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La Palapa Belga

#126 of 801 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Cancun
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Calle Quetzal No 13 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great dinner and a great view on the lagoon. The fresh catch of the day was the best meal I had all week in Cancun. Definitely off the beaten path but very well worth it, take a cab there.

Thank Bob H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hidden gem may be a bit tricky to find since it is dockside tucked behind a quiet lagoon hotel. The view was amazing across the lagoon looking at beautifully illuminated high rise Cancun hotels. The setting is romantic with low lighting, jazz music, and the sound of water lapping against the dock. Our server Jorge was attentive and charming.... More 

Thank Susan V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is hard to find but well worth it. Right on the lagoon. Sunsets are beautiful. The food excellent. The price is right.

Thank Tim C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended this restaurant after a couple at our resort highly recommended it. They were right in their recommendation. The restaurant is away from the busy hotel zone and located on the lagoon. It is very nice, perhaps romantic, if not with friends. The food was good; not the best I've had but definitely above average. The staff were friendly. I... More 

Thank TravelGurlz
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been long time patrons of La Palapa Belfast and were sorely disappointed last year. The food and service was - quite frankly - subpar. Other friends also visited them and reported the same experience. Rather then write them off we decided to try it again this year. Happy to say that they have found their footing once again.... More 

Thank Jeanne Z
Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We love this hidden gem. The cuisine is wonderful and the small, intimate deck with a huge view is amazing!

Thank 928SMM
Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

From walking through the quaint courtyard of the hotel to crossing the charming lit bridge, La Palapa Belga's first impressions did not disappoint. Seated next to Laguna Nichupte, you can view the zona hotelera from a quiet distance. The food and service was excellent. We enjoyed the mussels as a starter (a huge pot of them steeping in a wonderful... More 

Thank stephstot
Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

There's no shortage along the hotel zone in Cancun of largescale restaurants. This is not one of them. If you're looking for that quintessential small restaurant off the beaten path that has killer food, this is your stop. We were staying at Grand Fiesta America Coral Beach and La Palapa Belga was just a five minute taxi, but a world... More 

Thank TumbleweedandCactus
nancy g, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Palapa Belga, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion!! More 

Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

In my opinion this restaurant is OK, the food is good but not espectacular, I think it's a little overpriced, considering it's located near the Pok ta Pok Golf Club. The experience for eating at this restaurant, is based on it's location so you get a table by the lagoon, and if you are lucky, you will see a crocodile.... More 

Thank EduardPM
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Restaurant by the lagoon with a relaxing view and good food to enjoy at night. If you are staying in one of the villas close by this is a must go!

Thank LuisEUribe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
French, Belgian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Quetzal No 13 | Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun
  • Phone Number: 8835454
If you are lucky enough to find this gem hidden behind the pool at the Hotel Imperial Laguna, you will be greatly rewarded with fine cuisine at a reasonable price, gracious service, and a table on the lagoon with a beautiful view of the hotel zone.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?