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La Cueva del Chango

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38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting, courtyard surrounded by trees made for a very relaxing breakfast. The menu has a lot of Mexican offerings (chilaquiles, huevos, etc) as well as Mexican version of crepes and French toast. I had the crepes with shredded chicken, which had a green poblano sauce on it. Absolutely delicious and 3 crepes were very filling.

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Thank rjs15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast, the restaurant looks amazing with a jungle environment, something that you have to try!!!!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good variety of chilaquiles and crepas. Chilaquiles cascabel are amazing. The green juices are very good.

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Thank Albertomiami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting PDC for 11 years now. La Cueva Del Chango is one of our must restaurants every time. Shrimp tacos, guacamole and margaritas are my favorite.

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South Jersey
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us, and I'm so glad we went! The food was good and I loved the atmosphere. We made reservations to sit outside and it was perfect..... it had a small little pond with turtles and beautiful gardens. My husband had the poblano stuffed chicken breast and I had the tuna entrée with cucumber salad and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im sitting here ! I speak spanish confirmed my order 3 times with 2 different serves still get one order when i order three ! The place is nice but service lacks ! Stop and listen and you'll less upset customers ! Ordered two orders of empanadas for me and my partners and it took 45 minutes ! But only... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Playa del Carmen for years and this is by far our favorite restaurant. The food and juice are made to order and very fresh. The natural surrounding with the small pond, stream, fountains and open air dining make you feel like you've found a gem in the middle of the jungle. The service is top notch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Open style restaurant, be there early as it will get crowded. Loved the Chilaquiles with chicken and the empanadas. Nice environment with a rainforest flavor. Enjoy it!

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Thank Jorge I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice setup with a pond in the middle with fish and adorable turtles. The food is good. If you like sweet and somewhat salty check out their mole sauce with many of their dishes. The homemade flan is delicious.

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Thank Sandra A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the recommendation of a local, we tried la cueva del chango for breakfast today. Had the French toast, two juices and one of the chilaquiles dishes and they were all absolutely delicious. And not only was the food great, but the garden atmosphere was beautiful and so calming. What a wonderful way to spend breakfast! We would highly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 0271
Description
La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and we also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines we serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango we believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?