El Fogon- Playa’s Best Kept Secret

Tucked away on Av Constituyentes is one of the best places to eat in all of Playa Del Carmen, El Fogon is a small restaurant with big hospitality and for a few pesos you will get a meal you won’t forget.  While on vacation this year El Fogon was recommended to us by locals for authentic mexican food which was exactly what we were looking for.

Don’t be surprised if you have to wait to get a seat as this place is popular and is not very big.  The hospitality is incredible; the waiter, cooks, hostesses and  even the owner all make you feel part of their family. Drinks are inexpensive which depending on what cocktail you order costs 50 – 65 pesos and beer is 8 – 30 pesos. The live music is a perfect touch to keep you entertained while waiting for your food.

El Fogon Cocktails

El Fogon Cocktails

Now lets get to the best part THE FOOD!! Starting with the Nachos Con Pastor, this was my favorite and the best nachos I have ever had. The flavors and textures were incredible and cost only 76 pesos. If you like authentic mexican tacos, they have the Tacos Al Pastor for 13 Pesos and the bean soup will have your mouth exploding with flavor. The menu doesn’t end there they also have Fajitas, Brochetas, Tortas and Quesadillas.


Nachos Con Pastor

El Fogon is just one of many great places to eat in Playa Del Carmen, the atmostphere, the people and the food make it a must visit when on vacation.