We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Cueva del Chango

38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (144 reviews)
“crepes” (75 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (2,356)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,444 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have to eat breakfast at least once or our trip in not complete. Great garden setting, service is attentive and wide menu selection all of which that we have tried is excellent.

Thank DallasBchbum
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food in an amazing setting! Delicious with some delightful surprises. Loved the empanadas!

Thank Travelling P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I already wrote a review but went again and I was pleased to enjoy it even more. The restaurant itself has a cool atmosphere and the food is always great. I feel like home and went 2 times this trip! Ask for the flan dessert!

Thank Riccardo R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been there 3 times now in 2 years. The service is exceptional. The food is great. The atmosphere is beyond description... outdoor with a huge canopy over half the restaurant, tents over the rest, turtles and fish in streams and pools in the floor,...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I along with another couple walked up 5th avenue looking for another restaurant that we had eaten at 3 years ago. When we could not find it, we started looking for a new place to have dinner. We just happened to see...More

Thank Conrad Wayne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fruit and vegetable juices! Delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner choices! We usually stop for breakfast. Fun and unusual building but a lovely setting! Staff is very helpful in explaining the menu choices! Cash only! Try it you’ll like it!

Thank Robinann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Amazing ambiance, fabulous and attentive staff and delicious Mexican food. Generous serving sizes packed with flavour! The mole sauce is mouthwatering with a sweetness that balances a hint of heat. Desserts are perfecto! Highly recommend! You’ll love the turtle pond!

Thank ConnieRideout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here after a trip to Tulum for Lunch. We chose this place because they offered vegetarian options. The garden type atmosphere was pretty neat as was the location (two blocks from the beach). The staff were friendly but did seem to forget many things...More

Thank catchyginger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we come to Playa we always visit this restaurant. Food is always very good. They have unique appetizers and entrees.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for breakfast during our trip. The place is amazing to see, small ponds and water features all around you. Turtles and fish in the ponds. The building design is beautiful and definitely keeps you looking at all the details....More

Thank Jeremy G
Nearby Restaurants
Club de la Cerveza
651 reviews
.07 km away
500 Gramos Grill
825 reviews
.09 km away
Las Hijas De La Tostada
683 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
10 reviews
.39 km away
Blue Life
463 reviews
.34 km away
Mexico Blue Dream
795 reviews
.37 km away
Diversity Diving
256 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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.
Google Translation
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.
Google Translation
29 February 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Dear Elizabeth, Sorry. Only cash in US$ or MXN Pesos. Best regards
Google Translation
Improve this listing

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, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing