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El Fogon

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Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
+52 984 803 0885
Today
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very authentic Mexican food. I had the taco loco which is in the pic below. It is a huge and delicious burrito. I went with a group and everything we ordered was good. Only negative thing to say about it is they cook the food right by the tables so it gets rather warm since there's no AC. But as... More 

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Thank 859jeffk
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ended up here two nights out of a seven night trip to an all-inclusive resort. The food was great, the service was excellent and the atmosphere is fun and authentic. Thanks again for the great experience and make sure to get those tacos locos.

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Thank Jon M
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been there twice during our 4-day stay in Playa del Carmen. That tells how great the food was! The taco was warm and soft. The steak is very tender, chicken is very well marinated. And the price is so cheap. We spent less than 300 peso for meal of 2 with drink. Lovely restaurant!

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Thank Xinxin_lai
Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little inexpensive Mexican restaurant. Great service and fantastic food in this mostly meat gem

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Thank 12alex59
Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This food was one of the very best meals on our trip. I had the taco loco which was huge - had to share. The beans were some of the best I have ever had as well. Be careful which which streets you walk to get there. We took a scary route there- but took the main roads back. Great... More 

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Thank jenniferandgarry
Seattle
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing tacos...wood-fired flavors and traditional Mexican fare and flare. Seek this place out, don't think twice!

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Thank IntheFoodBiz
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

affordable and a good place to go when you first arrive just to get your food bearings before you go more so in depth with your cuisine choices.

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Thank zheebot
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This might be a bit biased. We were not crazy about typical Mexican food and we don't like spicy food neither. But I still want to try this restaurant. It's not too bad, but it's not amazing good neither. It was very busy. I saw long line up when we left. A musician came up and played music right behind... More 

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Thank Helena N
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is nothing particularly fancy about this place. There are no doors or windows, just an open dining area with two tv's, a grille, and a general kitchen area. I had the best nachos, tacos, and arrachera I've ever had. The chips were hearty and very flavorful, and the horchata was better than most I've had. Although the table I... More 

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Worcestershire UK
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited based on reviews and based on the fact this is used by locals, which is always a good sign. This is slightly away from the main Quinta Avenida but not too far to walk. The food here is really cheap and authentic Mexican. There's a quick turn around so you won't wait long for a table. Good little place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6th bis & 30th Ave., Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 803 0885

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?