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Leaky Palapa Restaurant

Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
+52 983 165 3223
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This restaurant alone is worth the trip to remote Xcalak! We have dined there both times we have been to Xcalak and neither time disappointed. The first was a private dinner for our group of 8. The food and service was amazing and we couldn't...More

3  Thank RuthieL39
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Husband and I ate here after reading glowing review after glowing review, and Leaky Palapa did not disappoint! In fact, we went back several times during our 10 night stay in Xcalak. The atmosphere was warm, quiet, and inviting. The owners were exceptionally welcoming and...More

3  Thank Beau-and-Izzie
Reviewed April 6, 2018

After reading and researching Xcalak I had to go the Leaky Palapa. What a great restaurant and dreams for a couple of Canucks...the food, ambiance, gardens just beautiful place to find. Would love to visit again!!

1  Thank barbheather
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Most romantic meal I've had in over a year (last best was Cafe Pocacosa in Tucson, AZ). Great staff. Great food.

1  Thank Cameron S
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

As all the other reviews state, this place is terrific. From the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome and comfortable. Food was absolutely delicious, service is impeccable and prices are very reasonable. We emailed them and were able to get reservations for...More

1  Thank Minouche860
Reviewed March 22, 2018

If you want to go to the Leaky check opening days and make a reservation in time. I can not say that Xcalak is crowded with tourists but this place is often fully booked (at least the 2 weeks we were there). We only managed...More

1  Thank wil298
Reviewed March 19, 2018

When in Xcalak, who WOULDN'T visit the Leaky Palapa with all these great reviews! My wife and I managed to get reservations our last night in town. We were greeted by Marla?.. and we were made as welcome as family. BUT this meal put my...More

1  Thank James W
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd time visiting the leaky palapa. You are going to be hard pressed to find a better meal anywhere. The service and food are both amazing. Do yourselves a favor and don’t pass up the opportunity if you are in the area....More

1  Thank Cindis145
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The leaky palapa is the best restaurant in xcalak and possibly all of Quintana Roo. The food is fresh and creative and served with a smile. I drove 100km to eat here

1  Thank quasi62
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Another year, another wonderful visit to “The Leaky Palapa” restaurant in Xcalak, Mexico. Who would think that a five-star restaurant could survive in a small Mexican fishing village? If you have ever been there, you would know how. Only open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and...More

2  Thank moodymolly
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March 31, 2018|
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Response from LadyStBucks | Reviewed this property |
The Leaky Palapa takes pesos, USD, CAD and Paypal.
February 27, 2016|
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Response from leakypalapa | Property representative |
Hi we are open Thursday thru Sunday evenings from mid November to mid April Hope to see you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Xcalak
  • Phone Number: +52 983 165 3223
  • E-mail
Our restaurant combines gourmet cuisine and friendly service in a tropical garden setting. We work to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the casual charm of the Mexican Caribbean. We work hard to create a tapestry of flavor, aroma, color, sound and hospitality - making us a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Our restaurant is the place to enjoy great food in a casually elegant palapa atmosphere. Please check our website as hours may change
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