Cancun Date Night at La Habichuela Sunset

Between our regular dinners at the taco stand around the corner and the Italian place with $50 peso lasagnas, sometimes Jorge and I like to mix things up with a date night somewhere special. Last week we discovered a place that offered the perfect mix of charm, service and great food. I’d heard plenty of great things about La Habichuela Sunset and seen some beautiful pictures of it online, but it shames me to admit that I hadn’t been there yet.

Jorge’s birthday seemed like the perfect time to finally try it! After all, it’s impossible not to celebrate with this handsome guy.

We walked in, and it was stunning. The entrance is on the restaurant’s second floor, so you have this amazing view of the entire restaurant, staircase and 2-story windows toward the garden and lagoon.

Jorge and I wanted to see the Wednesday night Mayan show, so we requested a table in the garden. Magical.

I’m a sucker for twinkle lights and lagoon views.

Before the show, some of the performers went from table to table to do some face painting. This is the closest I will ever come to looking like a Mayan, by the way.

The Mayan show was pretty fun! The performers even came out into the audience, so it was easy to get caught up in the atmosphere.

As cool as the whole atmosphere was, we loved the food just as much! We got Yucatecan tamales to start… lobster, duck and shrimp! The lobster was my favorite.

Jorge’s main course was the chicken Veronica, and I had the amaranth fish filet (with tamarind and mango sauces… wow!). Both items were the top recommended dishes by our waiter German, and he sure knew what he was talking about!

And my favorite part… dessert! What a fun experience. German brought all the ingredients right to us and prepared tableside crepes for Jorge, which he was kind enough to share with me. I gave him half of my tiramisu in exchange, so it was all fair.

I’m always surprised that despite its Mayan history, the city of Cancun doesn’t have nearly as much Mayan/Yucatecan cuisine as you would expect. I’m so glad La Habichuela Sunset gives tourists and locals alike the chance to try an upscale version of local recipes. This restaurant is located in the Cancun Hotel Zone at Kilometer 12.6, almost across the boulevard from Plaza Kukulcan.

To see their full menu and find out more about the restaurant, visit the La Habichuela Sunset website or Facebook page.

7 thoughts on “Cancun Date Night at La Habichuela Sunset

  1. This place is the best in the world. I like going here for my holidays. I am going to go Cancun with my lover. His name is Sebastian. I love him because he´s very beautiful. I like these beaches, food, people…every thing of this place. I must live here because I love so much Cancun. I am in a place beautiful call puerto cancun.

  2. Found your picture on their FB page, and the story is wonderful, glad you had a good time. I am sure this will be one of the places we will have to hit when we are there. Thanks for sharing.

    • I believe La Habichuela Sunset has been open since 2009, but the original La Habichuela is in Downtown Cancun (by Parque Las Palapas) and has been around since 1977!!

  3. Laura, You look so beautiful even tho baby Mendez was probably kicking! The fish filet looks very yummy, must try it when I go there.

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