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La Habichuela Downtown

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Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
+52 998 884 3158
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13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First - take a moment to look around. The atmosphere is amazing. Second - the service was incredible. Third - the food was the best we had on this trip. Go to the downtown one, go a little early so you can walk around Parque de las Palapas (just don't eat too much street food you want to be hungry... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ended up eating here by mistake after looking for another restaurant unsuccessfully. I recall eating here 20 years ago because the courtyard dining is beautiful and memorable. But that's where my excitement stops. The prices are higher for Cancun so we were hoping for something memorable but the food was just so-so and under-seasoned we thought. They have a... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is tucked away in downtown and the atmosphere is spectacular. We ate outside in a lovely decorated courtyard, the weather was beautiful, a little cool for Cancun about 70 degrees. The staff was excellent, they were attentive but not overwhelming. The food was very good with no complaints. We had a really good experience here and would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying nearby at Hotel Cancun Int'l Suites (another gem). I was reading thru the hotel reviews and saw someone had recommended La Habichuela as great and close. It was both. We were warmly greeted and led to a cool air-conditioned central seating area near the bar. The staff was uniformed, very professional and you could see they took... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not really impressed Service was slow Food quality average at best Considering pricing is not necessarily cheap for mexico and other reviews I was expecting much better

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked pretty much everything about La Habichuela. A lovely setting, attentive service and friendly, and above all we both enjoyed what we ate - the price for the two of us including tip of 1,200 peso - very reasonable for what was a wonderful meal. We shared the fried calamari as a starter - fresh and well fried -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inside is beautiful. The service is as good as you can find anywhere. The food is exceptional and the prices are modest and affordable. Great wine and cocktails. I give my highest recommendation. Enjoy 🍷

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the garden setting of this restaurant! We went for lunch, not busy at all as we were early I guess for the lunch crowd (arrived about 1:15 P.M.) Service was friendly and prompt. Hubby had ceviche which he really enjoyed. I was in the mood for an entree salad so the waiter suggested adding chicken to one of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is lovely. We had the shrimp and lobster curry which was served in a coconut. We found it a little overpriced, but it was tasty. The chicken mole was our favourite.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us had an excellent meal, as always, including the fish, coconut shrimp, caesar salad, and dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158
Description
Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?