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Kakaw Museo del Cacao & Chocolateria Cultural

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Interesting visit

I would not go out of my way to see this, but I was part of a group and it was part of our... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Enjoyable afternoon experience

An educational, lazy afternoon experience that is punctuated with the region's best chocolate? Not... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Carolina B
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Kakaw Museum documents and shows the historical and cultural legacy of cocoa in México and Then in all the world. In our chocolates shops you can discover and taste the flavors of our cocoa with fine aroma that we produce in our own plantations. "We...more
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Calle 1ro. de Marzo # 16 | Centro Historico, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 631 7995
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history and explanation of Cacao. Why Mexico was number 1 and fell to number 17 because of plague. When it was first used and why.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marioh269
Reviewed 19 November 2018

I would not go out of my way to see this, but I was part of a group and it was part of our itinerary. One of the agents gave us a history of cacao along with a tasting. We ordered hot chocolate afterwards and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Small but nicely done. Interesting collection of objects used in the process around a central cafe. Great shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 31AlexM
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The museum isn’t big and barely justifies the time or cost - but oh that hot chocolate. From 60% to 100% cacao - choose your “poison”, pick milk or water, and maybe spice it up with some alcohol and you have pure joy served in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Omerabin
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Here's a GREAT late afternoon stop while visiting San Cristobal. This well laid out museum has a lot to offer from static displays to live tasting. Most of the captioned displays also feature English translations too. Go ahead, I dare you not to buy some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lmwjerry
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I took the tour and it was unbelievable all the history and facts of chocolate. Chiapas has the best chocolate in all the world. If you want the best QUALITY, kakaw is a must to stop. Most of the chocolate commercial producers sell us sugar...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The history how the Mayans were using and consuming the cacao is interesting. They have a drawing that shows the value of the cacao seeds and is interesting to see the high value then. At the end you try different levels of cacao and sugar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Torito M
Reviewed 17 April 2018

They do not offer any classes in english and there is very little english written anywhere. We therefor skipped the museum upstairs. The employes speak ZERO english too. Prices were high and they offered very little samples so difficult to decide what to buy if...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Walk into a little cafe with lots of authentic cacao beverages served in little canoe shaped bowls. The cafe sits in a garden atium and you then wander up the stairs to a museum and gallery that surrounds the open space. Lots to learn and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lauriesequana
Reviewed 6 March 2018

An educational, lazy afternoon experience that is punctuated with the region's best chocolate? Not a bad way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Carolina B
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