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“Better than Starbucks....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe
5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Quick Bites, Brunch, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout
Description: Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.
Rhodelia, Kentucky
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“Better than Starbucks....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Not kidding..... I am a coffee addict... A chocoholic... And this place is simply superb.
Americano coffee was delicious and fresh.
Chocolate cake was moist and velvety, and the staff are amazing!
Only one drawback... I live in the US, and it's in Playa! Lol
Make sure you stop!

  • 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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“Willy Wonka Eat Your Heart Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Best hot chocolate ever. Many chocolate types to buy, very sweet staff. You got to sit and watch people from the little table. Taxis right near by. Also check out the amber store next door.

Visited May 2013
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great coffee, but I fell in love with the chocolate covered Cacao almonds and raisins. To die for!
I hope I can order them online.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Divine Chocolate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

The chocolate frappe is a divine concoction with your option of milk: lactose free, light, soy or no milk.
What blew our minds, and taste buds, is the Mayan Chocolate as an ice cream . The blend of spices and Mexican cacao is an amazing combination. If you order it , it comes pre served in a small clear plastic container with a lid. It can be order as hot beverage and it is served in a espresso cup. We also order a latte and it was extremely good.
Service is outstanding ( thanks Lucero) and their WiFi is strong.
If chocolate is your passion, do not leave Playa without enjoying it.

  • Visited May 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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“Ah Cacao, No Starbucks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

You can have Starbucks anytime, anywhere but when you come to Playa, run, don't walk to Ah Cacao. My husband gets the hot Mexican Cocoa and loves it. Rachel Ray loves it too! I love the heart design made on the top. It makes for a perfect, delicious coffee. Outdoor seating at both convenient locations.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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