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El Carboncito

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Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Carboncito year after year for mostly breakfast and sometimes for dinner. The price points are reasonable, the food is fresh and tasty and the staff could not be friendlier.

Thank Christina J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got into town late, stopped at the first taqueria we happened upon, and never left! We kept meaning to try the place across the street that is famous for their pastor, but we knew in our hearts it would be impossible to beat the succulent pastor with fresh, ripe pineapple we enjoyed at Carboncito. Servings are huge, cheap and... More 

Thank Jen J
Traverse City, Michigan
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Can't say it any other way. Their tacos al pastor made my mouth do the happiest dance of our time spent eating in Tulum. In fact, the single tastiest food we've had through our trip so far, including Merida and Celestun. 12p...and all the way up to 13 if you want cheese. Great tortas too, 25p...or again, that 1 peso... More 

Thank playaguya
Naples, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We ate at Carboncito a few times for breakfast and once for dinner. The food was always fresh and delicious. The waiters and the service were always excellent.

Thank angie v
West Orange, New Jersey
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Love this place, food is really great and fun place to eat. Easy to find and not expensive. Would go back in a second

Thank Tony E
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Took the collectivo to Tulum Pueblo and tried El Carboncito on the recomendation of a bell hop at our resort that lives in Tulum. He was not wrong! Delicious food! My biggest regret is not getting the queso because I had trouble reading the all spanish menu. The waiter spoke little English but was friendly and attentive even though the... More 

Thank Snowangl317
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The tacos are delicious. And mad cheap. I enjoyed the Jamaica and my husband gave the horchata an ok. It's seat yourself and wait for waitstaff to notice you. The food comes quick! There is a serve yourself topping bar.

Thank EmilyItaly
Atlanta, GA
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I have eaten at a lot of Taquerias and this is one of the best hands down. I am still craving it and wishing I could go back tonight. I regret that because they were closed for a few days over the New Years holiday that my chances to eat there were curtailed. They are famous for their pastor (which... More 

Thank TravelinMan612
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Had al pastor (marinated pork), chorizo, and res (beef) tacos all with cheese. Res was our favorite with perfectly cooked meat. (Little crispy outside, juicy inside. hmmmm, yum) Tacos are all about 8 pesos (50 cents US) without cheese and 13-14 pesos (8-9 cents) with cheese. Great price and food when you just want a quick bite.

1 Thank meow_10
Tulum, Mexico
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Every time I eat here the food is great but the service is so slow when they have a considerably amount of people, i recommend it but if you see a regular amount of people please go to La chiapaneca.

2 Thank Jimm S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum

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