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Yaxche Maya Cuisine

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Caribbean, Seafood, Wine Bar, Mexican
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Av. 5ta | Calle 22, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 3011
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Yaxche (pronounced jag-shey) Maya cuisine restaurant is located in Playa...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food was great!!

My husband and I LOVED the food - the kids?? not so much. the shredded pork dish was AMAZING! And I got this sampler plate that was so good! I think the food was a bit too adventurous for our two eleven year olds - but they ate a little.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

we ate there yesterday as it was recommended by our resort and the taxi driver as well. We loved the Mayan spices and a different taste of Mexico. I ordered the Ceviche and an appetizer sampler and my husband ordered the filet. The food was delicious. The service was friendly and good. The margarita was also very good! What gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and a very attentive staff. I would recommend the traditional ceviche or their pulled pork (amazing). Gave us a free coffee liquer cocktail at the end of the meal. Had a great dining experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family and I enjoyed a very lovely dinner at Yaxche. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was very nice and the staff and service was great! We would definitely recommend and will be revisiting in the future!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Thought our food experience would be more aligned to the Aztec cuisine. It was expensive, the portions were small and didn't enjoy the overall experience within the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I LOVED the food - the kids?? not so much. the shredded pork dish was AMAZING! And I got this sampler plate that was so good! I think the food was a bit too adventurous for our two eleven year olds - but they ate a little.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing food and fantastic service! Yaxche offers plenty of GF. Don't forget to order a specialty drink called Paloma Xaxche. A little piece of tequila and chaya heaven...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had an excellent meal accompanied by our Mexican friends who found the food although fairly authentic a little modified for the tourist palate. The service was great, And were given the option of paying an additional 15 or 20 percent service charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had the pleasure of eating here one night. It's located right on 5th Ave. so you get to see all the action if you sit outside (I did). The food is authentic Yucatan peninsula and/or Mayan. Really good plus a nice selection of beers. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Everything was incredible. Drinks were made correctly the first time. Food came out quickly. Appetizers were great. The flank steak fajitas were so tender & flavorful.... the meat melted on my tongue. A required visit on my return to Playa del Carmen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Four of us were visiting Playa and had heard about Yaxche. It was beautiful and exotic inside. The services was very good. The food was delicious and interesting. It is a must while visiting Playa. Prices were fair.

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Additional Information about Yaxche Maya Cuisine

Address: Av. 5ta | Calle 22, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 3011
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: Caribbean, Seafood, Wine Bar, Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. 5ta | Calle 22, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 3011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Wine Bar, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups

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..
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

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