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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food but amazing desserts!!!!!!!!!!!!

Such great service and a awesome show to go with it!!! But you have to order dessert!! The make it in front of you and it is just as amazing tasting!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Victoria I
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Such great service and a awesome show to go with it!!! But you have to order dessert!! The make it in front of you and it is just as amazing tasting!!!

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I just came back from my summer vacation in Cancun which was unforgettable. However, the highlight from my trip was the birthday dinner my parents gave me at La Habichuela. What a wonderful restaurant. Everything was perfect, the setting is beautiful, the garden is so relaxing and tastefully decorated. The service was great, we were so lucky to have Armando... More 

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

Dear Miriam: Thanks for making us a part of your celebration, It was a pleasure to serve you! We appreciate you're taking the time to write such a kind review or our Restaurant that will help others to choose a place where to enjoy a memorable experience. We hope to see you back again in a near future. Best regards,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was a very long time ago that my husband and I ate here. (I had to choose a recent date on the website) It was recommended by a friend when he found out we were headed to Cancun. He said not to try and get there on our own. Take a cab. They all know where it is. He... More 

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

Dear Stacey: Thanks for your kind comments!! Certainly, La Habichuela does not cease to amaze everyone near and far, we are so delighted that you enjoyed visiting us and savoured our special "Cocobichuela", it's an experience not to be missed. We hope we will be seeing you again during your next visit to Cancun. Best regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food, great drinks, specially their Guanamango, friendly personel, you feel welcome everytime, we strongly recommend this restaurant, prices are over average, but worth every cent of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant was amazing! Located in a quiet street of central Cancun with a very decorative architecture and décor. The service was impeccable, we felt like celebrities. The food was delicious and the margaritas delightful. Their specialty is seafood but their beef was amazing too. It was a little pricy but well worth the expense. Note: we went late afternoon/evening... More 

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

Dear Sandy: Thanks so much for sharing the experience of your visit to our Restaurant, we are happy that you enjoyed dining with us and liked the place. Most of our clients not think of coming to Cancun without visiting La Habichuela, we are waiting for you!! Kind regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a beautiful and unique place! Excellent food and service! The setting is almost magical and the art collection is a very nice extra to get to walk around and see. There was a wonderful family of talented musicians who entertained us. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A short cab ride from the Cancun Hotel Zone, lies a restaurant that you would probably not notice. Recommended by hotel concierge, the entrance is a door on an ordinary "back road" in Downtown Cancun. As you pass a lovely tiled entrance with a fountain, you go through another door to the outside where you find small twinkling lights, white... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had a beautiful three course dinner here as a celebratory last meal of our trip. We had ceviche and garlic seafood to start and steak and tuna for our main which were both beautiful. However the end of our meal was a disappointment; the creme brûlée is average at best, obviously served straight from the refrigerator. And when we received... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were staying at the Ramada hotel 2 mins away and wanted somewhere to eat which wasn't a complete tourist trap with a dodgy Mariachi band...La Habichuela was the most beautiful restaurant and an absolute gem tucked away behind the main road. We had 3 courses plus two margaritas and beers and it's came to £40, including a palette cleanser... More 

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

On our final night in Cancun before joining up with our tour group we were looking for somewhere nice for dinner. We thought about heading into the Hotel Zone, but thought it could cost too much so we found this little gem on TA just round the corner from our hotel. We were greeted by friendly staffed given a little... More 

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

Dear Customers: We deeply appreciate you're taking the time to share a nice review of our Restaurant that will help others to choose a place where to enjoy a memorable experience. Thanks for visiting us, it was a pleasure to serve you! We hope to see you back soon. Best regards, Armando Pezzotti 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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions

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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