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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brownie” (317 reviews)
“ice cream” (93 reviews)
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Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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

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.

Thank Mitch W
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since my boyfriend and I started dating we liked to go to Playa to have a date night. We found this place a year ago and we loved it. It has become our tradition. Everytime we go to Playa del Carmen we go there. They...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here at the recommendation of a friend from home. Ice cream was delish. What I'm really looking forward to is baking with the cocoa I bought. My friend served us a home-baked brownie that was amazingly smooth and rich, using Ah Cacao's cocoa. Looked...More

Thank SaraJane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place screams of Paris! The smell of gateau au fromage and cafe espresso fill this busy night cafe! perfect for people watching along the 5th ave strip. Try any of their baked delights I like the croissant au chocolat with a Latte and hand...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Brownie ice cream and a Mayan coffee. The ice cream was delicious! They had all sorts of flavors which I'm sure are all tasty. However the Mayan chocolate was not our favorite but if you like pure chocolate you would probably enjoy...More

Thank Bonny A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a Starbucks for chocolate lovers... why don't we have this at home? I love chocolate. If you love chocolate you will love this place. If you don't love chocolate there is no hope for you anyway 😊

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Whether I want to grab a latte to go, or sit down and work for a while (free wifi!), this place never disappoints. The coffee is well prepared and half the price of larger chains in town. I have visited all of...More

Thank HeatherRene
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you want coffee that tastes like COFFEE, this is the place. The espresso frappes are really good on a hot Playa day and have the "hit" of good coffee taste. Good for a light breakfast too with a croissant or a brownie (brownies are...More

Thank BearOnTheLoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the traditional hot chocolate interesting flavour with spice notes. Tried several locations on the Playa del Carmen all consistent good service.

Thank c0400422536
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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.