
97 reviews
.12 km away
Wayan Fish Spa
408 reviews
.19 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Darion T
14 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from HotelCielo | Property representative |
Thanks SueAnn, we truly appreciate when our guests offer help to future travelers and there is no better advertisement then a satisfied customer... More
21 April 2017|
Response from HotelCielo | Property representative |
Well welcome back, I think I am going to have to send you to another restaurant,.... there are many other restaurants here in Playa del Carmen. LOL We... More
Stephanie P
2 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from HotelCielo | Property representative |
Hi Stephanie. Can not remember if I wrote you already...so sorry If I had already. Any way, TripAdvisor does not allow us to send our e mail address...do not know why , ridiculous but its their policy. Unfortunately, e... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
****** 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing