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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
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5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee...
Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Desserts!

Probably one of the best cafes in Playa. All the desserts here are delicious, I have tasted them all and am always satisfied. And the drinks are great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Probably one of the best cafes in Playa. All the desserts here are delicious, I have tasted them all and am always satisfied. And the drinks are great too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We travel and eat out all the time in Playa and were disappointed with the service and the food here. We came in to buy chocolate croissants thinking that they would be as good as Acentos in PA, no where close. We tried several pastries and some gelato, really wanted to love it because we walked over a mile from... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I did not eat here but looked and smelled good. Just bought two bottles of the chocolate honey soap lotion for gifts back home, they smelled delicious. But would eat here if I wanted dessert but timing was not right when I was there.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Last year we had heard that this place would be great competition for Starbucks so decided to give it a try....well the reviews were bang on...we ended up here every afternoon having some sort of chocolate coffee concoction that was to die for....friendly staff, good price and the coffee was fantastic...even splurged a little with chocolate cake!...think the prices better... More 

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Caversham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great hot chocolate, cafe, patisseries, for a good price. Good location Free wi-fi Good service Friendly staff

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best brownies ever and their chocolate bars are to die for! We visit every time we are in PDC! A great place to stop and relax while strolling through the city.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our granddaughter was always getting sweets here. When she left, there were two ice creams left in the freezer, which we greatly enjoyed, Our last evening in PDC we LOVED the chocolate cake from Ah Cocoa!!

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their coffee, pastries, and food are always excellent. I always go there when I am in Playa. Try the Chocolate Maya. I recommend the original, don't add milk. This is the most excellent chocolate experience you can have. This will satisfy your dark chocolate cravings for quite a while. There is outdoor seating on the sidewalk, or enjoy the air... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great little place with number out locations. Great beverages and snacks. Free wifi too. I'll be back next time I'm in playa del carmen -

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and loved this place. 3 locations in Playa and we wish we had them here in the states. The lattes were top notch and it was nice to check the home stuff on the complimentary internet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?