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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 good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brownie” (319 reviews)
“ice cream” (95 reviews)
Open Now
07:15 - 23:30All hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a coffee and chocolate lover! This place focuses on Mexican chocolate but the coffee was so good and well balanced. Cheaper than Starbucks and better!!! My family of 5 spent around $14 and we all ordered something! Mostly outdoor seating but with a small...More

1  Thank KendallsWife
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! The coffee and chocolate are of amazing quality and reasonable prices. I recommend the chocolate expresso (you'll thank me later) and the mayan chocolate (has chili peppers!). Must try!

Thank LosMeninos28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chocolate was pure and it tasted so good. They offered samples of chocolate. Had outside seating area so that you could people watch on 5th street as you ate.

Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to try local coffee and variety of chocolate products like that they have ac. And is a way to chill in more ways than one

Thank macort
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love chocolate ice cream, but not all of the places can offer a good one. Ah Cacao has an amazing one, and also a Mayan version with spices, is very good but not for everyone, has a chilli flavor.

Thank Andres L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We own a condo in Playa del Carmen, and every morning my daughter and I walk up the street for coffee at Ah Cacao. We LOVE it and look forward to our visits every year. We usually have iced lattes or iced chaos and they...More

Thank Denise E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chocolate frappe here and it was awesome- a perfect way to cool off. My friend had a Mexican chocolate gelato and she said it was 'to die for.' The staff were very friendly and I'll be sure to go back when I'm...More

Thank benegelati20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the kind of coffee shop we go to at home. Yummy organic options. Especially loved the iced chai latte made with real chai tea, not a syrup base. They also have dairy free and lactose free milk available. Tables available in AC as...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Born at night but not last night. Shortchanged 200 pesos upon paying bill, and got absolutely no argument about making it right. Paid with pesos, easy to spot. If you pay with USD, be sure to verify returned $. Will not return to this location.

2  Thank Mitch W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the 5th in Playa del Carmen you can enjoy the real cacao or prime chocolate ingredient in his must natural form. Lots of types of chocolate drink, hot or cold and also fruit shakes and coffee drinks beside several different pastries at very affordable...More

Thank tron38us
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you sell pure vanilla and cocoa powder that you can bring home?
6 November 2015|
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!
Can the chocolate body wrap put on face?
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
I saw the doctor today and he confirmed that I can't live without Ah Cacao coffee. How can I get it in the U.S.?
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
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
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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