Photo by Rita Trejo
One of Cancún’s oldest restaurants, La Habichuela was a 1970s original whose owner wanted a place to hang out with friends. It’s become an upscale dining room featuring local Maya recipes alongside Mexican-Caribbean fare. The now-iconic restaurant borders Parque Las Palapas downtown, and has a charming backyard garden adorned in twinkly lights and climbing vines. Start the evening with balché, an ancestral Maya drink made from the bark and roots of the balché tree, soaked in honey and water. For your entrée, try the amaranth fish bathed in flavorful tamarind and mango vinaigrettes.
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Calle Margaritas 25, Centro, 22, 77500 Cancun, QROO, Mexico
+52 998 884 3158
Sun - Sat 12pm - 12am