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La Cueva del Chango

38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (46 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (145 reviews)
“crepes” (82 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well were to start ..first time it was 7 years ago first at this restaurant and over and over every time we were in playa del carmen that was the spot . The food amazing the feeling tropical jungle the size of the plate huge...More

Thank Benito B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ended up eating here twice. Once for lunch and again for breakfast. Both times delicious. Be prepared for a wait for breakfast, but it's completely worth it. Staff very nice even though they are busy.

Thank sandinmyfeet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good! We ordered the tuna tostada and was really good! For the little ones we ordered chicken breast and was very very good! The sauces in the table we're delicious and non spicy! The atmosphere was great and very natural, good service...More

Thank Tatiana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, best pico de gallo I have had in months, good prices, great service and wonderful enchanting setting. Perfect!

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not that good as people say, first you have to wait more than 15min to be called, because usually is crowded. The service is not that good, the food is O.K but not amazing and the prices are really high. I don't think...More

Thank fabiola z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner on our first night in town. It was recommended to us by our neighbor on the airplane into Cancun. The food was good, the service was nice, all in an unpretentious and casual package. The portions were good size, and they...More

Thank Marvin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very unique atmosphere ..jungle like... food is amazing and service is great !!!! the juices also fresh and tasty !

Thank liatrovati
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little restaurant, the service was excellent. Food was great, everything was good! The setting is pretty creative with the stream and walkways inside. The parking out side is a little iffy, we had to park 2 blocks away so that tells you its a...More

Thank johnmcd2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one the oldest and most authentic restaurants in playa del Carmen. It's been there for more than 17 years! I went there solo for breakfast, with friends for lunch and with a date for dinner. I loved the variety of food and unlike...More

1  Thank RanaWakim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just order any of the stuffed chilis and you will be off to a great start. The Chaya smothered fish also a must. Kids loved the jungle ambiance.

Thank Matthew T
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21 March 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Yes, we do take reservations for lunch and dinner. Not for breakfast though. Do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any further questions or refer to our website.
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21 March 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay but we do not verify the TripAdvisor account almost at all. Yes we do take reservations for dinner only.
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29 February 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Dear Elizabeth, Sorry. Only cash in US$ or MXN Pesos. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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