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38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
Today
08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a pleasant lunch here with good appetizers, friendly service and reasonable prices. A bit hard to find (off the beaten path) but worth it!

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Thank David K
Cordoba, Spain
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Compared to previous visits the evening was a bad experience. The waiters treat customers like robots who are trained but have no heart. The plates tasted the same. Everything spicy hot and boring. Price vs value is negative. The past was bright the present is grey. Changes required. Not recommended.

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Thank GeorgeLaszlo
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on our last night in Playa del Carmen and were not disappointed! The food was amazing! The drinks were amazing! The restaurant itself was beautiful! So many trees around. They only accept cash! Highly recommend this restaurant!!!!

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always come here multiple morning when I am in Playa. My husband and I are both obsessed with their chilaquiles- they are delicious! We usually get chipotle and mulato with eggs or chicken. The atmosphere is an added bonus, I love the layout and decor, feels like I am in the jungle. Even when there is a wait, the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my wife and another couple. Lovely setting. Fantastic food. Great service. Would go back again without a doubt. Paul UK

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Thank Paul B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place so much I had to go back again. Usually I like to try as many different places as possible but I'm so glad I came back for more. The atmosphere was very inviting. From the man hosting, to all the waiters. I can tell this place works as a true team should. There where 3 different... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could break it down, this place would get: 5 stars for location, ambiance, scenery etc. The setting is beautiful, with fishpools and flowers and trees to eat amongst. If you are eating up front, make sure to walk around a little and check out all the other areas. 4 stars for food: Food was pretty good, enjoyed the... More 

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love almost everything about this place. The food is great, the waiters are fast and friendly, the setting is beautiful but it gets really crowded and there's a lot of noise as to really enjoy everything else. Lots of annoying crying children.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our concierge recommended this restaurant as we had been very disappointed with the food at our all-inclusive resort. When I told her we were going into Playa Del Carmen for dinner and were looking for good Mexican food, El Cueva Del Chango was the first and only restaurant she recommended. The ambiance was awesome, both inside and out. Our family... More 

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Thank Suzy F
california
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the breakfasts. A large menu available to look at on line. Be careful of the hot sauce they bring in the little bowls. One is extremely hot.

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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, 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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?