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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
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were told to skip the sister restaurant on the hotel strip for this one downtown for more authentic native dishes. There were few on the menu. It looked pretty Americanized to us. The food was ok and pretty expensive when you add in the cab fare from the hotel strip. Uber would not pick us up because the police... More 

Thank migrider2016
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived for lunch and sat inside as it was very warm outside. Within a few minutes we were seated and our drinks ordered. Warm, fresh bread was offered a few times which was delicious, especially the banana bread and onion bread. I ordered the speciality, "The Famous Cocobichella" basically a coconut filled with shrimps and lobster smothered in curry... More 

Thank Anthony2511
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The soup was not hot and had to be sent back. The shrimp and steak flambé was tough and dry. We have been eating here since 1986 and this was not very good.

Thank FunSeekerGA
near Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently dined at La Habicuela with another couple. It was a magical evening. The service is impeccable and the food outstanding. We were seated at a table in the garden area, surrounded by lush vegetation and Mayan decorations. A waiter brought a selection of breads and rolls for us to choose from. Our drinks were wonderful. Two of us... More 

Thank sarahstree
Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. We love the garden ambiance and the friendly atmosphere - we had a wonderful conversation with people at the next table. The service has always been great. We started with the fried calamari and it was fantastic. Our dinners of Chicken Veronica and shrimp with garlic butter were both yummy.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on recommendation of Trip Advisor rating, it certainly lived up to its high rating. The guacamole with chips was excellent. We both had chicken fajitas that were probably the best I have had for as long as I remember. Very attentive and pleasant staff with a very unique court yard.

Thank Ted L
United States
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About a 40 minute taxi ride (250 MXN) from the hotel zone, this restaurant offers a beautiful and authentic maya-looking garden along with amazing service and excellent food. This is highly recommended for any date, group or special occasion!

Thank Marcopolo20th
Las Vegas, Nevada
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is long but detailed! We could not wait to try this place, the whole ambiance attracted me- I only wish I was there in the summer while it was still light for dinner. We tried the bus as far as we could and planned to walk after it dropped us off near the park, however, it was very dark... More 

Thank WhyteWind
Clinton, Tennessee
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180 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely give truly negative reviews but I try to always call it as I see it. We selected this restaurant based on the incredible reviews. It was a 40 minute cab ride in traffic from the hotel zone. I hoped it was as incredible as the reviews suggested. Sadly, it wasn't. I can't possibly see how this location gets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant because we saw it on trip advisor, and one of our group had been to it years ago. She said it had changed quite a bit since she was there last. It was wonderful!!! Three of us American women and two of our Mexican friends had a perfect night. The ambience is great! We ate in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?