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La Palapita de Los Tamales


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a long day driving from Cancún Airport via the site at Ek-Balaam it was good to chill out in this small but friendly restaurant. I hadn't had tamales before and the vegetarian one was tasty although I wasn't sure I liked the texture. The...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ilene M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Daniel was awesome! Food was top notch—- breaded chicken and the red and soft tamales were delicious

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank New View R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great small restaurant. Great food, service and prices! Get the tamales, well worth it. Make sure to stop in when near by

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank scottyb314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel reception recommended us to this place for lunch since prices were relatively lower than tourist places. We were not disappointed. My boyfriend ordered chicken escabeche which was the daily special. I had tamal colado. A bit too soft but it was delicious. Service...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Karin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Yucatán & we strolled to Palapita for dinner. Great setting , friendly staff , very relaxed atmosphere & good food. The guaco mole was delicious. Great way to start our trip.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Yvonne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went there as this place is recommended in the loney planet guide. We came there by lunchtime and ordered the daily menu which is twice the price of the tamales this place is famous for. However, we each got only one...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 200philippp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something was amiss on the day we were here. We showed up and were told, "no tamales today." Hmmm...okay. Restaurant name says otherwise, but we try to be flexible travelers. We were encouraged to order some pork and bean soup. We did. And got some...More

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank onegreenbee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience ! Got scammed by the wrong bill and scammed by the avocados dip. Be careful, check your bill twice! We clearly only spent about 150 peso on our bill, but staff bought the bill for 365 peso without listing how much each fish...More

Date of visit: March 2019
3  Thank Crystal Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was mediocre generally guacamole was good but that was about it. After we left we realised we’d been overcharged by 100p by the waiter. It’s obviously a thing he does reading the other reviews. Watch out!

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank Wallnuts1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I have to rate this restaurant a 1. My husband and I actually had a great meal there - food/drink were all delicious and we were happy to see reasonable prices on the menu. The ambiance was lovely in the evening, dining by candle...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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