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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
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to la Cueva del Chango many times and I had always had a good time. The food is very tasty and the staff polite and available. What I love more is the garden environment, the light and the decoration. I love sharing time with friends in a place like that.

Thank Denisa Z
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked in as a group of 14 at 9pm without a reservation and they were so helpful and accommodating. The restaurant ambiance was really cool and the Margaritas were awesome and everyone enjoyed their dinners very much!!

Thank Rahshina
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat several meals here every year. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. The cream of habenero soup is a must. Our table had tuna tostadas, chicken mole, and goat cheese salad. This was an excellent meal. Their breakfast is wonderful, especially the French toast. Don't miss it.

Thank woosband
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying close by so decided to give this place a try. Interesting place..watch where you walk or you could end up tripping. Lots of rocks and little pathways. The food and service was just ok. We got a table right away but they moved us twice..then we kept being rushed to place our order, eat and pay our... More 

Thank Christine L
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and environment is cool. Nice quiet area sometimes mosquitoes are an issue since it's secluded. Been here several times with groups of people never had an issue.

Thank Awolsmith
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful canopy of trees in the garden patio. Friendly service. But the dinner food was very bland. Seems like this place gets very good reviews for breakfast and not dinner...now I know why. My kids got the chicken tacos. Chicken was not seasoned in anything. Just cook up some plain chicken and throw in a tortilla. That's it. I ordered... More 

Thank Lex G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are here with my three kids and husband on our second night in Playa. This restaurant is completely outside among overhanging trees, lanterns, and small streams. It is fun and neat and dark and great. We had terrific service and started with mezcal while the kids had fresh mixed fruit juices. Dinner was great, fresh, and authentic. The salsas were... More 

Thank joanna c
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Mexican food! One of the best chilaquiles in town!! We loved everything! The place is really popular and even if the service is quite good you might expect some waiting to get a table

Thank Berenice R
Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is actually pretty good, they offer Mexican food mainly and all the ingredients are similar or equal to the typical Mexican food, the service was good and it offers you excellent value for your money, I strongly recommend to order juice.

Thank Carlos R
Calgary, Canada
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303 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually sometimes going back to the same places because the quality of the food the service atmosphere Or food can't find else tuna with pasilla chili sauce,chicken poblano fresh juices

Thank John R

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?