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Yaxche Maya Cuisine

Av. 5ta y Calle 22 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 (984) 8733011
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Ranked #120 of 744 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Yaxche (pronounced jag-shey) Maya cuisine restaurant is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We serve the Maya culinary art in a unique style. Dining at Yaxche will be a quest into the Mayan World where you will find the flavors of the region in a unique environment that combines both ancient and cosmopolitan elements.
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Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The restaurant serves mayan cuisine, which is tasty but not always spicy (the menu indicates spicy dishes). We were there for a friend's birthday and shared two appetizer platters. The fish cakes and ceviche was divine, one friend really liked the crispy duck and another the spicy filled peppers. The atmosphere is really nice, especially upstairs.

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Hampton, Va.
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

After coming from the beach, my wife & I stopped in to check out their menu. The hostess greeted us with such a beautiful smile, and she was a very friendly & perfect hostess. That's where the best part ends. The food was plain tasting, except the "cochinita pibil " that my wife ordered. My sampler platter was palatable at... More

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Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We make a point of dining at Yaxche every time we go to this part of Mexico. Interesting craft beers take the edge off after walking around Playa in the hot sun. And the food is just so unusual, original, and tasty. Fish, meat, or fowl, everything is prepared just right; portions are generous, and the prices are very reasonable.... More

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Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were caught in a sudden downpour and stepped into Yaxche for a drink. While enjoying our Jalepeno Margaritas (super spicy as expected!) we took a peek at the menu and decided to try the chicken and veggie fajitas with soft flour shells. Tasty!

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Tulum, Mexico
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Ok guys, you are in Mexico in the land of the Maya. Celebrate it! On the famous 5th Ave - and 22nd. Dine indoors or out. It's super hot today so we opted for indoors/ac. But the outdoor w/b lovely in the evening. Authentic mayan dishes - not just listed on the menu, but the preparation, ingredients, flavor. We are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am not a fan of Mayan food but after eating here I love Mayan food. Now my favorite restaurant in Mexico/Cancun.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited Playa del Carmen on a hot afternoon and looked for a restaurant with air conditioning. This was the only one we were able to locate. However, we didn't have to sacrifice a good meal at a decent price to not have to sweat. We found the staff very courteous and accommodating and the food delicious, with offerings that seemed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I randomly visited Yaxche Maya Cuisine while strolling down the Avenue, and I must say this was a great choice. From the lovely hostess to the servers we received excellent service and a warm welcome. Cancun, MX is the greatest experience I've had so far. Love you Mexico.

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Yardley Gobion, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Yaxche is slightly overpriced, it on 5th avenue mind you. But the food is good. I had the Pibxcatik which was lovely and quite spicy, they did warn me! The ambiance is quite good and the selection is great. What took the gloss off slightly was the service and the waiter taking our photo (insisting) and then disappearing never to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food was wonderful which was pleasantly surprising since it was in a tourist area. The staff was very accommodating and even helped us change our flight!

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