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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:15 AM - 11:30 PMAll 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 2 days ago

Best Coffee Place in Playa! Authentic Mexican chocolate!, we've been returning to Ah Cacao for many years. Their service is impeccable, food is always fresh and with good options. This is a very friendly place and a Playa Classic.

Thank Shakti A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This cafe was up the street from my Airbnb. I didn’t necessarily seek Ah Cacao for an in depth experience. Ah Cacao became a sort of morning ritual before starting the day because they open very early and were very close to me. My usual...More

2  Thank Diana N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chocolate they serve is delicious. It's a little overpriced but it's understandable due to its location in the Quinta Avenida. They have outdoor tables and chairs and it's a nice play to relax and sit down for a while. They do offer wi fi...More

Thank Rodrigo H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just returned from Playacar and our number one priority on our first day is to walk down Fifth avenue to Cacao! It has become one of our favorite spots, and we actually visit at least three times during our vacations! We love to sit...More

1  Thank senorakatz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a must when visiting Playa del Carmen! Their drinking Chocolate is a treat but we always pick up a brownie for an after dinner treat! Rich and moist!

Thank Robinann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this caffe shop because i wanted to try something new. We typically just get starbucks but we were not disappointed because the taste was very different but in a good way. I could tell the chocolate is organic cacao and my son...More

Thank mario b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and a waffle. And i must say the gelato is incredible! I had cherry and pistachio on my waffle, they tasted incredible! My coffee was made with Lavazza which I'd expected it to be a local or columbian one which...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, great food, great service and a great place to people watch. I took breakfast here every morning, and it reminded me of the cafes in Spain.

Thank Mitch S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for some dessert and things to take back home. We ordered a corn cake, that was awesome. Also had the carrot cake, delicious. Coffees were great as well. Brought home some dark chocolate, drinking chocolate and coffee. I am happy that they...More

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got some Mexican hot chocolate and some carrot cake here, and enjoyed them very much. They have lots of drink, and cake options, as well as chocolate for sale, biscuits, cocoa powder, and some toiletries like shower gel and soap. They've got their own t-shirts...More

Thank shortiebrunetti
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Questions & Answers
5 November 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!
22 October 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
5 February 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 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
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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