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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” (45 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (143 reviews)
“crepes” (81 reviews)
Closed Now
08:00 - 22:30All hours
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 2 days ago

Went here for breakfast from a recommendation of the bar tender at our hotel! Loved it so much went back again! The place is beautiful! It's a series of gardens and streams with tables. The servers were very helpful and attentive as the menu is...More

Thank ellenjacobs79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great scenery, good food, good prices, and overall a must try. I loved the atmosphere, felt like we were in the middle of a jungle not the beach. Staff is laid back and friendly. The food was tasty and inexpensive. They had a variety of...More

Thank jfonseca88
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 30 years and 20 - 25 visits to Playa del Carmen this is the best meal I've ever had. We walked in with 16 people at 8:00pm and were seated immediately and proceeded to have one of the best eating experiences I've had in...More

Thank jdsorensen36
Reviewed 1 week ago

Teenage girls on vacation and wanted yummy crepes. Nutella and bananas crepes were a hit along with the banana, yogurt and granola crepes. Complimentary breads (banana nut with granola topping and iced pound cake) were offered at breakfast. We loved it so much that we...More

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family recommended this restaurant to us. They said it's a MUST in Playa Del Carmen. We were not disappointed. They take cash only. Great service. Desserts are a big portion.

Thank Marisol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Playa del Carmen, La Cueva del Chango was our daily breakfast location...it is hard to beat. The outdoor, almost jungle setting set the scene for my first time in Mexico. The service was always prompt and friendly. Sweet breads...Yum. Then the fresh juices..I...More

Thank margielm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have the Poblano pepper stuffed with homemade granola! Really liked the salsa verde with avocado. We went in the early evening and could order from the lunch or dinner menu. Lots of dishes that are unusual. Very reasonably priced.

Thank lizphibrows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and food, probably the best meal we had during our week in Playa. At the higher end in terms of price. Also loved the garden setting.

Thank 308kim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is beautiful in a very natural riviera maya jungle feel. Turtles and fish pond in the middle. Stuffed chilies with pineapple and pistachios is sweet but one of the best flavors I've ever had. Amazing habanero salsa with plenty of kick especially when combined...More

Thank davo1142
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant as is affordable and close to the beach, and shopping area (5th avenue). Loved their fresh juice, and the guac did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and attentive, a definite stop when in playa.

Thank yoluvsrock
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Do you take reservations?
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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Do you take reservations?
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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Do you take credit cards
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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