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Ah Cacao Chocolate Cafe

5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (319 reviews)
“ice cream” (96 reviews)
Open Now
07:15 - 23:30All hours
Mexican, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

People, it's a chocolate cafe... pretty hard to go wrong! The drinks (hot or cold) are amazing and have such a unique flavour that I can't stay away!! The tamales are awesome too, and having a vegetarian friendly option for a veggie like me is...More

Thank Xiooooooo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love their chocolate bars without sugar and their chocolate croissants. They use ground fruit to sweeten the bars.

Thank CharBonda
Reviewed 6 days ago

Here's an excellent coffee shop WITH chocolate. I like the Ah Cacao at La Quinta(5th AV) Y Constitutientes better but both locations offer great service and wonderful coffee...hot, cold with all their expected additions. Why not support a local company? Especially, when the prices are...More

Thank Kelso9087654
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good environment and customer service, I didn't get to stay long but I was really impressed with the iced latte I ordered, it was so delicious!

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you pass by one of these make sure you pick up a 70% dark choc bar, really great chocolate, and great ice cream too!!! I also bought chocolate cacao powder and vanilla for baking at home. We really loved the quality of the chocolate!

Thank lupilu81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service. Clean, friendly atmosphere. Good prices. Great coffee, great spot to sit and people watch. You can sit inside or upstairs too, in a/c.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Only Place to buy Chocolate in Playa...The Hot Chocolate is Incredible...The Coffee Amazing along with their Desserts ❤️

Thank hollyplaya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a neat little find. They have amazing coffee drinks and products- highly recommend it! I got a chocolate soap bar too- so neat

Thank vacati0ner888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the first day in Playa I walked hectic high energy 5th. Went in to Cacao because I love chocolate and wanted to try Mexican Chocolate. Bought two bars to carry. OMG! Should have purchased more. Next day hustled back (ten minute walk from condo)...More

Thank Monetoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, and that smell of coffee hypnotizes, affordable price, delicious dessert. And very well located on Fifth Avenue. So delicios the coffee.

Thank Kimberly A
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Questions & Answers
6 November 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, in Ah Cacao you can buy whole vanilla beans, natural vanilla extract, and fine flavor cocoa powder in bags of different sizes. Enjoy your visit!
22 October 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
The product is recommended for the body only but most people should be able to use on the face as well without any adverse effects. We recommend trying applying a small amount to test the product on your face's skin and only... More
6 February 2015|
Response from Ah_Cacao | Property representative |
We've got you covered! Just send us a message at through the Ah Cacao website (TripAdvisor won't let us place the link here) and we will organize a super-rush FedEx shipment to your home!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
07:15 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue | Between 38th and 40th streets, Via 38 Condominium, Playa del Carmen 77720, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Playa del Carmen
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Ah Cacao Chocolate Café offers natural well-being with premium coffee, chocolate, cacao and vanilla products, direct from the Mexican countryside. The store celebrates the Maya origins of chocolate, Mexico's gift to the world. Specialties include dark chocolate brownies, 100% cacao treats, coffee drinks prepared by professional baristi, and a wide range of packaged gifts (including chocolate cosmetics) for chocolate and coffee lovers.Your purchase in Ah Cacao supports local Mexican families and wildlife conservation projects.
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