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La Panza es Primero

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Av. Rafael Melgar, 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+(52)(998) 252 0776
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun, breezy, great food!

Finally tried this place after many visits to Puerto Morelos. It is located right on the beach with big windows that let in the breeze, so we found it to be a respite from the heat. We ordered the the Chicken Fajitas for two and had enough left over for the next day. They were delicious! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Cuba1987
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Hamilton, Ontario
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Hamilton, Ontario
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Finally tried this place after many visits to Puerto Morelos. It is located right on the beach with big windows that let in the breeze, so we found it to be a respite from the heat. We ordered the the Chicken Fajitas for two and had enough left over for the next day. They were delicious! The waitresses were full... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We got to sit at the end of the diner next to open windows as we felt the great breeze off of the Gulf. Food was good and authentic. If you enjoy spicy, then you might like to give this place a try.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good local seafood, and other regional cooking. Adults enjoyed it; picky ratfink American kids not so much. (No chicken nuggets.) Nice view and great breezes. Not a lot of English in the staff nor Spanish with us, but they made it work.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had lunch here after going on their snorkeling tour. The tour itself was good; experienced guides who were very friendly and helpful with tips on keeping goggles from fogging up. The snorkeling spot itself is ok; it might have been that day the currents and waves were strong so the water wasn't as clear as I would have hoped.... More 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fantastic local restaurant. Great food, great price, service was great and a fantastic view. We came back the next day we enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much.

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Queensbury, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great views with big meals. The prices were decent as well. The only thing was the service on the day we went. I got up multiple times to get my own things and ask for drinks when there were only 3 or 4 tables of people. I would go again though.

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Louisville,KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Go here. We took a few hour excursion from a local resort. While we were thrilled with the meal at the time, the place has really stuck with me since our return. I had a burrito of some sort, and it was right on point. We had chips and guac, we had a few other things and a couple of... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant has excellent food, for great prices and a wonderful view as it\s situated right on the beach! The decor is fun and colourful and the service is great! We were staying at the Royalton Riveria Cancun for 7 days and came to town for a few hours. We stumbled across this little gem and had great buriritos and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had gone on a snorkeling tour that dropped us off at the restaurant. The staff was friendly and after snorkeling, they gave us some free soft drinks. The views of the water were amazing and the atmosphere was fun, but not too loud. The waiter was incredibly friendly and patient as we reviewed the menu. In the end, we... More 

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

to be honest, I can't remember what we ate, but it was great. Our group said they wanted to go back. and I think reasonable price. nice view, right on the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Rafael Melgar, 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +(52)(998) 252 0776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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