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La Panza es Primero

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

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  • 105
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
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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
Great place on the beach

The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The wait staff was very attentive. We did not dislike anything about this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Magman4746
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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The wait staff was very attentive. We did not dislike anything about this restaurant.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was our first trip to Mexico, and we decided to stay at a resort near Puerto Morelos. Being people who like to try food from the areas we visit, one of our first questions was where should we eat off resort? A couple different people recommended that we check out La Panza Es Primero. We couldn't have been more... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

So glad we went into Puerto Morelos to snorkel. We were dropped off at LaPanza es Primero which was part of our package. Our lunch order was taken before we set sail. Before we get into the food I just have to mention this was the best snorkeling adventures I have ever had. After our 3 hour tour, we came... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We loved everything about it. The wait staff were friendly and took the time to explain each dish. Food was great. Nice variety of local and the old standards. Great margaritas.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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