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“Superb Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Habichuela Downtown

La Habichuela Downtown
Margaritas # 25 | Parque de las Palapas, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 3158
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Ranked #19 of 529 restaurants in Cancun
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: Mexican, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avenida Coba & Uxmal
Description: Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a establishment of Cancun with more than 32 years operation. Some say that if you don’t know La Habichuela, you don’t know Cancun. The genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, & a menu complete with Caribbean seafood dishes, Mexican cuisine, steaks, & international cuisine, 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. Ubicado en el centro de la ciudad La Habichuela, se ha convertido en una leyenda de Cancún, con casi 32 años de operación, se dice que si no conoces la Habichuela no conoces Cancún. El genuino ambiente de la cultura Maya, el servicio cuidado al detalle y el menú de platillos de mariscos con recetas genuinas y de estilo caribeño, se complementa con los favoritos de la cocina mexicana, cortes americanos y cocina internacional.
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The atmosphere was very romantic for our honeymoon. We also loved the food. I was so happy they had coconut shrimp and ice cream!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good mexican restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Great food, and very nice service. Also the waiter was speaking english that was very helpful. However is not very cheap for mexican restaurants standard. We paid about $150 (americam dollars) for a 4 persons meal but we had cocteils and desert too). Don't miss the Habichuela soup. Great presentation and taste.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Charming Hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

You will feel like you are in a fairy tale walking into the garden of this restaurant. We went in the evening. The trees were all lit with twinkling lights. The service was superior. The menu varied, fresh, and memorable. There were ten of us - all family - but this would be a grand choice for a romantic special occasion.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cancun
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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“The best in Cancun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

This is probably the best restaurant in Cancun out of the hotel zone. Best service you can imagine. Love the sorbet they give between courses.

  • Visited June 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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
“Excellent Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stumbled upon La Habichela and must say we are glad we did.
This is the kind of place where everything works, right amount of service, friendly and helpful but not on top of you. The food was exquisite, best grouper that i've had in my life, the Duck was also good. The ambiance is second to none, the lush garden makes you feel you are in a lovely oasis of peace right in the middle of a not so great area.
We try to patronize establishments run by its owners who go above and beyond and La Habichuela is on my list. Thank you guys!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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