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La Cueva del Chango

Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
(984) 147 02 71
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome amazing dishes full of flavor if you are visiting pdc this is a must authentic Mexican flavors that will leave you wanting more me and my girlfriend literally couldn't make up our mind of what to order since everything looked delicious...

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Wilton, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Best restaurant I have ever been at. Atmosphere is great very romantic staff and owner was 5 stars going back for dinner 2nd time and on vaca here for only 8 days. Spicy tacos were great. A must have is the creamy habanero chili. Wife had shrimp in an orange sauce was unbelievable. Hats off to the owner for giving... More

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Mass.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I love this place! My husband wanted a dish (stuffed poblano) that was no longer on the menu (he had it 2 years ago), and when we asked about it the waiter said "we can make anything you want"! He said it was just as good as the first time. I had the fish and it was... More

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What more is there to say? We gringos were looking for a great brunch spot in Playa without any luck, until we found this spot! So amazing, so fresh. Loved it.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was recommend by a friend and glad we visited. It was shaped like a cave, the décor was very unique with pieces of colored glass pieces around the roof top. The food was very good and service was nice. It is outdoor so it was hot, but they did have fan's around the place. They did have clean restrooms.... More

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I walked passed this lovely gem on previous trips and never stopped till now. Outside jungle atmosphere. It is very hot and they do provide fans to each table no a/c. Now for the most important part the food is delicious, I had the green chilaquiles, eggs and coffee with unlimited refills which is very hard to find in Mexico... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

6 of us enjoyed a delicious lunch at this charming open air restaurant. It is tucked into a beautifully landscaped spot. The ceiling is covered with colored bottles. The sun shines through and makes it a festive place to eat. Service was friendly and the food was freshly made and excellent. Margaritas and guacamole were great. It's off the quieter... More

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had a great breakfast here. The food was tasty and fresh, We really enjoyed our Chilaquiles in red salsa and their fresh juices. Great service and atmosphere. We are defenitely going back.

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St. Louis Mo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was such a great restaurant that we had to come back the next day to try more items on the menu. Everything was so fresh, the juices, tortillas etc... The garden open air space was nice as well.. I highly recommend giving this a try.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The chilaquiles were awesome. Huge plate for a reasonable price. Atmosphere is awesome, we sat around back, it was peaceful and cool (with the fan). The staff was great and helpful...they'll offer you an English menu if like too. Everyone from locals to visitors to tourists there and everyone was happy!

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