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Calle 1 sur and Avenida 20, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
09:00 - 23:00
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Carver, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Having found this small fast food stand was just by chance while walking several years ago and we can't wait to get back here. They specialize in pork, fried , crispy and crunchy with nice clean pork meat. Or you can get more primal cuts with a bit more juicy fat. I like the buche' or tripas and mocilla when... More 

Thank travelingat50
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

A great local treat. Not fancy at all and off the beaten tourist path but so worth a visit. 20 Ave. y 1 Calle ( 1 block south of Juarez) tacos filled with chopped pork with crispy pork rind and a selection of sauces. They bag up huge bags of the pork rind (think piggy puffs) for other distribution centres.

Thank freckleknee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place from our taxi driver. Locals always know the good places. We came for breakfast and had an amazing authentic xarnitas meal. Cheap but so delicious. Mom and Pop type place, only a few tables. Sauces are yummy. We ordered a mix of everything and it was all scrumptious.

1 Thank travel_lety87
Blainville, Canada
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Carnitas is a great place to pick up lunch and take back to the condo. We picked up a kilo, purchased the fajitas across the street and the 4 of us ate for about 14$.

2 Thank Sunseeker1959
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Great carnitas, I am glad that there are different sqlsas to choose :) I used to est too spicy and happy to find that there is no spice sause also haha! Yummy :)

1 Thank Kristina E
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Give this joint a try, it is a local a place as you will ever find. their pork is outstanding as well as the tacos. worth the trip over!

1 Thank Bustag
San Diego
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Growing up in So.Calif, the food of the Mayan Riviera is distinctively different. In contrast, the food in Los Cabos is excellent in certain places. We looked on TripAdvisor and found this small hole in the wall. It was worth the search. The carnitas were fresh and tasty, and as close to So.Calif Mexican style that we could find. Their... More 

Thank pacpal13
Wellington, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Excellent tacos and very inexpensive. Go to Playa about 6 times a year and this is a must. Less than a dollar per taco you must try the surtido or maciza as well as the chicharron.

Thank HectorMiramontes
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Excellente!!! Best carnitas in Playa. Take a risk and try some of the more local options. Muy muy bien. Take a ton back and keep on hand for snacks and lunch.

1 Thank Susan M
Yorktown, Virginia
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We discovered this place last year. The pork is so flavorful and delish! We were staying at an all-inclusive and a group of us decide to make a lunch run being that it isn't far from our resort. We went and picked up our lunch and then went across the street and bought fresh tortillas. We brought it back to... More 

Thank gottavaca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 1 sur and Avenida 20, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

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