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kaan kab mayan cuisine

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Centro | 5ta.av con 12 y 14nte., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
8 03 07 76
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a whim. It is also advertised as "Las Carmelitas". I had a chimmichanga, my wife had garlic shrimp. Both the meals and service were average at best., and a little expensive for what you got. However, when presented with the bill I noticed that a tip ("propina") had been added to the bill! The waiter didn't... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

October 3, 2012.....we were looking for a good place for a late lunch. My friend wanted lobster and the staff was very accommodating. They brought out 4 or 5 different size lobster tails for my friend to look at and told her the price for each one so she knew exactly what she was getting. She asked for a baked... More 

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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

The food was good and not too expensive, We were in a hurry to catch a bus and they pulled out the stops to accommodate us. We also had our photo taken and were offered a quarter tequilla bottle with the photo on it for 200 pesos. It was so tacky we had to have it, though he did try... More 

Thank CumbriaRobbo
South San Francisco
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219 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Stay away from this terrible place. They tried to cheat us on the exchange rate. We went here because first drink was free; not worth it; margarita tasted like water w/ sugar & blended ice. A guy came after we ordered our food, pretending to take pictures for the restaurant. He came back w/ our pictures pasted on a quarter... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

Only stopped here tonight as I had injured my shoulder and did not physically feel up to exploring further options. BIG mistake. Food is ok but VERY overpriced. Some of the waiters are super pushy and off-putting but for us there were two gems/highlights: 1) Random female member of staff slouching in the corner looking miserable and very concerned with... More 

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Munich, Germany
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

The worst food we had during our tour through Mexico. My boyfriend ordered a mayan style chicken, which was not very tasty but edible. I had the tikin xic-fish which was simply inedible (insipid and swimming in a puddle of water, broth or something). Cocktails and service were ok. Don't waste your money here.

Thank WorldTraveller F
Mexico City, Mexico
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

The service was bad, the food is normal, nothing exceptional.... and high prices.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

My husband and I are vegan and we were struggling, walking up and down 5th Ave. looking for a restaurant who could prepare a vegan dinner. When we reached Kaan Kab, they knew what we were asking for and happily prepared a lovely dinner for us. Our only complaint was the waiter took out his tip prior to giving us... More 

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Standoutmexico, Director de Relaciones Públicas at kaan kab mayan cuisine, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for choosing us, we really appreciate your comment and happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us. About the tips, we know and our philosophy is that the tip is not mandatory, we want offer you our most deep apologize and thank you for letting us know to this not happend again. We hope to see... More 

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399 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

We had a lunch here. My wife’s mixed platter (taco, enchilada) was good, but my spicy flank steak was dry (even though I had asked for medium rare) and just plain not worth eating. The beers were cheap and the staff tried hard, but for me the worst thing I ate in Playa. With so many other options we will... More 

Thank Richard F
Standoutmexico, Director de Relaciones Públicas at kaan kab mayan cuisine, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing us and leaving us your comment, we appreciate your sincere opinion saying everything was good less your steak that didnt come how you ordered, when this happend we really appreciate if you let the waiter know to give you the best service you deserve. We hope to see you again, More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

We were just strolling down 5th and the "seller" talked us in to eating there (the menu had lots of choices and seemed to be a good match for what we were looking for). My sweet sangria was good. Kids split the pasta alfredo--nothing special, but what do you expect from alfredo. I had the empanadas (a litle overfried), and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro | 5ta.av con 12 y 14nte., Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: 8 03 07 76

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?