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“Fantastic downtown restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Habichuela Downtown

La Habichuela Downtown
Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 3158
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Ranked #23 of 624 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican, Caribbean, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avenida Coba & Uxmal
Description: Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun
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“Fantastic downtown restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Charming eclectic Mayan decor. Indoor and outdoor seats are all awesome. Top notch food and service, we had a wonderful caesar salad prepared table side and well as a flambeau dessert prepared table side.

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Cancun, Mexico
2 reviews
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My family has been dining at the downtown restaurant on Saturday night when we are in Can Cun for at least a decade. I have felt that the place was resting on it's laurels for the past couple years, after our experience last night I know it. The shrimp was so overcooked it was difficult to chew, the enchiladas were bland and the chicken tough and stringy, the steak that was ordered pink in the middle came raw, not even warm in the middle. Although the flavor was good once it was cooked to order. That said the service was as excellent as ever. For the prices charged I doubt we will return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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NEWBURY, NH
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“Better the the location in the Hotel zone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had eaten in the downtown location for several years but had gone to their location in the Hotel zone the last couple of years. The menu is similar but we find the atmosphere in the garden better. The prices are a little less downtown but are offset by the expensive taxi ride making them equivalent. The food and service is excellent.

Visited January 2013
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Park Ridge, Illinois
1 review
“Dining in Cancun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This was our first trip to Cancun for my wife and myslef. We met some friends who were also in Cancun at the same time for Dinner at La Habichuela and had a wonderful evening. The food ws excellent, and the serivce was fiiendly and prompt. We will certainly go back to La Habichuela on our next trip to Cancun.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Unique Tropical Expérience in Cancun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Entering La Habichuela puts you right in a tropical mood of Mexican Caribbean. The garden is wonderful on a nice night, but the inside dining area is very comfortable.The seafood cevishe was outstanding as well as the grilled fresh fish of the day. Excellent service.The restaurant is not easy to find, but well worth the trip to downtown Cancun. Only Visa and Mastercard.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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