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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 #113 of 736 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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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were greeted warmly, chose where we wanted to sit (this is a biggie for me as I don't like to be led to a table without choice!) Our waiter was friendly without being intrusive and efficient. I tried the lime and chicken soup and chicken mayitas. Both tasty but to be honest, didn't blow me away. We sat outside... More

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An excellent place to try the authentic food from Southeast Mexico. Beautiful decoration. Reasonable sized portions so one can order appetizers or share. The lical beer is also very good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

THey give you a free cocktail to start thats tangy and fun. The food is very different and a must do,The service is fun and friendly..try to get the balcony seat over looking the street for a cool breeze.Enjoy something very different on your palate.

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los angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We came upon Yaxche when in search of relief from the heat (the indoors is well air conditioned), rather than by research and word of mouth. After a wonderful meal, I did my due internet diligence and discovered this is a much hyped restaurant on several review websites. We have been two more times since. The ceviches are what I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After visiting Chichen Itza we were more intrigued by the Mayan culture and this seemed like a great opportunity to try the cuisine. I'm not sure how authentic it really is as I'm sure real Mayans didn't eat this well! Food was delicious, service was good, but somewhat formal, not friendly. The atmosphere was lovely in the evening. We sat... More

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Mayan cuisine was new to us and we left here with a new regards towards the food and culture of the Yucatan peninsula. The menu was varied and the service was great. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

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Allentown, PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were walking through Fifth avenue looking for a place to eat and not felling very attracted yo any restaurant in particular. We stopped at Yaxche based on a recommendation from a Mariachi two blocks down. We were plesantly surprised when the food turned out to be very tasty and neatly presented. Since we were 5 adults we had the... More

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Bancroft
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Service was friendly and the food was delicious. We were able to relax and enjoy our dining experience fully. The restaurant is located at the north end of 5th Ave. but is worth the journey. We would certainly return.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Finally found this place after five days of eating food catering to american tourists. Had fish baked in banana leaf. Excellent! Service friendly and prompt. Amosphere was extra ordinary. Highly recommend this restaurant to "foodies" out there.

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Boardman, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was recommended to us from a business colleague. Really great service and staff! Food was flavorful. Also has a really nice atmosphere.

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