More Chocolate in Playa!!
Posted by Tony & Cheri on May 25, 2008
Mexico has long been known for its chocolate. The ancient Mayans used it as money and a religious sacrament. Today the wonderful tradition of Mayan and Mexican chocolate continues in many forms: dessert, drinks, pastries and candy.
Our favorite place to buy chocolate in Playa del Carmen is the Ah Cacao Chocolate Café. We originally discovered Ah Cacao through its brownies. Just one and we were hooked. They have become a staple for us as a personal treat or as an after-dinner dessert when we have friends or visitors. We also have gotten hooked on one of their many chocolate drinks, the Chocolate Maya. Imagine a small cup of chocolate milk as thick as a milkshake, but served hot. It is not sweet milk chocolate but dark, spicy, almond flavored chocolate. We’ve never had anything like it anywhere else. A little goes a long way.
In addition to these specialities, Ah Cacao serves a wide range of desserts and sweets including candies, cheesecake, ice cream and cooking chocolates. You can also find gourmet gourmet coffee drinks, ground coffee, cooking utensils, cookbooks and other sundries.
The new Ah Cacao is located on Calle 30 at the corner of Fifth Avenue and has been open for only three days. The new store is a little smaller than the original, but it has the same great chocolate confections and treats….and one improvement over the original: ice cold air conditioning so you can sit inside and enjoy your desserts.
Of course the original is still operating at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Constituyentes. Between the two of them you’ll never have to go very long or far to get your chocolate fix for the day. Both stores are open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to midnight. Enjoy…we sure will!