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El Carnicero - CLOSED

5a Avenida Entre 26 Y 28 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 3727
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
29 Jul 2015
“Good food. Hefty tip included.”
3 Sep 2013
“Decent food. Beware of included service charge”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5a Avenida Entre 26 Y 28 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

what else to say? My wife and I, the gringos, were on vacation in Playa. We ate seventy dollars worth of food and got a ninety dollar tab. Good food. Twenty dollar tip on that? Maybe not so much. So, just be aware that if...More

Thank musictraveler40
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were searching for a place for dinner on the 5th Avenue when we stopped by to check this restaurant's menu out. Like many other restaurants, there was a guy standing outside trying to convince you to go inside by telling you about the "specials"...More

Thank violetcraze
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We all ordered the same chicken dish and several of us commented it didn't taste quite right. Our entire party of 6 were all extremely ill. Two of the women in our party had to get a docter to visit the hotel, they were so...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Nothing about this restaurant made it 4.5 stars. The prices were very high! We had grilled chicken it had no flavor, no seasoning. The Tacos were bland as well and the tortillas we stale. My son had shrimp and they were way over cooked. We...More

Thank PlayaJoe
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Having lived in Playa del Carmen over 3 years I have gotten used to the restaurant scene and have come to expect good and bad experiences from 5th Avenue to the Ejidol. While I like to boast that the majority of experiences are good in...More

Thank howardb213
ElCarnicero, Propietario at El Carnicero, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Good evening to begin with there is no restaurant that returns the money when the pot is something wrong, but he is sent back you do it cook a little bit more or you change it directly, at least this is our policy and that...More

Reviewed 18 July 2013

We landed at " El Canicerco" by accident the first time two years ago when we first went to Playa Del Carmen. Located on 5th Avenue, it is very small and unassuming, but they had a great special family style, so we went there with...More

Thank kellysstudio
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Friends took us here as we wanted meat. Well, we got meat. We ordered the arrachera which serves 3-4 people and includes 6 beers. The arrachera was delicious. We were a little too warm but most places on 5th Ave. are street front and don't...More

Thank Bkbak
Reviewed 8 June 2013

My husband and I had dinner here on June 7th. The staff was nice and the sevice was quick. The location on 5th is great for people watching! Unfortunately, the guacamole and "cheese with something else" (like queso flameado) tasted terrible and the flour tortilla's...More

Thank AnnetteThompson
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Riviera Maya and visited Playa Del Carmen for an evening because we were going to Coco Bongos - Went to this restaurant before our night in Coco Bongos and it was fantastic - I had Surf n Turf which...More

Thank Ria1208
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here. Shrimp was very good!! The rest of the meal was just so so. The vegetables where especially pathetic, streamed frozen broccoli...... Sad, yellow and soggy. The free glass of wine with the special was nice. All in all, probably about average for...More

Thank Dave B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5a Avenida Entre 26 Y 28 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 3727
  • E-mail
El carnicero ​ The best steak house in Playa del Carmen, which offers fine fire-grilled steaks, fresh seafood and fish, chicken and Italian classics.​At “El Carnicero”, you can find competitive prices and treat yourself to delicious, angus beef prime: 100% mexican. Carefully selected and brought from the northwest of the country.Further more, every morning we wake up early to go with the fishermen and choose the best fresh fishes for you!!!​Come on in and enjoy our delicious Italian dishes and bring a taste of “El Carnicero” to your home buying directly with us the steaks of your preference... This is what makes unique at "El Carnicero"!!!!Come eat with us at "El Carnicero"!!! Sincerely,The Management and Staff
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