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La Cueva del Chango

38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 147 0271
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (54 reviews)
“chilaquiles” (152 reviews)
“crepes” (77 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Seafood, Mexican, Contemporary, Healthy, Cafe, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38th Street Between 5ta Avenue And the Sea | Zazil Ha, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a late lunch at La Cueva del Chango. It was okay, but I'm not sure where all those 5-star reviews are coming from. The restaurant is huge open-air space with a papala-type structure as well as lots of awnings and...More

Thank ramblecrunch
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumble across this place by accident one morning. There was a huge line for breakfast. The interior is like a cave with small pools with live turtles. The food is made in an open air kitchen. Everything was amazing. You must seek out the...More

Thank Mrtod2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located right off 5th avenue and has the coolest ambiance ever! The special margarita of the day was amazing and my boyfriend and I ordered the breakfast special which did not disappoint. Service was great and the food is affordable, a must...More

Thank cdecosta7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot. We walked by several times and never saw it until I searched for "good for breakfast" one morning when we wanted to get off the resort breakfast. Name literally means cave of the monkey and it's built and created in preservation of the...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the fresh breads and rolls, to the freshly made juice of the day, you can't get a better breakfast. The servers are friendly, professional and attentive. The breakfast meals are served with boiled beans, and some type of breakfast potato. You will not leave...More

Thank Pamela E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places. The environment is very inviting, the food is delicious the service is fantastic. They have a different fresh squeezed juice for breakfast. A must when you are in Playa-del-carmen.

Thank Newlyn Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here four years ago and were eager to return. It did not disappoint! You must try the habanero chili.

Thank BrekkeFam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little resto feel like eating in the jungle, great mexican foods and good service. Been there many time just love it and not too $$$

Thank Jack P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here three years ago as well and this visit lived up to my good memories of the last. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options if needed. Beautiful natural artsy landscaping. High quality food. There was something screwy with their drinks delivery structure this...More

Thank Artzykelly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been 8 years since last there. I almost walked right past it as everything has been built up around it now. Love the design and ceiling with the bottles in it. Great breakfasts and lunches. A nice seven minute walk from 5th and...More

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Questions & Answers
21 March 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Yes, we do take reservations for lunch and dinner. Not for breakfast though. Do not hesitate to contact me in case you have any further questions or refer to our website.
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21 March 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay but we do not verify the TripAdvisor account almost at all. Yes we do take reservations for dinner only.
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29 February 2016|
Response from afrieder | Property representative |
Dear Elizabeth, Sorry. Only cash in US$ or MXN Pesos. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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