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“Gorgeous restaurant, very good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Habichuela Sunset

La Habichuela Sunset
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Ranked #56 of 939 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $2
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: La Habichuela Sunset Surpasses your expectations. Welcome: A unforgettable sunset awaits you. They say its a museum turned into a restaurant. Aside from its bold and modern arquitechture, the ambiance is based on the mayan culture with the intent of giving our customers a unique experience surrounded by masks of ancient kings, a 9 meter mayan column from floor to ceiling and a 30 meter hand carved kukulkan wooden snake. Our open garden area next to the lagoon allows you to dine with the stars and the moon. But our biggest pride being our exquisite dishes, from traditional yucatecan recipes to sophisticated caribbean/mexican fusions. We have a vast variety of international wines as well as national. We follow and maintain our founders philosophy of providing prompt and detailed service since 1977. Dont miss our mayan rituals shows during the week that will transport you in time to the ancient mayan civilization.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gorgeous restaurant, very good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

The restaurant itself is amazing, beautifully decorated with a Maya theme. We sat outside with the lagoon view. The tables are placed under a tent like structure that looks like the cloth that archaeologists use to cover excavations, very unique.
The food was very good. I went with my mother and sister, we all ordered a variation of the same local fish. I can't quite remember what it is called but all three dishes were amazing.
My sister had the Maya style with a very authentic spice rub, I had Veracruzana style with a really good tomato and olive sauce and my mother had their fried fish with the mango and tamarind sauces. The portions were generous.
I also had their cream of habichuela soup as a starter, it was soo good. The presentation of the dishes was beautiful, my soup had a flower drawn with cream over the surface. We really liked that they gave us a small palate cleanser between courses of lemon sorbet served in a guava cup, it was a nice detail.
They offer a selection of breads that are all very good.
This restaurant is not cheap but considering the quality of the service and the food as well as the gorgeous setting we felt it was well worth it.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

I find it hard to believe anyone could get a bad meal here. Our food and service was very good. Prices in line with any fine dinning in Cancun or the Midwest, about 900 pesos per couple with drinks. Seafood and steak both good.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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180 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Beautiful atmosphere - FOOD was bad!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We walked into the restaurant and were wowed by the atmosphere. The host asked if we wished to sit outside. We weren't sure, so he walked us out to 'see' and we were wowed once again. So very pretty and on the lagoon. So we chose to sit outside.

The service was not that great. The bus boy asked if we wanted water. We asked if it was purified as we wanted tap water. He nodded yes, and put a bottle of water on the table. We assumed this was the custom and would not be charged. When the bill came it cost $7US. We fought it and finally had it taken off the bill.

The food. Not good. The mahi mahi that I ordered was greasy and about 1/4 inch thick. Never had such bad mahi. And besides greasy, it tasted a bit foul. My boyfriend's meal was also not prepared well and tasted 'off'.

Neither of us were impressed, so didn't stay for dessert or coffee.

It was a fairly pricey/expensive meal and the quality was not there at all! Ugh!

Definitely do not recommend until they do something to improve food and service. Totally disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Asheville, N.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere by the Water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

This restaurant is located on the central lagoon on the Hotel Zone side. It truly does have a great sunset view over the lagoon. You can choose an inside table looking out of the huge glass windows, or outside dining. If the weather is good, choose the outside. The food was very fresh and innovative. The menu had good variety. A little pricey if food was the only issue, but the location made it well worthwhile. We definitely recommend this one.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dog Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stay away!!! Having read so many positive reviews of this place we decided to go. The restaurant itself is well appointed, but that is it. We ordered drinks and dinner, our drinks came quickly and our server very nice. Unfortunately that ended the good experience our appetizers arrived they looked unattractive and smelled off. Our grey colored tuna tartar should have been enough to tell us to leave, then a singe bite. This was enough. We left and will never go back, how this place has positive reviews and has been in business so long I will never know. Also I have seen comments that the meal was inexpensive, not so, it is standard pricing for the KuKulCan (hotel) strip.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael D
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