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“Greatest little place in Costa Maya”
Review of Cafe Karlita's

Cafe Karlita's
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Mahahual
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $6
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Karlita's is located in the very center of the village boardwalk next to the Port Captain with a spectacular view of the Caribbean and specializes in a fresh baked goods, fine coffee, fresh fruit frappes and smoothies, so make sure you stop by to sample the variety of fresh desserts and pastries fresh out of the oven and made with only the best ingredients. With 3 different environments to enjoy your coffee, smoothie or frappuccino, you can relax in the garden palapa, on the ocean-view deck or step out of the heat into our air-conditioning inside. Take home a pound of delicious fresh ground coffee straight from Veracruz, Mexico.
North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Greatest little place in Costa Maya”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

K@rlitas is one of our de-facto eating spots in Mahahual. When there, we usually have at lease 1 meal per day there. Their breakfasts are amazing, the lunches to die for and dinners are amply portioned and delicious. K@rlitas has the best French fries in the universe hands down! You have to try them to believe them. Other favs include the Nachos (loaded up and cooked in the middle before adding the top layer) and the Chiliquilles are a killer breakfast. I've had everything on the menu at some point and loved them all. We especially loved their service. Bibi rocks!

Visited December 2012
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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

As many times as I've driven by Karlita's, I thought it was simply an internet café with some coffee and maybe some desserts - just never stopped in. What a big mistake - in addition to all your computer needs, there is a nice menu with good food and drinks. The friendly service, the care and attention of the owners, great location (right off the malecon and next to the money exchange), and an amazing balance of people from all cultures gather ... some friends and some yet-to-be friends.

Recently they have introduced pizza to the menu during a free taste test which was extremely well attended and very tasty, I might add.

If you're in Mahahual and want a place to catch up, veg out, and get some good sustenance, be sure to stop in.

  • Visited March 2013
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Calgary
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great place for a snack or a meal. Great desserts! Right down by the beach but not in the wind. Open early in the morning, but beware the size of the breakfast as it may be too much for one person. I have not been to any other eating establishment in Mahahual that serves up the delicious cakes, pies and brownies that you will find here.
While we were there we signed up for a kayaking expedition though one of the nearby reserves.

  • Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Tourists and locals agree on this one!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Very few places seem to be able to make tourists AND locals happy but K@rlita's is one that does! It feels like a cute cafe style restaurant even though there are computers available in one area for people passing through! The food is all good, from the breakfasts, American and Mexican entrees, the lunch items and even dinner items! They just started the pizzas and gave the whole town a taste the other night..they are delicious! And don't get me started on the deserts...there are always at least 5 different cakes or pies baked within a day..they are amazing. And i just learned this place has a full bar...i am in trouble now!

  • Visited March 2013
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