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La Palapa

Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
+52 988 916 2063
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“octopus” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
“crab” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
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Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is ideally placed for lazing on the beach at Celestun. Due passi from parking in the central square, near the boat trips should you feel inclined, close to the pier if you fish. Good beach tables and large shaded area behind if sandy...More

Thank Teuchter_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at La Palapa at 5.15pm. We hadn't eaten since breakfast and were looking for somewhere to eat.The restaurant only had one group of people in it.We asked the waiter if they were still serving food. He said yes and gave us menus.The other...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably a great place to hang out for a long lazy afternoon of sun, snacks, and cold drinks, but don't come for the seafood especially. We've had much better seafood on this trip, in Telchak, splendid, simple screamingly fresh seafood Overpriced for what we got....More

Thank judyjupiter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It was clean, professional, open view to the gulf but without any dogs wandering through. Our dinners and cocktails were excellent as was the service.

Thank Ellie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suspect, La Palapa would not survive were it not for the tour buses that make it part of their itinerary during visits to the Celestun Biosphere. Although, you are sitting at a table right on the beach or inside the open air restaurant, the...More

Thank harrymcballs
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Usually beach restaurants have mediocre food and you pay for the location. The food was better than expected. Fried fish cooked perfectly, great tasting black beans, rice not cooked to a mash, interesting sauces, good french fries, excellent blue crab legs, not so good octopus....More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We were à table of 8, 3 of us ordered lobsters (langoustina) it came too much cook look like caoutchouc no one of us were able to eat it ! When you see the lobster and the shell it look like the lobster can not...More

Thank christophes152
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came to la palapa after 2 other poor dining experiences at other restaurants along the beach. Their service was very fast and efficient and servers were very friendly. Our food was definitely not the greatest by a long stretch, but it...More

Thank allycelauren
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to fresh fish right on the beach, but unfortunately we were fooled by the location of the restaurant. Inside you have the feeling to sit in a large dressing room of a swimming pool. The waiters are totally stressed and very...More

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It is a restaurant & snack bar, catering for beach goers, so note: food is not high end. Right on the beach (our first view of the Caribbean); unfortunately, it was so windy, was too unpleasant to spend any time of the beach. Lunch was...More

Thank gro05
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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: +52 988 916 2063
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