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La Cueva del Chango

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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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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine here every year - a truely magical place and must visit if your in the area. WONDERFUL food and atmoshere.

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Atlanta
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food and a winning atmosphere make this the place to eat on Calle 38. Our host Andres was charming and the food was very creative.

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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant, mainly under the shadows of lush trees and always busy and packed with customers. We went for breakfast and had (and recommend) Empanadas de Queso Oaxaca (Oaxaca cheese dumplings), simply delicious. The best were the chilaquiles, varied, tasteful, beautiful. Sometimes the service went slow for so many customers they have to attend to, but nothing to impede the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stay and eat in Playa looking for places locals eat. The breakfast and service were excellent. The chilaquiles (chicken) were the best I have ever had. A must for breakfast we will be back

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brandon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us went 3 ordered crepes I ordered lime soup. Crepes came and were eaten still no soup,inquired a couple of times finally came cold ,sent it back. Disappointed. Crepes were apparently good.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently came here for dinner. The staff was great and the food was delicious and the prices were great. Had been before years ago and it definitely lived up to my memory.

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Omaha, NE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really cute place with delicious breakfast. Chilaquiles are really, really good. Lots of fresh juice options as well. Fun place for the family as the atmosphere is fun- lots of trees, turtles and fish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere, great setting. The service is friendly and price is good. Try it! Open air seating.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well first off the service was poor. We had to ask for a lot of items that should be brought to table automatically. Then the drinks we poor quality and not just ours as the table next to us sent back their drink as well. Then the food came. It tasted good but was cold. So we had to send... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People have been raving about this place but we avoided it due to previous negative reviews on here. We met people who ate at La Cueva recently and said it was fabulous so we thought we would give it a go. I ordered a pina colada and it was not sweet at all, I sent it back and asked her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, 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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?