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Los Pompanos

Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 10 restaurants in Celestun
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

great simply seafood at a fair price, great salsa, and went there often to try different things on the menu, seems like the hours are from 11-6.30 or something like that

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The location was absolutely gorgeous, the TA reviews wer good, the food was cheap but the taste was kinda terrible for three of our four dishes. The lobster was under-cooked, the shrimp was rubbery and overcooked, but the fish was good. The service was slow and not very friendly. We only went here because we read good reviews on TripAdvisor... More

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Barrie, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had lunch here after a flamingo tour. It is a pretty palapa right on the beach. We enjoyed our meal with our feet in the sand & an unobstructed view of the sea. We enjoyed a cocktail, salsa & guacamole with chips, & fresh fish with rice. The food was good, friendly service & the prices were reasonable.

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Evanston, Il
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239 reviews 239 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were on a 3-week tour of The Lost World of the Mayans and had lunch here outside on the beech. The fish was fresh. I don't drink beer and the wine they brought me had "turned". The owner then brought a new bottle. We were all impressed with the service.

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Lovely location on the beach. Excellent sea food! I ordered the octopus and absolutely loved it. The guacamole is also very good

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We went twice to this restaurant in May 2013. Good simple fresh food (we had fish), nothing sophisticated. Service is minimal, but we don't speak Spanish, and quite fast. Acceptable value for money. You are directly on the beach of this very laid-back, unpretentious fishing village. Great sunset, but it can get quite windy in the evening.

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Basic restaurant that serves very fresh fish and seafood. Good, accommodating service. Eating right on the beach was a very nice experience, particularly after enjoying our boat tour of the mangroves and the flamingos. To find the restaurant, park at the town's main plaza, walk straight to the beach, and turn right. You'll see the restaurant's sign after walking approximately... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The menu is quite diverse at this little establishment. I wanted to try various items such as the conch, breaded octopus, etc. However, I settled on a lighter meal of a sautéed fish fillet in mojo al ajo (garlic sauce). Very well prepared and not overcooked. It came with steamed veggies and very tasty rice. The prices are reasonable. My... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic place right on the beach. If you are looking for fresh crab, lobster, shrim cevice, fish, it's the best place in Celestun. Nice wine, very reasonable prices. Looking forward to come back next February :o) Veronika&Philippe Brussels

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

You cannot go wrong with the location of this restaurant. The seafood is fresh, reasonably priced and the view of the beach is great. My only complaint would be that their habanero hot sauce they provided us with came from a bottle and not fresh, like many other restaurants in the Yucatan provide you with. That said, if you are... More

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