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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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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 19
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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
One of the best restaurants I've ever been!

During my time in Cancun, I went to La Habichuela 2 times. The first time I went on my own for my birthday and it was really great. The waiters were really nice and gave me a lot of attention. At the end I even got a Happy Birthday song and dessert. The second time I went was on my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chantal v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During my time in Cancun, I went to La Habichuela 2 times. The first time I went on my own for my birthday and it was really great. The waiters were really nice and gave me a lot of attention. At the end I even got a Happy Birthday song and dessert. The second time I went was on my... More 

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Thank Chantal v
Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here several times previously over the years, and looked forward to another special evening. We were not disappointed. This is a quiet, elegant setting with an outdoor garden dining room lit with tiny overhead lights and candles, in addition to classic indoor dining in a subdued ambience. Service is unobtrusive and efficient, all white cloth. The menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated a birthday in this place with a large family group and all of us were very please with the service and the good flavor of the food we ordered. If you visit Cancun, don't miss this rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The inside and outside seating of the restaurant are very pretty and the service was wonderful. All 4 of us were very happy with our food and seemed reasonably priced for a higher end seafood restaurant (about $50 for dinner/drinks per person). We would definitely go back again.

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Thank anne l
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We celebrated our last night before returning home, by having dinner in the twinkling-lit garden. Fabulous grilled shrimp and a red snapper, plus all the trimmings, preceeded by the very best soft-shelled crab appetizer. Staff was attentive, multi-lingual and well orchestrated.

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Thank Mayo G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is good, but not fantastic. Service was okay. I thought it was a bit pricey. Caesar salad made table side had too much dressing. Again it's a good place, but not my favorite.

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Ridgecrest, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If your looking for the perfect Mayan dinning experience, look no further. The food was awesome! the outside garden area was very Mayan traditional, service was a little slow, but they were very attentive. My garlic shrimp was the best I have ever had!

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Thank PJveetwin
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having booked a table for myself and my partner I was excited and hungry for even more, especially reading the reviews on TripAdvisor...having arrived the concierge greeted us and told us to wait at the bar..looks amazing! We ask if we can sit inside due to my partner being pregnant (mosquitos) gentleman with no hesitation.. 'said no problem' ...Now sounds... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose to visit this great restaurant based on the TripAdvisor ratings and are so happy that we did! The service that you get from the staff is second to none. They are extremely attentive to your needs without hovering. The food is amazing! One item we had was the tableside Caesar Salad, which was one of the best Caesar... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at the hidden restaurant in the lovely garden. Really nice margeritas and deliciuos food. Highly recommendable!

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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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