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La Palapa del Tio Fito

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Avenida Resurgimiento S/N, Campeche, Mexico
981 81 659 18
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nicely set beach restaurant were we found good food, especially Pan de Cazon, the most traditional dish of Campeche. The service is a little slow in American or big city standards; but not in a relaxed small coastal city as Campeche. When in Campeche go for regional food, you will get the best; but don´t expect the best French... More 

Thank Luis Felipe V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is this restaurant in beautiful ocean front settings, the staff are extremely friendly and the food is fantastic. If you like seafood try the Chilpachole y papadzules de Jaiba (like a crab enchilada). This restaurant is a definitely a gem of my trip. Plan for lunch or late evening though as they close at 7pm.

Thank Laura G
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. It was relaxing and the sea breeze on a hot afternoon very welcome. The lemon drink was most refreshing and the side dishes provided before our meal interesting. The fish was delicious. Great, attentive service.

Thank Gill v
Ottawa, Canada
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The setting at this end of the Malecon, right overlooking the water, combined with table-cloth covered tables and chairs is more appealing than restaurants at the malecon's other end. Our meal started with at least seven free appetizers, from a spicy hot shrimp-based soup to a unique bean dip, Fish fillet was excellent while the garlic shrimp was too heavily... More 

Thank Masca
New Hampshire
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Three of us were visiting Campeche for work. We asked our foodie host where to go for good seafood and he blurted out "Tio Fito" without hesitation and took us straight there. Right on the water, under a palapa, the setting is casual and the seafood is fresh as can be. We loved it so much that when we returned... More 

Thank PoblanoJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Waited for 1 & 1/2 hr. for meal to be served and dish presentation awful, fish over cooked ,Pasta Alfredo tasted burn and sauce tasted rotten and one dish was served after getting the bill.

Thank Alberto M
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This place is an oceanfront palapa outside of the walled city where the locals goto get their seafood (in front of the holday inn). This is a seafood place that uses very fresh ingredients to make simple seafood plates. The ceviche is really good, but the octopus in squid sauce was the highlight my lunch.

Thank MG_Foodie_78
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The view was lovely. The food so so. The french fries were cold. I mentioned this to the waiter and he took them away but never brought any fresh fries back.

Thank Ellen135
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A good viw restaurant with seafood flavors and an excellent shrimp cocktail, sea breeze invites you to lean and enjoy lunch in a luxury way, kids are welcomed and great attention was received

Thank Rolando R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Had an early dinner and watched the sunset at this restaurant on the water. The restaurant only stays open for dinner until 7pm. We enjoyed a margarita, coconut shrimp & a fresh grilled fish dish. Service was attentive, the food was a good & we enjoyed the view. Very reasonably priced.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Resurgimiento S/N, Campeche, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Campeche  >  Campeche
  • Phone Number: 981 81 659 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?