El Parque de las Palapas
El Parque de las Palapas
4
About
This public square in downtown Cancun is a hangout spot that's popular amongst locals, with lots of family-friendly entertainment, small boutiques and street food vendors.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience El Parque de las Palapas and nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • Brianna V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Churros
    BEST churros were here, Churros y Papas (not Papas y Churros, although to be fair we didn't try theirs) Crunchy, hot, fluffy, not greasy- everything you want in a churro and we ate them almost every day of our trip. Plus the people working there are amazing and friendly. 10/10 recommend
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • alimack77
    75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous - foodie heaven!
    We stumbled upon the parque by accident while wandering around downtown Cancun. What a brilliant find! A local hang out for great food and entertainment. We tried the churros, merqesitas, elotes and esquites. All fabulous! We highly recommend you search this out and try the local offerings!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • jordand01983
    Cambridge, United Kingdom64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Locals Hangout Spot
    If you want to experience another great local authentic Mexican venue full of different food options and entertainment, then this is a good and safe place to do it. It was packed, with kids everywhere, and lots of different places to try different local foods. Highly recommend going one evening!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • bryanmantezoni
    Houston, Texas2,862 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of my favorites for cheap dinner any day of the week
    Safe, great and cheap food, dance with music from 9-10 pm and lots of variety of food. As of today 4 tacos between 50-60 mx pesos, 1 liter of natural fruit water between 30-35 mx pesos. Recommended for large families, people on a budget or someone who wants to experience real home made food.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles606 reviews
Excellent
278
Very good
218
Average
90
Poor
12
Terrible
8

Gary C
Tucson, Arizona, United States22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had our suitcases stolen from our trunk which contained our passports one block from here. Thieves ripped the lock out of your trunk .
Written 17 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

yaniv L
Munich, Germany5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We went on Friday night around 19:00 and the place were just empty. No people, almost no stands or something to see.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Safe, great and cheap food, dance with music from 9-10 pm and lots of variety of food. As of today 4 tacos between 50-60 mx pesos, 1 liter of natural fruit water between 30-35 mx pesos. Recommended for large families, people on a budget or someone who wants to experience real home made food.
Written 18 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jordand01983
Cambridge, UK64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you want to experience another great local authentic Mexican venue full of different food options and entertainment, then this is a good and safe place to do it. It was packed, with kids everywhere, and lots of different places to try different local foods. Highly recommend going one evening!
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Juana R
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Good place to obtain food cheap, good selection. The park was nothing fancy but you eat with locals.
Written 31 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

alimack77
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We stumbled upon the parque by accident while wandering around downtown Cancun. What a brilliant find! A local hang out for great food and entertainment. We tried the churros, merqesitas, elotes and esquites. All fabulous! We highly recommend you search this out and try the local offerings!
Written 21 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brianna V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
BEST churros were here, Churros y Papas (not Papas y Churros, although to be fair we didn't try theirs) Crunchy, hot, fluffy, not greasy- everything you want in a churro and we ate them almost every day of our trip. Plus the people working there are amazing and friendly. 10/10 recommend
Written 4 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jessica C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Oh wow! Weekends at this park have me asking why every city and community doesn’t do this?! So fun for families. Food vendors, gifts, and much fun! Must visit while in Cancun, any weekend evening. Very reasonable prices!!
Written 8 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Janell R
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great experience for first time visitors. We ate all the things and listened to music. Never felt unwelcome or unsafe. Get out and explore. Try the marquesitas and esquites you won't be sorry.
Written 2 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gan Man
Gananoque, Canada267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Omg, this is a must do if your in Cancun. It’s a 10min taxi from the hotel zone. It seemed to be packed with locals and felt very authentic. You must try the tacos for any of the numerous vendors and also the Mexican deserts …. Awesome night. We went there twice
Written 27 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 224
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

El Parque de las Palapas - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about El Parque de las Palapas

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience El Parque de las Palapas:



All Cancun HotelsCancun Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Cancun
All things to do in Cancun
Day Trips in CancunAmusement Parks in Cancun
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire