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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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Amman, Jordan
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely quaint restaurant in downtown Cancun with delicious drinks and food. The Cocobichuela which is served in a coconut and consists of curried lobster and shrimp, rice, roast pineapple and banana is their specialty dish and worth going for as it's really delicious. We got there at around 1pm for lunch time and there were very few people there but... More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the restaurant for ourselves, because we came in early. We followed the waiter`s recommendations and we did not regret. We got their famous soup for dessert and the fish of today for main course. They are one of few restaurants who have flan, a tasty caramel pudding like dessert which I strongly recommend. It`s not a budget restaurant,... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Habichuela has been on downtown Cancun since 1977; they have mantained the local flavor of foods while adapting to demanding customers. We went on a Sunday lunch, and there were very few customers, didnt have to wait for a table and service was very good. Food, as always, sea food with yucatecan touch, very good

Thank FAM1955
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner once with my boyfriend and we loved it! I was in awe of how beautiful the view looked at night. The waiters were very attentive and provided a great service. The good we ordered was great as well! If you want a great vibes, beautiful view and delicious sea food I recommend

Thank Elizabeth L
Bronx, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I went 4 times during my 2 weeks in Mexico, my husband is very picky and he loved it, the service, quality and taste of the food is on point. Definitely a must visit, if I would have known about this restaurant last year when I went I would have gone then too, so glad my friend recommended it.

Thank vf1516
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stopped here by coincidence and it was a delight. The ambiance at night on the outdoor seating is absolutely magical, the service was great. The Food was fantastic!!! Our server Brian was a highlight for us. He was helpful, he even let my little daughter help with the preparation of the table side Caesar Salad by getting her involved.... More 

Thank chillychick
Wilmette, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Fantastic ambiance, wonderful food and great service. My wife and two sons (9 and 3) had a very pleasant visit.

Thank joeshin2
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere and service can't be beat. A gem in an otherwise bit challenged part of town, but worth trip. Easy bus ride to and from the hotel strip...less than a buck round trip, using the Tulum Avenue route. Security everywhere and there was a carnival and fair in the park near the restaurant. Lobster bisque was flavorful and a large... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Love the "New Orleans style" court yard to eat in. The bread basket is delicious. The menu is okay, we wish they had specials to give us more variety.

Thank joramo1120
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This place is over rated. We were there for over 2 hours. I had the lobster Thermidor - good, not great. We asked for a wine list and the waiter returned with a mixed drink list. He was pushing mixed drinks - he said to us "well people here typically like a mixed drink before wine". We did get wine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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