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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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“brownie” (323 reviews)
“ice cream” (98 reviews)
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 4 days ago via mobile

Good menu, with hot and cold drinks and a few puds (gluten free corn cake was lovely)... With the all important free wifi, whilst you sip.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Supposedly a "Mayan" coffee shop proposes very waterly hot "Mayan chocolate" and bad croissants. Chocolate bar was good though overpriced

Thank Vikup
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a good cup of coffee at their 30th Street and Fifth Avenue café on a recent evening. It has both indoor and outdoor seating with wifi. Service was prompt and friendly. They carry a variety of cakes, pastries, and chocolate products.

Thank NYCWWExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good coffee. Located centrally in Playa Del Carmen. Staff is friendly. You need to order at the counter. Free WiFi.

Thank Michelle000109
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I arrived a bit early on 5th Avenue (shops hadn't opened yet) so we decided to grab some coffee and relax a bit. Ah Cacao is conveniently located right on 5th and provides not only great coffee but has a selection of...More

Thank MisterCheeky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff, wonderful service, delectable freshly made desserts to destroy your diet. We had to visit twice during our vacation.

Thank CheryLynn2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their Quinta Avenida location is centrally located. Their special chocolates and the chocolate milk shake were delicious. The hazelnut ice cream was ok. We liked their chocolate tasting offering.

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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