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La Palapa Belga

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#126 of 1,079 Restaurants in Cancun
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US$30 - US$50
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 June 2021

After years of coming to Cancun, I finally ate here, and had the best meal I’ve ever had in Cancun. Comfortable, good wine list with Mexican wines, peaceful ambiance overlooking the water. I had the rack of lamb and the salad from the daily menu,...which was excellent. It’s not flamboyant or loud but the food is worth the trip. Easy walk from El Presidente.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 April 2021

Food was amazing. Loved the tuna tartara, gratinated mushrooms and mussels belgian style. We didnt know which main plate was best as we all loved the rosemary lamb, the seafood plate with a delicious celery taste and the orange duck. For dessert, you cant miss...the typical and delicious crème brulée and merengue. Drinks were great. The sauvignon blanc they have is delicious!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

We started with the Greek salad, followed by the mussels and the grouper with lemon butter and capers. Reasonably priced. Easy to find by the intercontinental in the hotel zone.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 February 2021

Small, intimate dining with lagoon view. All 4 dishes we had were outstanding. Desserts were superb.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 5 February 2021 via mobile

The food and service was outstanding. The meal started with fresh, warm baguettes with creamy avocado spread. Next we enjoyed the very tasty French onion soup and the chef’s special mango and strawberry salad. The fish of the day was grouper with lemon butter sauce...with capers. Delicious! Finished the meal with crepe brûlée. Wine & Belgian beer. Thursday nights they have live jazz music, our evening featured Wayne Keenan. We can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021

We stumbled across this lagoon-side restaurant inside the Hotel Imperial near the golf course at about 8 km in the hotel zone. Who knew? Hearing we were vegan, the staff immediately said they could whip up main courses, but the highlight was the soup: they...made a potato and leek soup and a spinach soup and both were excellent, delicious. A solid selection of red wines (I didn't ask about whites). We'll return.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Maria T, Director General at La Palapa Belga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2021

Hi! we are so happy you enjoyed your soups! and glad that our staff made good recommendations. Hope hearing from you soon! Best Regards!

Reviewed 13 January 2021 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last night at this lovely waterfront restaurant in Quetzal area. Our martinis were perfect, my warm salad appetizer with lobster was delicious. The salmon and mussels were great and we finished with the Creme Brulee. The service...was friendly and competent, the view outstanding. If the large gate entrance is closed just walk into the Hotel Imperial Laguna lobby and ask get around back to the waterfront restaurant. I messaged them to confirm our time.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Maria T, Director General at La Palapa Belga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2021

Thanks so much for writting us! we work hard on every dish so you can enjoy this experience with us. Hope having you with us again. Best regards!

Reviewed 30 November 2020 via mobile

Love, love, love. The food exceptional! The service divine. Ahhhhh, the ambiance. We sat on the pier overlooking the beautiful water, moon shining down, with beautifully lit buildings in the background reflecting on the water. Our waiter was charming. We split the chef’s appetizer selection...which was a delightful mixture of shrimp, scallops and mussels in tarragon sauce. Then we split a delicious salad of arugula, goat cheese, apples and walnuts. My friend’s entree was sautéed shrimp in pepper sauce. Mine was a seafood stew (Flemish style). Both were exceptional. Then the dessert!!! OMG!! Mine was sautéed apples in caramelized butter. My friend’s - her all time favorite - Meringue with ice cream and raspberry sauce! She was in heaven!! It’s an adorable restaurant co-located with a Boutique Hotel. My friend’s 4th visit, my 2nd but will not be our last! A hidden gem that you don’t want to pass up if your in Cancun!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Maria T, Director General at La Palapa Belga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2021

We are so happy reading you enjoyed your dinner with us, we just enjoyed your description of your experience. Hope seeing you soon! Best Regards!

Reviewed 26 April 2020

This Belgian-French restaurant was recommended to us by some locals... may sound strange for Mexico, but it exceeded expectations! Thursday was jazz night, live music was great, sitting right ON the water... Service could have been a little better... Our server seemed somewhat disinterested... but,...he got the job done I guess. Had the fish in lemon butter sauce with vegetables... perfect.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Maria T, Director General at La Palapa Belga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2021

Hi Tasha! Thank you so much for letting us know how was your experience with us, we surely work on the service part you are telling us, hope you can come back soon. Best Regards!

Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Always go when we are in Cancun. Out of the way place but worth finding it. Food is amazing. Always get the escargots, mussels,and onion soup. Specials on a board. You can never go wrong with one of those. Can see lights of Cancun from...the lagoon side.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Maria T, Director General at La Palapa Belga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2021

Thanks for visit us! hope see you again soon, if theres something we can do to make your next visit more pleasant please let us know. Best Regards!

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Yes, La Palapa Belga is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Palapa Belga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5