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La Panza es Primero

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Av. Rafael Melgar 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
+52 998 252 0776
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Iowa City, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the grilled fish platter for 2-3 for a whopping $16. I had lots of kinds of fish, and some were not our cup of tea, conch (endangered now) and a few others that here like chewing rubber bands. The shrimp and white fish and mussels were pretty good. Tho all were very oily (it was called grilled fish).... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we love to stop in and get a cold beer and sit at a table overlooking the beach and amazing water. we have never eaten here, just drinks, but we love to come here and just chill for a bit and take pictures. Fun place.

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Thank THEONLYMRSHOLLYWOOD1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked via Open Table for Christmas Eve and got a confirmation. When we got there (precisely on time) the restaurant wasn't open. If they can't get this right can they get anything else right?

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Thank John S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my heading pretty much says it all. Feels like a more authentic/local place than the average place in other places in Puerto Morelos.

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered the streets of Puerto Morelos for a few hours and popped into this restaurant just because it was handy to our location when we were hungry (and thirsty)! Of course it helped that the translation for La Panza es Primero is "The belly is first" - LOL! We were a group of 4 gals and ordered up a... More 

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Thank Shannon1960
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Fried Shrimp and they were as big as my hand and they actually butterfly them and they are SOOOOO GOOD!!!! Beautiful view of the Ocean and they do have Charters for paying customers. Very Good spot!!!

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Thank Jiah W
Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Right on the beach. Great food and a lot of food for the price. Ceviche was fresh and very tasty. Very friendly wait staff.

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Thank Renee S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We booked this through our travel agent at our resort. I was hesitant to snorkel near Cancun...afraid I would be disappointed after snorkeling in Cozumel & Belize, but I have to say I was not disappointed. Of course, it was not as extensive as Belize, but we saw many different colorful species on our trip. We had perfect weather, and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We stopped there for dinner on our way from Cancun to Playa del Carmen and I was pleased wih the variety of the menu. Even thiugh I thought I should order seafood in a restaurant by the sea, I opted for some chicken enchiladas with a very good sauce. Everybody's food was very good!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience, awesome tacos al pastor and fun environment. Great service, will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Rafael Melgar 4, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Puerto Morelos
  • Phone Number: +52 998 252 0776

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