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Calle 12, 99, Celestun, Mexico
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
fun to eat on the beach.

after a stunning flamingo tour, we drove the few minutes into town, parked and walked on the beach and stopped here for lunch. had fresh grilled fish, beans and rice and guacamole. we were one of the first to eat as so early. good beer. wonderful view. very large inside. the perfect stop! walked on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jarmwr40
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British Columbia, Canada
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This rustic restaurant has a great view on the beach, and our fish dishes were tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately though, extra dishes were added to our bill and the 'adding up' was also wrong by 110 pesos which seemed like an organized scam when then waiter just told us the overall amount and only handed over the bill when we... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after a stunning flamingo tour, we drove the few minutes into town, parked and walked on the beach and stopped here for lunch. had fresh grilled fish, beans and rice and guacamole. we were one of the first to eat as so early. good beer. wonderful view. very large inside. the perfect stop! walked on the wharf after.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A nice selection of cocktails. Everything is locally caught so that means fresh and relatively cheap. And so yummy! They have a nice selection of drinks too and you can sit in the sand at tables on the beach.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We ate lunch here on our first day in Celestun. My shrimp cocktail was full of shrimp, but they were the tiniest, itty-bitty shrimp I have ever seen. More like bait shrimp! My husband's fish a la diabla was okay but nothing to write home about. Beer was cold and sand in our toes was nice, but we enjoyed the... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have had lunch here twice after early morning flamingo tours. Both times we really loved the ceviche (HUGE portions) and the micheladas. Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. It was also really nice to sit on the beach, watch the surf, kids flying kites, people walking by, and no one bugging you to buy... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I came for the ceviche which was Ok. But the service was surly. As a single woman, I sometimes find I am not that welcome. And I certainly felt that way here.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our guide asked - "do you want a beautiful restaurant and ok food or great food and a more simple atmosphere? We chose the the great food, it was the right choice. The ceviche was fabulous - the portion so large that I could not finish it. A friend had the fish stuffed with shrimp and crab, the serving was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

These guys had pretty much the same menu that the rest of the little beach restaurants did. My husband ate the ceviche, full fish fried, shrimp. He really loved their seafood and the prices were better than their neighbours. The staff had relaxed demeanours but were quite prompt. Food was quick. I mixed appetizers, like rice with plantain, beans, super... More 

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Thank chechamoe
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

there are a few great value seafood speciality restaurants along the beach in celestun (la palapa is another very good one) but this was the best. right on the beach, completely unpretentious, great value, incredibly fresh and delicious seafood, whether you go for lunch or dinner. we had the fried fish with garlic, shrimp ceviche, guacamole and totopas - simple,... More 

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  • Address: Calle 12, 99, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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