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El Fogon

Avenida Constituyentes, Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
+52 984 803 0885
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (727 reviews)
“al pastor” (163 reviews)
“bean soup” (94 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida Constituyentes, Playa del Carmen 12345, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Recommended by our butler at Paradisus, while off the beaten path it was well worth the walk. It appeared that we were the only non-locals. The service was friendly and the recommended specialty, taco pastor was sooo good. They are very small, almost bite-size so...More

Thank Airsucker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beforewarned, there is a line to get in. But it's so worth it. The food is really good, drinks are great. The service was good tge first night, but the second night our waiter seemed like he could care less. Good food, good drinks, try...More

Thank Glittergirl F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing authentic Mexican food in a fun open air restaurant. We went at about 7:30 PM and had to wait about 30 minutes for a table - well worth it. Food was awesome, service fantastic, and reasonable prices. Our group of four had dinner and...More

Thank Rhoda50
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was great. The beer was cold. The waiters were friendly. The chef even accommodated one of the people in our group that had a food allergy to peppers.

Thank Patti M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate here 3 times during our week stay in Playa del Carmen. Delicious dishes! Fresh food and fast service. Very reasonable prices. Don't miss it. El Fogon is open for lunch and stays open until the wee hours of the morning.

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took my Dad here for his first taste of tacos after reading so many good reviews. Service was good but the tacos are really nothing special. Worst I have had in Mexico. No disrespect to the place but I don’t know how it got so...More

1  Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, fast service,despite the fact we could not speak Spanish. Super inexpensive and really good food. Family of 3 ate for 17 dollars. taco's al pastor and nachos were great.

Thank gretchen_t1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed down the street and were drawn here by the smell. In California we get great Mexican food, and this place was exceptional! Just basic good food and could not go wrong with any choice. A local spot with tourists as well. Get there...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Authentic Mexican used by locals as well as tourists. 5 of us ate for $33. The wait in line was worth it.

Thank Kevinkanw
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is absolutely delicious!! They are famous for their Tacos Al Pastor....but everything was delicious!! We tried tha Tacos Al Pastor, You Must!! We tried the beef fajitas OMG...I can still taste the flavors now!! You seriously don't know what your missing if you...More

Thank mkaid415
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Questions & Answers
Sandy F
19 February 2018|
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry thought you were asking about another place. Here I had tacos I forget the Spanish word for what it was but it was first on the menu and we got a variety. We also got a burrito type thing and that was great as well.
12 February 2018|
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Response from bkcbrau | Reviewed this property |
We survived their Margherita’s!
julie h
16 January 2018|
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Response from JP&Helen | Reviewed this property |
We paid cash as well. No idea if they take credit cards. There's ATM's all over the place though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Constituyentes, 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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