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Yaxche Maya Cuisine

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Av. 5ta | Calle 22, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 3011
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was different than I expected. It's a bit pricey for the amount of food, but it was all really good. The drinks are not your typical drinks, which is a great thing. All really good. No complaints. Easy to find

Thank kkbug90
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is one of my favorite locations on 5th avenue. It is closed right now. I have found out it is relocating to Calle 38 in a new larger location this November 2016. So those who enjoyed it will be glad to know its not gone and will be back

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you want excellent Mayan food, this is the place. We love it and we go nearly every time we visit Playa. They have a Margarita with Jalapeños in it... very unique and tasty.

Thank Wade C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Don't be fooled by the "permanently closed" tag on Trip Adivsor. They are moving to a new location on 5th Ave, around 5th and 36th (I think) St. The decor is beautiful in Yaxche. The kids always look for the orange with black spots. The servers are attentive and will answer any questions that you have. Their food suggestions are... More 

Thank BR M
Corte Madera, California, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I don't even kno where to start! Mouthwatering food! Most delicious food Ive ever had! More expensive place we ate at during our week long stay BUT totally worth it!!! Seriously, I had a mouthgasm with every bite. As I told my friend who went with me, "this food made me feel better than any man ever has" (and that's... More 

Thank Rebecca E
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were a faily large party of 5, seating inside was unavailable but staff arranged a large enough table for us outside and it was awesome. Seldom have I received such attentive service as that evening. We ordered authentic Mayan cuisine and all of us were very impressed with quantities and taste. Drinks, main meal and desserts were outstanding and... More 

Thank Gunther G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Always wanted to try this restaurant, but sadly I was greatly disappointed. Of the 3 dishes served one was acceptable (Mayan Steak), of the other two the Cochinita Pibll had no flavour at all and the Queso Relleno was very salty and accompanying sauce bland. Drinks overly priced. Service in general was middling to fair. What really put me off... More 

Thank John D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the waiter service and the desert was great. The main dishes were regular which was less than we're expecting considering the environment and the descriptions on the menu. I didn't like very much the fact that an employee comes to your table, takes a picture, and then tries to sell a bottle of tequila with the picture. In... More 

Thank Marco Túlio G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Loved Yaxche. Great food and a great experience- definitely on our repeat visit list! The crepe flambé was delicious and a spectacular prepared at our table! Great night!

Thank Skimom93
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch, the air conditioning is a plus at noon hours, my son had the Lima Soup, delicious, we had several appettizers, the cochinita pibil is great, and the dip with garlic and pumkin seeds is amazing!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Central American, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. 5ta | Calle 22, Colonia Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 873 3011
Yaxche (pronounced jag-shey) Maya cuisine restaurant is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We serve the Maya culinary art in a unique style. Dining at Yaxche will be a quest into the Mayan World where you will find the flavors of the region in a unique environment that combines both ancient and cosmopolitan elements..

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?