We were in a hotel with only breakfast included and somewhat on a budget. Coming from San Francisco Bay area where good food can be sold in holes in walls, student food courts or food trucks, and groupons are abound, we can appreciate good food with reasonable prices. On our 2nd night there, we were deeply disappointed with the quality of the Mexican food IN MEXICO (or at least Cancun) and I gave him the task to find real good food- and he delivered La Palapa Belga- Big Time. For the same prices of Mexican food in Cancun with mediocre quality, this gem of a place offers yummy crunchy bred-sticks (mini baguettes, just baked really) with avocado mayo garlic dip (we had a 2nd servings), yummy and generous salads with zesty and not too acidic dressing, excellent catch of the day and Salmon and I think we had dessert too. Don't remember what it was, but I guarantee, it has the same high quality as the rest of the meal. No short cuts- fresh ingredients and exact cooking. The place is quint and romantic, right on the water. Come at sunset and take lots of photos of the Caribbean hut with straw roof in which the restaurant is located fluffy pina colada at hand (a must- they make great ones there). Totally worth the $10 cab ride. Tip: next time I will bring a bathing suit and sneak into the cute pool of the hotel in which the restaurant is located which is right on the walkway to the restaurant. It's a small and romantic pool.
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