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La Cueva del Chango

38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (143 reviews)
“crepes” (82 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stopped here for a snack as we walked north in PDC. We had not specifically planned a stop here but were looking for refreshment on a hot day and happened to be close. We had 2 beverages and shared a crepe for a snack,...More

Thank Loretta M
Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is always a favorite stop for breakfast while in Playa. It is tucked in between 4th Avenue and the beach. Fresh fruit juice is squeezed and made in any combination your desire. Food is good as is the service. Individual tables are placed amid...More

Thank Paulette C
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful setting in a very nice area of Playa. Food is wonderful and the juices are all hand made and incredible. A must visit Service is great and everyone very friendly.Make the trip.

Thank dochjg
Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just off 5th Avenue is a gorgeous restaurant with excellent service and fresh fish with different sauces. Our favorite was the mole sauce. Definitely one of the BEST places we dined!!

Thank Grannyofthree
Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ate hear after reading reviews but it was overhyped. Average Mexican fare in pleasant garden surroundings.

Thank travelingaussie0
Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I would give this place a 7 on a scale of 1 to 5 if I could do it. Do not miss the fried bananas they are to die for. You dip them in sour cream and then some crumbled cheese they melt in your...More

Thank RC21Dec2015a
Reviewed February 15, 2015

We ate at La Cueva a couple of times as only 5 minutes walk from our hotel. It looks small from the front but goes back a long way with a choice of eating inside or outside. The dining area outside is really cool in...More

1  Thank TSC03
Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went for dinner and breakfast. The food is always fresh, healthy and local. Best thing about the place is the setting, away from the crowds and shirt shops, like eating in the jungle.

Thank HClowd
Reviewed February 14, 2015

Pretty, jungle themed restaurant. Started by splitting an order of nopales, which had a light, refreshing taste. Appetizers-xcatic chili which was stuffed with shrimp served over a carrot purée and an ancho chili which was stuffed with pistachios and shrimp in a pineapple sauce, we're...More

Thank David B
Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visited this place on a recommendation of Fodors and good TA reviews. If you are looking for a substantial traditional Mexican breakfast, I'm not sure you will find a place better than this in Playa. It is not a large property, so advise to...More

Thank TomandLizzie2015
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March 20, 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Yes, we do take reservations for lunch and dinner. Not for breakfast though. Do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any further questions or refer to our website.
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March 20, 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay but we do not verify the TripAdvisor account almost at all. Yes we do take reservations for dinner only.
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February 28, 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Dear Elizabeth, Sorry. Only cash in US$ or MXN Pesos. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
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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