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La Cueva del Chango

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38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Kansas City, Kansas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really cool atmosphere here. Went for brunch, and expect a bit of a wait since it is so popular. Good service overall, and the chilaquiles were delicious.

Thank _nickey_jafari
Oceanside, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first morning in Playa del Carmen. We took a short walk and stumbled upon this neat restaurant. It had some vegetarian and chicken dishes, fresh juices, and some of the best coffee. My husband had the chicken enchiladas and i had the three different sopes, fresh watermelon and papaya juice, and coffee to start our day. The... More 

Thank Michele R
Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to get breakfast in a beautiful garden setting. Most of us had a version of their chilaquiles and every single one of us was satisfied, including both the vegetarians and carnivores. Still a memorable meal a year later.

Thank N333B
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cueva del chango for breakfast with family and friends. The food is fresh, juice tasty, the bread took me back to my childhood! What would make this place wonderful would be that the managers and the waiters were more friendly and would try a bit to make you feel like home.

Thank Paulina R
Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always come here while in playa. LISTEN.... You MUST try the habanero soup. It's not too spicy so don't be afraid, trust me! It is made fresh every single day. The shrimp tacos melt in your mouth. We love the salsa, drinks, and tortillas as well. As I said, habanero soup is a MUST HAVE! Thanks cueva! We will... More 

Thank lmhilliard
Corpus Christi, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is set under the trees with koi ponds and little streams running through it. Nice for breakfast or brunch, away from the noise and hustle of 5th Avenue.

Thank ThreePoodles
Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to try this place because of the recommendations, but I was ultimately disappointed. The food was good, but the service was slow and the staff fails to mention that you can only pay with cash. My personal feeling is that if you are a restaurant in a world class tourist destination, you need to accept credit... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome! The food is delicious they have good location and they have very unique decor. This place is awesome for have a breakfast or brunch. Try the chicken huaraches and ask for a good natural juice. The prices are good and the food delicious. They have a little pound with koi fish and turtles and you can... More 

Thank Dalia0923
Cancun, Mexico
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and fruit in that leyendary place , I remember good moments here and good menu , is allways apleasure eat near to nature

Thank cancunfunny08
Devon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place kept us and another couple waiting at their staffed reception desk without even greeting us, let alone asking for our seating requirements. Staff ignored us and completely looked through us as though we were not even there! Bad manners and rudeness can ruin any business, but especially a restaurant which is surrounded by countless others in a tourist... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Seafood, Vegan Options, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 0271
La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and we also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines we serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango we believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price.

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