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Beach Road, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ceviche and garlic shrimp

Went for lunch. One block off the beach. Feels like you're on the beach because the floor is all sand, the tables are plastic, and the shelter is a palm tree hut. Service was great, our waiter spoke english fluently too, and the food was really, really good and fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mtanney
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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149 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch. One block off the beach. Feels like you're on the beach because the floor is all sand, the tables are plastic, and the shelter is a palm tree hut. Service was great, our waiter spoke english fluently too, and the food was really, really good and fresh.

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2 Thank mtanney
Pismo Beach, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and nice helpful workers, the fish tacos are great and puerto Morelos is real ya cute little town ...

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1 Thank littlemisspris
Nashville, Tennessee
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The floor is sand, so you know it's casual. Walter greeted us and was more than accommodating. There were several local families eating there, so I think that speaks well for La Pepita (the name IS la Pepita, not Petita as shown on Tripadvisor). At least go get some chips, salsa, and margaritas!!

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1 Thank 1TNtraveler
Yuma, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent food at and affordable price, very clean and staff go beyond to makes us feel comfortable.

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Thank mpadilla2015
Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Friendly, but the fresh fish was overcooked. (3 stars) However, the ceviche was the best we'd ever had! (5 stars)

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1 Thank KingFamilyTexas
Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

EXCELLENT food and very affordable! If we ever come back we will for sure eat here again! The staff is awesome too.

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1 Thank Koesters2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The best affordable seafood in town! Food was fresh & delicious. Had fresh oysters as an appetizer & ceviche mixto. We will definitely come back next time we come to Puerto Morelos!

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2 Thank crchula
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Targeted this place and up to our expectations. Good location near square. Enjoyed their food. As reported the boss in on hand and like all the staff he was pleasant and efficient. One of the few with fresh lobster out of season. Clean and hygenic. Would go back.

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1 Thank brewster4
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We were lied to. The rice was mushy and bland. The steak was cold and chewy. The only good thing was the fish. So if you do make this mistake, at least get fish. The worst restaurant we went to in Puerto Morelos. The atmosphere makes it no better. I'm completely baffled on how they have such good reviews. People... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We always come here for lunch. Tortillas chips are the best in town. Free appetizers include a delicious mashed pumpkin seed dip. The fried whole fish and fillets are as good as the other restaurants. Among the great staff, Walter's the man!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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