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La Cueva del Chango

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38th Street Between 5ta Avenue and the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but...
La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and we also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines we serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango we believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for breakfast!

I went to this restaurant due to a friend's recommendation. He wasn't wrong: breakfast is abundant, it has options for vegetarians, vegans and egg/meat eaters too. Ambience is like all in Playa: extremely relax. Do go keeping in mind you'll need a relax and foodie mindset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant due to a friend's recommendation. He wasn't wrong: breakfast is abundant, it has options for vegetarians, vegans and egg/meat eaters too. Ambience is like all in Playa: extremely relax. Do go keeping in mind you'll need a relax and foodie mindset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic restaurant,the staff, the food and its like having dinner in the jungle. The best Guacamole we haver had, stars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love this place.. Like a jungle tour with hangover curing food. Nice juice variety and service. Can be a bit full at times. Still worth it! The chilaquiles are awesome for any hangover and will make everybody happy they ate. Take cash with you though cause they don't take anything else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Me and my partner were very well treated since our arrival. We had nachos with beans as starter, and prawns with rice and potatos. All delicious! Definitely I will come back for breakfast.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our friend recommended this restaurant to us and I have to say that we were glad to take up his advice. The food was delicious, we had the panela cheese and tuna tostada for appetizers both were really good. I would highly recommend this restaurant while you're in Playa del Carmen for their great service and food.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We absolutely loved this place. The food was delicious, the ambience was just perfect. I would definitely return in the future. Loved the chicken mole especially.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed breakfast and lunch at this unique place. It serves authentic Mexican food in a great 'rainforest' environment. The smoothies are excellent and the waiters are happy to recommend and explain the traditional Mexican dishes from the menu that aren't found in the NYC area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Amazing atmosphere with great food! Feels like you're sitting in the rain forest with gorgeous trees all around. Great service and quick lunch, but slightly over priced. Cash only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a fantastic dinner at La Cueva del Chango. The food here was so fresh and there were so many options. Most people brag about the breakfast here and the wait is long, but don't miss out on a great meal for dinner! There is a fantastic variety of delectable items on the menu. With meat, poultry, fish and veggies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Food here is fresh and awesome. Had breakfast and dinner here. My only tip is to wear bug repellent in the evenings, but even getting a few bites is still worth the visit.

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Additional Information about La Cueva del Chango

Address: 38th Street Between 5ta Avenue and the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 147 0271
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
Cuisine: Seafood, Vegan, Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38th Street Between 5ta Avenue and the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 0271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegan, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and we also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines we serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango we believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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