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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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Corozal Town, Belize
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We dined on the upper patio with an overview of the surrounding garden walls. What a lovely old world environment. Service was highly attentive but we never felt rushed. In fact we dined over a two hour period and at our leisure. Our selections were perfectly prepared and the wine list was well thought through, pairing well with an eclectic... More 

Thank PearlG
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We were sort of stuck in downtown Cancun and decided to give La Habichuela a try...good call! We sat in the outdoor courtyard and it was lovely and relaxing. We tried the guacamole, some ceviche, coconut shrimp, and a mixed seafood plate and all were amazing!! Our server was Gerardo and he was so helpful with his recommendations and overall... More 

Thank DaniellaDC
New York
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We've been going here for years and they never disappoint, including our most recent visit last week. The food, ambiance and service are impeccable. The staff constantly goes above and beyond to accommodate and make you feel like you are the only diner in the restaurant. The unique dishes are delicious, no matter what you might order from the extensive... More 

Thank HCG91570
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We have a exelente dinner. Great service, the owner came to us several times and recomenend several dishes. The food was the best. First I ordered shirmp soup (spicy) but we a cold beer was amazing. Then some tacos with Jaiba (soft crab shell) WOW !!!. The third dish: fried Boquiten (fish) two thumbs up. For dessert we had some... More 

Thank Garminte
bay area, california
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

My husband I have gone to La Habichuela several times over close to 20yrs when we've traveled to Cancun and I always love the ambiance of the patio, restaurant, food & staff. We've since brought our children (11yrs & 14yrs) and the also love it. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel special throughout. Ending the... More 

Thank kvh2kids
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

In the many years we have visited Cancun we have not eaten at La Habichuela until this past April. We were advised by some local people to go to the downtown restaurant even though there was another one close to our resort. When we arrived the staff was very friendly and accommodating and we were surprised at the variety of... More 

Thank Leo H
Stony Brook, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

After nearly 30 years of vacationing in Cancun we finally tried La Habichuela - Downtown. At first the drive there and location was a bit off-putting but the restaurant itself was a hit. Beautiful decor throughout the entryway lead to an upscale dining room and, even better, a fantastic outside garden area full of trees, Mayan sculpture and tons of... More 

Thank suesguy
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We ate at this restaurant on our first night in Cancun; recommended by the Mallorca Hotel. This restaurant has been in business for about 35 years. The facility is classy and comfortable, with both inside dining and outside in a large patio area. Service is excellent, and almost over the top. If you like to have a waiter unfold your... More 

Thank Lynnie5966
Davenport, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

The atmosphere was very romantic for our honeymoon. We also loved the food. I was so happy they had coconut shrimp and ice cream!

Thank Allison W
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Great food, and very nice service. Also the waiter was speaking english that was very helpful. However is not very cheap for mexican restaurants standard. We paid about $150 (americam dollars) for a 4 persons meal but we had cocteils and desert too). Don't miss the Habichuela soup. Great presentation and taste.

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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, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?