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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 #33 of 570 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $55
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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Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ventured downtown to this restaurant on our recent stay in Cancun. We were quite impressed. We met another couple at the restaurant that had been coming to Cancun for the last 24 years and they told us that ever time they're down they make a trip to La Habichuela. After dining there I can see why.... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We came here on our trip to Cancun in October 2014. we wanted to venture off the resort for one night and decided upon this place to come and eat. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and because we went during the off season, it was almost entirely empty. We started with the house Guacamole, and a bowl of the Lobster... More

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philadelphia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We went to la habichuela in the city of cancun, we took a bus from the hotel zone to a stop then a short taxi ride. We chose this location because I liked the look of the entrance! Inside was even lovelier and we were seated in a beautiful garden , a magical setting! Our waiter Jorge was funny and... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is in downtown Cancun. My husband and I were exploring downtown area and found this charming restaurant by accident. So glad we did! I liked the peaceful, intimate and well decorated atmosphere inside. The presentation was excellent. Food was great. They made us feel so special. It could be a great location for family dinners and small parties. Very... More

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El Paso
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The place has authentic yuca food, its a bit hidden but its worth it. The service and the food are unique..

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cancun
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

isa place very cute, the size is just the indicate, the meal is delicious. the price is correct, and you can buy at shop, you cad admired the fich, , watch the stars , the architect is delicate , arquinda is the good one when you need architec in the city , is good place to also invest , 20millions... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of if not the oldest establishments in Cancun. Very nice restaurant with excellent presentation and service. It can be expensive but luckily there is a trick. Go for lunch ant dinner so try to be before 5 in the afternoon. Then ask the waiter for the carat executivo or executive menu. It is different than the normal... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Food was delicious! Somewhere where you can never go wrong. You go here and you will always want to go back. Salads made fresh in front of you!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

One of the Best! I assure you one can never go wrong with going here! Freshly made food, deliciousness. 100%

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

In 2011 we had superb meal and service here. 5 stars. This time we can give only 3. Reason is service. Whilst the staff are wholly attentive, what should have been a relaxed and leisurely dinner was turned into a race by the speed of service of the waiters. They were actually running at times. Now that's fine if its... More

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