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“Staff could try harder, food ok” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Chocolate - CLOSED

Cafe Chocolate
Cuisines: Cafe, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: http://yucatantoday.com/en/restaurants/cafe-chocolate
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
208 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Staff could try harder, food ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went for a light lunch. Friends who live here liked this place. Overall it wasn't a great experience. Walk in and find a seat, someone will eventually come and help you but won't try too hard to explain much. The salad was good, the enchiladas not great compared to other places. Agree with previous review about location, a bit busy in the courtyard. Didn't try the chocolate so can't comment on that.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank John G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Boston
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174 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Don't go at rush hour if you mind pollution”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had breakfast at Cafe Chocolate around 8 am. There are many things to like about the place - the atmosphere was great, the hot chocolate was delicious, and the food that we ordered (huevos rancheros and huevos divorciados) was tasty. Unfortunately, our experience was ruined by the surrounding pollution. The cafe sits on a corner of a busy intersection and the windows are all open. Since we were there at morning rush hour, all of the emissions from passing vehicles came into the cafe. I'm not one that necessarily minds a little bit of pollution in a developing country, but the amount of smoke inside was pretty overwhelming.

I think the cafe would be a much better place to dine or hang out during lunch time or late at night, when there are way fewer passing cars.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank traveldoc42
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Merida, Mexico
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Three of us decided to visit for brunch. This turned out to be a great mistake this time, we have eaten at the cafe several times and always had reasonable meals although the service could be better. This time however the three of us all ate vegetarian crepes, hardly any vegetables in the crepe and the crepe was more like a hotcake. Very dry, stodgy thick batter almost like a cake. In fact uneatable, when asked about why we left it we were met with a shrug of the shoulders by the server. Needless to say we paid under protest and left (never to return). The service has never been very good but the food was always reliable if predictable.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank kenandpatricia
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Vancouver Island
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Service with a Frown”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Great location, just right atmosphere, The food is consistently better than most but service ranges from overworked to down right unfriendly.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank JaimeVancouverIsland
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

We were here for Mother's Day. It was a treat to see people respecting their Moms in the old-fashioned way in this elegant restaurant. The food is great and the ambiance wonderful.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank E R
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