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Review of La Palapa del Mezcal - CLOSED

La Palapa del Mezcal
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Discovered this restaurant right across from our resort and ate there several times. The convenience was a big deal, but we enjoyed the experience also and had a variety of meals as we always went with a group of friends. The 3/3/3 shrimp was a hit, along with the grouper, which one person had 3 times. Service was friiendly and efficient. Even with our large group, they got everything right.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Each February we stay at the nearby Riu Caribe resort and make it a point several times throughout our stay to get across the street to the La Palapa del Mezcal for great food and wonderful views of the sunset over the lagoon and marina. We always round up a few guests to take with us and the response is the same every time from those we take with us...."what a wonderful place and they are so friendly we will come back on our own now". The food is, for the most part traditional Mexican, but you can also find some other dishes that might be more familiar for the tourists. The drinks are very good (and plentiful) and the staff is so accommodating and so happy to see you when you walk in you feel like you are almost part of the family. We highly recommend for dinner or maybe one of their very good Strawberry Daiquiri's on the deck as you relax and enjoy the view.

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1  Thank getawaytoCancun
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ate at La Palapa Del Mezcal several times while we were in Cancun in August and it was the first place we went when we got back. They consistently have great food, friendly service, and the view of the lagoon is beautiful. Plus we got 4 free shots of tequila and they were huge! Love this place and we'll definitely be going again before we head home.

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1  Thank Kia M
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place has such great potential but I thought the food was way to greasy, like swimming in it.
We tried it twice, once for lunch and once for dinner and we were the only customers which really was no big deal but you'd think they'd have more customers as beautiful as it is. I think the food is too expensive for what you get. I absolutely love the setting and view and decor and everything about it except the food. Go for the view!

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1  Thank William S
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Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

While staying at Casa Maya we were looking for a close-by restaurant to have a quick dinner with the kids. This is one of very few places within close walking distance. The chips and salsa was great, the beer was cold, the prices reasonable and the view of the lagoon is great..BUT, the entrées were not great. The kids fish fingers were made with that horrible grey fish meal used in cheap frozen fare. Nothing nutritious for sure! My chicken fajita tasted great but the chicken was really over cooked. The hubby had shrimp and it tasted ok but again they were over cooked and a bit rubbery. The service is fantastic, very friendly but the meal was only so-so.

1  Thank travel2bliss
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