We ate lunch at La Palapa while staying at the resort. Split an order of steak tacos with my husband. They were delicious, lots of perfectly cooked carne. We also had drinks at the swim up bar and that's the part I don't get. They have located their entire kitchen in the middle of the swim up bar and it just doesn't look nice. Huge hood that doesn't seem to work as smoke is blowing out over the pool, stoves, pots, etc. It's clean but not sparkly and new, not what you want to look at. The restaurant is located on the beach side of the pool which means it has the nicer view. It was decorated for a mexican fiesta while we we there. This is the "residence" side of the Esperanza resort and it's just not as nice as the hotel side. Would be much improved if they relocated the kitchen off to the side and made the bar look better. We watched them make a bunch of food while we had a drink and it all looked good.
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