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La Palapa

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Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
11:00 - 07:00
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw a crowded restaurant so we went in for a little bite. The other places looked dirty. We figured this place is crowded and it looks "ok". Not great, but ok. The staff here has no clue how to run a reataurant. Waiters running g around, but no one is being taken care of. We sat down for 15 min... More 

Thank losinginla
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a fresh fish meal here. We had two kids with us aged 10 and 12 and they enjoyed it too. We had great view of beach and sea and were able to go swimming afterwards; they have changing rooms but no towel hire. They told us the fish comes from the local boats. Good value too. Only open for... More 

Thank Welshwizardcambs
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276 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This open-air restaurant on the beach is accustomed to crowds. Service is prompt and thorough and fish dishes very good. Ceviche fresh, and my whole fish was fried to perfection. Others enjoyed fish and pulpo in sauces. Good choice when in Celestun.

Thank kehoedds
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place. The service is layback and bordering on slow but the food more than deserves the wait! Lobster, crab, ria shrimp (tiny and full of flavor). Relax and take the time to wait for the sunset after a long meal!

Thank Jose S
Salmon Arm, Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very good food at fair prices. Excellent service. My husband had a grill octopus dish that he just raved about. Right on the beach. Closes in the late afternoon. Not open for a late dinner.

Thank Pam R
London, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A good service and excellent fish lunch. They played some nice salsa oldies as well (Oye Como Va etc.) Best not to come too late in the day because they seem to close down by 8.

Thank jamescollenette
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Excelent food and price! But be aware that credit card payment is a pain since their machines do not work well. It's better to pay in cash.

Thank Daniel V
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We ate our lunch here after we got poor service down the beach. The restaurant was very large with a huge palapas roof. Our waiter spoke good english and we had 4 wonderfuly prepared meals for $150 to $200 mxn each. The restaurant was very clean and had a shower and change room if you wanted to enjoy a swim.... More 

Thank barefootmart
Nottingham, UK
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208 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

So the food was ok but pricey for what you get by Mexican standards and nothing special at all very disappointing in a town that doesn't have much to offer bar the flamingoes. The toilets had no rubbing water so generally not pleasant Service was ok but more staff thank guests.

Thank Renze
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I had lunch and drinks here because I wanted to look at the ocean and the indoor seating provided shade. The menu is mostly seafood. The crab quesadilla appetizer was pretty good because there was plenty of crab and it was flavorful. The rest of the food was blah, typical resort food. I ordered a shrimp dish and a fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
11:00 - 07:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun
  • Phone Number: 9889-16-20-63-9889-16-25-30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?