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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: Brunch, Quick Bites, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Breakfast, 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
We looked forward to our morning cappucciono

We loved Ah Cacao and made it a morning tradition while in Playa Del Carmen. A grande cappuccino and a croissant (natural) with butter set the pace for the day. Service was excellent too. Wish I was sitting there right now enjoying the morning and my coffee. Looking forward to our next trip to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We loved Ah Cacao and made it a morning tradition while in Playa Del Carmen. A grande cappuccino and a croissant (natural) with butter set the pace for the day. Service was excellent too. Wish I was sitting there right now enjoying the morning and my coffee. Looking forward to our next trip to Playa and Ah Cacao.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Bought our "Americano Grande" with milk everyday on our vacation. Piping hot Delicous coffee, better than home. Loved the brownies and carrot cake also. Only place to have coffee in Playa. Grant

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

For years now, when visiting PDC, we look forward to getting our coffee at Ah Cacao. This year our hotel was at 30th avenue (Riviera Del Sol) so it took less than 2 minutes to walk here. If you want to bring home something local to share, this is it! We buy our vanilla, coffee and cocoa powder here every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great chocolate desserts and fabulous gourmet coffees. One of the best places to relax and chill in the evening. The brownies and mousse are the best ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice little restaurant, but Beware the timeshare people at the taco shop next door and in the hotel on the other side. Research showed major misrepresentations

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was recommended to us before we even arrived in PDC. We enjoyed it very much but I was surprised it seemed more modern like a Starbucks instead of local, but it is a very nice place and the staff person we dealt with was very pleasant considering my kids took a little while selecting their treat. My kids had... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Best hot chocolate I have ever had. Even while sipping it in that hot hot sun! Bring it on again. Soon enough. Just go and try it. You will love it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Can't wait to return!! I ordered a iced soy milk latte and have never had still dream about it. It was like drinking desert for breakfast - with hints of vanilla and chocolate without being too sweet. Seriously can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great coffee! Forget Starbucks, go local! We are hardcore Starbucks fans but decided to go local. We loved the cappuccino! Excellent local coffee. You can also buy bags of either ground coffee or beans. We will be going back there while we are in Playa and leave the Starbucks for Canada.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ah Cacao has some very delicious offerings. I was a little weary with it being a bit of a chain restaurant here, and I thought it might seem a bit like a response to Starbucks but I was mistaken. The Mayan "spicy" hot chocolate is incredible, and I asked for a shot of espresso on the side to add to... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, 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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