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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

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Italian, Mexican, Cafe, Dessert, Ice Cream
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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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7:15 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch, Quick Bites, Coffee & Tea, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout
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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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
Can anybody say, chocolate and refreshing smooth drinks?!

What is not to like. Great locations in Playa, good WiFi, and very good drinks. Every kind of people visit too. Come all!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Greg S
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What is not to like. Great locations in Playa, good WiFi, and very good drinks. Every kind of people visit too. Come all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am not a chocolate person, but as soon as I booked the trip to Playa I knew that I needed to go back. I love the mayan chocolate, which you can order it cream base or not. I love this spicy version of hot chocolate without cream. You can taste the spices so beautifully . I love this beverage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Don't go for the coffee like I did...go for the chocolate. The chocolate is lovely. The cafés have free wifi and provide a lovely quiet place to sit do some emailing and sip a cup of hot cocoa or nibble on some chocolate with ice tea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on a hot day while shopping on 5th Avenue. We ordered the Mocha frozen drinks, and they were very good! They were just what we needed on such a hot day. Very similar to a Starbucks, but something we do not have at home. The "Chocolate" in the name is what attracted us.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had few lunches and dinner at the top roof where the pool and great ocean view. Reasonable price, we will go back if we are at Playa del Carmen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We wanted a quick but decent breakfast and this was ideal. We both had mocha frios which were delicious and 2 croissants, which were surprisingly good, very authentic. Prices were reasonable and you either had a takeaway or sit down option - so it catered for everyone. Would happily stop in again

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is so yummy. We got a Mocha and we don't like them here in the USA but it is so much different here. They also have great things you can buy to bring a little bit of Mexico home with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Coffee at SBUX in PDC is only okay and they tend to be overcrowded with tourists due to open wifi at SBUX. Ah Cacao has free wifi, but you have to buy something ( code is on reciept) so much more comfortable. Better wifi too. To my tastes, I prefer Ah Cacao's Cafe Americano Coffee is served in real mugs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We enjoyed the Mocha Frappuccino. The atmosphere was nice as well. Prices were very decent for Playa. Staff was friendly and helpful too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Best latte in Mexico to date, the chocolate frio was nice but was sickly in a large quantities. Staff where very polite and friendly and brought our drink over to the table. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit again but would happily pop in when passing

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Additional Information about Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

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
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Cafe, Dessert, Ice Cream

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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: Italian, Mexican, Cafe, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:15 am - 11:30 pm

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