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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 #19 of 530 restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: 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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Menlo Park CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The perfect dining experience that will force you to return to Cancun. Setting is tropically divine. Drinks strong, We ate lightly, but the plates were perfect. Loved it. Going back.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the nice people at the JW Marriott Cancun and I have to say it was delicious. Their habanero salsa is out of this world and the seafood ceviche was incredible. All this to go with great customer service.

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Cancun, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The best meal we have had in the six years we have been coming to Cancun. Wonderful staff, service and the food is excellent! Ron and Suzanne, Canada

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We found La Habichuela 16 years ago in a tourist booklet handed to us in the airport. It instantly became one of our favorite Cancun restaurants! Now with 2 small children, it had been about 5 years since we had been to La Habichuela. I was happy to find it exactly as we remembered it. The service is excellent, food... More

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Camas, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Went there with some friends for dinner what a great place the ambiance, along with the food was amazing. I highly recommend this place and will go back again and again.

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Urbandale, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Have lunch or dinner in the garden at La Habinchuela in downtown Cancun. Try the seafood ceviche. Chunks of amazingly fresh octopus, calamari and shrimp in perfect marinade of onions, peppers and spices. All the dishes we've had are characterized by freshness and have a homemade quality that sets this restaurant apart. Service is awesome, could not find a friendlier,... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great menu and the food is amazing !!! Worth it. After eating on sundays the plaza there is alot of fun with shops, concerts all these yummy desserts . All at a reasonable price

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Silver Lake
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As on most of my reviews, the dessert is key. All the ingredients, chocolate, Ice cream, sweet cream, and pastry. Caesar salad prepared table side is always a treat, and this one is no exception. An additional perk, is the offering between courses to cleanse the pallet. After the salad and between that and the entree, the server presents a... More

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Port Jefferson, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I had a lovely time with my wife and two pre-teen daughters. Let me say that we had arrived prior to a seating of a few large tables. Our experience might have been different if otherwise. As a prior restaurant owner, this was my first time dining out on Valentines Day. The service was as good as to be expected.... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

have forever memories of the Caesar Salad prepared for me by Concension at La Habichuela! and the chocolate Chichen Itza is a treat to end all treats!

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