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Beach Road, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Enjoy the freshest fish with your feet in the sand.

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
nepenthean
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have Mexican friends in Cancun who took us to La Petita in early February 2015. It was great, it's a very relaxed and casual place which fits in with a relaxing vacation. They allow you to pick your own fish (which seemed to have been caught that day) and it was grilled to perfection with an amazing garlic based... More 

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Prince George, Canada
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by our maid at the hotel, always great to have local advice. We were not disappointed. We each picked a freshly caught fish from the cooler and how we wanted it cooked. it was cooked perfectly and accompanied by some tasty sides. It was a great meal in a rustic location. The outside of the restaurant... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had just landed in Mexico and were in Puerto Morelos looking for a place to eat on Christmas night 2014. As we walked past this restaurant, they had people out front inviting travelers in. To entice us to enter they showed us a fish, which they held through the eyes! We took the chance and had a great meal.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our snorkel group of 11 came here for lunch on the recommendation of our taxi driver. The name of the restaurant indicated by Trip Advisor is incorrect though. This restaurant is actually called "La Pepita". Our group was promptly seated. Drinks were cold. Free chips with all kinds of different dips (red sauce, chillis in oil, refried beans etc.) were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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