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La Habichuela Downtown

Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 884 3158
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“caesar salad” (62 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perhaps the most romantic restaurant in the area, with outstanding food and impeccable service. The ambiance is spectacular, and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and beautifully trained. And the food is prepared perfectly. Do not miss this experience.

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After eating last night at a 'new' establishment in the hotel zone that claimed to be vegetarian-friendly but wasn't, we were anxious to redeem ourselves with our vegan guests and suggested La Habichuela. It had been several years since we were in the downtown location...More

Thank DBS927
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First visit... and the last one! We were looking for a great place to eat fish and shrimps. Our plates were fade in taste and over cooked. Bad experience if you are a foodie like I am and like to eat fresh food. Do not...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt first visit (January) was delightful, ordered lobster thermidor and savored every bite! The lobster was tender, flavor and thermidor sauce was perfect. Second visit (February), Lobster thermidor was tough had a metallic taste and thermidor sauce was really hollandaise and was served room temperature....More

Thank Vincent K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food were great. We ate in the garden and it was absolutely stunning. The food was great and the service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and the manager even came around to make sure we were having a great experience....More

Thank Lshughes8013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve eaten here many times in the past but this visit was very disappointing. The atmosphere is still charming but the food was not up to expectations. We had a party of seven and service was poor. Waited more than hour after salad course to...More

Thank BALovToTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family looks forward to going to La Habichuela every year in Cancun. The service is top notch and the food is great. The cocobichuela (their specialty) is a must! The outside patio is beautiful and the staff is extremely friendly. We can’t wait to...More

Thank MollyeL95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here nearly 15 years ago and loved it. We returned this week to find virtually nothing has changed. We even had the same waiter....someone who's worked there more than 30 years -- which in and of itself speaks tons...More

1  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents recommended this place to us so we took their advice. We loved it. The service, food, and ambiance were outstanding! Not sure why we hadn’t been there before, but we will definitely be back in the future!More

Thank soccermom0810
Habichuela, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Customers: Thank you for joining us and sharing your great experience at La Habichuela, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere of our Restaurant. We hope to be in your list of "places to visit in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and very good service, in a nice setting. Traditional restaurant downtown, so nice to get out of the hotel zone for a change of pace. Recommend.

Thank KAP
Habichuela, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Customers: Thank you for making us a part of your holidays!! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant La Habichuela, it was a pleasure to serve you! We hope you will be coming back soon! Best regards, Armando Pezzotti

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Questions & Answers
31 December 2016|
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Response from paulynnita | Reviewed this property |
We spent about $800 mexican pesos for dinner for 2.
Allison N
3 December 2016|
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Response from Eduardo P | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, did not see the question before. I have been visiting yearly, even with grown up kids (10-12 years old) and don't ever remember seeing a kids menu. But things do change year to year and it's always good to check... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico
    (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: +52 998 884 3158
  • E-mail
Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a legend of Cancun with more than 38 years of operation. Some say that if you don't know La Habichuela, you don't know Cancun. The unique and a genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, complete menu of Mexican cuisine,Caribbean seafood , steaks, international dishes, have built the restaurant's strong reputation. La Habichuela was awarded the Five Diamonds Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences & is a proud recipient of the National Best Restaurant Award and the recognition of DIRONA since 2001. La Habichuela is considered a must in Cancun
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