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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (330 reviews)
“ice cream” (102 reviews)
“iced mocha” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice little shop with excellent chocolate drinks and products for sale. They have an outdoor (covered with ceiling fans) and indoor (air conditioned!) section which was great when we worked up a sweat walking around. Definitely try the Mayan chocolate drinks (a little spicy)

Thank Davidpoon13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only had a few frappes/ cafes frio but they were really delicious! Quite content with that visit! Chocolate everywhere! Good venue. Would visit again! Might try the chocolate frio

Thank Andre T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed around the corner and came here every morning for a coffee and a croissant. My boyfriends favorite is the chocolate frappe, I like the mocha :)This place is great!

Thank Lyndall J
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like chocolate this is the place to go! I get my daily fix of hot chocolate every morning ...

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coffees are full of flavour, nice and hot (which we love) and the cakes and pastries are really yummy. And don't forget the chocolate they sell too.We love the staff there as they are warm and friendly to everyone. Just enough tourists/locals passing by...More

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here burned out from a bit too much time in the sun, they have very reasonable prices on all manner of coffee. We got the frappes which cooled us off right away (and were delish!).

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This sweet little establishment on 5 offered sinfully delicious treats along with the best iced coffee I've ever had. The patio was dotted with both locals and travellers who were happily sipping, laughing or catching up on their social media. A lovely stop after a...More

Thank TanaLeah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My latte was perfect and staff was very friendly. I found this place to be a great alternative to your typical coffee chain. Great coffee with a reasonable offering of pastries. There is ample seating inside, outside. There is also seating at the second floor...More

Thank Salvador M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a hot day in Playa, Ah Cacao is the best place to stop for a refreshing coffee drink. Fast service & good prices! So yummy!

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a chocoholic. They say admitting it is the first step to change. But I have no desire to change. At restaurants with chocolate drinks on the menu, if you mention Ah Cacao, the waiters' eyes light up. Ah Cacao is really the best, they'll...More

Thank Viejo_Joven
Ah_Cacao, General Manager at Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your suggestion of an 85% cacao chocolate bar. We'll work on it!

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Questions & Answers
6 November 2015|
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Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, in Ah Cacao you can buy whole vanilla beans, natural vanilla extract, and fine flavor cocoa powder in bags of different sizes. Enjoy your visit!
22 October 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
The product is recommended for the body only but most people should be able to use on the face as well without any adverse effects. We recommend trying applying a small amount to test the product on your face's skin and only... More
5 February 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
We've got you covered! Just send us a message at through the Ah Cacao website (TripAdvisor won't let us place the link here) and we will organize a super-rush FedEx shipment to your home!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
7:15 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.
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