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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

KM 12. 5 Zona Hotelera | La Isla Shopping Village, H-4, Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #20 of 564 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Experience the delicious tastes of Mexican coffee and chocolate, direct from the plantation. In Ah Cacao, coffee, chocolate and vanilla are presented in all their mouth watering forms, from artisanal coffee drinks by skilled baristi, to soft, succulent, brownies baked daily. They even have have a range of chocolate body care products - you have to try the chocolate shampoo! And if you're concerned about your health, check out the cacao products with no added sweeteners. These give you all of the health benefits of cacao (antioxidants that fight aging, blood pressure reduction, increased mental acuity, etc.) without any sugar or artificial sweeteners. Best of all, thanks their fine-flavor criollo-type cacao, they taste great. The ancient Maya knew that cacao was something special when they began cultivating it thousands of years ago and you can enjoy their gift today at Ah Cacao. Don't forget to buy for your friends, family and pantry back home!
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118 reviews from our community

97% Recommend
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Winter Springs, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Though pricey, this perfect oasis from the heat served up some of the best Mocha I've ever had. Will certainly return on my next trip to Cancun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Nothing that special just average. I've been to many other chocolatiers that are much better. We had double shot espressos and some of their bagged chocolate. Both were good but not great as other reviewers stated. We expected more in the range of chocolate cakes, cookies etc... Maybe were spoiled by Munsons Chocolates in Connecticut but this place was nothing... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've discover ah cacao about 4 o 5 trips to cancun ago and yes this is one of the best chocolate shops ever... yes up there with patrik roger in paris, and I live in Switzerland (not all the chocolate is great here either, but if you come get in gruyeres.. that is totally awesome.) if you go to cancun... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great service very friendly staff free wifi lovely latte highly recommend x lovely products x came on very hot day husband had cold latte I had hot latte fab service from Hugo and Claudia

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Definitely stop here for chocolate and iced coffees/frappes. The chai frappe is amazing! As is the iced cafe latte. I also purchased many chocolates as souvenirs for friends/family. If you buy a certain amount, they will make offers like 'if you buy two more of the small chocolates, we can give you this larger dark chocolate bar'. This happened both... More

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minneapolis, mn
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Unique little place with great idea located only in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Sells everything chocolate from ice cream to mexican hot chocolates. We had the mexican hot chocolate and it was very different but great especially if you like dark chocolate only slightly sweetened and spicy. Would love a location near us.

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Corona, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are a chocoholic like I am, then this store is for you! I only had one item, but it was the rich, velvety chocolate mousse. And it was so good we went back multiple times during our week in Cancun! This place is located in La Isla Shopping Center and offers desserts, chocolate bars, drinks (coffee, hot chocolate,... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place is great! The espresso is so much better than Starbucks and the personal service is amazing. This is our 3rd time to Cancun and we stay at the Westin Lagunamar across the street. Our morning walk consists of a walk on the beach then off to Ah Cacao for a great coffee. Great way to start your day.... More

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Belmont, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went specifcally to see this place after hour snorkeling adventure. Having said that I didn't realize it's just a local version of starbucks within the upscale shopping mall. Having said that they do have mexican and mayan variations of hot chocolate which I found pretty decent - 5 stars for that. 3 stars for no authenticity in the location... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stopped in to grab some chocolate to bring back home to the US; they offered samples and we enjoyed the chocolate very much that we decided to purchase all of our gifts here. Prices were reasonable compared to other store's chocolates.

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