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“Alternative to 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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Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Alternative to Starbucks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

There were at least two of these along 5th Avenue. The coffee was great and so much cheaper than starbucks!

Visited August 2013
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“Delicious hot chocolate: look for a coupon in local maps!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I wish we had had more opportunities to visit Ah Cacao! It was delicious and the hot chocolate with chilli very rich. I think we found a 10% coupon on one of the local city tourist maps. Recommended because while it's delicious, it was a leetle expensive. Very friendly staff, would definitely return.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

As the name suggests, this places specializes in chocolate. During various visits, we had hot chocolate, pastries, and ice cream. All of good quality. The place is very friendly and were patient with my son as he tried to make up his mind. The cafe also seemed geared to locals, which is another plus in my book.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Amazing Brownies & Cheesecake!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I read a lot about Ah Cacao prior to our visit last week so I made sure my husband & I stopped by to grab a brownier. We couldn't stop there so I got a piece of cheesecake that was amazing & my husband enjoyed a cup of the dark chocolate ice cream. We will definitely be back on our return trips to Playa Del Carmen!

Visited August 2013
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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“Better than Starbucks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Well this place is the best place for Mayan Cacao. All of the drinks are great and the Mayan drinking chocolate. It is super thick and very good. The brownies are just amazing!!!! Great atmosphere and free wifi

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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