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“Friendly staff and delicious chocolate”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cacao

Cacao
Ranked #3 of 5 Tours in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: We are the only chocolate factory in the entire state of yucatan who rescue the mayan traditions of the cacao is for us an effort to be show to the people who visit us, and we are glad to share with them how cacao is convert in chocolate in a natural organic way. we give a free tour and free degustation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Friendly staff and delicious chocolate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

We were on our way to the Convent of San Bernardino when we stumbled upon this place. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic and gave us an introduction to the history of Mayan chocolate, and then an extended tasting session. There was also a small cafe which served delicious hot and cold chocolate drinks; they even brought out games for us to play (we were a rather large group of nine) while we were waiting for our drinks. It was great.

Visited January 2014
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Barrie, Canada
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“Free Tour, Friendly Staff & Tasty Chocolate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

The staff give a short free tour on the history of Mayan chocolate making which includes information, artefacts, & a demonstration on how the chocolate is made. There are approximately 10 unique flavours to choose from as well as bath & body products made from cacao. The prices are reasonable too.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Tiny little 2 room place, with wonderful enthusiastic staff and a great little "tour" and tasting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our guide recommended this little storefront. A pair of quite young, but very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff were meeting people on the street, engaging them in conversation about chocolate and welcoming them to the storefront. They begin with a short introduction and history to the cacao tree and seeds. Unfortunately it was late when we went, so the ladies who grind the cacao and make the chocolate were no longer working – it would have been special to see that. Then they take you to another room and give you a flight of little nibbles of different flavors of chocolate that they have made. The cinnamon and pepper chocolates were surprisingly good. As were the ginger and “Xtabentun” chocolates. Good chocolate for sale, with a nice little café attached at which you can get hot cocoa and cookies and brownies. Exceptionally enthusiastic and well informed staff.
Recommended.

Visited January 2014
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“Discovering the original maya chocolate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Warmly welcome to a tour around the factory and museum of the traditional maya chocolate! It has been really interesting and Daniel, who gave us the tour, transmitted us all his passion and enthusiasm for cacao & cocoa. Strongly recommended if you are in Valladolid

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Have you ever tasted Mayan organic chocolate?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Just a couple blocks away from the restaurant La Casona de Valladolid is where you will find the Mayan Chocolate factory.

We came here with only a very limited amount of time to spare and they were so friendly and accommodating to offer us a quick 5 minute tour. There was no fee for the tour, but purchases afterwards are always appreciated. The tour itself takes place on one floor and in three different rooms. The lady who gave the tour spoke perfect English. It was so interesting to learn about the history of their chocolate making process.

All of their Mayan chocolate is natural and organic. At the end of your tour, they will let you sample all of their different varieties (milk, vanilla, tequila, unsweetened, honey, stevia, cinnamon, chili, etc). It was a lot of fun to sample all of the different varieties.

They sell chocolate shampoos and soaps, but we came for the edible chocolate! All three of us purchased a box from them to take home with us.

I will always remember their small little shop.

Visited September 2013
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