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US$25 - US$35
Seafood, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 20, 2020

An amazing dining surprise given the remoteness of location! Terrific martinis, fantastic food, lovingly prepared and warm wonderful hosts who cater to individual needs and preferences. We go for dinner multi[ple times each trip to Xcalak. You should too!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 31, 2020

Leaky Palapa is a total gem and the quality of food and drinks, as well as the service, is comparable or better than anything you will find in a big city. The premises are quaint with a beautiful garden and pond and the food will...knock your socks off. I had the grilled snapper with risotto last time and it was fantastic. Also, make sure to save room for some chocolate flan for dessert. It is the greatest. No trip to Xcalak is complete without at least one dinner at Leaky Palapa. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

We had a great meal with our fellow hotel guests on our last night in Xcalak here. The chef went over the menu in detail with me and discussed the gluten free options. The bean cakes were delicious.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous food and service. I adored the ambience and the host made us feel so welcome. I think this was the best meal I have had in Mexico. Fine dining, not to be confused with roadhouse-style fare but worth every cent. Bravo. The fish cake...appetizer was my personal favourite.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

There are few restaurants I’ve been to that nail the whole experience from start to finish and this is one of them. Some of the best food, friendship and service I’ve ever had. Thank you Marta and Linda!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner in this charming, cozy, laid back restaurant. Husband had the shrimp pasta that was delicious... pasta so tender. I had the mandarin fish which also was delicious although some of the vegetables were underdone. The fried ravioli appetizer... so...yummy. And lastly dessert... bread pudding and chocolate flan finished off a fine meal. Service was excellent and prices very reasonable. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Delicious food, excellent pricing and superior service. I highly recommend dinning her while staying at the Sin Duda Villas.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Thanks, Linda and Marla, for the fun and delicious meals - we love seeing you and are lucky to enjoy your hospitality in Xcalak!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

The food is mindblowing and the owners are the friendliest around. 12/10 would reccomend a visit to the leaky palapa, or 9. Some people actually plan their entire vacation around it (they're only open 6 out of 12 months of the year). I've never been...disappointed in the food's flavor, presentation or the staff at this beautiful restaurant. Sometimes the locals stop in for grade school kids singing presentations, or the chef will invite you back to the kitchen to talk menu options. This place is a must visit and, if it's on the menu that night, order the ginger lobster, x2!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

We still talk about the amazing New Years Eve Dinner we enjoyed at Leaky Palapa. We can't wait to return.

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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Leaky Palapa Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5