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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 #38 of 612 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $65
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Mexico City, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The food was surprisingly delicious here. I had the soft shell crab taco which was lovely. Possibly too much batter on the crab if you are concerned about the health aspect but it was a great combination of crunch and flavour for me. We also had the bisque which was rich and creamy, and I would highly recommend it. The... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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42 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got to the restaurant taking the R1 bus from the hotel zone. We allotted 45 minutes was was adequate. The bus stop you want is marked by the only Burger King seen coming into the city center area. It is across the street from the bus. If you walk down the small street to BK's left for one block... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us went to dinner. The menu was varied and very interesting. The conch ceviche was outstanding. The seafood ceviche was fresh with a hint of spice that accentuated the various fish flavors. Our waiter, Enrique, added tremendously to our special evening. All of us were very pleased with our choices from the menu. We have been coming to... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A nice Mexican Restaurant. Food was good and at 7:00 they have live entertainment which is nice to have. You can sit indoors or out.

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Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This downtown Resturant has a lovely, New Orleans style court yard . Do request it for dining. The food is very good, even the breads( not so for most of Cancun). Make a reservation And if you have room for more after dinner walk a block to palapa park and have the churros , yummy.

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Dover, Delaware
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great location by Parce De La Palapas downtown. Excellent setting in the garden area. Very romantic. Food was excellent. Take the R1 bus from Hotel zone and it will drop you off about 4 blocks from the restaurant. If you go on Sunday night the park is hopping with local activity. The locals gather for music, dancing, food from carts... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is an enchanting place to go for dinner. It's beautiful inside and outside is like a fairyland. Dinner was marvelous, the service wonderful and the margaritas are to die for, but the highlight was the Mayan dancers. The show was evocative and fascinating and I wish I could see it again and again because I think every time it... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

They were out of a couple dishes we wanted to order, which was disappointing, but the food we got was delicious. The waitstaff was good, and all the females in our party got a free necklace (nothing fancy, but it was really nice). The outdoor seating was just lovely.

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had an early dinner on Christmas Eve before we went to church. We have been going here for over 20 years and we still love it. The restaurant is downtown just off of palapa park. It is small and quaint with an excellent atmosphere. There is an indoor and outdoor eating option. The patio is the place to eat.... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We loved the menu, the cozy setting, and the prices. By far one of the best mexican restaurants in Cancun. The owner is funny and the service outstanding.

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Additional Information about La Habichuela Downtown

Address: Margaritas # 25 | Parque de las Palapas, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  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
Average Prices: USD 45 - 65
Cuisine: Caribbean, Mexican, International

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