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“Enchanting”
Review of La Palapa Belga

La Palapa Belga
Ranked #128 of 1,415 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: Belgian, European, French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: If you are lucky enough to find this gem hidden behind the pool at the Hotel Imperial Laguna, you will be greatly rewarded with fine cuisine at a reasonable price, gracious service, and a table on the lagoon with a beautiful view of the hotel zone.
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!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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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!

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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.

Date of visit: February 2020
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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!

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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.

Date of visit: March 2020
1  Thank HG701
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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.

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Reviewed 10 March 2020

La Palapa Belga is my favorite restaurant in Cancun. It is a bit hard to find off the main road in hotel zone so take a taxi to it the first time. We went two times while we were in Cancun in Feb of 2020 and both times had amazing food and wine. It is tucked away behind a boutique hotel on the lagoon side of the hotel zone but the view is nice overlooking the water and some of the hotels. It is outdoors but protected from wind most to the time. I would recommend the duck with cherry sauce or any of their fish specials. We had 6 people the first time and 7 the next time and all raved about the food. One night we had a saxophone player that was quite good. The staff was attentive.

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

Thanks so much your writting us and taking your time to describe your experience, we work so hard to make your dinner a special one everytime you come.

Look forward hearing from you.

Best Regards.

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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

La Palapa Belga is an extraordinary and delicious treat. It is like a “secret” locked away from the flashy new restaurants. The setting is charming by the bay; food and drink lovely with warm and capable wait staff. Do yourself a favor band visit for dinner!!!

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

Hi Susan!
We are happy to see that you found us! hope seeing you soon, if we can do anything for your next visit, please let us know.

Best Regards!

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