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La Palapa

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Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
11:00 - 07:00
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Hydrolagus
Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends from Merida took us to their favorite restaurant ... La Palapa. We spent the morning visiting the flamingos. Afterwards, we headed to lunch. The Grilled Shrimp was delicious. They were marinated. Beautiful food presentation with the tails woven together like a daisy chain. The grilled shrimp dish included a potato wedge and white rice.The restaurant is located on the... More 

Thank haveart
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered fish fillets in butter and garlic sauce. There were a few fillets and the first two were dry. The last one was tender. Would have been tasteless without the garlic sauce. With it were one piece of a roasted potato like one large wedge) and a little bit of rice. Rice was cold and so was potato. The... More 

Thank Wendy R
Prague, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waiter tried twice to rob me. One beer according to the menu should cost 28 pesos, but the waiter charged 40 pesos (total consumption was 4 beers). When I told him that he had badly counted, he charged 30 pesos for one beer. When I again pointed out the mistake, he finally properly charged 28 pesos for a beer.... More 

Thank Hu-Hugo
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

5 days ago I ate chevice. OH GOD!!! I got chills the night after and I am still sick. This restaurant IS NOT SAFE when you are not used to the local water. The tomatoes must have been washed with it.

Thank christadfw
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the beach and does authentic seafood. I had a mixed seafood broth, grilled grouper and peaches and cream. The prices were good considering the food and the view. The service was good and the restaurant was clean. There are showers for people who choose to take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico before lunch... More 

Thank wildc98
Guadalajara, Mexico
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Shrimp cream soup has tiny canned shrimp in it. Crab quesadillas were very greasy. Crab cakes had some bones in them and wee unflavorful. Service was awful. I dont like giving bad reviews to places but other should know when a restaurant is just not what you expected it to be.

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Lovely restaurant right on the beach. Excellent seafood, good service and great margaritas. Enjoy a good meal and the ocean breezes at the same time.

Thank boopdog
Manitoba, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I actually came here with a tour group, after we checked out the flamingos in Celestún. Not a fancy, haute cuisine kind of place, but the fish was fresh and delicious. I ordered the boquinete. Our guide recommended having it breaded (empanizado) and it was tasty. It came served with lemon, butter/margarine and a standard selection of bottled hot sauces.... More 

Thank msd204
Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Ceviche, crab, lobster tails all while listening to an amazing woman play guitar and serenade us with Besseme Mucho outstanding.

Thank Wendy J

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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
Seafood, Mexican, 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?