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“Not to be missed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Habichuela Downtown

La Habichuela Downtown
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Ranked #18 of 939 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

Combine a stunning atmosphere in an enchanted garden with impeccable service and outstanding food and this obscurely located fine restaurant is simply not to be missed.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cancun, Mexico
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“my favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

my favorite in cancun I've eaten there often over the last 20 years . great food and great atmosphere

Visited January 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable indeed...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Garden part of the restaurant was delightful. Service was faultless. Food was very good, the Mexican beef tips partIcularly so. Stands well above the poor value and average quality food normally offered up in Cancun. Enjoyed very much !

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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic downtown restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Charming eclectic Mayan decor. Indoor and outdoor seats are all awesome. Top notch food and service, we had a wonderful caesar salad prepared table side and well as a flambeau dessert prepared table side.

Visited February 2013
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Cancun, Mexico
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

My family has been dining at the downtown restaurant on Saturday night when we are in Can Cun for at least a decade. I have felt that the place was resting on it's laurels for the past couple years, after our experience last night I know it. The shrimp was so overcooked it was difficult to chew, the enchiladas were bland and the chicken tough and stringy, the steak that was ordered pink in the middle came raw, not even warm in the middle. Although the flavor was good once it was cooked to order. That said the service was as excellent as ever. For the prices charged I doubt we will return.

  • Visited February 2013
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