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La Playa Xpu Ha Restaurant & Beach Club

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Federal Route 307, Km 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
529841336701
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 99
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  • 37
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We ate here after being unable to get a table at another nearby restaurant. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice in spite of it being very crowded and a really loud band was playing - I thought the venue was too small to have a band. Not only was it a very busy day but it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Donna380
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Portland, Oregon
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have a moral quandry rating this place -- I don't want to make it more popular and ruin it....here goes: Ok there can still be crowds here, but you are on a more "diverse" beach that isn't just 'Muricans but (topless) European tourists, locals, backpacking hippies, wind/kitesurfers, families (some with naked toddlers, etc. Its a very barefoot kinda place... More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid Gringo land and go where the locals and in the know world travelers hang out. The beach here is amazing. I stayed next door and ate here 4 times. My only complaint is the cerviche was way to big! I felt bad being unable to finish it. Everything was better than expected!

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Thank Mketailgate
Greenwood, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a short walk down the beach to La Playa Xpu Ha when we stayed at Catalonia Royal Tulum. We absolutely loved this place! The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for! You can sit at the outside bar on swings or sit on the beach under umbrellas and enjoy your food and cerveza! We love the fact... More 

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Thank MamaGello
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parked at the Beach Club to access the Xpu Ha beach; had to pay 4$ to do so (which I was okay with) but you need to spend 12$ + per person on their food to use their beach-side chairs (if you bring your own food or beer, they will warn you multiple times not to use their chairs). You... More 

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Thank Fpyul
tennessee
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622 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here as part of a cruise shore excursion. It was a very odd place to bet to but once there it was nice. They did a nice job of serving our large group. The beach was very nice and not too crowded. Eating on the beach was fun. The food was typical Mexican fare. Very nice.

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Thank Tennessee50plus
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Playa was located just next to our hotel (Bel Air) beach club and we really wanted to see if it was as good as the rating on Tripadvisor. And YES! It was just wonderful. Just on the beach, good service and nice size portions! Our favourite restaurant!

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Thank Demitrius B
Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ate here after being unable to get a table at another nearby restaurant. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice in spite of it being very crowded and a really loud band was playing - I thought the venue was too small to have a band. Not only was it a very busy day but it was... More 

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Thank Donna380
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beach. The restaurant tables and beach chairs were crammed together, hugging the shore. Why develop so close to the water??? We rented chairs at the Bel Air hotel next door instead. They had umbrellas and the lounge chairs weren't on top of each other. Food was average at best. Probably our least tasty meal in Mexico. The "guards" at... More 

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Thank Elana G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited this beautiful beach last week and had lunch at La Playa Xpu Ha Restaurant. We ordered the shrimp tacos, fish tacos and nachos. Food was excellent and priced reasonably. They also serve fresh coconut juice. Would definitely go back there again.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tulum, Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

When traveling north on the main highway from Tulum, take the second entrance for Xpu-ha. It is 40 pesos to get in but you will be reimbursed if you spend enough at the restaurant and show your receipt when leaving. The beach here is amazing and we'll maintained. For a beach location, the prices are very reasonable. I recommend trying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Federal Route 307, Km 265, Xpu-Ha 77710, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Xpu-Ha
  • Phone Number: 529841336701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?