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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

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5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 4092
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Ah Cacao is amazing. The coffee is unbelievably good. I had the Mayan chocolate, the Mocha, cafe con leche and all amazing. If you are a chocolate addict try the Mayan hot chocolate. It's like melted chocolate in a cup and you will be able to jog 10 miles like nothing (or any other activity). I also had the elote... More 

1 Thank finallymercedes
La Paz, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

I drank the best cappuccino in Playa del Carmen , very nice staff & good prices good choice of desserts like brownie and muffin. Internet wi fi included for free all the time

Thank Gina T
Rhodelia, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Not kidding..... I am a coffee addict... A chocoholic... And this place is simply superb. Americano coffee was delicious and fresh. Chocolate cake was moist and velvety, and the staff are amazing! Only one drawback... I live in the US, and it's in Playa! Lol Make sure you stop!

Thank Dawn W
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Best hot chocolate ever. Many chocolate types to buy, very sweet staff. You got to sit and watch people from the little table. Taxis right near by. Also check out the amber store next door.

Thank SteveandMarji
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great coffee, but I fell in love with the chocolate covered Cacao almonds and raisins. To die for! I hope I can order them online.

Thank Patrycia T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

The chocolate frappe is a divine concoction with your option of milk: lactose free, light, soy or no milk. What blew our minds, and taste buds, is the Mayan Chocolate as an ice cream . The blend of spices and Mexican cacao is an amazing combination. If you order it , it comes pre served in a small clear plastic... More 

Thank WMW63
Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

You can have Starbucks anytime, anywhere but when you come to Playa, run, don't walk to Ah Cacao. My husband gets the hot Mexican Cocoa and loves it. Rachel Ray loves it too! I love the heart design made on the top. It makes for a perfect, delicious coffee. Outdoor seating at both convenient locations.

Thank Jenifer M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Coffee here is the best I've tasted and great value. My only minor criticism is that the food options are too limited and speed of service could be quicker.

Thank Englishman0123
Oakville, Canada
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Ah Cacao is really a gem among the many commercialized coffee places these days. Coffee and desserts are truly delectable. Great to lounge around and people watch, with one of those amazing iced drinks made with the best tasting chocolate and coffee in hand. Prices are reasonable and service is good. Love the Cacao powder they sell and have used... More 

2 Thank TLZZ
Driggs, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is always our first stop when coming to this region. The mochas are second to none and the chocolate is out of this world. The mousse is the best I've had and the brownies are amazing. There is an air conditioned section or you can sit outside. They have free internet. Starbucks is half as good and twice as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $20
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
7:15 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 4092
Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?