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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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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

delicious frozen lattes with chocolate. courteous staff. also had frappucino like drinks which were delicious

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite coffee place in Playa del Carmen. I even bring home coffee from there, The espresso is especially sludgy and will pick you up after a long day or night!!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited this place several times while staying in Playa del Carmen. The sipping chocolate is very rich and excellent. Overall, this place is similiar to an American Starbucks. It's good but desserts feel mass produced. They are good but not exquisite. If you are craving some chocolate, it is worth a stop but it's not quite up to par... More

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Ah_Cacao, General Manager at Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ah Cacao and taking the time to write a review. This response is just to clarify that Ah Cacao's desserts are made by hand in Playa del Carmen and use only natural ingredients. Ah Cacao's focus is on proudly offering simple products that celebrate the natural flavors of the ingredients rather than the "fancier" creations one... More

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My partner and I went to Ah Cacao after reading rave reviews on trip advisor and I am soo glad I listened! The Cafe Mocha was out of this world and the chocolate brownie was the right balance or rich/sweet and chewey goodness. My partner had a chocokate shake which was also lush. The free wifi is also an added... More

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Tulum
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been going for coffee to Ah Cacao and it has resulted as one of the most consistent places of Playa del Carmen. Consistency is a very important element in a business and I have seen many places rise and fall, this is not the case of Ah Cacao. This is a company that came to stay and I... More

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped in to this chocolate cafe while in Playa Del Carmen and omg. I had a chocolate iced coffee and it was so damn GOOD! I have an iced coffee everywhere I go, so I know my iced coffee. Besides the one I make, this one was the 3rd best! Yummy!!!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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