Come Enjoy The Best
Authentic Mexican Food
in Playa del Carmen

Staying in Playa del Carmen? Searching for authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price in a casual setting

Look no further than Carboncitos, where our traditional Mexican and Mayan recipes have been handed down over many generations and include Yucatan specialties like Relleno NegroCochinita Pibil, and Tikin Xic.

Award-Winning Restaurant
For over 20 Years

Carboncitos is one of the oldest, most celebrated, and authentic restaurants in all of Playa del Carmen. In fact, for nearly two decades we’ve earned the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, and we have won the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame Award, as well.


The most important meal of the day is made special at Carboncitos: from Burritos stuffed with eggs, meat, cheese, Huevos Motulenos and Huevos Rancheros that will kickstart your morning with these traditional Mexican dishes or an American style breakfasts for those missing home, we’ve got it all. 

Add fresh fruit or our house-designed and vitamin-packed juices – there’s no better way to start your day!


As an indoor respite from the beach or packed to go, lunch from Carboncitos is delicious. Our full menu offers tacos, salads, fresh Ceviche, Fajitas, Quesadilla Huitliacoche are a few of our platos fuertes, and we have so much more, even the Best Hamburger in Playa. 

Our most popular lunch dish is the Tacos Pastor, a taco filled with pork marinated in achiote chiles. Not too spicy, this tasty dish is the favorite taste of Mexico for many of our guests.


Whether you want a quick, light bite or a long, slow meal with a bottle of wine and great friends, you’re welcome at Carboncitos. Start with an appetizer, enjoy your main course, and save room for dessert! 

All desserts are made in house, and chocolate treats are our speciality. If you’re dining with a group, we can serve a variety of dishes family style to give you an authentic taste of Mexico!

A Great Experience!

Relax in a comfortable atmosphere with great drinks, an eclectic mix of old-school Mexican favorites, and favorite international recipes.

Enjoy our tableside flambés for desserts and main dishes, including flambés Tequila Shrimp, Mayan Lobster, Filet Mignon, and 3-Cheese Pasta. Even our freshly made Caesar Salads are prepared tableside!

Our wine list features only the most unique wines of Mexico, and our waitstaff is eager to gently educate and enthusiastically recommend. 

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Happy Hour Specials

It’s TGIF every day at Carboncitos and we have the stories to prove it! So take off your hat, sit down for a beer or flavored margarita, and just chill with the locals and guests. Happy Hour is the best time of day!

Current Promotion: 2x1 Cocktails

Every day from 4-6pm: Margaritas, Daiquiris, Piña Coladas

Carboncitos is a part of (and directly below) Hotel Cielo, our boutique hotel.

Hotel Cielo hosts private events for Carboncitos on our rooftop terrace.

Carboncitos & Hotel Cielo are celebrating 20 years in business!

Private Events
On Our Rooftop Terrace

Enjoy Carboncitos fine dining with ocean breezes and incredible Caribbean views on Hotel Cielo’s rooftop terrace.

See all the way to Cozumel during the day and enjoy the beautiful glow of island lights at night.

Our rooftop event space is a unique venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, special dinners, fundraisers, and private events of any type. 

The facility can accompany up to 85 guests (with a 30-person/plate minimum). Events generally include an open bar, cocktail hour during sunset, and dinner served after that. The facility closes at 10:30pm.

We customize your event and menu to your budget, with most parties ranging between $65-85 per plate. Each event has a private bar, an array of menu options, private waitstaff, and of course, stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

We’ll walk you through options to make your event unique such as music, photography, flowers, custom decorations, and more. 

Whatever your event and style, enjoy it on the rooftop terrace at Hotel Cielo. Carboncitos will serve our world-class food!

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Our Clients LOVE Us

Our longstanding reputation for both our hotel and restaurant is evident all over the web.

For over a decade, we’ve averaged above a 4.5+ rating with over 4,800+ reviews combined!

& Directions

We’re in the heart of Downtown Playa on the intersection of 5th Avenue 4th Street.

Look for Hard Rock Cafe, 7 Eleven, and you’ll see us right next to Häagen-Dazs.

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Delightfully Delicious & Magnificently Mexican!

Your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while vacationing in Mexico are truly the inspirations for genuine family memories.

Come experience them in Playa del Carmen’s most authentic restaurant.
You’ll never forget your time at Carboncitos…