Mexican-owned and managed, Cacao is the first restaurant in Kunming offering the delicious flavors of Mexico in an elegant environment.
Cacao provides guests with a complete Mexican dining experience beginning with starters such as guacamole and tortilla chips or ceviche, followed by main courses including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and a wide selection of meat and seafood dishes. After your meal, try one of our signature Mexican desserts.
In addition to our delicious Mexican cuisine, we also have a full-service bar featuring fine wines and cocktails from Mexico and around the world.
Our sunny rooftop terrace is one of the best places to enjoy Kunming's blue skies while enjoying a meal or sipping on a margarita or cold beer with friends or colleagues. ¡Salud!
Food was great. I had tacos, nachos, and desert. I would give 5 stars, but the service was a bit slow. Expect to spend at least 75 to 150 yuan per person.
Ate there with a large group last week and have had several meals there before. Some days its hit and miss but overall the food is good and the outside deck is great. Though the price is high you have to take into account the rent and the huge jump in food costs from the last year. As for BillDan how can you rate a restaurant that you didn't even eat at your review should be removed!!! As an American I can say that you are an ignorant American, Tex-Mex is not Mexican food and Peters Tex -Mex in Chengdu definitely has worse food at comparable prices and far worse ambiance. Sorry that they aren't walking around in sombreros pouring tequila serving nachos with salsa to meet your high standards.
Kunming's best Mexican restaurant and a great place to entertain too. In fact, I can't think of many other places that could even compete with this level of class and quality! Prices are reasonable bearing in mind the price of ingredients and what you're getting. It is well decorated inside even if it's not 'authentic' Mexican enough for some. The outside patio is great for a few relaxing beers with friends (something i have tried and can thoroughly recommend). I've lost count of the times I've been to Cacao and I've never been disappointed. One star off because I would prefer a bit more spice!
You can look at the goofy food in the pics and tell this place is overpriced and the food sucks. I lived in San Antonio Texas and Seattle and never saw Mexican food like this. I stopped in here a couple weeks back with an Australian friend and he ordered some food and I jsut got a coke after looking at the prices.
He said the food was okay though eh admitted it was the first Mexican food he had ever had. I made him some homemade enchiladas with refried beans and nachos a week later and he swore off Cacaos and comes to my place now for Mexican food. And what is up with the tiramisu fetish in China. No mexican place I ever ate at had stupid tiramisu for dessert.
And ambiance is secondary to food quality. The interior does not even look like a Mexican restaurant. I was in Chengdu and went to Pete's 9or Peter's) Tex-Mex restaurant there. While not really Tex-Mex it smelled like Mexican food in there, can't say the same of this place. Smelled boring and bland and expensive. My friend's meal set him back almost 100 RMB and I tried a couple bites of some sort of enchilada thing at his offering... only go if you know nothing about Mexican food.
I ate here a couple of weeks ago and was thoroughly impressed. The place is huge, for starters. The outside patio is lovely and beautifully designed, and is the best place for a party or event I've seen in Kunming. The food was delicious, authentic, and well-presented. Except the ceviche. That was a bit disappointing, since the main ingredient seemed to be canned tuna rather than shrimp, octopus, squid, etc. But the tacos, guacamole, queso fundito, and flan (and I'm sure we got something else too but I can't remember what it was) were are amazing. Well worth it, and the prices weren't as high as they're made out to be. Pretty reasonable really, for what you're getting. Looking forward to a return visit.