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Kava Kasa - The Root to Happiness

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Calle 22 Norte Between 5th and 10th | Look for the Green Lantern, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 157 7381
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The only lounge in Mexico serving up traditional South Pacific organic...
The only lounge in Mexico serving up traditional South Pacific organic Kava root tea. Enjoy relaxing music and games Tues - Sun 5:30pm - 11pm, Two for one Kava Tuesdays, local vendor market on Tuesday from 11am - 1pm and daily donation based yoga 9am & 11am. We also serve natural beverages & extracts, coffees, juices, smoothies, and light snacks in a relaxing, casual and friendly environment. We've got games, free wifi, and a great music selection. Kava is a soothing drink with proven medicinal effects to naturally help ease stress, anxiety, tension, muscle soreness, and disrupted sleep patterns. The special anti-depressant components can fight the "blues" and cause one to feel happy, relaxed and content. The sensations one has when drinking Kava, in order of appearance, are: slight tongue and lip numbing, mildly talkative and sociable behavior, clear thinking, calmness, relaxed muscles, and a sense of well-being.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Kava, yoga, local products and friends

This is a perfect place to hang out with friends and/or family in the evening. The atmosphere is very relaxing and laid back, and Marco is the best host! You can enjoy some Kava and amazing hummus, while playing board games with friends. During the day, the palapa is used as a yoga studio (the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Claudio V
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a perfect place to hang out with friends and/or family in the evening. The atmosphere is very relaxing and laid back, and Marco is the best host! You can enjoy some Kava and amazing hummus, while playing board games with friends. During the day, the palapa is used as a yoga studio (the only donation-based yoga studio in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

A very cute tropical hotel garden leads to a covered outdoor space, that kinda look like a tiki bar but is mostly used as a great yoga space with good instructors. Don't overpay at the other places - here a $5 donation is encouraged

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I loved this lounge. They have a variety of beverages. What I loved the most was that it is peaceful and relaxing. It's a great place to hang out and visit with friends, fellow travelers or even locals.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The drinks here are in little coconuts and so cute but they pack a punch. In minutes your body feels heavy and relaxed. Marco, the guy who runs this is super friendly and just a nice fun guy. The combination of the kava and the laid back vibe make this place killer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I didn't eat in the restaurant but during the daytime the space is used for yoga classes, with a range of styles. I have practiced yoga for many years and have to admit I can be a but fussy in what teaching style I like, however the teachers at Kava Kasa that I experienced (vinyasa flow) were excellent and definitely... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was curious to try the Kava as it seems so exotic and innovative, so I went with my wife who is skeptical to try anything new. As we arrived we were greeted by a pleasant staff and we proceeded to take advantage of the comfortable casual environment and took on a game of chess while our order of Kava... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Perfect coffee every time! Not bad pastry as well. It's a place you can meet other expats easily... or just relax with a book.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We loved Kava Kasa My husband and Son enjoyed smoothies and visits with Macro ! Such a lovely peaceful space !

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rsmearing, Owner at Kava Kasa - The Root to Happiness, responded to this review

Bula Holly! So glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Kava Kasa. Our smoothies sure are popular :) We'll be sure to share your kind words with Marco as well. Hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Newtown, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

An ancient traditional drink. The staff was very knowledgeable and setting lovely.A group of us tried the Mango and chocolate Kava drink after a tutorial from the staff.Somewhat medicinal but an interesting experience.

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rsmearing, General Manager at Kava Kasa - The Root to Happiness, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and for trying something new. Bula Carol! More 

Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was a first for us, but we thought we'd give it a try. The waiter took his time explaining it all to us and helped us order one Kava shot to try. It was interesting and an experience. The place is very quaint and a nice relaxing spot to hang out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 22 Norte Between 5th and 10th | Look for the Green Lantern, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 157 7381

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 5
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

The only lounge in Mexico serving up traditional South Pacific organic Kava root tea. Enjoy relaxing music and games Tues - Sun 5:30pm - 11pm, Two for one Kava Tuesdays, local vendor market on Tuesday from 11am - 1pm and daily donation based yoga 9am & 11am. We also serve natural beverages & extracts, coffees, juices, smoothies, and light snacks in a relaxing, casual and friendly environment. We've got games, free wifi, and a great music selection. Kava is a soothing drink with proven medicinal effects to naturally help ease stress, anxiety, tension, muscle soreness, and disrupted sleep patterns. The special anti-depressant components can fight the "blues" and cause one to feel happy, relaxed and content. The sensations one has when drinking Kava, in order of appearance, are: slight tongue and lip numbing, mildly talkative and sociable behavior, clear thinking, calmness, relaxed muscles, and a sense of well-being.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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