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El Carboncito

Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“taqueria” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Avenue Tulum at Acuario, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A small and traditional little place that cooks it’s al pastor meat on wood fire. We ordered a lot and the outcome was like 140 pesos ~ 7€. It is very cheap and the quality is outstanding good!! Also make sure to order the tacos...More

Thank Lisa-Sophie K
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We came here for a group trip and all agreed these were the most authentic and delicious tacos we had in Tulum. We had to line up for about 10 minutes to get a seat and in that time a number of locals came and...More

Thank michaeleV3572SN
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Simple and delicious. We ate here three times and loved it. Order anything on the menu and you can't go wrong.

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 February 2018

When you see a lot of local folks eating out, you know the place will be good. Most times you will see people standing around, waiting for a table. When you see an empty table grab a seat, and someone will be over with menus...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is one of the must stops while in Tulum. The tacos are out of this world. The prices are incredible and quality of taco is fantastic.

Thank joeg82
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We came here twice on staying in Tulum, generally the only non locals eating. Still busy but we never waited unlike the one across the road. The tortas are amazing, recommend the chorizo. We tried most things, the Rey is good along with the pastor....More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

During our stay in Tulum, we were looking for original tacos al pastor and finally we found them at El Carboncito. Good price for good food! We would recommend it!

Thank ValerieV1
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

Thank Jen J
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...More

Thank playaguya
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14 October 2016|
Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Go to Don Sirlion instead Better for someone on a budget. We love this place Google Don Sirlion. Menu is online
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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