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Cacao

Calzada de los Frailes o calle 41 a X 48 esquina sisal, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
985 856 0833
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Ranked #2 of 6 activities in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: We are the only chocolate factory in the entire state of yucatan who rescue the mayan traditions of the cacao is for us an effort to be show to the... more » Owner description: We are the only chocolate factory in the entire state of yucatan who rescue the mayan traditions of the cacao is for us an effort to be show to the people who visit us, and we are glad to share with them how cacao is convert in chocolate in a natural organic way. we give a free tour and free degustation. « less
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Media, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is worth a stop if you are in Valladolid. A quick tour of an actual cacao factory by a charming and enthusiastic host who gives free samples of the different cacao products. Need I say more? We left with a bunch of little cacao treats to share with our friends and enjoy by ourselves.

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Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We only had a minute before our bus left, so we missed the tour and the cafe (which I definitely want to go back for now that I know about this gem). The two women were very accommodating and let us try some chocolate quickly before we left without any pretense that we had to buy it. The ancestral recipe... More

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Santa Fe
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Part cafe part mini-tour part shop. We had the sister of the owner give us a private tour in English and she was very enthusiastic about their mission of educating people about cacao and its origin in Mexico. No fee. Drank some cool cacao next door and it uplifted the spirits and bought some cacao for mi casa. An interesting... More

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UK
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The young owners of this shop and café are very enthusiastic about cacao, its origins and the Mayan tradition involved. Take the short tour, taste the different chocolates, buy some if you want but they won't press you. Best of all, go next door to their small café and try a bowl of 100% pure cacao drink. OK, put a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great chocolate. Super people that provide a very interesting tour. Well worth the time and you will love the chocolate

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108 Mile Ranch, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was fun and educational and short and sweet...the staff was super friendly and knowledgeable and fluent in a lot of languages...and the story behind the chocolate is darn near as good as the chocolate it self...AMAZING

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were on our way to the Convent of San Bernardino when we stumbled upon this place. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic and gave us an introduction to the history of Mayan chocolate, and then an extended tasting session. There was also a small cafe which served delicious hot and cold chocolate drinks; they even brought out games for... More

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The staff give a short free tour on the history of Mayan chocolate making which includes information, artefacts, & a demonstration on how the chocolate is made. There are approximately 10 unique flavours to choose from as well as bath & body products made from cacao. The prices are reasonable too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our guide recommended this little storefront. A pair of quite young, but very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff were meeting people on the street, engaging them in conversation about chocolate and welcoming them to the storefront. They begin with a short introduction and history to the cacao tree and seeds. Unfortunately it was late when we went, so the ladies who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Warmly welcome to a tour around the factory and museum of the traditional maya chocolate! It has been really interesting and Daniel, who gave us the tour, transmitted us all his passion and enthusiasm for cacao & cocoa. Strongly recommended if you are in Valladolid

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