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“Best place to hang out!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kava Kasa - The Root to Happiness

Kava Kasa - The Root to Happiness
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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Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best place to hang out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is an awesome place to hang out and drink kava. Marco, the manager, is super outgoing and very friendly. Don't forget to play the hook game. Also, best guacamole in Playa del Carmen! Just relax and enjoy kava!!!

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English first
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Relaxing Oasis that truly offers something different...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Personally, we love new experiences. Kava Kasa offers a unique drink that you can't find anywhere else - the root-based drink Kava that originates from Micronesia! Thus, the locale represents more than just a place to unwind, its offering you a completely new experience! The ambience and decor is warm, welcoming, comforting and relaxing. Between the ambience and kava... stress just melts away. Play chess or backgammon, catch a flick on movie night, use their computer to log onto the web or simply use it as a great place for social and/or business-related meetings. The healthy smoothies can also come with a shot of the "can't-get-anywhere-else" kava infusion. The humus and chocolate chip cookies with sea salt are also scrumptious.

They also host yoga classes and a weekly local market. Just so much to love about this place!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The times I have went to Kava Kava has always been a friendly and great experience - I little oasis in the middle of buzzling Playa. Great events and yoga by donation is making this a great hang out place for locals and experienced travellers that manage to find the hidden gems...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My first Kava experience and I'm hooked :)
This place is tucked away in a corner of the Hotel Aventura. Tricky to find, but you won't be disappointed.
My favorite was the chocolate monkey.
Very calm and relaxing vibe.
Just what's needed after a busy day.

Visited March 2014
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Kava Kasa sophisticated and relaxed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Just off the beaten track but only a very short walk you will find Kava Kasa. A lovely 'bar' restaurant with live music and a very welcoming smile. The ambience is very relaxed and welcoming. The Staff make you most welcome without fuss. The 'Kava' was an unknown delight which I look forward to having again. It caused my mouth to tingle, which caused much laughter and came as a complete surprise! So more was consumed! Once we left the tranquility of Kava Kasa and headed down the high street and were accosted by every seller as well as the general the hustle and bustle
I longed to return to Kava Kasa.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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