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La Palapa

Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
+52 988 916 2063
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
“white fish” (4 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Having not seen any flamingoes, we came here for lunch, and then realised it was the one with so many adverse reviews. Our day couldn't get worse. In fact - it got a lot better! Service, food - large portions, drinks, location - all very...More

Thank Veronica014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed delicious meals here. The ambiance a bit more upscale than Pampanos but still beachfront casual.

Thank patsyt914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch on the beach and were served very well. The food was nicely presented and tasted good. The location is nice on the beach. recommended.

Thank haktus
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Hubs and I wanted a nice relaxing day on the beach. We arrived a bit before the restaurant opened, so we found a table and made ourselves comfortable. They opened the doors promptly at 11 and no one came to get our order until 11:10....More

Thank SweetSusy
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The fact that it is well patronised by the locals lends credence to the fact that this is very good and extremely reasonable. It helps if you speak spanish or have a guide so that you follow the recommendations of the staff. I had the...More

Thank Aristeppus
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Stopped there for lunch on the way to see flamingos . Very large portions , excellent seafood. Good service

Thank colleen_stewart1
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This restaurant is ideally placed for lazing on the beach at Celestun. Due passi from parking in the central square, near the boat trips should you feel inclined, close to the pier if you fish. Good beach tables and large shaded area behind if sandy...More

Thank Teuchter_11
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived at La Palapa at 5.15pm. We hadn't eaten since breakfast and were looking for somewhere to eat.The restaurant only had one group of people in it.We asked the waiter if they were still serving food. He said yes and gave us menus.The other...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Probably a great place to hang out for a long lazy afternoon of sun, snacks, and cold drinks, but don't come for the seafood especially. We've had much better seafood on this trip, in Telchak, splendid, simple screamingly fresh seafood Overpriced for what we got....More

Thank judyjupiter
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It was clean, professional, open view to the gulf but without any dogs wandering through. Our dinners and cocktails were excellent as was the service.

Thank Ellie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun
  • Phone Number: +52 988 916 2063
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