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La Palapa

Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
+52 988 916 2063
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“octopus” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“crab” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Caribbean, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The location is amazing so if you want to have some drinks looking at the ocean this is the place. The food is really average, the service is excellent.

Thank Leonora G
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

2  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 10 March 2017

We visited after a tour to see the flamingos. The food and location was excellent. A walk along the Gulf with shells to find was a great ending to a good excursion from Merida.

1  Thank JAN H
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
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
11:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun
  • Phone Number: +52 988 916 2063
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