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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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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such good food!!!! I loved my shrimp!!! The flan was great too. The waitress was sweet and attentive. BUT... The bugs were vicious the night we were there so take bug spray.. Adios

Thank Sheryl W
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to the beach, and almost skipped the sand and surf. The wait staff were attentive and personable, the jungle lush and inviting, but the food was the best part of the experience. Clean, reasonably priced, excellent service. We'll definitely be back for lunch and dinner, too. Highly recommended.

Thank richardlh2016
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So enjoyed my means at La Cueva. I forgot my wallet at my hotel and he manager completely trusted I would return to pay. Appreciated that and the very tasty fare. Menu is simple, fresh and delicious.

Thank KrissySAUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place , the food is so good and the place is nice atmosphere my kids like and the breakfast oh my god is really amazing

Thank yomar6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the food - they gave us enough for four people even though it was just two of us! The service was wonderful, everyone was very kind and welcoming. Loved the atmosphere - there is a little creek running through the back garden area where we sat. It felt very peaceful! Would love to go back again soon!

Thank Natalie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast is delicious, but plan a brunch, as you won't be able to have lunch after this hearty meal. Everything is good, and if you go with friends, try different dishes and share - your culinary experience will be enhanced. But not only the food, also the setting makes this place unique in Playa del Carmen. I know the person... More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?