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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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  • 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 in Puerto Morelos

Really cool place, right on the water. Great snorkeling location. Short boat ride to the reef, lots of fish and turtles to see

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
steveSalisburyMd
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salisbury md
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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salisbury md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really cool place, right on the water. Great snorkeling location. Short boat ride to the reef, lots of fish and turtles to see

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Affordable, tasty food. The best meal is Tocho Morocho. Enough to be shared by two. Delicious. Friendly staff. Great service from Brenda and Janelly. We really enjoyed our meal and experience. We came back two nights later but they were closed for the evening. If you get sick of mixed drinks, the wine here is great, too. My kids had... More 

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Lugoff, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My sons favorite restaurant. He loved the lucidor masks and men painted on the walls. My daughter and I split the arrachera and it was very good, my son had steak fajitas which he demolished and we also had very good guacamole. Lovely view of the ocean and fishing boats.

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toronto
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Our cab driver recommended us to this restaurant and we were happy we listened. The ceviche was a HUGE plate big enough for 4 to share. The tacos were delish. My husband even ate the beans they served as a free app and he swears he hates that dish lol. The server was great. And even gave me a take... More 

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Madisonville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have only eaten breakfast here, but it is fantastic. Great variety of meals, excellent hot sauce. 'Nuff said. I love peppers and will go to a place to eat just for the sauces they have. The variety of sauces for breakfast is small, two if I recall correctly, maybe three, but the habanero is fantastic if you like hot,... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The view and the food. The food selection has authentic Mexican dishes to choose from. The service is quick and friendly. Employees spoke English.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You gotta try the shrimp cocktail, doubt you have ever had a bigger one and their sauce is a sweet spicy blend. Menu is extensive and of course the pina coladas are great. Nice friendly service right on beach side with great views. Very reasonable prices.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 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
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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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Address: Av. Rafael Melgar, 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Phone Number: +(52)(998) 252 0776
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse

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

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