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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 #111 of 780 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We thouroughly enjoyed our meal of tangy ceviche, fresh fish and juicy pork on our recent visit to Yaxche. The service was outstanding, with the waiter attending to our needs in a quick and efficient way. The Mojitos are incredible. Plenty of rum, lime and mint; mixed perfectly. What a great meal!

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were excited that we're going to experience something new but were disappointed to get food that was obviously prepared the previous day and was somewhat warmed up to be served.

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favorite restaurants in Playa. Since the move, things have changed. The meals were nothing special, whereas in the past they were. I always looked forward to coming here. That's no longer the case.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here twice before and enjoyed the food and service, hence my third trip back. The food was horrible. Bland, over-cooked and crazy over-priced. Previously, the prices reflected the excellent quality. I do not object to paying top dollar for very good food. The service was awful. Rude and rushed. I like to enjoy a meal, relaxed and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were wandering around 5th Ave looking for a place to have dinner and noticed the Trip Advisor sign by the menu. We stopped to have dinner and were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the nice atmosphere added to our enjoyment. The only complaint is minor, my husband had to ask a couple times for his coffee before... More 

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Visalia, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Used to go to Yaxche in its old location a number of years ago...it was Playa's best restaurant! When it moved to Quinta, we stopped going. Our mistake. Went again this trip and it was outstanding. Best Mayan food in the region - service, atmosphere are top notch. Don't miss cochinita pibil or any of the other Mayan dishes.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Third time eating at this creative and delicious restaurant. We think it actually improves each time. Thanks you

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant has great service, a nice atmosphere and excellent food. We weren't crazy about the sampler appetizer that we ordered but it was still fun to try something new. It just seemed to be too much corned based. for my entree I ordered the fish while my two companions ordered the pork dishes. We were all very pleased with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Try the samplers... You will get the chance to discover different tastes that are not the typical tex-mex food! Really delicious.

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San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Food is amazing!!! very tasty, not spicy for foreigners but with sauce available for locals. Drinks are also very good, my wife loved the "Maya Royal". Deserts are also tasty but I think that they are expensive. Staff is very friendly and kind, but the hostess is another story: my wife and I asked for an inside table but she... More 

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Additional Information about Yaxche Maya Cuisine

Address: Av. 5ta y Calle 22 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (984) 8733011
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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