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Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
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11:00 am - 7:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 am

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  • 9
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice beachview!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Chech1965
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St. John's, Canada
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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St. John's, Canada
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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Simcoe
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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.

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Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Not the best place but food is good and service is average; 500g lobster for 375 pesos (30 USD) in not bad... Right in front of the beach, no AC but changing rooms and beach showers make the deal....

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Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, but our fish was NOT at all fresh. There is no excuse for serving nasty old fish in a place like this. Not sure if they thought we wouldn't notice or just didn't care -- the response to my complaint was a shrug. Fortunately the French fries were pretty good, so at least there was something to eat.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On a beautiful beach location La Palapa serves fresh tasty seafood at reasonable prices. Our party (four of us) had a giant mixed ceviche (shrimp, conch, octopus) which was simple (just marinated in lime juice) a mozzarella and shrimp wrapped in tortillas dish, an octopus in its ink, and fish filets stuffed with seafood, as well as an order of... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It is in town, right on the beach. You can sit inside or out. The food was really good, and the waiters were very attentive. Some spoke English. Which helped us. Order the ceviche!

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Chicago, Illinois
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234 reviews 234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Simple beachside location, and fish based menu. Much of the seafood comes from neighboring Campeche state but the small local shrimp find their way into the cocktails. Menu is limited and fish & seafood focused. Lunch for 3 ran about $50USD.

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Kingston, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Dining at La Palapa is modern cuisine in a modern restaurant on an old-style largely empty Mexican beach. We visited La Palapa as part of a bus tour from Merida that went to Celestun primarily to see the pink flamingos that populate the nearby swamps.... a sight not to be missed. Dining at La Palapa was casual and unhurried. Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 am

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