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La Playita

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Calle 12, 99, Celestun, Mexico
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Aarhus, Denmark
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here just by chance and wasn't disappointed. Good fish food served right on the beach front. Don't get fooled by the rough ambience: food is tasty & clean ;-)

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Thank Fabio C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. 6 adults. We ordered different dishes from the Fried Fish (the best so far) to Ceviche. No complaints at all. A highlight was the chips and salsa laced with fresh crab meat that came to the table. Watch out for the fresh habenero. Definitely a keeper.

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Thank Tom A
Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here after finishing our flamingo boat tour. The place is pretty basic and has a nice view on the beach. The food is average and pricey. Staff were friendly though.

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1 Thank max219
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

On the beach, this place has lost a bit the kind of edge it had some years ago. But still it is a great place for a lunch after the Falmingo tour. Beach is amazing, service very good and the shrimps à la diabla were fantastic. Good option for families, kids being able to play on the beach while food... More 

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Thank Romain P
Paris, France
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fish of the day was very good but ask for the price as this is not indicated on the menu. Very good cevice too.

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Thank Véronique B
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a restaurant located in the town of Celestun and on the beach. You can choose sitting under the roof or out on the sand under a palapa. Service is quick. The beer is very cold. We had the fried whole fish and the shrimp quasadillas. Both were very good. We have had the quasadillas before and these were... More 

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Thank Larry W
Mexico City, Mexico
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I came here for lunch. It's next to Los pampanos. The service is quite nice. I had the ceviche which was actually good. The also have recently catch fish and they can prepare it anyway that you want to. Prices are quite similar to other seafood restaurants in town.

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Thank espaciofinito
Vienna, Austria
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Beware, they work with two menus. Both in Spanish, but one for the tourists adding 10-20% to the Mexican menu prices!!! Food is good though.

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Thank Christian W
Yakima, Washington
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

La Playita was recommended by a local. It's on the beach, we sat a table where we could dig our feet into the sand, very nice location. But the fried plantains were greasy, the breaded shrimp was overcooked and so was my husband's grilled fillet. The vegetables were also limp and overdone. The beer was served nicely chilled. Service was... More 

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Thank AlmaInYakima
Mexico City, Mexico
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

This rustic restaurant has a great view on the beach, and our fish dishes were tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately though, extra dishes were added to our bill and the 'adding up' was also wrong by 110 pesos which seemed like an organized scam when then waiter just told us the overall amount and only handed over the bill when we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Seafood, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12, 99, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?