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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
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Restaurant details
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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Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had breakfast here with a friend. We had huevos rancheros and crepe with chayo and panela cheese (sort of like spinach and feta). It was delicious, as was the juice even though they only had guayaba, orange and pine to choose from. The setting is also very special, but unfortunately they are building condominiums adjacient to the place, so... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So good! we walked by it and seemd not that great then we decided to go in and we had a great lunch. Will go again for sure.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We loved to go to this restaurant for special events. As local u can't go every day here because it's not the cheapest one. But the last two visits had been changed complete in service suns food quality that we decided to go for special events in another restaurant. U really realize when the boss is not there... They forget... More

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Paris, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is really Nice, romantic and peaceful! It is completely different from the other restaurants nearby where they try to catch as many tourists as they can. Staff is welcoming and food is delicious. Prices are totally resonnables! It is located in a quiet and beautiful garden, you should go there and try!

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

They have fresh juice here that was very delicious. The staff was great & attentive. It rained on us for about 45 minutes during our breakfast. Luckily the staff had brought an extra umbrella over to cover our table just before it began to rain. Once the rain stopped, they moved us to a drier table & brought out our... More

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Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Haven't been to La Cueva in about 8 years. Used to go frequently when we stayed at Shangri La down the road a lot. We called early evening to see if by chance they could accomodate our party of 16 (8 adults and 8 kids). They said absolutely. Waiter was awesome. Great with the kids getting them special juices and... More

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Toulouse, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The breakfast there is amazig and the location too! You get the real mexican feeling! Try the house made banana cake. Its delicious

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Yardley Gobion, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On arriving at Playa we had lunch at La Cueva Del Chango. The menu was fairly straightforward with a mixture of Mexican dishes and some variety. My wife had the Satay Chicken which was good and I had the Chicken Sopes. Both were lovely and the guacamole we ordered was very good. The sauces for both dishes were very tasty... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited here for lunch based on TA reviews. Tuna was lovely but wife's fish was average, potatoes an rice on dishes weren't the best, and flan desert was nothing to shout about. Not bad food as such, just not as good as I was expecting. It is however a pleasant place to sit for lunch with good friendly service and... More

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Munich, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The atmosphere, service and of course, the variety of traditional dishes make it the best place to have breakfast in playa. Service is great, family friendly and price is acceptable. Don't miss the banana cake with your coffee.

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