I’ve written about Fifth Avenue and how much I love it before. (See the Fifth Avenue tag on this blog.) I’m not alone. A friend recently shared this with me:
I love 5th avenue, known as Quinta to the locals. It’s a great place to soak up the atmosphere that is Playa del Carmen.
I went today for coffee with a friend of mine. We try to have a coffee catch up every week. We always try to visit different places around Playa, but generally we always end up around Quinta. That’s where all the action happens, or doesn’t happen should I say.
Yes, it’s a popular tourist attraction, but that’s not all. It’s the center of the city, where everyone comes together. And its super friendly, there is always someone you know who walks by.
So, today we went to one of our favorite hidden spots La Cueva del Chango. Its just off 5th, in Shangri-La. It’s on calle 38 between 5th Avenue and the beach. It’s a restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They specialize in natural juices, salads, and fresh foods. There food is always delicious and is reasonably priced. They have a great selection of soups, salads, and Mexican dishes also.
So, not only did we have a great meal and a refreshing juice, we got to enjoy the surrounding of lush trees and small ponds.
As you enter the restaurant a calm feeling takes over. There are small ponds all over and little water falls flowing all around you. You cant help but feel at peace. Today, there was a little turtle that kept escaping from the pond and wandering around. Even the animals feel at home.
I really recommend La Cueva del Chango. It’s one of the oldest restaurants in Playa. The food is great, the atmosphere is great and the service is top quality, too! What more could you want?
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
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