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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (332 reviews)
“ice cream” (102 reviews)
“iced mocha” (24 reviews)
Open Now
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I come to Playa del Carmen once or twice a year. I always have to get my coffee from this place. The employees are very nice and not to mention the coffee is delicious. If you’re a coffee lover be sure to check this place...More

Thank Marlene A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maya Hot Chocolate ( Bitter Chocolate with no milk and some Chili) is amazing. If your more a coffee person, try it with a brownie. Coffee here isnt that amazing.

Thank TravellingSerge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little cafe on No. 5 Ave with outdoor seating (only). We went there for a mocha latte (iced, although they also have frapachino aid hot) around 2:00pm. The mocha was rich, smooth, and not too sweet. I had it with soy...More

Thank Janelle A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skip the Starbucks and land here! A friend of mine first brought me here for a Cacao Frappuccino a few years back and I'm addicted ever since! I always purchase cacao coffee to bring home which is from Chiapas, and sooooo delish! You won't regret...More

Thank Eva A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah Cacoa Chocolat is a must stop when in playa del carmen. It's my favorite espresso, latte, chai anywhere. And great treats as well. I visit every time I'm here

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our coffee place to go every time that we go to Playa. All their products are great and they have excellent customer service, if you want to try something authentical, try the Maya Chocolate, but we aware that is very strong so try the smaller...More

Thank Green Wall H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going in there to buy high quality souvenirs to bring back home and the coffee is very good also. There are several locations on Quinta Avenida. I recommend the chocolate body oil.

Thank sintia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is good and plenty of choice on the menu. I recommend the brownie for sure. The menu is broad and prices are on par with other coffee chains In the area (Starbucks). They have a shop so you can take home goodies but...More

Thank Charley041
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee is good. Service is good. Prices are comparable to Starbucks. They do a really good job of anything with chocolate (thankfully, given it is in their name). Always reliable.

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

If you want the best chocolate in the Western Hemisphere, this is the place to get it. Forget about Starbucks and their mocha, this is far, far better. Highly recommend.

Thank DapperDon51
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Questions & Answers
November 5, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, in Ah Cacao you can buy whole vanilla beans, natural vanilla extract, and fine flavor cocoa powder in bags of different sizes. Enjoy your visit!
October 22, 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
The product is recommended for the body only but most people should be able to use on the face as well without any adverse effects. We recommend trying applying a small amount to test the product on your face's skin and only... More
February 5, 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
We've got you covered! Just send us a message at through the Ah Cacao website (TripAdvisor won't let us place the link here) and we will organize a super-rush FedEx shipment to your home!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.
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