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La Palapa Belga

#120 of 779 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
8835454
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Michigan City, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Orange, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Park City, Utah
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342 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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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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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Back to this restaurant after one year, sit at the same table. Food, service were outstanding, do not miss the pate appetizer dish. The only thing concern is mosquito. Will back again next time.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

It's not often one finds a Belgian French restaurant in Mexico under a palapa on the water. The setting is delightfully hidden among palms on the bay and definitely off the road. Although the sign was easy to spot. You're away from traffic and crowds😊. We recommend the escargot and the warm duck salad and the fabulous gluten free French... More 

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

Thank you very much for your opinion! We appreciate your experience and comments! Best regards, More 

Perrysburg, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We've been to la palapa Belga many times and had super dining experiences which makes this last so disappointing. The service was slow and the water and last beer we asked for never came. The mussels weren't fresh and lamb chops were really tough and gristly. The setting was lovely as usual.

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

Hola! Thank you very much for your opinion! We are working in your comments to provide a better experience in the future Best regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we are in Cancun. Never disappointed. Great service and food. Lovely view of lagoon. Need to overlook location of hotel you walk through.

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

Thank you very much for your opinion! For us your experience is very important! Best regards, More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

This small hotel restaurant was visited in the past in it's more glorious days. Apparently the hurricane damage from 2005 was too much for them. The railings were rotted and very unsafe, disconnected from the structure supporting them. The palapa has skylight viewing around the large blue tarp which covered most of it. The carpet over the worrisome deck is... More 

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

Thank you very much for your opinion! We are working in your comments to provide a better experience in the future Best regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
French, Belgian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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