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La Habichuela Downtown

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Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
+52 998 884 3158
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13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a quiet Tuesday night I was a tad skeptical as we pulled up through a tiny tiny street through a local street carnival. As we walked inside through a colorful but unassuming door, the staff was immediately friendly and interactive with our children- and very helpful with our infant's stroller and multiple stairs. The wood decor inside gave way... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing food, great service and beautiful setting. Best Chicken Mole and Pescado a la Veracruzana ever had and we have had a lot. Guacamole was superb and lime tart incredible.

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely quaint restaurant in downtown Cancun with delicious drinks and food. The Cocobichuela which is served in a coconut and consists of curried lobster and shrimp, rice, roast pineapple and banana is their specialty dish and worth going for as it's really delicious. We got there at around 1pm for lunch time and there were very few people there but... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the restaurant for ourselves, because we came in early. We followed the waiter`s recommendations and we did not regret. We got their famous soup for dessert and the fish of today for main course. They are one of few restaurants who have flan, a tasty caramel pudding like dessert which I strongly recommend. It`s not a budget restaurant,... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Habichuela has been on downtown Cancun since 1977; they have mantained the local flavor of foods while adapting to demanding customers. We went on a Sunday lunch, and there were very few customers, didnt have to wait for a table and service was very good. Food, as always, sea food with yucatecan touch, very good

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Thank FAM1955
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner once with my boyfriend and we loved it! I was in awe of how beautiful the view looked at night. The waiters were very attentive and provided a great service. The good we ordered was great as well! If you want a great vibes, beautiful view and delicious sea food I recommend

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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went 4 times during my 2 weeks in Mexico, my husband is very picky and he loved it, the service, quality and taste of the food is on point. Definitely a must visit, if I would have known about this restaurant last year when I went I would have gone then too, so glad my friend recommended it.

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here by coincidence and it was a delight. The ambiance at night on the outdoor seating is absolutely magical, the service was great. The Food was fantastic!!! Our server Brian was a highlight for us. He was helpful, he even let my little daughter help with the preparation of the table side Caesar Salad by getting her involved.... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic ambiance, wonderful food and great service. My wife and two sons (9 and 3) had a very pleasant visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere and service can't be beat. A gem in an otherwise bit challenged part of town, but worth trip. Easy bus ride to and from the hotel strip...less than a buck round trip, using the Tulum Avenue route. Security everywhere and there was a carnival and fair in the park near the restaurant. Lobster bisque was flavorful and a large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158
Description
Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun

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