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El Fogon

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$5 - US$10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every taxi driver, and every local, and every writeup will mention El Fogon, and there is good reason. Of course, every now and then, you get someone that thinks by going opposite of popular opinion earns them foodie credentials, but no in the case of...El Fogon. I actually love the cheese and sirloin quesadillas.. you get three of them (a meal) for only 70 pesos !! But you can't go wrong with ANYTHING here.... It will be packed and busy and for good reason. I prefer to go to the location that has the el trombo with al pastor AND sirloin. One of the locations doesn't have the sirloin ... If anyone says cart tacos are better than El Fogon, they shouldn't be writing reviews... ENJOY!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

good al pastor but overated. for all the hype I was expexting better. I wonder if the street cart tacos are better? rating maybe 7/10.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels like you are sitting in a smoker, as the smoke from the grill permeates the entire restaurant. The TV is too loud, there is no ventilation, overall the atmosphere stinks. The food is decent, the prices are good, and the lines to get...in are long. Yes, you can get a taco for about $1USD, but for me, I would rather pay 2x that for a nicer experience.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really everything you hear about them is true. Best taco and food. Don't miss the liquada. OMG so good. Just have patience because it seems there always a line.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great prices . Six of us ordered various meals and all are excellent . Returned two days later because it was that good

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is simply the best restaurant pound for pound in Playa del Carmen. Try the tacos they are incredible. Lovely staff .

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at an all inclusive and the food was average at best. In the mood for authentic Mexican tacos , we decided to try this place based on the reviews. Boy are we glad we did. The tacos are just out of this...world. The steak tacos we amazing. However, the winner of best taco in the history of the world goes to the chorizo tacos. The meat actually melts in your mouth, A family of 4 can easily eat and drink for less than $50 . Special shout out to our waiter Carlos who was equally helpful and friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really Great food, staff is very friendly!!! Would come again!!! Really enjoyed the service and the hospitality. Get the paella!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely go. The agua de mango was the best I had my whole time in Mexico. Do not miss it. I’m back in the states still thinking about how good it was. Nothing compares.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

Best tacos I had on my trip If I didn’t find this restaurant my trip would’ve been ruined because the Barceló’s tacos are garbage. Paid $50 round-trip taxi three days during my seven day trip just to eat these delicious tacos

Date of visit: May 2021
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We used pesos, so not sure. However, most places would accept USD so quite likely they would.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Fogon

Yes, El Fogon offers takeout services.

Yes, El Fogon offers delivery services.

Yes, El Fogon is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Fogon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4