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La Habichuela Downtown

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Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
+52 998 884 3158
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of...
Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice outdoor garden

Once again, Cancun restaurants seem to have beautiful spaces. An outdoor garden setting enhances the experience. Upscale menu, varied choices and again, great staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
GadgetGoose
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Coram, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Coram, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Once again, Cancun restaurants seem to have beautiful spaces. An outdoor garden setting enhances the experience. Upscale menu, varied choices and again, great staff.

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a wonderful little restaurant. It's in downtown Cancun on a small side street but do not miss an opportunity to go there. We had a great time, the food was outstanding and the service attentive. I had "the famous cocobichuela", a wonderful entree of lobster pieces and shrimp, cooked to perfection and poured with rice and a light curry... More 

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La Habichuela C, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Loretocal: We deeply appreciate your detailed review of your visit to our Restaurant. We are so delighted that you enjoyed dining with us, it was a pleasure to serve you! We hope that we will be seeing you again during your next visit to Cancun. Best regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic! Our 30th visit over 30 years. Food great. Atmosphere the best. Service awesome..............

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Frisco, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A group of us (6) went to La Habituela for dinner a week ago, and it was absolutely fabulous! We sat outside overlooking the lagoon and watched the sunset as we feasted on the freshest, mouthwatering seafood. There is white, wrought iron seating and the wait staff is on top of their game. They made sure every detail was special.... More 

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Benicia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What more could anyone ask for than a beautiful garden setting, impeccable service and the most delicious food ever. Don't hesitate in making this a regular stop on any visit to Cancun.

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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have been coming to Cancun since the 70's but consistently every year for the past 10 yrs. This restaurant was recommended to us by our concierge about 6 yrs ago and we have not missed a year. We celebrate our anniversary there every yr (#44 this yr) and have added our friends to the list of La Habichuela fans.... More 

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La Habichuela C, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Kathy G: Thank you very much for making us a part of your Celebration, it's been a pleasure to serve you for many years. We are looking forward to your visit to celebrate another Happy Anniversary!! Warm regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A short taxi ride away from the hotel zone will deliver you to a beautiful restaurant in downtown Cancun. The polished wood and obvious luxury of the restaurant gives way to a quaint inner courtyard that provides the impression that you could be in any city in the world. The attentiveness and table service was excellent from the moment we... More 

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San Clemente, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We've visited every trip we have been to Cancun. The service is superb. The menu has many Mayan specialties. Don't pass up the bread; it is great. Drinks are the best in town. Look forward to going back next visit.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoyed terrific food, specifically the Cocobichuela and the Shrimp Caesar's salad were simply fantastic. The beautiful garden setting make this worth a visit to downtown Cancun.

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cvg
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have gone to Habichuela every year for over 25 years. I have to say that I am amazed at being recognized on arrival. That is the mantra of this restaurant. This is their home and you are their guests and are treated like family. And the food is totally awesome. The menu is extensive. What not to miss: Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?