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Yaxche Maya Cuisine

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Yaxche Maya Cuisine
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Av. 5ta y Calle 22 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Av. 5ta y Calle 22 | Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 (984) 8733011
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Interesting Mayan Cuisine
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
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linda r
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Orrville, Ohio
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We enjoyed Yaxche for its Mayan cuisine which is features many corn based dinners. We had more memorable meals elsewhere in Playa del Carmen but found Yaxche interesting with nice service... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
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  • 46
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  • 30
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  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Orrville, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed Yaxche for its Mayan cuisine which is features many corn based dinners. We had more memorable meals elsewhere in Playa del Carmen but found Yaxche interesting with nice service. The biggest negative was the noise level. There was a mariachi band stationed outdoors in the patio area playing to a large group so we thought eating inside would... More

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Barrie
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Decided to try Mayan Cuisine one night... Liked the fajita type dishes, not impressed with the tamales... the wine and beer selection great... the flaming coffee was spectacular!

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Eagle, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The golden margaritas were to have grand mariner but didn't so the waiter took them back to the bartender but when they came back not a hint of grand marinier. My wife's grilled chicken breast was pink inside. We felt rushed during the entire time we were there. Won't be going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Expensive, but the Fish is seriously next level. We went with friends, and was so impressed. The dessert was a show and half- but more than the meal. You need to eat here at least once on your trip.

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at Yaxche. The ambiance was perfect and the service was exceptional. Definitely one of our best meals in Playa.It's a must for anyone visiting and looking for a nice meal. Cochinita Pibil was delicious!!

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Eugene, Oregon
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141 reviews 141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We ate here and it was good Mayan food . I have had some other Mayan food and it is all good . The fish wrapped in banana leaf is the best . It is a corn based diet so lots of starchy items on menu . The service is top notch .

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Rockford, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a couple of drinks at this restaurant while walking 5th Ave We met a couple (from the U.S.) that have lived part time in the area for over 20 years. On their recommendation, we returned for dinner. The presentation was excellent, my chicken was a touch over son but the flavor was great! Donnie was awesome to us!! Thank... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and wine here, however do not expect it to be cheap. Definitely compares to US prices for expensive dinners. Has good menu choices and the service was friendly. However you will be solicited left and right trying to walk there as it is in the heart of a tourist shopping area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My family went there wanting to try something new. We are foodies and are not easily impressed, but this was a gem. We all ordered different items and we shared and loved them all. The portions were generous the service impeccable and the food....is worth traveling from Utah for all by itself! I'll take another Mayan Lasagna please!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Service and food were great! Recommend the pico de gallo, guacamole, chicken pibil, lobster ceviche and shrimp ceviche.

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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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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