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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 #125 of 745 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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Yardley Gobion, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Munich, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You can miss and experience the peculiarity of the Mayan cuisine and this is the right place to go. A mix of traditional dishes surrounded by a nice atmosphere and a great service. You might not understand some of the Mayan names of local fruits or vegetables, but take the chance and try them. Totally worth it!

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Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends for their birthday and enjoyed the meal and the cake. The food was good quality but we felt it was overpriced. The service was great. A nice night out.

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Oakland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Playa del Carmen is filled with nice restaurants, local ones and touristic ones. It was our last meal before going back to California and we wanted something different. We also wanted Air Conditioning!!! after eating in so many places outdors ( Nothing like Mexico for "al fresco food"). It was early, most people around 5ta avenida were eating brunch or... More

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sugabear
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The lobster ceviche starter was very good however I also ordered the lobster dinner and it was undercooked in some parts. Hubby enjoyed the salmon entree.

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Evans, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. Because it was so hot, we opted for dinner inside, and the AC was nice and cool. Benito was our wonderful server, and the food was delicious! My husband ordered beef, almost like fajitas, and I selected veggies wrapped in a filet of baked fish. The flavors of the seasonings were new to us, but... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are looking for a nice dinner to share with someone where great service is a must then this place has it down. Their selection of food to order is good. The food is great and make sure you get a picture of the excellent Mayan Coffee they make there. I suggest you go for something you normally don't... More

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Playa del Carmen
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126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

beautiful restaurant with excellent Mayan inspired cuisine unlike any in Playa. Service was great but it was the food and setting that really made an impression.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is right on the corner and looks wonderful, our friends suggested it so we decided to give it a try. We sat on the upper level, it was so dark we could barely read the menu. Personally I like to read the menu properly and then be able to see what I am eating (minus points right there).... More

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