La Habichuela - Centro

4.5
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MXN310 to MXN500
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Global, International

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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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LuisEscola
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance.
Great tasting food. All dishes tried had great flavors.
A great stop in Cancun.

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vipMary
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Habichuela is our favorite place in Cancun. For decades the food has been consistently excellent and the service top notch! My husband’s favorite dish is the house special Cocobichuela - a yummy shrimp and lobster curry served in a coconut. I go for the grilled whole fish - simplicity at its finest!

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service exceptional. Armando, my waiter, was attentive, but not overly so. I would definitely go back!

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PatriciaAndrade
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Estaba cerrado! Llegamos a nuestra reserva y el local estaba cerrado, luces apagadas. Ni siquiera un letrero que indique por que!

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is great. And all the staff are very patient. Please make sure you check if the day you want to book is NOT a holiday. Because the restaurant still open for booking even it's closed. Until My husband and I arrived, we found it closed! We did not eat anything for the first time we booked it. Overall, the restaurant is fantastic and the environment suitable for couples and families.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is PERMANENTLY CLOSED! Open table should have known this! How will you compensate me for the hassle? Paul Fine, MD

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reiemclaudio
Switzerland
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sehr guter Edelmexikaner. Schönes Ambiente. Preislich nicht teurer als normale Restaurants in Cancun's Hotelzone.

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful. The food was good and the servers were very welcoming and efficient. This is definitely a restaurant worth seeing.

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vipMumMum6x
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still consistent outstanding food and service for 35+ years. This is my top choice for great dining in Cancun
Have visited almost every year since 1984. My annual trip to Cancun is not complete without at least one dinner here

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MattM
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in Cancun. Beautiful restaurant worth the drive from the hotel strip. Calamari starter is excellent and their bread is very good. I would stay with the catch of the day and the Tuna steak which was our favorite. The deserts were ok, we tried three of them and the chocolate tower was the best.

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BrianB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super impressed with the service and food. Right in the heart of the city but I felt safe.

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GennadyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey by local standards but overall fantastic fresh Yucatecan cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. The service is outstanding.

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SamanthaP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

La comida estuvo bien pero nada especial. Mi pulpo estaba sobre cocinado pero a mi esposo si le gusto mucho su pescado Veracruzano. El flan un asco, sobrecocinado.
El servicio demasiado lento. Más de 20 para que nos dieran la cuenta y el restaurante casi completamente vacío. Yo no le recomendaría este lugar a nadie.

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LyneM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff. Delicious food at reasonable price in a typical Mayan setting. Great evening !

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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MaritaS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a lovely dinner. Service and food always good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Food and atmosphere was great as was the service. A little off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip. We will be making a return visit!

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MixedGrill
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many years in Cancun, and this was the BEST restaurant experience ever!

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Chicagodiner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

A very eclectic atmosphere emphasizing the Mexican heritage. Our second visit in as many years and as always a dining experience. The food and service was outstanding with every effort being made to make you feel welcomed. We highly recommend for a romantic dinner outside the hotel zone

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RoyR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my anniversary romantic dinner and we both enjoyed the atmosphere the music and the knowledge
Of the staff.5 star experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience

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PilarC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lugar romantico y tranquilo, el patio es muy agradable. La comida está bien, pero el pescado estaba un poco demasiado hecho para nuestro gusto. Las margaritas buenisimas.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Variety of dishes. Outstanding food and presentation.

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Hawh
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Return every year!

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vipgreat
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great last minute birthday celebration! treated us quite well and food and service were both great.

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vipTheFussies
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were a party of 4 adults and two kids (age 6 and 7).

We were seated in the garden area which is very pretty.

However, we had several issues - and would NOT return (note: we have eaten here before).

This is a tourist destination - which is not a bad thing.

The issues we encountered were bad.

1. It took three attempts to bring the right appetizers.
2. My red snapper was badly overcooked and very dry (they took it off the bill when I complained and sent it back)
3. There are mice roaming the garden seating area - and when we pointed this out the waiter informed us “it is a garden”

Not recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This dinner will be unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Bad food, bad service and a decor that definitely needs an update. When we took a taxi from the hotel where we were staying and we told the local taxi driver where we’re going for dinner he turned around and said: are you sure you want to go there ? Now we know why. Worst dinner of our lives.

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vipCarlosL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Either special ocasión or date you can’t go wrong by going to La Habichuela Centro. The food is amazing you won’t regret it. 10 Stars

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vipMikeG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem. Great food, service and outdoor eating.

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OpenTable Diner
China
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

so so food

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a phenomenal experience here!! Will continue to come back EVERY time!!

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LennB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The dinner was great however the service was lacking.

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CatherineB
Cancun
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite when we come to Cancun each year. Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday

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scubscout
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fourth visit here. We come every trip. Ambiance is outstanding, service is awesome. We love sitting in the outdoor garden area.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I wanted to get away from the hotel and it was the best decision. Food and drinks were great but the service and ambiance was better!

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vipJeffmbigs
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is "Old World" dining in an outdoor setting that you do not realize your outdoors. Wonderful Food and Attentive Service do not worry about going to Centro, grab a cab and ask the driver to wait or return (they will bc they know the drill). Just enjoy this beautiful setting and fare.
You won't be sorry.

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Benihana
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Habichuela has been my favorite restaurant in Cancun for 20 years. It is a beautiful setting in what was a home in Central Cancun, and there is both dining inside and outside in the back which has many plants, trees and Mayan artifacts. The food is amazing, the service excellent, and the value is very good. I would highly recommend to anyone for a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida, servicio y ambiente excelentes! Muy recomendable

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WILLIAMB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect, food, atmosphere and the service was impeccable. thanks for a great evening out . Our fourth time there.

FAQs

La Habichuela - Centro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 998 884 3158.

La Habichuela - Centro is rated 4.5 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.