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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
08:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Stanwood, Washington
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is in a little jungle setting with a pond. The tables are scattered around in the trees. The food is very good with a traditional mayan flair, but they also have regular type items like sandwiches.i had the best breakfast there. They can be busy sometimes and the service can be slow, but it's a great place to... More 

Thank runwench
Leon, Mexico
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is great, it´s actualy like inside of a little jungle, with trees, and a little fountain with turtles with a bridge, the service is excelent, they have a lot of fruit juices (made at the moment) the chilaquiles are great, excellent sauces, not the boring sauces of the resorts. i definitely will come back.

Thank rubenrodriguezchavez
Sag Harbor, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner last stay in playa. We had heard good things and were not disappointed. The guacamole was the best we had our entire stay. All the food was fresh and delicious. We all had fish of varying recipes and everyone enjoyed immensely. Will be back!

Thank Jason S
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 7 with 2 small children. We had a nice table in middst of the "jungle" and there was enough room for the two little ones to move around without desturbing other guests. Service was very friendly and the food very nicely presented. All of mexican specialities were available and tasted great. Great location for an... More 

Thank Eva G
Raleigh, NC
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was my favorite - we ate lunch here on several occasions, and each time I ordered the same thing: garlic shrimp with vegetables and rice. This dish arrived with approximately 7-8 large shrimp - marinated in buttery garlic deliciousness. The rice had a slight crunch, the vegetables cooked to perfection. This dish, combined with a glass of wine... More 

Thank kimmers722
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance is lovely, but the food was tasteless and room temperature. We noticed most of the bad reviews are during dinner service, and the glowingly positive ones for lunch/brunch. Maybe try earlier in the day?

Thank morrowdoug
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My group and I enjoyed our meal. Two of us ordered a bottle of Rose to share. I really liked it, my friend doesn't like it dry, but I do. However, she was very pleased while drinking it. We ordered a couple appetizers and both were exceptionally satisfying. I had been craving a salad, so I ordered the salad with... More 

Thank Elli P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Playa every year and stay for 2 weeks. We eat here at least 6-7 times during our stay. We have been coming to playa for many years and have eaten at MANY different restaurants both on and off 5th ave. This place is in our top 5! Excellent upscale food at mid range prices. Large portions of... More 

Thank Chris H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there based in a recommendation from our hotel. What a total disappointment! We had a party of 5, the food ordered by 2 of our group members never came out. The waiter was fully aware that only 3 people had been served and never once came over to explain the delay or apologize. The manager or owner on... More 

Thank Bellamiacara
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a classic for breakfast in Playa del Carmen. A peaceful atmosphere with a beautiful garden, fountains, pleasant trees to give shade and a unique jungle-style architecture make it a perfect place for a tasty breakfast after a party night. The best scramble eggs and chilaquiles in town.

Thank AdrianaJoh14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?