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“Another wonderful visit - doesn't disappoint”

La Habichuela Downtown
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Ranked #19 of 969 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avenida Coba & Uxmal
Description: Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Another wonderful visit - doesn't disappoint”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We just visited La Habichuela for the second time, this time with our two small children. The service once again was spectacular, the food was fantastic and the kids meals were well made and perfectly timed.

If you are contemplating a visit to Cancun, this restaurant, specifically the location downtown, is a must. You won't be disappointed.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Still a fantastic restaurant”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

La Habichuela downtown is a beautiful restaurant in downtown Cancun. It doesn't look like much from the outside but ask to be seated in the garden and you won't be disappointed. After dark it becomes a magical world with lush trees twinkling lights, and white wrought iron chairs that would look silly anywhere else but seem to work here. The service is excellent. Servers are well trained and attentive. Get the Caesar salad prepared table side for a special treat. After dinner have a flan and a cup of coffee and just enjoy the atmosphere. This is what vacation is all about!

  • Visited November 2012
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Corona, California
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“Outdoor dinig at its finest”
Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Request a table on the patio for enhanced enjoyment. Fish is prepared to a 5 star level and you even get a bit of Mayan dancing entertainment.

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Eastchester, New York
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“Great food, wonderful outdoor patio”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I've been to La Habichuela twice, both times with a large group of 10-16 people. The restaurant is off the beaten path and has an unassuming facade, but it's lovely inside. If the weather is nice (and this is Cancun so it usually is) you should ask to be seated in the courtyard area outside. It's a large walled garden-like area with white cast iron chairs and subdued lighting. Service was impeccable, the wait staff was all fluent in English and they were attentive to filling water and wine glasses. All the dishes were excellent or very good. Make sure to order a specialty coffee with dessert (Irish Coffee for example) as they prepare at your table with an entertaining flair. Highly recommended that you seek out this restaurant if you are in Cancun.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thousand Oaks, California
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“Our favorite”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Always wonderful food - great staff - a must every year -
The garden is beautiful and if there is rain - so is the dinningroom
Lobster is my Husband's favorite and who would thing "green beans" could be so wonderful -- Thank you all - Jackie & George

Visited October 2012
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