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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 good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“caesar salad” (43 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 1 week ago via mobile

The best lobster you can eat in Cancún ! Great pasta , the place is beautiful ! C'est bon marché ! Molto buono !

Thank Aloisio P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My original review was 5/5. Not today! I ordered sautéed seafood Ajillo and seafood pasta. Seafood in both dishes was severely over cooked. Not good for a primarily seafood restaurant at high prices for locale. Octopus and squid too dense and chewy to eat. No...More

Thank coassassin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this place in a book. It didn't disappoint. Friendly staff, fantastic service, authentic, delicious Mexican / Caribbean food - the bread melted in your mouth, the best steak we'd had in long time. The chicken was like salmon. Great choice, good prices....More

Thank LJones6662949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here for lunch around 2pm and it is not too busy. We got a table inside with the view of the garden. All staff here from the moment we entered are friendly, patient and helpful. We ordered the shrimp and lobster coconut curry,...More

Thank bingz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful restaurant, close to the hotels and with a unique atmosphere. Great option to go with family or a romantic dinner

Thank augustoarcoverde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and arriving (by police car) with high expectations, we weren't disappointed The settings were lovely and the service was superb. The menu had many tempting choices and we were all delighted with the the meal. I would certainly recommend the...More

Thank Waynegreaves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The garden out the back is beautiful, very romantic! The staff are very attentive, the service was top notch!! The food wasn't mind blowing.. we enjoyed the food for sure but I wouldn't put the food standard with the pricing. Maybe we just ordered the...More

Thank rjs520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always come here the last night of our vacation because we know we're going to have a relaxing evening with superb food and service. I recommend eating outside where you can enjoy the garden with its little lights and over-sized, white wrought iron Princess...More

Thank icyvelvet
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Run, don't walk to this gem! Great food and service! Shared a shrimp, lobster and steak platter and it was all great. Beautiful setting with twinkling lights outside. Very special memories here!More

Thank SuzyQinHou
Habichuela, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear SuzyQuinHou: We are happy to hear that you have special memories at La Habichuela, for 40 years we'been trying to provide not only good food and service but a unforgetabble experiences. Thanks for visiting us and for sharing. We are looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We came here on Yelp reviews and were not disappointed. We couldn't find it at first because it's on a small street that didn't seem to harbor a nice restaurant :). We found it and entered to very helpful host. Between the four of us...More

Thank Treylathe
Habichuela, Director General at La Habichuela Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear customers: Thank you very much for taking the time to share the great experience you had at La Habichuela, this will help others to find a place out of the ordinary where to enjoy a memorable dinner. We are looking forward to welcoming you...More

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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
4 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
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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
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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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