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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

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5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 4092
07:15 - 23:30
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Cacao last year and loved the coffee and ice cream. I saw a couple sharing a tamale and it looked delicious so we decided to try them this year. We had the spinach tamale and the chocolate tamale, WOW! They are wrapped in plantain leaves and they are steaming hot. Don't pass this quaint little cafe, stop in... More 

Thank senorakatz
Chico, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to try out the chocolate at this place. I had the original chocolate blended and it did not disappoint. The prices were very reasonable as well especially compared to most places on Quinta Avenida.

Thank Lisa L
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Cancun, my husband and I were advised to come here and teynthe corn cake. All I can say is, it was amazing!!!

Thank Van T
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

2 or 3 on 5th Avenida .. you can rely on getting a good coffee and snacks .. we like it better than Starbucks and it may be less expensive!

Thank Holly B
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had the food there, but to be fair, Ah Cacao is one of my favorite places to sit and work on my laptop work in playa. You can watch the world go by and the drinks are nice and tasty. The staff are pretty pleasant, however my only complaint would be that the service is kinda slow,... More 

Thank Simon C
Hinesburg, Vermont
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Ah Cacao every morning for coffee when we are in Playa. the location at the north end of Quinta Ave. is just one block from our condo and the coffee, snacks and service are always excellent.

Thank spmahoney60
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you can see for my title I love the carrot cake from this place, its my favorite in the whole world xD The coffe it's also good, and the place has good wifi.

Thank marig3008
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Cafe', Great Service. Who needs Starbucks when you have Cacao!!! The coffee is delicious and the brownies are melt in your mouth good. A good spot to people watch and enjoy the town. The service is bi-linguistics and the view is great. Give it a shot.

Thank Daniel V
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the morning before flying out. It was good coffee, and a very pretty, clean store. I bought man of my gifts there too: bags of coffee beans, drinking chocolate, baking cocoa, and some nice chocolates.

Thank TaraNicole C
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute shop. Great place for shopping. I purchased a container of vanilla. It is almost on the street. cant miss it.

Thank lyndag272

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 20
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Ave & Constituyentes | Or 5th Ave & Calle 30 Or 5th & Calle 38, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 4092
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?