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Leaky Palapa Restaurant

Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
+52 983 165 3223
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mexican, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

What the hell is this place doing here? Who cares! The two Canadian women running this high-end restaurant are doing a heck of a job. It’s not cheap, certainly compared to everything else in Xcalak, Simply put, it is really good. The atmosphere is incredible,...More

3  Thank Bino_LAMF
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Everyone asks this question - with their mouths full. The second question is usually, "Can we get another reservation for later in the week?" This restaurant would get five stars in Washington DC or Minneapolis - the food is local & fresh - so, the...More

1  Thank Phil1ip
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Xcalak .....little village with all the charm but yet there is a restaurant that has a great vibe, excellent food and great service...Leaky palapa. We had the opportunity to eat and sample their dishes.....and meet Marla and Linda. What a great evening! The food was...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant twice during our stay. Simply stated, this restaurant would be top rated in any major metropolitan area. Since there were four of us, we all got to test multiple entrées and appetizers and they were all delicious!

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed January 30, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a first-rate dinner at Leaky Palapa restaurant in the tiny fishing village of Xcalak, Mexico. The restaurant is tucked into a corner lot planted with lush trees, flowers, and an ornamental pool. The two owners are Canadians who are in...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

A lovely evening with Linda. A good fusion European menu with Mexican influence is well executed by a highly competent kitchen. Obvious attention is paid to ingredients. Lovely service is part of a great package. A happy customer.

Thank boblatif1
Reviewed January 25, 2017

The food is amazing and setting magical. I was there for New Years dinner and the food was top notch. The octopus was soft and cooked to perfection. The lobster was tender and full of flavor. Definitely a "must" if you are in Xcalak.

Thank AnaSaldana
Reviewed December 24, 2016

Despite being a fairly large group, they were able to accommodate us with relatively short notice and we had a very enjoyable evening there. The hostess was extremely friendly and helpful regarding items on the menu. She was also very accommodating of two members of...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

That this restaurant exists on the edge of a tiny fishing village of maybe 3 - 4 hundred inhabitants is hard to believe. The fact that chef Marla and host Linda turn out such remarkably good food is astonishing. We started with shrimp and bean...More

Thank Rimdark
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Having been told about Leaky Palapa and also having read the reviews here on trip advisor we went had a fabulous meal there last weekend. The service and quality of the meal was excellent. Living in the UK near London we are lucky to be...More

Thank nessmorgan
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February 27, 2016|
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Response from leakypalapa | Property representative |
Hi we are open Thursday thru Sunday evenings from mid November to mid April Hope to see you soon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $35
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Pedro Moreno, Xcalak 77970, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Xcalak
  • Phone Number: +52 983 165 3223
  • E-mail
Our restaurant combines gourmet cuisine and friendly service in a tropical garden setting. We work to achieve the perfect balance between fine dining and the casual charm of the Mexican Caribbean.
We work hard to create a tapestry of flavor, aroma, color, sound and hospitality - making us a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors alike. Our restaurant is the place to enjoy great food in a casually elegant palapa atmosphere.
Please check our website as hours may change
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