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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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5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long walk from the ferry, but so worth it. I happen to love that dark chocolate. So I really enjoyed that cup of really creamy chocolate.

Thank nottoohappy2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The coffee here is the same quality as Starbucks, only cheaper. They’ll even give you 5% discount if you use a credit card! The service is fast, cheerful and friendly. I can thoroughly recommend this chain.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in here while walking along 5 th Avenue and got a great sample of dark chocolate. We both ended up buying a bit. Good stuff.

Thank Terry0106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I come here and buy chocolates the service is so friendly and the place so well-maintained. This is a great spot to refresh and buy gifts to take home. I would happily go back here again.

Thank HungryTorontoGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always enjoy my visits to Ah Cacao. A trendy spot serving great products and convenient 5th Avenue locations.

Thank woodspnt
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s an okay place for good coffees and chocolate. Truly Mexican Starbucks if that’s you deal. Miss the local cafes.

Thank Playapalms
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to start the day. Great Americano and delicious Brownies. The staff is great and coffee delicious. We went back numerous times while in Playa Del Carmen.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for a quick refreshment break whilst out shopping. We have visited the cafe on previous years so we returned again. Caramel soya iced latte was good. Chai Latte was amazing. One of the best we had ever had. Definitely recommend. Staff were really...More

Thank cdt1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do you love local, organic, delicious chocolate and coffee? If you don’t, then go to Starbucks. If you do, then go to Ah Cocao. They have amazing beverages, tasty chocolate, lovely seating area, and friendly staff. I have been traveling in Playa for several days,...More

Thank hmurrayhmb1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe location on Calle Constituyentes at Fifth Avenue and was served by Angie. The experience was heavenly. The sun was a bit strong so instead of sitting outside, I took a seat on the inside. it was very comfortable...More

Thank BZworld
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Questions & Answers
6 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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