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La Palapa Belga

Calle Quetzal No 13 INT Hotel Imperial Laguna | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
+52 998 883 5454
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Ranked #31 of 529 restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $35 - $75
Cuisines: Belgian, European, French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: If you are lucky enough to find this gem hidden behind the pool at the Hotel Imperial Laguna, you will be greatly rewarded with fine cuisine at a reasonable price, gracious service, and a table on the lagoon with a beautiful view of the hotel zone.
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Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

La Palapa Belga has been our favorite restaurant in Cancun for many years. We always take new people there and recommend it to everyone. But, we were there last week and were very disappointed. We made a reservation for eight for a table right next to the water. When we got there, we were led to a table that was... More

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Silver Lake
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Tender is right. This is cut with a fork tender. Served with garlic mashed, and a mustard glaze, this is a great entree. The menu includes a number of sides and salads. My choice was apple and goat cheese, and there was an ample supply of both. One interesting dessert which I had sampled on a prior occasion was a... More

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Bellaire, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It is a quiet dinning area on the lagoon side. The view of the lagoon and the hotel zone is beautiful! It has very good food and an excellant wait staff! Little hard to find, take a taxi, they know how to get there. Try the asparagas and scallops with hollandaise sauce app it is wonderful!!

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We have eaten here for the last 3 years. This year there seemed to be different personnel and we couldn't help noticing that the food was not up to their ususal standards. Not sure if there are new owners or a new chef, but although we were in Cancun for three weeks, we didn't return..

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Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This has been one of our very favorite places to dine in Cancun. This year was a major disappointment. The 2 best things - the mushrooms and the mousse - are still great, but everything else was not. We even sent my daughter's meal (salmon) back as inedible, and then were charged for it! That was rectified, thank goodness. The... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I came alone this year. In past years we have come with our family (young adults and 1 child) or with another couple. If you enjoy a scenic, low key ambiance combined with excellent food, this is a good place to have dinner.

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cancun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

La Palapa Belga is my favorite restaurant in Cancun for a special night out. the setting on the lagoon is lovely. This time! as expected,the service was spot on and the food was fabulous. I shared raw oysters and escargots followed by manta ray with capers. It was perfect, served with rice and tender crisp steamed broccoli. We shared 1... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We go to La Palapa Belga every year while we're in Cancun and have never had bad food or poor service. Our visit this year was no different. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms, hubby had the mussels & I had chicken. Very pretty setting on the lagoon. Highly recommend.

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central VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had heard great things, but the evening was extremely poor. Poor food, very unfriendly, totally overpriced. We noticed that none of the staff smiled at us, other customers, or each other. One appetizer too hot, another not warm. Ordered their famous beef tenderloin at Medium Rare and meat was dry, tasteless and overcooked. Waiter said beef usually served with... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This menu was over the top. Three of us ordered mussels, duck and lamb chops and shared. All were terrific. Service was the best. The waiters were always there without hovering. Zazz music after 7:00 was very enjoyable. Highly recommend if you like a French menu.

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