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La Habichuela Downtown

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Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
+52 998 884 3158
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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything from the moment we went into the restaurant! The ambiance, the service, the food.. wonderful! Our server was extremely nice and helpful, making recommendations. Don't miss out on the mayan coffee show, (flaming coffee) Amazed!

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Thank Naguilar11
Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is top of the line in all respects. Great seafood; I'm sure everything they make is excellent, but we just had the seafood. The ceviche was awesome. Also the drinks (margaritas) were top flight...and quite strong. This is the kind of restaurant that just does everything right. Of course you can pay less in most of Mexico...but this... More 

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Thank Kelly F
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and to have some time out of the hotel. It's a beautiful restaurant with great views over the lagoon. The service and food is second to none, all of the dishes we chose were cooked brilliantly and beautifully presented. The wine was delicious, it was a rosé and very nice. We had prawns and they... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unique dining atmosphere...no roof...and the food is out of this world. AMAZING STAFF. It is liking dining under the watchful eyes of the Mayan Gods.

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Thank rodd46
Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, amazing service, the decor is perfect! I tried a fish dish, the sauce was so good that I didn't want to eat anything over it. We had our own cigar and started to smoke it, they brought us a cutter. Later on we noticed they sell their own cigars! but didn't tell us anything like we should buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night in. All the food was so delicious and the waitstaff were super friendly! I would highly recommend dining in the garden area. It is super romantic. The price is not that high either.

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Thank Nikita D
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this location for 30 years and have never been disappointed. This year we had our adult children and their children and were even more impressed. For a restaurant of this caliber they actually had a children's menu with several excellent choices. The food is always of the finest quality. Our entire group of 10 each... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Excellent dining, great service, excellent atmosphere, plus the food was on of the best meals in Cancun.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Taxi'd over to this place in downtown, decided on it based on trip advisor input. We sat outside which was nice in a little court yard. Service was great throughout, the margaritas were good and flowed fast. I ordered the Cocobichuela which was very good. Curry lobster/chicken served in a coconut. Wife had some fish that was good, don't remember... More 

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La Habichuela C, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this review

Dear customers: Thanks for making us a part of your Celebration!! We are happy to know that you had a great experience visiting our Restaurant, it was a pleasure to serve you. We hope we will be seeing you in a near future. Regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had an enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. The staff is very nice, speaks fluent english. Food was delicious. The restaurant was established in 1977, it has a historical touch and high standards. Absolutely recommended if you are Donwtown.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158
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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