La Habichuela - Centro
La Habichuela - Centro
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La Habichuela - Centro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lahabichuela.com/
  • Phone: 01 998 884 3158
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 6:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 12:00am

    Comida: Lunes - Domingo: 12:00 - 18:00; Cena: Lunes - Domingo: 18:00 - 24:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Juan Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenida Coba & Uxmal
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A private lot is located 20 meters from the restaurant, without cost.

    Situado a 20 metros del restaurante sin costo.
A word from La Habichuela - Centro
Located in the center of the city, La Habichuela, has become a establishment of Cancun with more than 32 years operation. Some say that if you don’t know La Habichuela, you don’t know Cancun. The genuine ambience of the Mayan culture, attentive service, & a menu complete with Caribbean seafood dishes, Mexican cuisine, steaks, & international cuisine, 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.

Ubicado en el centro de la ciudad La Habichuela, se ha convertido en una leyenda de Cancún, con casi 32 años de operación, se dice que si no conoces la Habichuela no conoces Cancún. El genuino ambiente de la cultura Maya, el servicio cuidado al detalle y el menú de platillos de mariscos con recetas genuinas y de estilo caribeño, se complementa con los favoritos de la cocina mexicana, cortes americanos y cocina internacional.
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La Habichuela - Centro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great Seafood!
    OsegueraVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    The food was delicious, the price was more than reasonable for what you got. The waiter was stellar. Beautiful setting, attentive wait staff without being over bearing. I did not find the neighborhood bad at all, not the hotel zone. For lunch I had The Famous Cocobichuela, Chunks of Lobster and Shrimp Cooked in Curry Sauce Served in a Coconut Shell with Rice and Garnished with Tropical Fruits. But for a reasonably priced fine dining "experience", come here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite restaurant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2012
    Our favorite restaurant in Cancun. We take company there, every year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    pinklady13VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    We had a wonderful dinner at La Habichuela downtown. We had heard about this restaurant for many years but since we usually do all inclusive hotels in Mexico we don't go out for dinner. As had availability for dinner vacation we took the opportunity. It was so worth waiting for and will not wait this long again. Dinner was excellent, service, ambiance - Carlos was a wonderful waiter who also made our table side Caesar salad and Mayan coffee. The entire meal was a delightful and was beautifully presented and served. Will be back again when we are in Cancun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The staff is incredibly efficient.
    SkaaVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    The staff is incredibly efficient. I found their ability to quickly clear a table and get it ready within seconds for their next dinner guests remarkable. However, I didn't particularly like the ambiance as I felt like I was eating in the forest.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here on a Tuesday night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2011
    Came here on a Tuesday night. We made reservations thinking this place was going to be packed. We were the only diners there during dinner. The food looked and tasted like it was pre-made and heated up. To top things off, my husband became very sick after our dinner there. We should've sent the $100 doctor bill to the restaurant. We would not recommend this place to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cancun icon
    FHDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    The place is an iconic Cancun restaurant. The meal started out with a wonderful cervice and ceasar salad made at the table. I had the special lobster in a coconut. Very strange flavor and overcooked seafood. My husband's fish was also over cooked. The atmosphere was very cute and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice experience
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    Enjoyed a terrific dinner with outstanding service,is located in the downtown area of Cancun (not the touristy area) and was a nice taxi drive,they have a 'sister' La Habichuela in the hotel zone if you don't want to travel that far.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We just went to La Habichuela
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    We just went to La Habichuela last week when in Cancun. 4 adults and 2 kids (ages 6 and 9). It had just rained so we couldn't sit out in the Mayan patio but did walk out there - very nice. We ate inside but still had a great dinner - the food was excellent! I had the cocobichuela specialty, my wife and others had the grouper and my kids had guacamole and quesadillas. Everbody loved their food! Our server was very attentive. I'm not a huge margarita fan, but the margaritas here were amazing! Highly recommended for those who want a nice dinner out in Cancun and who definitely want to avoid the whole Senor Frogs, Carlos & Charlie's scene! Bill was a slight bit pricey but worth it for some authentic Mayan-influenced, Mexican cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I recommend the original downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/6/2010
    I recommend the original downtown Cancun over the new version in the hotel zone- the food is some of the best I've ever had in Cancun. Service is exceptional. There are a number of unique dishes - everything is worth trying!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/26/2010
    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I can't say enough how absolutely enchanting this place is with the beautiful gardent seating surrounded by old trees, flower-filled vines and lovely water fountains. You'll feel like you're in a fairy tale. Go after 9 if possible to dine with the 'real' Mexicans you'll see beautiful elegant people who are the epitome of grace and class. The 6 pm dinner crowd is mostly tourists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is terrible. It is
    lifeisgoodtravelVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Service is terrible. It is extremely un-professional when the server slammed the restaurant bill holder closed so loud that I can hear it from two tables away. He then started mumbling something about tip in Spanish. He then adds an extra 15% on our bill as TIP in his own hand writing. Well, I did let him know about it but gave him his un-deserved 15% tip reluctantly. I thought TIP is for the service that is beyond standard.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Special place. Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Very Special place. Outstanding food. I will be back next time in Cancun.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant was worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/25/2010
    This restaurant was worth the downtown trip. The food was great, the flavors were explosive. Don't forget to order the Mayan coffee, you are in for an awesome treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were excited to find the
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2010
    We were excited to find the beautiful La Habichuela Sunset within walking distance of our resort. Unfortunatley 4 of the 7 items we wanted were not at this location, including there signature dish! If you have looked at the menu make sure you go to Centro to avoid disapointment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good but not
    GraldaVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2009
    The food was good but not great - was expecting more local, traditional dishes than they had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In the heart of busy Cancun
    PrescottJer
    Dined on 12/14/2009
    In the heart of busy Cancun proper, La Habichuela is like a welcoming oasis. Peaceful and beautiful whether inside or on the patio, the setting for dining is unique and very special. We arrived earlier than most for Mexican dinner and the restaurant was not crowded. As a result it was more quiet and we received the utmost in personal attention. Notable was our Caesar salad prepared tableside, a specialty seafood curry main course served in a coconut shell, and flaming crepes suzette also lovingly prepared tableside. Excellent margaritas and wine by the glass made the whole dining experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you are in Cancun for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/12/2009
    If you are in Cancun for a few days, definitely worth a night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/31/2009
    This was our first time in Cancun; the restaurnat staff made us feel very welcomed. It was also our wedding anniversary which they acknowledged in a very engaging way. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely one of a kind experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2009
    Absolutely one of a kind experience. Will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Home run in every category!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/23/2009
    Home run in every category!! Awesome place!! Totally suprised!!! Never expected such food, or service from this place in the middle of old cancun!! Totally romantic veranda!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet