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La Cueva del Chango

Mexican Restaurant, Arcade, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Playa del Carmen
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    Matt C.
    "They have a great chocolate mole fish, enchiladas or pollo."(14 Tips)
    Kyo S.
    "Very good spot for breakfast and they have really good smoothies."(91 Tips)
    Nicolas B.
    "And try the fried bananas with sour cream and cheese."(4 Tips)
    Simple F.
    "Crepe a and chilaquiles"(13 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • healthy food
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • chilaquiles
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  • Vanessa T.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa TDecember 21, 2016
    Beautiful space amongst nature. Only came for brunch but the food was delicious and service was top notch! We waited for about 15 minutes and the hostess took our drink orders while we waited.
  • Kyo S.heart icon on user image
    Kyo SongFebruary 26, 2016
    Very good spot for breakfast and they have really good smoothies. Food portions were on the smaller side but it was a nice full meal for us
  • Nicolas B.heart icon on user image
    Nicolas BelloniApril 25, 2016
    Wide range of both Mexican and foreign dishes. Empañadas were great. And try the fried bananas with sour cream and cheese. Really nice atmosphere and staff.
  • Sandyheart icon on user image
    SandyMarch 24, 2019
    Get the fresh juice - any fresh juice. The pan dulce is great. Portion sizes are pretty dang big. I love sitting in the back for breakfast. Ambiance 💯
  • Stephraaaheart icon on user image
    StephraaaJuly 1, 2021
    Beautiful restaurant set in an cute garden. At some point a monkey came swinging by in the trees above us. The food is amazing. A good place to try all kinds of mexican food. Super recommend!
  • Johan D.
    Johan DittlauAugust 18, 2019
    Great service! Carrot pound cake and banana pound cake after the breakfast was crown of the meal! I had chilaquiles and it was very generous portion which can be shared by two. All is very tasty.
  • Sandro D.heart icon on user image
    Sandro Di SimplicioOctober 3, 2015
    Great place to eat. Grilled cheese to start rocks, tuna is amazing in any forms. WiFi: 54321cueva
  • Shaddawn R.heart icon on user image
    Shaddawn RedDecember 22, 2017
    Had lovely dinner with so far best Margueritas in Playa del Carmen. All courses were delicious. Try tostada de atun, Chile rellenados con camarones and queso al horno, simply delicious.
  • Gui S.heart icon on user image
    Gui SeizJanuary 24, 2015
    This place is ridiculous! It's beautiful, the food is amazing, the staff is the nicest, and it doesn't break the bank. At all. We had enchiladas, guac 👌, and mix your own smoothies. all recommended!
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichFebruary 4, 2016
    Great spot, super cute with its turtles, streams, & foliage. Their sopa Azteca was awesome (one of my fave mexican soups).
  • Shaddawn R.heart icon on user image
    Shaddawn RedDecember 22, 2017
    Tostada de atun, chile rellenados and queso al horno are delicious. Tried also the chicken with chile sauce - it was perfect!
  • Kristýna U.heart icon on user image
    Kristýna UllrichApril 8, 2018
    Everything that leaves the kitchen is perfect! We love mole, salads, guacamole, flan... Everything! Our favorite restaurant in Playa del Carmen.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissMarch 12, 2015
    Fantastic breakfast spot with outdoor seating and insane chillaquilles. Get a fresh squeezed gigantic juice, too.
  • Gabriella T.heart icon on user image
    Gabriella TruhlarMay 15, 2017
    Delicious breakfast, beautiful place and great service. We had the Motuleños and pechulle. Both very tasty with lots of flavor.
  • Jorge C.heart icon on user image
    Jorge Castro IllingworthDecember 27, 2017
    Very good breakfast place, amazing service and affordable. Be prepared to wait at least 30-40 minutes to get a table in high season, worth it!
  • Tyler
    TylerMarch 18, 2012
    SUPER fruit and yogurt! less basic than it sounds. the "granola" is some ridiculous topping i want to bottle and take with me everywhere! also great coffee and typical mexican egg dishes done right.
  • Eugenia P.heart icon on user image
    Eugenia PalaciosDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great mexican breakfast! juices, chilaquiles, eggs. Is a must while in Playa. Arrive early, otherwise you will have to wait for a table.
  • Kevinheart icon on user image
    KevinJune 27, 2021
    Great drinks, and while the fish w/mole was a bit too sweet for me I respected how they made their own twists on Mexican food
  • Priscila d.
    Priscila de AlcântaraAugust 14, 2018
    Beautiful atmosphere! It worth to wait in line. Staff is friendly. Food is great and the juices are amazing!
  • Matt C.heart icon on user image
    Matt CDecember 28, 2016
    Not just for breakfast! Dinner is amazing also. They have a great chocolate mole fish, enchiladas or pollo. Yum!
