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Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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11:00 am - 7:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
I recommend la palapa

Great view of the gulf waters, good food and friendly service ,the food was fresh and tastyq nice to walk on the clean beach and fresh air.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Izamal, Mexico
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Izamal, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great view of the gulf waters, good food and friendly service ,the food was fresh and tastyq nice to walk on the clean beach and fresh air.

Thank Robwanderer
Mexico City, Mexico
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a good restaurant with traditional but also some innovative dishes, all of them tasty and for a reasonable price. We particularly enjoyed the Camarones al olivo (Shrimps in olive oil) and the Pulpo en su tinta (Octopus in its ink). The staff are friendly and offered us a table in the sand (with an additional cost though). They... More 

Thank Jesusmiguel58
Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant has a very nice view and great food. A nice atmosphere. My husband ordered the coconut shrimp and I had another excellent pasta dish with shrimp. All was delicious and the price was good.

Thank outintheadventure
San Francisco, CA
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192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After our Celestun flamingo tour, we were ravenous and stumbled upon La Palapa, a comely, open-air restaurant on the white sand beach of Celestun. The wait staff spoke excellent English and were incredibly accommodating, particularly since I had a stomach upset the day before, bringing me plain rice and guacamole and tea with such attention that I was humbled completely... More 

Thank Aqusite
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed with our children to eat and swim on the beach. The beach has many boats tied on the shore and with the waves pushing you around we ended up moving our children all the time so they wouldn't get hurt. The beach was clean and we found lots of sea shells. Our children found starfish and got a... More 

Thank Monica P
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307 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a pleasant open air restaurant, nothing fancy, where they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. We had pork and chicken flavored with Mayan spices and wrapped in banana leaves, cooked in a pit. Delicious is an understatement; it was delicious and fall off the bone tender. The owner seemed to take a personal interest... More 

Thank Sungron
St. John's, Canada
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147 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had lunch here after visiting the Reserve. The food was good, the service great and the atmosphere beautiful. After lunch, we took a walk on the gorgeous beach.

Thank Chech1965
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Five of us had a late lunch here, road weary and hungry! The beer was cold, the service friendly and none of us were disappointed by what we ordered. I had the Cervich en crema epazote (Shrimp in an epazote cream sauce) and it was one of the best meals I've had in Mexico. Others had other shrimp or fish... More 

Thank Barb L
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Clean basic venue on the beach . Nothing fancy, plastic tables and chairs from your favorite soda company. Beer is cold, service is nice , fresh tasty seafood with good selection and large portion. This restaurant is located in a midsize fishermen village , overall worth the stop while you are there.

Thank 150810Frank
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Ate here for lunch with some friends, I have to eat Gluten Free, so when I go out to eat, it can be challenging to express my needs, but it worked out perfectly! They made fresh shrimp cooked in olive oil and garlic, they understood that clean utensils and a clean cooking area was extremely important. I was very happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun
  • Phone Number: 9889-16-20-63-9889-16-25-30

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?