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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 #115 of 699 restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cannes, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurants with typical Mexican food. The service is outstanding and the plates are delicious! The coconut king prawns are worth trying.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great service - Ceviche was one of the best we ever had. The shrimp with coconut apples and bananas were the Best shrimp I ever had. Will dine here again next year when we come to Playa del Carmen - Hubby had filet tampequena style also very good.

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Looking at the menu, it's hard to choose something, because the preparations are so different from what we know as mexican dishes, but each time we come here (this was our fifth time, once per year), we are thoroughly pleased. Be sure to ask for the special margaritas with chile on the rim, I think they are the best! We... More

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lincs UK
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188 reviews 188 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We enjoyed two dinners here during our visit to Playa del Carmen, our seats overlooking the road on both occasions. Would recommend for some Mayan cuisine & a bit people watching at the same time

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We ate at Yaxche on our second night in Playa. Our table was on the 1st floor overlooking 5th Ave. which was fun. The food was very good with nice size portions. The highlight was the tableside preparation of flaming coffee drinks. Relaxing, fun, and entertaining!

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Los Gatos, California
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46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Mayan food is similar to mexican and yet distinctive. It was a treat to have dinner at Yaxche and experience Mayan food. There were vegetables and fruits as accompaniments and as a way to flavor the food. It was all fabulous! The drinks (alcoholic and non) were creative and delicious. The desserts were unique and simply heavenly! The ambience was... More

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PA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Traditional Mayan cuisine in a beautiful restaurant with great wait staff. The whole lunch was great but I especially liked the fruit plate slada/appetizer that my wife ordered for us. I've had jicama before but never any that was a sweet as this. Also the mango and pineapple couldn't be beat. I had a fried wheat/fish patty dish with a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here twice during our week in Playa del Carmen and they were the best meals we had during our stay. Some great authentic Yucatecan cuisine here, of amazing quality- we would have paid twice this much for the same meal at home. We brought our 4 year old daughter and she also enjoyed the food- they have a... More

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Helena, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

my husband already did a review of this place but i just have to say again what a wonderful meal we had. service was impeccable and food was delicious. we mentioned it was our wedding anniversary and they brought a lovely lime cheesecake with strawberries and chocolate. thank you to all the staff for being one of the highlights of... More

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The service was friendly, helpful and very prompt. The food was very good, although may have been a bit overpriced; I feel due to the location. The drinks were great.

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