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La Panza es Primero

Av. Rafael Melgar 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 252 0776
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (12 reviews)
“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Av. Rafael Melgar 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We’d been here previously and was a little sad to see the changes but the views are still the same, the beers were still really cold and the nachos were good.

Thank Delwyn B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The view of the ocean is just gorgeous. Our lunch time meal was included as part of a snorkeling excursion. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. Their buffet included the normal sauces/salsas, rice, beans, chicken and beef fajitas but in...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 18 March 2017

we stopped in for lunch and there were more servers than customers. We still had to call the server over to order another beer, and to order our meal. The staff was huddled around talking and when I waved one server just turned their back....More

Thank ReginaBeachRat
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great ocean views and delicious and rich and slightly different Mexican cuisine! Great find! Enjoy!!!

Thank BeachCaliGirl
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

A gem of a find a couple of blocks south along the beach from the central plaza. We shared an order of the tacos for two and it was really good, served in an elegant cup like container with a basket of tortillas. We ordered...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had the grilled fish platter for 2-3 for a whopping $16. I had lots of kinds of fish, and some were not our cup of tea, conch (endangered now) and a few others that here like chewing rubber bands. The shrimp and white fish...More

1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed 10 January 2017

we love to stop in and get a cold beer and sit at a table overlooking the beach and amazing water. we have never eaten here, just drinks, but we love to come here and just chill for a bit and take pictures. Fun place.

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We booked via Open Table for Christmas Eve and got a confirmation. When we got there (precisely on time) the restaurant wasn't open. If they can't get this right can they get anything else right?

Thank John S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

my heading pretty much says it all. Feels like a more authentic/local place than the average place in other places in Puerto Morelos.

Thank 97rockyg
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We wandered the streets of Puerto Morelos for a few hours and popped into this restaurant just because it was handy to our location when we were hungry (and thirsty)! Of course it helped that the translation for La Panza es Primero is "The belly...More

Thank Shannon1960
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26 February 2017|
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Response from Evelyn O | Reviewed this property |
We were dropped off in front of the place by a shuttle van. There isn't much parking on the street so Im not sure if there parking elsewhere. Sorry I couldn't be more help but the food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Rafael Melgar 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +52 998 252 0776
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