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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, Delivery, 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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Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Exelent coffe end chocolate choices,very good service friendly young staff,visiting this place more than 6 years never disapointed,strongly recomend to every one.Great place.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been going to Ah Cacao in Playa for years now :) The coffee is always delicious and the chocolate-filled croissants are the best that I've had since I last visited France :) The staff is friendly and even helps with your Spanish if you're rusty (without being rude or unkind!) :) Also a great location for "people watching" :)

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

they have excellent coffee, latte's and chocolate. We like the 30th and 5th avenue location best. Enjoy!

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La Paz, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Overpriced just like Starbucks..similar concept, but much better quality. Nice setting but if you are a real coffee lover you know it doesn't cost much to have excellent coffee in México. I enjoy Mexican coffee a lot...the best is from Chiapas and Veracruz.. If you like real coffee, try the Coffee route in Chiapas!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had just finished a 2 hour tour of Playa and it was well worth the shot to duck in and avoid some hawkers for a while. We both had the Espresso Frappé. It was amazing. Not cloyingly sweet like similar SB variations on the drink. You tasted the espresso and that's what we like in a drink! :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Good spot to grab a cup of coffee in Playa. There's a cafe which has indoor/outdoor seating and wireless internet, which I have been able to connect to.

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Portland, OR
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25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This a great local alternative to Starbucks, and full disclosure, I am a fan of Starbucks. On average, prices are about 20-25% less the SB and to be honest, their coffee tastes a bit better but their chocolate is notably better than SB. They also have pre-packaged ice cream, which I tried and found excellent. They don’t have as many... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ah Cacao is our favorite hang-out in Playa del Carmen, especially the one on the corner of Constituentes and 5th Avenue (there is another one further up 5th Avenue). It has an air conditioned room and wifi where you can sit and work sipping Mayan chocolate (a bit spicy) and other beverages. The chocolate mousse is to die for and... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent range of drinking chocolate, some with Mexican spices. Good coffeee, too. A nice place to sit and take a break after walking up most of Quinta.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I came here led by the reviews and the fact that I love chocolate. However, to me, the whole experience just ended up being no more than ok. It started off with ordering a Maya chocolate inside. The girl behind the cashier was hurrying me (no line behind) and was semi rude when I asked a follow up question. It... More 

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

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