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La Petita

Beach Road, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the best meal at this restaurant during my stay in PM. It's tugged away about mid way through the first street from the beach north of the town square. This is a quiet street as most tourists would likely walk on the beach or the main road (with trees along the divider). The restaurant has sandy floor, which... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was our favorite place to eat in PR. We came back a second time during our week long stay. All dishes we had were excellent. My favorite dish was the large mixed cocktail consisting of shrimp, octopus, and oysters. Perfect after a hot day. My better half's fave was the sauteed octopus, tender and in a spicy red sauce.... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We would've enjoyed the food here, but we were being eaten alive by mosquitos and ants. I sprayed our kids down with an organic spray that I purchased in Cancun but it didn't work. I actually got a bit sick from the fish of the day that my husband ordered or my shrimp plate. It was pretty good though.

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Grass Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Had 2 great meals here,highly recommend it for lunch or dinner. Say hello to Walter he takes good care of you.

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des moines
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

$10 U.S. for a nice fried fish or a very big ceviche or cocktele. As I've written before this place rocks! If you want a whole fish hey take you back and show you what they have in an ice cooler. You can see all the fish have very clear eyes and are very fresh. But the star attraction here... More

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Copley, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We first ate at La Petita 2 years ago and loved their food. The ceviche was delicious. We couldn't wait to go back this year. We weren't disappointed. The ceviche was awesome.

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Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel recommended the place when we asked for simple but good fish a la plancha. After a snorkling tour we found the restaurant by asking a local. On the outside ( and inside) it doesn't look really attractive. There is no floor but sand, all plastic chairs but it is clean and when you see the fresh fish that's... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Innexpensive and delicious ceviche!The chips, hot sauce, and bean dip were good, but the other dip tasted like canned tuna. The chicken dish was to die for yummy! Served like carne asada (thin, grilled), moist and flavorful. The side salad/garnish that came with it looked and tasted like it had been sitting on the plate all day. The kids had... More

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Berthoud, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is now called La Pepita, not La Petita. As La Petita, was one of the bst places in town. It is still pretty good, but not as good. The name changed about 2-3 years ago. If somebody suggests this place, be sure they have been there recently, as it is not as good as it was.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is awesome! A local recommended this place to us and we're glad we weren't fooled by the appearance and went on in! The restaurant is nothing to look at and is outdoors with a sandy floor. The food was awesome! They start by bringing you out 5 different sauces/appetizers for the tortilla chips and all were amazing. We... More

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