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38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is the best place for breakfast/lunch! so yummy and great price. You feel super relaxed and the service is so good! Bring cash, they don't accept cards.

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Thank Elizabetta G
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Woooww Woooww La Cueva del Chango What a FANTASTIC experience we had at Breakfast, if you want to try this place make sure you get there early and /or go prepared to wait 20 minutes for your table. This place is soooo popular for Breakfast and after you eat there you will understand the reason why. They have delicious food,... More 

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Thank consuelo77
california
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OMG; I went 10 yrs ago and it's still same owners and help...fabulous and delicious and very authentic and homemade...special fruit drinks...This is a must stop!

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Thank luv2travel4646
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A block or so off Fifth Avenue in a nice shaded location. Food was very good and came in huge portions.

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Thank Michael H
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was just down the street from our resort so we stopped in one morning for breakfast. After that we ended up there at least once a day either for breakfast, lunch or take out chips and guacamole. Everything on the menu is so fresh and the kitchen is open so you can see the staff preparing the food... More 

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Thank Michelle F
Panama City, Panama
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210 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was delicious, and the service makes all the experience even better! With only a few hours before catching our flight, we wanted a nice mexican breakfast, so we headed to La Cueva del Chango, based on the reviews. The setting was really nice, and the restaurant can sit many people, so don't worry if you see it crowded outside,... More 

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Thank PanamanianWanderlust
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we got the wrong dish but totally bemused by the reviews on here. Yes the place looks as cool as could be but food nothing special at all.

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Thank calasanfan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time eating here and the food was wonderful. Especially the guacamole. I had the salad with grill tuna and my husband the fish tacos. Both awesome

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Thank Rosetta A
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't understand the high ratings for this restaurant. We had breakfast there and it was certainly fine, but not exceptional. The ambiance deserves 5 stars though. It really is like a cave with colored glass bottles embedded in the roof to let the light through.

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Thank David H
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome gem we had breakfast at. Food excellent & the service was spectacular. A must stop while your here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
  • Phone Number: +52 984 147 0271
Description
La Cueva del Chango is a unique restaurant-bar, not only in concept but also for the natural setting amongst abundant vegetation and trees. The culinary concept is natural Mexican food, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the juices are made with fresh fruit and we also have a bar with an ample assortment of premium brands. The wines we serve are mexican, thus offering and ample selection. In La Cueva del Chango we believe in the Mexican cuisine and offer a high quality product at a reasonable price.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?