  • Kira R.heart icon on user image
    Kira RochaJanuary 16, 2017
    Beautiful restaurant, friendly and fast staff. We had grilled cheese and stuffed peppers, everything delicious
  • Alexeyheart icon on user image
    AlexeyJune 21, 2016
    Amazing interior design, worth checking out! Also, good healthy options. However, service was super slow and food taste was somewhat underwhelming. 7/10.
  • Abyss D.
    Abyss Dive CenterOctober 7, 2014
    The BEST "chiles en nogada" in Playa del Carmen. A visual & gustatory delight! Vegetarian option also available.
  • Bellaheart icon on user image
    BellaMay 14, 2017
    Everything delicious and great service. Chilaquiles and Natural juices.
  • Njoud F.heart icon on user image
    Njoud FahadSeptember 15, 2019
    Very friendly staff, delicious breakfast & excellent atmosphere!
  • Matt C.heart icon on user image
    Matt CDecember 28, 2016
    Get the flan! It's thick like a cheesecake and not sickly sweet like most flan. The caramel coating was light and delicious.
  • Michal S.
    Michal SubelMarch 6, 2016
    The best guacamole, pico de gallo and stuffed peppers around. Also super friendly staff.
  • Abyss D.
    Abyss Dive CenterJuly 19, 2013
    Several choices of salsa to go with their yummy chilaquiles. Try the chipotle - great smoky flavor & a little heat.
  • Ania P.heart icon on user image
    Ania P.February 22, 2017
    This place has it all: amazing food, beautiful setting and great service. Strongly recommended!
  • Abyss D.
    Abyss Dive CenterApril 24, 2012
    Their hand-made tortillas are delicious; and as a friend said "mole just like my mother makes". Breakfast, lunch or dinner - worth a visit
  • Natasha S.heart icon on user image
    Natasha StoopNovember 17, 2015
    Everything! One of my favorite places! Service, food, staff and awesome setting. Love it!
  • Kika N.heart icon on user image
    Kika NajarMarch 14, 2015
    Amazing place, food and service! Chilaquiles are great, and the coffee. They have turtles 😄
  • Nicholas S.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas StocksMay 31, 2016
    Chilaquilas are amazing, two people can share one - big portion!
  • L J.heart icon on user image
    L JJanuary 2, 2018
    All good, fresh home made local cuisine, tuna and toastana are excellent
  • Kasia K.heart icon on user image
    Kasia KMay 5, 2018
    absolutely great margaritas, try tamarind frozen margarita with mezcal
  • Dave Y.heart icon on user image
    Dave YeuJuly 4, 2015
    On the northern, quieter end of Quinta. Great veggie options like stuffed chiles.
  • Marin K.
    Marin KolegaOctober 10, 2021
    Very delicious food, nice and friendly staff. My reccomendation!
  • Anne S.heart icon on user image
    Anne Signoret WaringDecember 13, 2018
    The Chilaquiles with egg on the top are delicious!!!
  • Krzysztof L.
    Krzysztof L.July 30, 2023
    big disappointment. nice place servng awful food and service that ignores you all the time and you wait ages for everything…. no more! this tacos n the pic cost over 150 pesos!!!
  • Lane P.heart icon on user image
    Lane PelovskyJune 11, 2014
    Free Wifi! Loved the Margs, guac, pico, shrimp and chicken tacos
  • Yesiheart icon on user image
    YesiNovember 17, 2015
    Delicious food! Beautiful place!! Breakfast are the best!!
  • Abyss D.
    Abyss Dive CenterDecember 31, 2012
    Try the vegetarian platter - so rich & tasty even non-veggies will like it!
  • Victor P.heart icon on user image
    Victor PascualSeptember 4, 2015
    Quite and relaxed place. The banana smothie was really good!
  • Agustin O.
    Agustin O'horanNovember 22, 2015
    For national and foreign tourists I don't recommend this place , I've tried better places for sure. Is too much waiting time.Food is regular and they don not accept credits and debit cards.
  • Junie B.heart icon on user image
    Junie B-pAugust 22, 2012
    Breakfast And dinner are delicious! Location setting os romantic at night!
  • Amy K.heart icon on user image
    Amy KFebruary 20, 2015
    Great service! Breakfasts and the coffee are A++!
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RothMay 11, 2017
    Fantastic and gigantic chilaquiles
  • Davoheart icon on user image
    DavoJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good but the SPECIAL of the day is always a good way to go. The waiters are sometimes rude and cranky and treat you like you're dumb for asking details on the plates. Ignore this & enjoy
  • Shana R.heart icon on user image
    Shana RayNovember 5, 2014
    Mole! Mole! Mole! All you need to know!
  • Bryan H.heart icon on user image
    Bryan HernandezSeptember 30, 2016
    Very authentic. Great food, atmosphere, and service!
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