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Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
11:00 am - 7:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 am
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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 days ago I ate chevice. OH GOD!!! I got chills the night after and I am still sick. This restaurant IS NOT SAFE when you are not used to the local water. The tomatoes must have been washed with it.

Thank christadfw
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the beach and does authentic seafood. I had a mixed seafood broth, grilled grouper and peaches and cream. The prices were good considering the food and the view. The service was good and the restaurant was clean. There are showers for people who choose to take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico before lunch... More 

Thank wildc98
Guadalajara, Mexico
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Shrimp cream soup has tiny canned shrimp in it. Crab quesadillas were very greasy. Crab cakes had some bones in them and wee unflavorful. Service was awful. I dont like giving bad reviews to places but other should know when a restaurant is just not what you expected it to be.

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Lovely restaurant right on the beach. Excellent seafood, good service and great margaritas. Enjoy a good meal and the ocean breezes at the same time.

Thank boopdog
Manitoba, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I actually came here with a tour group, after we checked out the flamingos in Celestún. Not a fancy, haute cuisine kind of place, but the fish was fresh and delicious. I ordered the boquinete. Our guide recommended having it breaded (empanizado) and it was tasty. It came served with lemon, butter/margarine and a standard selection of bottled hot sauces.... More 

Thank msd204
Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Ceviche, crab, lobster tails all while listening to an amazing woman play guitar and serenade us with Besseme Mucho outstanding.

Thank Wendy J
Blue Hill, Maine
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

This was our favorite restaurant to walk to on the beach. It was absolutely reliably delicious. If you don't like seafood, you'll have little choice. Margaritas are terrific. Green adobe sauce and Diablo are favorites. You've got to eat dinner early like 6pm, 7 is too late to be served.

Thank 51dee
Fort Mohave, Arizona
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230 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

After a visit to the nearby flamingo sanctuary, we wanted lunch and this restaurant came highly recommended. We ate there, had a less-than-memorable meal, and felt that, for the money, the value just wasn't there. The food was average, and the prices were a bit on the high side, in our opinion. The service was a little slow as well.

Thank Brian S
Merida, Mexico
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

I visit La Palapa a few times every year. And it almost seems as if they have lost their flare for cooking. In the past, their dishes were the best in town! The last time I was there (late January 2016), we ordered some shrimp dishes. They came to the table beautifully presented, but the shrimp was very over cooked... More 

Thank Pyen
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Nice portions but lacking flavour. The crab ceviche was too salty and watery, rendering the crab tasteless. The fish filet 'al mojo de ajo' was soaked in oil and hence soggy, although the fish itself (dorado) was super fresh and very tasty. Friendly and fast service, good for large groups.

Thank Discerning_Gusto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mexican, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
11:00 am - 7:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 12, Celestun, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Celestun
  • Phone Number: 9889-16-20-63-9889-16-25-30

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