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La Cueva del Chango

38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (145 reviews)
“crepes” (82 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked for this Place because we saw it on tripadvisor and we had diner there my husband and me . They recommended the special of the month wich was the choice i had already in mind because of the pictures i saw hehe, roasted...More

Thank Val D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered about 5 different dishes and all were very good. Prices were very reasonable compared to what we payed for meals inside Puerto Aventuras.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a very good reputation, but do not understand why, the service was very very slow, the waitstaff was friendly but not professional, the place only takes cash, but their prices are somehow expensive. It took forever to get the food served, and...More

Thank Mollisita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mid day walk thru 5th avenue is well complemented with breakfast or lunch at this place. Warm welcome from the captain is apreciated as he will sugest the specialties as soon as you are seated. Great selection of hot sauces from mild to burning...More

Thank TonyandHilda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there the weather was horrible. Rainy morning. We found shelter and order breakfast. Despite the little line we started off with their home made fresh juice... excellent and refreshing. Tamales as breakfast of the day and Chilaquiles con chipotle pollo. We finished the...More

Thank Quentin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best chilaquiles at Playa, I had the ones with chile morita and chicken, flavorful with a spicy dash. I bit overpriced though for fried corn tortillas.

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. We stopped in for lunch to take shelter from the rain. It's going t a roof but it's an open air restaurant on Calle 38 - just a block from where we were staying at Mahekal. It's like a little rainforest, complete...More

Thank Kittalyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shrimp with cinamon and tamarindo sauce, the tuna with sesame seeds and tacos. They were all great and the portions are big. If you are not Very hungry, a dish serves two.

Thank robrazil_81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went there for appetizers and drinks. The place looks amazing inside, like sitting in a garden of Eden. It's even prettier at night. The service was great, drinks are made fresh and taste great. The food was very tasty and "authentic"....More

Thank ZingerME
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is acctualy a big garden with tables among tall trees. It's really ambient and the food is well done. You can have breakfasts, lunches and diner as well and all is worth the price. Would eat here again.

Thank Piotr C
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Questions & Answers
21 March 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Yes, we do take reservations for lunch and dinner. Not for breakfast though. Do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any further questions or refer to our website.
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21 March 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay but we do not verify the TripAdvisor account almost at all. Yes we do take reservations for dinner only.
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29 February 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Dear Elizabeth, Sorry. Only cash in US$ or MXN Pesos. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 0271
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La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and we also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines we serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango we believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price.
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