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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

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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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Sun - Sat 7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Brunch, Quick Bites, 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
OMGosh!!!!!! Soooooooooo delicious, a must have when visiting 5th Ave

I ordered a chocolate mocha coffee (I think that's what it was called) summed up.....it was dreamlike! A must have while cruising 5th Ave.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Jessica499
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I ordered a chocolate mocha coffee (I think that's what it was called) summed up.....it was dreamlike! A must have while cruising 5th Ave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good little coffee spot in Playa with plenty of options to get a chocolate fix. The waiter offered us the Wi-Fi code as soon as we sat down and took our order quickly. We went for breakfast and ended up eating chocolate mocha coffees, brownies and a chocolate croissant...#vacation. Priced well, compared to the Starbucks nearby.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is an great little coffee place, owned and run locally. Forget Starbucks and give this place a try! The coffee is good and the chocolate is wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love the vibe of this place, everything cacao! Their coffee and hot chocolate are amazing. I always walked there to get a Cappuccino with cajeta: so delicious! They also have free WiFi, so you can be connected while enjoying one of their great coffees. If you are at Playa Del Carmen, this is one place you can't miss! :)

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

Went in to catch some cool air conditioning, but food and drinks exceed my expectations. I ordered chocolate mousse, iced mocha and tamales. Ok, tamales are just ok...but chocolate stuff are awesome...i ended up bought a lot of stuff with me to take back to NY.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved this place we went almost everyday for a week, tried their coffee, cocoa's, frozen beverages and cookies all is delicious and of high and sustainable quality. there are many Ah caco in Playa, this is the best altaernative to starbucks, and its truly local. If you want to get a treat their 70 per cent chocolate is extraordinary

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I literally went here every morning. If you have a bitter palate like I do, their espresso frappe (or mocha frappe) is to die for. It's about starbucks rates but surely is worth every penny. Try the pan au chocolate warmed up for a tasty treat and bring home chocolate for later!

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Bothell, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We wanted to try Mexican chocolate. This place is good but coming from Seattle and being surrounded by very famous coffee shops, this place was ok. The chocolate was really good though.

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This must be Mexico's version of Starbucks. We had the Mayan Chocolate drink. It was supposed to have spices in it but it was bland. We also had the chocolate croissants, again nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was so excited that they had Almond Milk at Cacao cafe! They also have free wifi and and air conditioned room to sit in! The coffee was nice and much cheaper than some of the other places we have visited!

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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

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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