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Leaky Palapa Restaurant

Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
+52 983 165 3223
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  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

When in Xcalak, who WOULDN'T visit the Leaky Palapa with all these great reviews! My wife and I managed to get reservations our last night in town. We were greeted by Marla?.. and we were made as welcome as family. BUT this meal put my...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 2nd time visiting the leaky palapa. You are going to be hard pressed to find a better meal anywhere. The service and food are both amazing. Do yourselves a favor and don’t pass up the opportunity if you are in the area....More

Thank Cindis145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The leaky palapa is the best restaurant in xcalak and possibly all of Quintana Roo. The food is fresh and creative and served with a smile. I drove 100km to eat here

Thank quasi62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another year, another wonderful visit to “The Leaky Palapa” restaurant in Xcalak, Mexico. Who would think that a five-star restaurant could survive in a small Mexican fishing village? If you have ever been there, you would know how. Only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and...More

1  Thank moodymolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are Xcalak regulars (yearly scuba trip) and we dine at the Leaky Palapa every trip. The food is excellent but it’s the overall experience that makes this a really special place. Linda and Marla go out of their way to make you feel special...More

Thank Lila24T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Linda and Marla maintain a marvelous restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Xcalak is really a jungle village but it has a 1st class restaurant thanks to the skill and thoughtfulness of these two owners. This restaurant would be a success in any major city...More

Thank Joseph102
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. There is a lot of variety on the menu and all meals were great.

1  Thank MMTRAV69
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The food here is as great as one can imagine. Equally wonderful are the ambience and service. Marla and Linda have created a 5-star restaurant in this small Mayan town. I really can't add anything to others' reviews except to say, "Don't miss going while...More

Thank martnlivy
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I can only concur with all the other 5 star reviews. Once you find the place, the ambience, food, drinks, service and prices were all delightful, the owners super friendly, charming and engaging. If you are anywhere near, do yourself a favor and make the...More

Thank Varlet
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio once said "You go to a restaurant for the food, and return for the hospitality". His statement made me think of Marla and Linda's Leaky Palapa. The food is always incredible, the presentation impeccable. The hospitality is warm and genuine. You...More

Thank LadyStBucks
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27 February 2016|
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Response from leakypalapa | Property representative |
Hi we are open Thursday thru Sunday evenings from mid November to mid April Hope to see you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Xcalak
  • Phone Number: +52 983 165 3223
  • E-mail
Our restaurant combines gourmet cuisine and friendly service in a tropical garden setting. We work to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the casual charm of the Mexican Caribbean.
We work hard to create a tapestry of flavor, aroma, color, sound and hospitality - making us a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Our restaurant is the place to enjoy great food in a casually elegant palapa atmosphere.
Please check our website as hours may change
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