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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” (54 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (152 reviews)
“crepes” (77 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Contemporary, Healthy, Cafe, Wine Bar, 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 January 13, 2015

It really felt like we were in the monkeys cave! Awesome canopy trees, cool lighting, wheelburrows full of lemons and limes. Great menu options...A little on the pricier side, but good drinks and service. This was our splurge meal of the week. Loved it!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the better brunch spots in Playa del Carmen, this garden venue is a feast for the eyes with its central fish and turtle pool and lush tropical plants. Like everywhere in the area, dining outdoors, can be a challenge for those who attract...More

Thank FreshEire A
Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food and drinks were delicious. The garden setting is beautiful. The atmosphere is super relaxed and fun.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere in a kind of garden. I have no complaints about the service, it was friendly and fast. The food was good, a bit different like it were a mix of Mexican and European.

Thank LilliMadrid
Reviewed January 10, 2015

We felt it was just a bit overrated although we were there on NYE morning and they were slammed, so maybe it would have been better on a slower day. Very interesting place definitely worth seeing though. Cash only.

Thank Lawrence H
Reviewed January 10, 2015

I loved the jungle feel here. Very quaint and quiet setting, and the food was delicious! It was nice to find a place that was still authentic Mexican but had some other options, like the fruit and granola and yogurt bowl...so simple yet so delicious!...More

Thank chollymae
Reviewed January 9, 2015

I just love this place, not only the food, but also decoration and attention is one of the best in Playa. Their menu is a mix of mexican with international cuisine and is simply delicious. Definitely a place you must visit if you go to...More

Thank David G
Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Let's get one thing straight - this place is great. I'm a Mexican living in Holland and come once a year to Mexico on holidays. This is a real authentic Mexican place, with GREAT food (& seafood), and awesome staff. However, in 2015 I cannot...More

Thank puchurrin
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wonderful breakfasts! We did not have other meals here. You are either outside, with attractive plants, water features, or semi outside in an area with only a high roof. There is an iguana that seems to have made its home on top of the entry...More

Thank susanandalan0208
Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant has a very unusual decor but it is perfect. The food is great always and it is reasonably priced. We always stop for either breakfast or lunch when we are in town and look forward to the experience.

Thank 12345Ohio
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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 - $20
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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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