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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing coffee and hot chocolate. the cakes and biscuits are fantastic. Always crowded. Always remember this place when i think of Playa Del Carmen. Casual atmosphere and much better products than star bucks. I would love to go there again one day.

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46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Yum. Definitely a nice cafe to visit for a coffee and desert. They have a few in Playa on 5th Avenue and sell local chocolate.

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Saguenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best hot chocolate (the mayan one) ever and friendly staff! It's also a good place to buy souvenirs like good chocolat or even chocolate body bar.

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Boston
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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

LOVE Ah Cacao on Constituentes. I go every day while in Playa. Excellent everything! I usually buy coffee beans to take home as well.

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Yardley Gobion, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There are Starbucks in Mexico but quite honestly you can get that at home. Ah Cacao is the local version. Offering excellent coffee, great hot chocolate an some delicious cakes it is a great stop for a drink and snack. They do iced coffee and chocolate as well so its a great escape from the heat. Standard wi-fi access is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great coffee and the Mayan chocolate is delicious. The ice cream is better than the nearby Hagen daz and local gelato stand.

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a great barista and he was very friendly The cookies were very good Beautiful quiet little nook and most people don't even know about it so be sure and find it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was by far the best coffee we had in Playa del Carmen. On 5th avenue and walking distance to Reef Coco Beach Hotel. We found this place late in our stay but we were back there for the coffee. The chocolate is very good too. Nice find and treat for coffee-a-holics! Pick up some gifts as well.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Paired soooo well with some delicious iced ristretto down 5th Avenue. Deliciouso! Highly recommended for anyone who loves great chocolate, local flavors!

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Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped in here again, this past weekend (twice actually). The dark chocolate mousse is terrific. Also enjoyed both chocolate and vanilla ice cream.. My son loves the brownies and chocolate bars here, so I try to always stop by when we are in Playa. This time, he wasn't with us, but I stopped by to get them and bring them... More

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