Our Restaurant

Enjoy the Best Authentic Mexican Food in Playa del Carmen

Staying in Playa del Carmen and searching for authentic Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price in a casual setting? Look no further than Carboncitos at Hotel Cielo, where our recipes have been handed down over many generations and include Yucatan specialities like relleno negro, cochinita pibil, and tikin xic.
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Carboncitos is one of the oldest, most celebrated, and most authentic restaurants in all of Playa del Carmen. In fact, for 11 years running we’ve earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and we’re in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, as well.

Our wine list features only the most unique wines of Mexico, and our waitstaff is eager to gently educate and enthusiastically recommend. Why not enjoy the most purely authentic fine dining experience in all of Playa?
Come to Carboncitos to relax in a comfortable atmosphere with great drinks and an eclectic mix of old-school Mexican favorites and new world fusion recipes. Enjoy our tableside flambes for desserts and main dishes alike, including Flambes Tequila Shrimp, Mayan Lobster, Filet Mignon, and 3-Cheese Pasta. Even our freshly-made Cesar Salads are prepared tableside!
Your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while in Mexico are truly the inspirations for genuine family memories – so you want to experience them in Playa del Carmen’s most authentic restaurant. You’ll never forget your time at Carboncitos…

Breakfast

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 to traditional American style breakfasts for those missing home, we’ve got it all. Enjoy with our house-designed and vitamin-packed juices – there’s no better way to start your day!

Lunch

As an indoor respite from the beach or packed to go, lunch from Carboncitos is delicious. Our full menu offers tacos, salads, fresh ceviche, nachos, fajitas, platos fuertes, and so much more. 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.

Dinner

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!

Happy Hours

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!

On the roof terrace

Our rooftop terrace has beach chairs, a view of the ocean, warm ocean breezes, and the gift of quiet solitude.

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

Watch the colorful sunrise with coffee or sunset at happy hours. This area is only for guests, so take advantage of the seclusion!

Private parties

Weddings, family reunions, special dinners, fundraisers… whatever your event, enjoy it on the rooftop terrace at Hotel Cielo. Each party has a private bar, array of menu options, waitstaff, and of course stunning ocean views.
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