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Palapa Manati Snack Bar

Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Dolphin Discovery Marina, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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Nova Scotia
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to stop by for lunch, the buffet or just a bucket of beer after a visit to the beach. Rene and Diego are especially welcoming and recognize repeat customers with a friendly wave and a smile. Nice place to sit back and watch the boats on the Marina or to watch the Sea Lions and Manatees.... More 

Thank Islandmomma58
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Went here for the lunch buffet (11a-4p) Deigo, Janet and Julio were wonderful. The drinks were included and we enjoyed the variety. I will most definitely return. The location is great, smoking area and non smoking. Clean, well stocked and fresh food.

Thank Megan N
Casper, Wyoming
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

The buffet is amazing! A good variety, a great price, an open bar, fresh food, the atmosphere is great good music, and near the seals and manatees to watch while you eat. The staff is AMAZING, everyone is very friendly and attentive. I have been there twice already and will be back more. Keep up the amazing buffet!

Thank Misti M
Reading, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Have been here many times and reviewed before but it's over 16 months since last time and nothing changes. Still a great place for lunch. We had a couple of beers and a huge plate of nachos with chicken to share and were so full afterwards we just had to relax the rest of the afternoon! Keep up the good... More 

Thank Fiona H
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

The boys went deep sea fishing and brough back some catch. We walked all of 200 feet to the Snack bar and they cooked our fish for us! Amazing delicious fish with rice and veggies served for lunch. DELICIOUS, awesome service from Rene and the view was so perfect. We wish we could live here!

Thank Pooh85
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

I went fishing on a Charte off the Puerto Aventuras, had a great day fishing we caught a White Marlin a Sail Fish and 4 Mahi Mahi, after my fishing trip I asked for some of the fish and asked where can they prepared for me, there was Rene who suggested to cook the fish in garlic sauce, It was... More 

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Been stopping here every day after golf for a couple of years. The staff...Rene, Diego, Graciono (Rocky), Sefferino...are the absolute best. Guillermo, Mgr., does an amazing job of promoting the business. It's not about the food, although the buffet is good and chefs do well...we visit for a fantastic atmosphere and see our new friends...the staff.

Thank Bruce K
Chorzow, Poland
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262 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

the buffet lunch was served from 11:00 am till 4:00p.m. what was a good option to combine it with activities in Dolphin Discovery centre. The food was fresh and tasty, quantity of different dishes enough for a price of 10 EUROs per person. Specially liked the salads and fried pork. Even before closing the dishes were replenished so full choice... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

I lived in Puerto Aventuras for most of 2014 and ate at Manati's many times. I have to say, the waiters are some of the friendliest guys I've ever met. Once they know who you are, they'll smile and wave at you every time you walk by the restaurant. They were very tolerant of my broken Spanish, but allowed me... More 

1 Thank DavidBellile
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

I spend a week in Puerto Adventuras and ate at Palapa Manati at least 3 times. Their brunch from 11am to 3:30pm allowed you to have a late breakfast/early lunch and then come back later in the day for a before dinner snack. Rene remembered my choices and name after the first time there and was one of the reasons... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dolphin Discovery Marina, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Aventuras
located near Dolphin Discovery Marina in Puerto Aventuras, called snack bar but serves full menu in bar

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?