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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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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been in Mexico for over a week and this is the best meal we have had. All of the food was excellent, including the guacamole, the garlic shrimp, and the steak. The kids menu provided our 3 year old with some of the best food we have tasted off a kids menu. We had a late lunch right... More 

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Here
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife ate the coconut Curry (nearly 30 US$) and it was delicious. my fish was okay, but too expensive for what i got. stringbeam soup was nice and Lemon-tart too. i give 5 Stars because of the friendly personnel and the Overall very good Food, but dont expect to leave with just some Pesos spend ;o) (beer bottle from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you step through those doors, you feel like you've entered a paradise that you would never want to leave. Everything about our experience here was fantastic, from the impeccable service to the marvelous and creative selection of foods, especially their seafood offerings. Our waiter was named Armando and he was a complete charmer, gifted in the art... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were both absolutely amazing. Antonio and Alberto were on point. We did not want for anything, everything came out quickly and was absolutely delicious. Their signature lobster and shrimp coconut curry served in a coconut shell is definitely worth a try! I can see why they are famous for this dish it was delicious! Lobster bisque was... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Habichuela downtown was as good as advertised. The food was wonderful and fairly priced, and the garden especially pleasant. We took a taxi from the Zona Hotelera, and if you're not familiar with driving in Cancun that's definitely the way to go.

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

Dear Sandra: We are pleased to hear that you had a good time at our Restaurant, it was a pleasure to serve you. We hope we will be seeing you again in a near future. Best regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

Eugene, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our all time favorite restaurants! Always go there when in Cancan. Alfredo, our waiter, is always excellent. Food, atmosphere, service is outstanding! A must!!

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

Dear customers: Thanks for your kind commenrts and for sharing your experience at our Restaurant, we are always glad to serve you. We are looking forward to welcoming you back! Regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got on a bus in the hotel zone and kept going to downtown Cancun with my wife. Checked out some options for lunch and came across La Habichuela. Glad we didn't get off in the tourist zone. It's a cute little place near Parque Las Palapas and well worth the stop. Margaritas were top notch, the Cocobichuela worth the hype... More 

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

Dear Craig: Thanks for visiting our Restaurant, we are so delighted to hear that you liked it and hope we will be seeing you in a near future. Best regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we've visited. Unfortunately it rained so, we were unable to enjoy the garden however the team made all effort to ensure we had a good table inside not spoiling our evening. We will return.

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

Dear Malachy: Unfortunately rain is something we can't control, but we always do our best to make you feel confortable and enjoy a delicious meal in the salon, we are happy you had a good time at La Habichuela. Looking forward to seeing you in a near future. Regards, Armando Pezzotti More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is so pretty and fill with the nicest people! The foods was fantastic. The mojito drink was the best i ever had!! When there on my last night in Cancun. Going to this restaurant, made me wanted to stay in Cancun a bit longer. The best part of my night was i meet someone really special to me.... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a one of a kind experience from beginning to end. We were greeted like we were being welcomed into someone's home again after a long time away. The decor was unique and sparked interest in the history of the restaurant. The food was very good. Everything was fresh and very well prepared. The most notable thing was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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