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La Habichuela Downtown

Margaritas # 25 | Parque de las Palapas, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 3158
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Ranked #41 of 595 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $65
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avenida Coba & Uxmal
Description: Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a establishment of Cancun with more than 32 years operation. Some say that if you don’t know La Habichuela, you don’t know Cancun. The genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, & a menu complete with Caribbean seafood dishes, Mexican cuisine, steaks, & international cuisine, 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. Ubicado en el centro de la ciudad La Habichuela, se ha convertido en una leyenda de Cancún, con casi 32 años de operación, se dice que si no conoces la Habichuela no conoces Cancún. El genuino ambiente de la cultura Maya, el servicio cuidado al detalle y el menú de platillos de mariscos con recetas genuinas y de estilo caribeño, se complementa con los favoritos de la cocina mexicana, cortes americanos y cocina internacional.
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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Enviroment is lovely. Service is quite good. Food is not bad, not too impressed with it either. Price is reasonable. I think the best part is the lovely setting of the yard. Could be good place for romantic dinner. Yeah, the location is a little weird, expecially if you want to find this place at night. Very dark street, with... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food is good and the service excellent. A little hard to find for those who do not know Cancun but well worth the effort. The tables in the garden are intimate and relaxing. Prices may be considered a little high but when you compare the price to the quality and location, I would say that you get what you... More 

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Redmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Located in a narrow street in downtown, this is one of the best restaurants I've been in Cancun. Service is superb, food is excellent, price is reasonable. Highly recommended. Look out the mosquitoes.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have eaten there 3 times and will return each time we go to Cancun. Yes, it is hard to find, even with a cab. But, the food, service, and ambiance are first rate. We usually have an appetizer, entree, and dessert, with a bottle of wine, and have not been disappointed. We have had many other excellent and expensive... More 

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california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The restaurant was hard to find and expensive, but the setting was lovely and the food was great. It looked like the perfect place to come for special occasions. Two other tables had the waiters come by, sing happy birthday, and bring a piece of cake with a candle in it. Since it was my wife's birthday, I was hoping... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great atmosphere with pleasant jazz in the background, and excellent bilingual service made this place a particular standout. The dishes we sampled, from starters, to soup and salad, to seafood were all inspired, delicious, and balanced. It is a very good value for the price. After being underwhelmed at a number of places in Cancun, this was the perfect place... More 

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California, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was a little tricky to find at night without a good map but boy was it worth it. We came here for our last night in Mexico which was also my birthday. This place is a little oasis in the busy downtown of Cancun. We ate outside and absolutely loved the beautiful surrounding and attentive service. It is a... More 

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Westhampton, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A very beautiful restaurant in downtown Cancun. We took a cab to get there. The food is 4 not 5 star, but the place is beautiful and very romantic. Been back several times

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Cancun, Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had passed by here many times but never entered until this week. Quite a jewel of a restaurant. We went Sunday afternoon and got their package meal (choose an entree, main dish, and dessert for 190 pesos and 10% off drinks). The service was stellar and the food excellent. It is a charming and interesting atmosphere as well.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Carefree, beautiful outdoor seating, excellent service, fantastic food, recommend las cremas de habichuela o caracol, my last whole fish a la veracruzana was outstanding. Been there since 1988 and have not regretted one dinner.

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Additional Information about La Habichuela Downtown

Address: Margaritas # 25 | Parque de las Palapas, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  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
Average Prices: USD 45 - 65
Cuisine: Caribbean, Mexican, International

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