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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
13:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

About a 40 minute taxi ride (250 MXN) from the hotel zone, this restaurant offers a beautiful and authentic maya-looking garden along with amazing service and excellent food. This is highly recommended for any date, group or special occasion!

Thank Marcopolo20th
Las Vegas, Nevada
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is long but detailed! We could not wait to try this place, the whole ambiance attracted me- I only wish I was there in the summer while it was still light for dinner. We tried the bus as far as we could and planned to walk after it dropped us off near the park, however, it was very dark... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I rarely give truly negative reviews but I try to always call it as I see it. We selected this restaurant based on the incredible reviews. It was a 40 minute cab ride in traffic from the hotel zone. I hoped it was as incredible as the reviews suggested. Sadly, it wasn't. I can't possibly see how this location gets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant because we saw it on trip advisor, and one of our group had been to it years ago. She said it had changed quite a bit since she was there last. It was wonderful!!! Three of us American women and two of our Mexican friends had a perfect night. The ambience is great! We ate in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service of fine dining, without the price. 10 of us, from 4 to 60, had a 4 course meal in a relaxed 2 hours, with cocktails, for under $400. There are some interesting dishes on the menu, and some old standards Seafood is their specialty; but their beef was top quality as well. The best steak I've... More 

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Racine, WI
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cancun several times but never to La Habichuela Downtown. The cab ride was an adventure, since we got to see a side of Cancun that you don't see in the Hotel Zone. The restaurant was a beautiful garden-like setting and the food and drinks were sensational. We were delighted with the stuffed grouper (we can't get... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was AMAZING. My husband and I went straight from the beach feeling very underdressed, but the staff didn't mind at all. What looked like a $100 meal for us two was only $40. Highly recommend!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place with great selection. The 4 of us all had different seafood dishes, excellent. Good atmosphere and great waitstaff, our waiter had been working there over 30 years! We took a cab as we were with my elderly in laws. Much prefer this over there hotel zone location.

Thank ru4it
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. It has it all. The ambiance is breath taking. The food was perfect. The fresh breads and rolls come out in a big basket. We both had the steak I would highly recommend it. Creme broule was a perfect ending. We will go back again. I think it should be number one in Cancun. Oh and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Tableside Caesar salad. Flaming dishes. Flaming Mayan coffee is great.

Thank thomashb2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?