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La Habichuela Downtown

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican, Caribbean, International
As featured in Best Food in Cancun and 1 other guide
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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cvg
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Good restaurant with food to match in nice setting. We concentrated on the seafood-cerviche, octopus carpaccio,whole fish and tuna. All good and recommended. Service good and prices reasonable. Worth the taxi ride from the hotel strip- just to get away from the hotels!

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Cancun, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great food, great ambience, great services, GREAT EVERYTHING! We were walking looking for another restaurant and we end up there, great choice and we are going to go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are staying in the hotel zone in Cancun, you might be tempted to skip a visit downtown to La Habichuela. Based on our experience, that would be a mistake. We had a fantastic meal in their private garden courtyard and I will just say that you will feel like you have had an authentic local restaurant experience (in... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have lived in Cancun for 14 years, and I had never eaten at La Habichuela until last week. I had heard wonderful things, and I'm happy to say they are all true. The ambiance is dreamy and welcoming (sit outside) and the food was amazing. I especially loved the fact that so many traditional and even ancient Mexican and... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This was my favorite restaurant of the week! The atmosphere was tranquil and beautiful. We were treated like royalty. I didn't like the location of our original table and we were moved without any problem. The food was wonderful. Do not leave without their signature soup! We liked it so much we went to their sister restaurant in the Hotel... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

the patio is as everyone else has said, just beautiful. The service is very good. My husband had the house special - the cocobichuela. It had a lot of large chunks of lobster and shrimp. He gave it a 8/10 score. It had an interesting flavor - sweet with a little kick. It was a lot of food. I had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

La Habichuela, in downtown Cancun, could easily be missed if it weren't for the rave reviews of other travelers who told us to go there for dinner. We were so enthralled with both the setting and the food that we went twice over the course of our week in Cancun. La Habichuela is a top-notch dining experience, with artsy and... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have been celebrating our wedding anniversary at La Habichuela for the last 25 years - always at the same table.. In all of that time the food has been great (this year -- calamari appetizer and osso bucco entre), the setting in the Mayan garden striking and the service warm and attentive. At this years dinner, waiters who have... More 

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Metamora, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Perfection. I like it much more than their new on on the tourist strip! The "catch if the day" fish is always wonderful. Billie

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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, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?