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La Palapa

Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“pulpo” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean
££ - £££
Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We came after seeing the flamingos in Celestun. It was perfect. We could see the beach from our table so the kids could play. Food was tasty and affordable and lots of drink options. All open air with no fans so it does get warm....More

1  Thank Blanca C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Saw a crowded restaurant so we went in for a little bite. The other places looked dirty. We figured this place is crowded and it looks "ok". Not great, but ok. The staff here has no clue how to run a reataurant. Waiters running g...More

Thank losinginla
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Enjoyed a fresh fish meal here. We had two kids with us aged 10 and 12 and they enjoyed it too. We had great view of beach and sea and were able to go swimming afterwards; they have changing rooms but no towel hire. They...More

1  Thank Welshwizardcambs
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This open-air restaurant on the beach is accustomed to crowds. Service is prompt and thorough and fish dishes very good. Ceviche fresh, and my whole fish was fried to perfection. Others enjoyed fish and pulpo in sauces. Good choice when in Celestun.

1  Thank kehoedds
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place. The service is layback and bordering on slow but the food more than deserves the wait! Lobster, crab, ria shrimp (tiny and full of flavor). Relax and take the time to wait for the sunset after a long meal!

1  Thank Jose S
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very good food at fair prices. Excellent service. My husband had a grill octopus dish that he just raved about. Right on the beach. Closes in the late afternoon. Not open for a late dinner.

1  Thank Pam R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A good service and excellent fish lunch. They played some nice salsa oldies as well (Oye Como Va etc.) Best not to come too late in the day because they seem to close down by 8.

1  Thank jamescollenette
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Excelent food and price! But be aware that credit card payment is a pain since their machines do not work well. It's better to pay in cash.

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We ate our lunch here after we got poor service down the beach. The restaurant was very large with a huge palapas roof. Our waiter spoke good english and we had 4 wonderfuly prepared meals for $150 to $200 mxn each. The restaurant was very...More

1  Thank barefootmart
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

So the food was ok but pricey for what you get by Mexican standards and nothing special at all very disappointing in a town that doesn't have much to offer bar the flamingoes. The toilets had no rubbing water so generally not pleasant Service was...More

Thank Renze
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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