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La Habichuela Downtown

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Margaritas Street # 25 Downtown | In the Heart of Downtown. Palapas Park Main Plaza, Cancun 77500, Mexico (Avenida Coba & Uxmal)
+52 998 884 3158
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We reserved on open table having earlier wandered into 2 restaurants who would not seat us. The ambiance is amazing with the twinkling little lights on the trees surrounding the patio and the water feature in the middle of the patio. but.. we waited to be seated. then we waited to order water, then we waited to order drinks, then... More 

Thank PatGirl111
Cancun, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to experience an excellent dinner or brunch in my opinion this is the best restaurant in Cancun, it has outdoor dining and the setting is beautiful the food is delicious and you will experience an authentic Yucatan meal.

Thank Chicacuba
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us decided to go downtown for dinner and La Habichuela was recommended. Lovely garden setting. Staff could not have been nicer and the food was really good. I think we might have enjoyed the Mayan show and water setting of La Habichuela Sunset a little more, but this was a really nice dinner anyhow.

Thank MSR23
Ballincollig, Ireland
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there a couple of days ago. Been brought to our table quite quickly after arriving, beautiful atmosphere there. Prices definitely above average compared to what's around but that was expected before. Shared the Tapa al Ajillo for starters, extremely nice and tasty. My girlfriend had the Atun a la Parrilla, very tasty and myself went for the Mar &... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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189 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the first restaurants I looked into when I was considering where to go for New Year's eve and I'm so glad I picked it! To me personally this was by far the best place we ate at it on trip...that being said we ate at a lot of stellar places. However for the price, ambiance, service... More 

Thank patterd7
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was New Year's Eve and I was in town with my wife to celebrate our anniversary, so I wanted a really special place. The atmosphere was amazing - styled after Mayan ruins, and really beautifully decorated inside and out. The Muzak wasn't Mexican, more like elevator music. While the waiters spoke English, it seemed like almost every question or... More 

Thank Tim P
Salem, Oregon
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended to us by a woman in Puerto Morelos. I was very glad we went. We ate in the beautiful, light filled garden. the food was excellent, the service outstanding, and the presentation great. Prices compared to the US were ridiculously inexpensive. Great place.

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Brookfield, Illinois
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic margaritas and wonderful seafood! A definite must do! Away from the hotel zone, but a delightful experience.

Thank dainaf
Chicago, IL
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seating in the garden is magical. I give them a good rating based on service and settings. The food was ok. My wife had the Grouper which is to be avoided. My lobster was better and don't get any desert as it was terrible.

Thank TravelsABunch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing! From the onion rolls to the home made table side Caesar salad to the lobster stuffed grouper. Fine dining at a reasonable price. Outdoor dining is my favorite! The garden is a beautiful place to eat. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood, International
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?