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“A Very Pleasant Surprise!”
Review of Yaxche Maya Cuisine - CLOSED

Yaxche Maya Cuisine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Yaxche (pronounced jag-shey) Maya cuisine restaurant is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We serve the Maya culinary art in a unique style. Dining at Yaxche will be a quest into the Mayan World where you will find the flavors of the region in a unique environment that combines both ancient and cosmopolitan elements..
Calgary Alberta
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A Very Pleasant Surprise!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Yaxche Mayan cuisine.
We were greeted at the door by a very pleasant young lady who showed us to our seat which was upstairs by the open window. It was a great seat as we could watch the comings and goings on Fifth Ave. Carlos the manager came by to introduce himself and then later to make sure we were enjoying the food and wine. Our server was Martin. He was very pleasant and courteous as well as very helpful. On his recommendation we tried a Mexican wine - Kumku - a Cabernet- Tempranillo blend. It was well paired with the very tasty food. We had the entrees that was a three -sampler of some of the main entrees. It included a beef, chicken and seafood sample. It was great that the chef prepared these dishes using original Mayan recipes. For dessert we had crepes that were prepared at our table - fun to watch! Near the end of our meal we spoke with some folks who have come to this area for many years and said after having tried many restaurants, keep coming back to Yaxche!!

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Carmichael, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“YUM!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Great food and great service! Love the Chaya Mojitos! We try to eat here every time we come to Playa.

Visited February 2013
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San Diego, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Order "the Mayan". This place has AC for those real hot playa days. They have a nice patio for the comfortable night time meals and people watching that Ave 5 has to offer. The food is amazing. This is a little pricey but, it is well worth it. We go crazy there, food, drinks, appetizer, dessert and pay about $80 USD not including tip. I think that's a steal and we make Yaxche our splurge dinner! We go back year after year and it is wonderful every time.

Visited May 2012
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near ottawa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Mexican ever!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We came upon this restaurant in Playa del Carmen while shopping with our wives. Without question, after 15 trips to Mexico, this was the best Mexican food we have experienced and the service was great. They feature "Mayan" cuisine which was teuly awesome.
We would definitely return here; and recommend it to anyone seeking the real deal.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“rich and authentic”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We chose this off a foodrepublic review and were NOT disappointed. The service was excellent and everything we ate and drank were to perfection. The flavors were rich and interesting, definitely the right choice if you're on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen - and worth a cab ride, if you're not. Vegetarians should break the rules here and have the filet. Prices were awesome, too - just $84 for 4 drinks, 2 apps and 2 entrees.

  • Visited February 2013
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