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Palapa Manati Snack Bar

Mexican, Bar, Pub
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Dolphin Discovery Marina, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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Hinton, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming down many years and always have great food, drinks and service. The buffet is excellent and menu has a good selection at reasonable prices. Alway specials, check the boards out side. Our last few visits we get a buffet bracelet which includes your drinks, beer and most hard liquor as well for about... More 

Thank Kresten
St. Paul, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful buffet, fantastic price, and service was beyond expectation. The perfect spot to use as central for food and refreshment on your day trip to Puerto Aventuras. Reccomended!

Thank Russell W
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great place to eat for view and buffet service but the food is just average. The waiters are outstanding and you will never be looking for someone to bring the next drink or plate. Good Job!!

Thank jerryp
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Manatis is our favourite place to spend the afternoon relaxing. The service is exceptional from all the staff especially Rene, Sefferino, Janet, Clemente, and Diego. The food is always fresh and the cervezas ice cold. Thank you for the awesome service. We love going there.

Thank Jaunter2012
Nova Scotia
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117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to stop by for lunch, the buffet or just a bucket of beer after a visit to the beach. Rene and Diego are especially welcoming and recognize repeat customers with a friendly wave and a smile. Nice place to sit back and watch the boats on the Marina or to watch the Sea Lions and Manatees.... More 

Thank Islandmomma58
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Went here for the lunch buffet (11a-4p) Deigo, Janet and Julio were wonderful. The drinks were included and we enjoyed the variety. I will most definitely return. The location is great, smoking area and non smoking. Clean, well stocked and fresh food.

Thank Megan N
Casper, Wyoming
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The buffet is amazing! A good variety, a great price, an open bar, fresh food, the atmosphere is great good music, and near the seals and manatees to watch while you eat. The staff is AMAZING, everyone is very friendly and attentive. I have been there twice already and will be back more. Keep up the amazing buffet!

Thank Misti M
Reading, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Have been here many times and reviewed before but it's over 16 months since last time and nothing changes. Still a great place for lunch. We had a couple of beers and a huge plate of nachos with chicken to share and were so full afterwards we just had to relax the rest of the afternoon! Keep up the good... More 

Thank Fiona H
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The boys went deep sea fishing and brough back some catch. We walked all of 200 feet to the Snack bar and they cooked our fish for us! Amazing delicious fish with rice and veggies served for lunch. DELICIOUS, awesome service from Rene and the view was so perfect. We wish we could live here!

Thank Pooh85
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I went fishing on a Charte off the Puerto Aventuras, had a great day fishing we caught a White Marlin a Sail Fish and 4 Mahi Mahi, after my fishing trip I asked for some of the fish and asked where can they prepared for me, there was Rene who suggested to cook the fish in garlic sauce, It was... More 


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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dolphin Discovery Marina, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Aventuras
located near Dolphin Discovery Marina in Puerto Aventuras, called snack bar but serves full menu in bar

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